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Are vaccinations safe during pregnancy?

Are vaccinations safe during pregnancy?

Varies: Most inactivated (killed) vaccines like the injected flu and TdaP are safe at any stage of pregnancy. Some like MMR,varicella or the live weakened Flu-mist, are avoided due to a remote possibility of fetal harm.Some practitioners just avoid any in the first 12 weeks out of a sense of caution while the fetus is in its critical formative stage. ...Read more

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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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Depression during pregnancy?

Depression during pregnancy?

Professional advise: You definately mood to speak to you OB .They would likely support the use of fish oil. Also exercise, get out in nature, get into some counseling, maybe a group -look for social support- other pregnant moms. Enlist the support of the dad resolve issues of stress. Rc with mess in addition to maxing out the its listed is better than the depression for the baby-professional rc mandatory! ...Read more

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Insomonia during pregnancy?

Insomonia during pregnancy?

Common: There a multiple changes in your body during pregnancy and insomnia is not too worrisome. Discuss it with your obstetrician next visit. Have a balanced diet, an exercise regimen, and give yourself a "sleep time" and stick to it. ...Read more

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Are cough drops safe during pregnancy?

Are cough drops safe during pregnancy?

Mgt: A major brand over the counter should be fine. The cause of your cough though can be assessed by your physician. ...Read more

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Is materna hCG safe during pregnancy?

Is materna hCG safe during pregnancy?

Absolutely NOT!: Why would you think of taking anything like that during pregnancy that could endanger your developing fetus? Adulthood should always precede parenthood. ...Read more

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Feeling sick during pregnancy in second trimestart?

Feeling sick during pregnancy in second trimestart?

More specific: We need to know more information about "how" you are feeling sick. If you are having bleeding, fever, vaginal discharge, or severe cramping, call your healthcare provider or go to the nearest hospital. If it is mild nausea, sciatica, mild back pain or other mild symptoms, this might just be symptoms from your pregnancy. ...Read more

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Are bed bugs any danger to a pregnant woman's fetus during early pregnancy?

Are bed bugs any danger to a pregnant woman's fetus during early pregnancy?

No, They don't lead : To fetal loss. Bed bug bites may cause no sx's except for 2 small points where skin was punctured. It can cause itchy, pink, swollen, lesions with a clear center. In cases of hypersensitivity blisters may develop. A telltale sign is linear track of lesions from sequential feedings. ...Read more

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Is traveling overseas safe during the first trimester if pregnancy?

Yes: It is safe as long as you watch what you eat and take your vitamins like at home. The only concern is that most miscarriages occur in the first trimester whether you are at home or overseas and it can be more traumatic if you are away from home but the travel doesn't increase the risk. ...Read more

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Is sex safe during first trimester of pregnancy?

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Usually yes!: In early pregnancy there should be no problem having sex. Later on, there are certain medical conditions later in pregnancy that may cause your doctor to recommend you avoid intercourse (placenta previa, preterm labor, etc) but for most pregnancies it is safe to have sex for all 9 months. ...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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Infection in nipples during pregnancy?

Infection in nipples during pregnancy?

Mastitis?: Yes, infections can happen in nipples; this is called mastitis, and can be either bacterial or yeast in origin. I am unsure what the core of your question is, however. ...Read more

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Is the td/tdap vaccine safe during pregnancy? I am 32 weeks pregnant.

Is the td/tdap vaccine safe during pregnancy? I am 32 weeks pregnant.

Yes it is: Pertussis vaccine is now given as tdap vaccine in late second trimester or third trimester. It gives protection to the mother as well as limited protection to the baby. ...Read more

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Is Adacel Tdap vaccination safe to take during 35th week of pregnancy?

Is Adacel Tdap vaccination safe to take during 35th week of pregnancy?

Yes: This vaccine contains material that is safe to use during pregnancy. The primary vaccines we avoid during pregnancy are those with living but weakened germs, like the nasal flu or the MMR and varicella. ...Read more

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Is fever dangerous during pregnancy?

Is fever dangerous during pregnancy?

Yes: The source of the fever always needs to be identified. If present, call your OB md. ...Read more

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Is early satiety normal during first trimester of pregnancy?

Is early satiety normal during first trimester of pregnancy?

Not usually: Early satiety is seen in late term pregnancy however the nausea of early pregnancy could potentially be expressed as early full feeling! I would speak with your OB-GYN about this symptom ESPECIALLY if you are LOOSING weight! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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Is elderberry safe during pregnancy?

Is elderberry safe during pregnancy?

