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Doctor insights on: Occasional Smoking During Pregnancy

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Is it ok to smoke occasionally during pregnancy?

Is it ok to smoke occasionally during pregnancy?

No: The problem is that people who say they smoke occasionally either underestimate how much they are truly smoking or can suddenly develop a more regular habit of smoking. Each cigarette introduces 1000s of toxins into the baby's system and raises the mother's blood pressure possibly causing an early separation of the placenta. ...Read more

Dr. Scott Keith
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Is it safe to take Dulcolax occasionally during pregnancy?

Is it safe to take Dulcolax occasionally during pregnancy?

Constipation relief: Constipation is common in pregnancy. Dulcolax tablets or suppositories have been used during human pregnancy without evidence of adverse side-effect. Due to the minimal absorption of bisacodyl, fetal risk is considered low. Natural plant based diet such as more vegetable and fruits may have more nutrition value a better alternative for constipation. ...Read more

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I've occasionally drank aloe vera juice with water during my pregnancy. Is it safe? Someone told me that it wasn't and now I'm scared for my baby.

I've occasionally drank aloe vera juice with water during my pregnancy. Is it safe? Someone told me that it wasn't and now I'm scared for my baby.

Relax: High doses of aloe vera are unsafe. Since you diluted it with water and it did not cause diarrhea or cramping it would not cause an adverse effect on your baby. Your own anxiety is more toxic. Many things in excess are toxic. Relax, enjoy your pregnancy, sleep well, eat healthy with plenty of raw vegetables and you will have no need for the laxative effect of aloe vera. ...Read more

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All pregnancy symptoms. Occasional pain during sex and sharp pain in lower stomach area. I have mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD and never have a period but spot. Pregnant?

All pregnancy symptoms. Occasional pain during sex and sharp pain in lower stomach area. I have mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD and never have a period but spot. Pregnant?

Check ASAP: If you have symptoms of pregnancy please check a urine pregnancy test (upt). Remember, no birth control is 100% so if there is a chance of pregnancy, spotting, and pelvic pain-you've hit the "trifecta" of ectopic pregnancy risks. If your upt is positive, see your doc asap. Better yet, see your doc now to evaluate for possible pregnancy, infection, or both. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is airborne safe during pregnancy?

Is airborne safe during pregnancy?

Wouldn't do it.: Airborne is a cocktail of vitamins and minerals which is supposed to boost the immune system when a common cold is suspected. It contains vitamin a, which in excess may cause birth defects. Also, there is no evidence that airborne is effective at all and you should not waste your money. ...Read more

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Is a drysuit safe during pregnancy?

Is a drysuit safe during pregnancy?

The issue with a: Dry suit is what you are doing in it. If you are snorkeling or swimming that is fine. If you are diving in a dry suit, that is not healthy during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can we eat brinjal during pregnancy?

Can we eat brinjal during pregnancy?

Sure: There is no reason you can't eat eggplant during pregnancy ...Read more

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Can I take pedilax during pregnancy?

Can I take pedilax during pregnancy?

For constipation?: If you are asking about suppositories, the answer is yes. If you are speaking of oral, I would recommend something else, like MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) to help with constipation. It's not absorbed by the body and is gentler than many anti-contstipation medications. Make sure to drink a lot of water if you are having problems with constipation. Drink until your pee is clear/white, no yellow. ...Read more

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What is best to eat during pregnancy?

What is best to eat during pregnancy?

Healthy stuff!: A healthy, well-balanced diet rich in fruits and vegetables and the proper amount of grains and protein is best for pregnancy. Best wishes! ...Read more

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What tests are done during pregnancy?

What tests are done during pregnancy?

Blood and urine: 1. CBC (complete blood count).
2. Blood type and screen.
3. Variety of STD screens, including HIV.
4. Urine culture.
5. Pap smear (age 21 and over).
The above list is not exhaustive. ...Read more

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Can you take keprra during pregnancy?

Can you take keprra during pregnancy?

There is risk: Patients using Levetiracetam (Keppra) should be aware that there appears to be a small chance of malformations with using the medication while pregnant, but that the data are limited. ...Read more

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Is Yacon Syrup safe during pregnancy?

Is Yacon Syrup safe during pregnancy?

