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Dr. Oscar Novick
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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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Will the opiates still be in mine and the baby's system? Been taking them during whole pregnancy and stopped at 36 weeks. I am pregnant with IUD.

Will the opiates still be in mine and the baby's system? Been taking them during whole pregnancy and stopped at 36 weeks. I am pregnant with IUD.

In baby=sure: If I had any reason to look, like the baby showing signs of withdrawal or if you are on the Child & Family Services watch list,I can find evidence of any drug exposure in a newborn going back several months.If they are valid prescribed meds be sure the docs know.Opiates have less long term effect on baby's formation & development than many other drugs. ...Read more

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What's the safest way to taper off of opiates at month 7 during pregnancy? ? Methodone or Subaxone is not an option for me. Just worried about fetal W

What's the safest way to taper off of opiates at month 7 during pregnancy? ? Methodone or Subaxone is not an option for me. Just worried about fetal W

Caution re taper: Tapering opioids before pregnancy is a better option than during this time, why at 7 months? This answer really depends on which medicine and what dose. Spontaneous abortion occurs at higher risk during tapering while pregnant, so it not automatically advised. You need your OB and neonatologist to advise you at this stage. Infant deaths have occurred while nursing as well while on opioids. ...Read more

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What are the pregnancy risk taking methocarbomal for opiate withdrawl? My 3 pregnancy test were negative but was told it might be too early to tell.

What are the pregnancy risk taking methocarbomal for opiate withdrawl? My 3 pregnancy test were negative but was told it might be too early to tell.

Methocarbamol: Methocarbamol is a Class C drug for pregnancy, which basically means that it should only be used if absolutely necessary. Although there is no definite evidence that it might be related to birth defects or miscarriage, it would be best not to take it while pregnant ...Read more

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Beta blockers ok in pregnancy?

Beta blockers ok in pregnancy?

No.: Atenolol has been linked to poor fetal growth, so plain beta blockers (other examples include propranolol, metoprolol) are avoided as much as possible during pregnancy. Consult with a maternal-fetal medicine specialist to explore your options. ...Read more

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Are there any beta blockers that are safe during pregnancy?

Are there any beta blockers that are safe during pregnancy?

Yes: In eurpope, they use beta blockers like lebatolol all of the time. In the usa, we are starting to use beta blockers more. Talk to your OB about this. ...Read more

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Can you smoke opiates?

Yes: Opiate Dens are still common in some parts of the world? Smoking opiates is generally, however, good evidence for having a serious opioid use disorder. This is a life threatening disease! Help is indicated. Continue to seek help and input. ...Read more

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How do I get opiate rx?

See doctor: Opioids are used to treat pain. If you have pain see your doctor. ...Read more

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Are virgin pregnancies rare?

Possible: Although unlikely, you can get pregnant without intercourse. If a man ejaculates just outside the vagina it's possible that the semen could travel far enough to cause a pregnancy. And there are many cases where a woman gets pregnant without intercousre and so, depending on the woman, could be considered a virgin birth if the woman in question had never had intercourse. ...Read more

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What can enhance the effects of an opiate?

What can enhance the effects of an opiate?

Ans: More opiates? Not sure why the question. If you are an opiate user, try to get help to quit. See a trusted doctor to start. There are many ways to get high without drugs: exercise, connect to a higher power, yoga, meditation, music, self-help group, adopt a pet etc. Take good care of yourself. ...Read more

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What is the best way to withdraw from opiates?

What is the best way to withdraw from opiates?

Continued: Naltrexone can help with this. Counseling also provides benefits that are hide to quantify but patients tend to do better when in counseling. If there has been a history of failure with prior treatments, more prolonged therapy with subuxone should be considered. ...Read more

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What are the ethics surrounding surrogate pregnancies?

What are the ethics surrounding surrogate pregnancies?

See answer: Ethics= society norms vs fair and just for all parties? Surrogate pregnancies or gestational carriers are used when the uterus of the biological mother is absent on unable to carry a pregnancy. Also when the mother has an illness that does not alloww her to carry a pregnancy. Pregnancy is a physical risk to the carrier so she should be at low risk and be aware of the psychological effect. ...Read more

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I'm wondering are unplanned pregnancies the most sacred kind?

I'm wondering are unplanned pregnancies the most sacred kind?

That is somewhat: of a generalization. An unplanned pregnancy might be devasting for a young unwed woman without support. On the other hand, it could be a remarkable blessing for someone else. I believe that sacred may be in the eye / heart of the beholder. ...Read more

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How can you tell if someone is seriously overdosing from an opiate?

How can you tell if someone is seriously overdosing from an opiate?

If you are: worried then confront this individual about your concerns and maybe enter a voluntary detox program. Honesty is very helpful, however be read for a backlash. Many people that are lost in their addiction will be very angry and resentful towards this honesty. If needed, ask their family for help. Lastly, you can even call the authorities if they pose a risk to society or themselves. ...Read more

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Real pregnancy symptoms?

Real pregnancy symptoms?

Several: There are several early signs of pregnancy including nausea +/- vomiting, breast tenderness, food cravings or aversions, tiredness, and increased urination. ...Read more

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Is sex safe in pregnancy?

Normally yes: The exception is when there is vaginal bleeding or if there is any suspicion of fluid leaking from the bag of waters. ...Read more

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Early pregnancy symptoms?

Many or non: Can include a missed period, breast tenderness, breast enlargement, weight gain. Take a pregnancy test if you are not sure if you are pregnant. ...Read more

Dr. Richard Pollard
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Opiates (Definition)

Opiates are a type of drug including pain medicines like morphine and ...Read more