Yacon syrup: Is a syrup from Peru used for weight loss literature review showed that it is beneficial for premenopausal women
Who are obese and with insulin resistance. Although it seems sake and product is natural, it did not not do any study on pregnancy. It would be wise not to use any medication including herbal or natural during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Which herbs are safe during pregnancy?

Which herbs are safe during pregnancy?

None needed: There is no scientific evidence that one should take any herbs during pregnancy as they do not benefit you. Take a Folic Acid vitamin or a prenatal vitamin and you are good to go. ...Read more

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Is Vicks vapo rub safe during pregnancy

Should be: Vaporib is topical and should not have systemic effect. It should not harm the fetus. ...Read more

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Is Prospan safe to use during pregnancy?

Is Prospan safe to use during pregnancy?

Not: Sure. It is made from ivy leaf with multiple pharmacology effect. Not classified by FDA though the have warning for those less than 2 and classified by foreign agents as pregnancy class C ...Read more

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Is eating dates s bad during pregnancy?

Why?: Would be in the newspaper. Or the product would have a disclaimer on the package. Dates are eaten regularly in many arabic countries. ...Read more

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What herbs must I avoid during pregnancy?

What herbs must I avoid during pregnancy?

Several: Pennyroyal, raspberry leaf, blessed thistle, aconite, slippery elm, tansy, many, many others. Consult with someone who knows before taking any medicinal herbs during pregnancy. If, however, it's something you find in the a standard kitchen spice rack, it's probably fine. ...Read more

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It is safe to use vix during pregnancy?

It is safe to use vix during pregnancy?

Vicks? Yes: Did you mean to say Vicks cough drops? Those contain menthol as a topical treatment for the throat. There is no medical reason why you can't use that during pregnancy. Like all medications in pregnancy, however, you should only use it for the time that you really need it. The only over the counter "medications" that should be taken for the whole pregnancy are prenatal vitamins and/or folic acid. ...Read more

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Is clinique safe to use during pregnancy?

Is clinique safe to use during pregnancy?

Probably: If you are refering to the clinique make up, then most of the products are safe. I might recommend you bring any acne treatment products you use to your OB doctor to double check. ...Read more

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What happens during 3rd week of pregnancy?

What happens during 3rd week of pregnancy?

Implantation.: The 3rd week of pregnancy by gestational age is really just the 1st week after conception. This is confusing but it's because we date a pregnancy from when the previous period started. So a woman is already 2 weeks pregnant at the time of conception. It's very confusing. This is a historical convention from the time before ultrasounds were widely available for dating pregnancies. ...Read more

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How can I exercise safely during pregnancy?

How can I exercise safely during pregnancy?

Be smart: In the absence of medical or OB complications, pregnant women should continue to exercise at a moderate level for 30 minutes a day most days of the week. Speak with your doctor if you are unsure if exercise is safe for you. Knowing when to stop (vaginal bleeding, chest pain, shortness of breath) and avoiding high risk exercises (scuba diving, high risk of falls, contact sports) is important too. ...Read more

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What to eat for baby fare during pregnancy?

What to eat for baby fare during pregnancy?

Healthy, balanced: A healthy, balanced diet is recommended. You do not need to "eat for two", increasing your calorie intake by 200 cal per day may be enough to support growth and development. Avoid excess caffeine, seafood (risk of mercury exposure), and eat plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables. Make sure fruits and vegetables are well washed. Make sure that the food is prepared fresh. ...Read more

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What food should I not eat during pregnancy?

What food should I not eat during pregnancy?

Junk food: Junk food is defined as none nutritional food that can offer little or no value to a growing fetus. Food from the four basic food groups concentrating on fruit and vegetables is a preferable. ...Read more

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Is it okay to eat hot chips during pregnancy?

Is it okay to eat hot chips during pregnancy?

Odd question: Hi. I must be missing something. Hot chips as in potato chips or French fries? Yes, of course it's OK. I'd stay away from hot paint chips and hot cow chips, however...indigestion and bad breath. ...Read more

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Which sex positions are safe during pregnancy?

Sideways from rear: Is safest. Male lying under partner with female on top either facing each other or female's back toward partner are both also safe positions. Male sitting underneath on a chair with female either facing him, or both facing forward works for some couples. ...Read more