Wouldn't advise it: There is no way to reassure you that elderberry is safe during pregnancy, so it's best not to use it. ...Read more

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So worried about spotting during first trimester of pregnancy?

So worried about spotting during first trimester of pregnancy?

CALL YOUR OB DOC: If u are worried that is your OB doc's job, he or she can examine you do blood work and an ultrasound to make sure everything is ok , u can often have spotting and everything turns out fine but your doc will need to detrmine that. ...Read more

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Is nauzene safe during pregnancy?

Is nauzene safe during pregnancy?

Yes: It's basically just sugar and aspartame (nutrasweet). As long as you don't have phenyketonuria, you can take it. I am not a fan of aspartame anytime, and i think it's especially important to avoid as many artificial chemicals during pregnancy as possible, so i wouldn't recommend nauzene. There are other nausea treatments that i'd use first (try ginger tea). ...Read more

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Is brinjal during pregnancy safe?

Is brinjal during pregnancy safe?

Yes: By Brinjal, do you mean Eggplant? Only in the Indian cultures Brinjal is suggested to be avoided during pregnancy (Ayurveda) A normal eggplant has lots of vitamin A, dietary fiber iron. These are essential nutrients that are needed during pregnancy. It is believed that eggplants contain large amounts of phytohormones that may cause contractions so use your judgement. Moderation is key. ...Read more

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Is prospan safe during pregnancy?

Is prospan safe during pregnancy?

Prospan is a dried: Ivy leaf extract in syrup form that is used to treat bronchial inflammation ; cough. It is pregnancy category c. Drugs.Com defines fda category c as “animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus ; there are no adequate ; well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.” don't recommend use. ...Read more

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Is seaweed okay during pregnancy?

Is seaweed okay during pregnancy?

Recommendation : In recent years due to pollution of see products, my advice to use it just not often: may be twice a month. Nobody knows how much Mercury in it. ...Read more

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Care to be taken during pregnancy?

Care to be taken during pregnancy?

Obstetrics: I am not sure what you are asking. In the U.S. The moment one knows they are pregnant they go to see an obstetrician who runs all kinds of tests, gives literature to read and a schedule on how often and when they should be monitored. I am not sure of the culture there in india. ...Read more

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What shouldn't I do during pregnancy?

What shouldn't I do during pregnancy?

Illegal opiates: There are a lot of things to NOT do during pregnancy, but I want to focus on the overuse of opiates by pregnant women and the impact on their unborn children who go through drug "withdrawal". There are several studies about the rising use of these drugs by pregnant women recently and it is a bad testimony to our profession (healthcare) to convey this message to the general public. ...Read more

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Is taking recola during pregnancy safe?

Lozenge: If you are referring to the throat lozenge ricola, then the answer is most definitely yes. ...Read more

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Is it okay to eat tina during pregnancy?

Is it okay to eat tina during pregnancy?

Tuna??: According to the fda, light canned tuna is considered "low" in mercury, whereas tuna steaks (albacore tuna) are considered "higher" in mercury than their canned counterparts. As such, one can safely eat up to 12 ounces of light canned tuna per week, or up to 6 ounces of albacore tuna per week. This is assuming no other consumption of mercury-containing seafood. ...Read more

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What food to be avoided during pregnancy?

What food to be avoided during pregnancy?

Food in pregnancy: Of course avoid alcohol completely. Minimize caffeinated products. Avoid deli meats and unpasteurized cheeses. Minimize fish consumption to twice weekly. ...Read more

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What foods are dangerous during pregnancy?

What foods are dangerous during pregnancy?

Foods: Anything you are allergic to of course, but most foods are relatively safe. The main thing is to stay aware from raw or improperly cooked food, improperly washed items and restrict your intake of high mercury containing fish (list of these available online). Look online for a healthy pregnancy diet to make good choices. ...Read more

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How effective is Urizone during pregnancy?

How effective is Urizone during pregnancy?

Good medication: For most Bladder infections it would work well, provided it is uncomplicated. It is safe in pregancy. It is a script medication, and should be used under a doctor's instruction only. ...Read more

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What foods should I avoid during pregnancy?

What foods should I avoid during pregnancy?

See below: Certain fish like tuna may have mercury and should be avoided. It may be more important to concentrate on what you should eat and for that please consult this site for advice. http://www.choosemyplate.gov/. ...Read more

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Is it okay to eat maracuya during pregnancy?

Is it okay to eat maracuya during pregnancy?

Looks like it: Maracuya is another name for passionfruit. It's a healthy diet choice, very sweet with a high water content, rich in vitamins and antioxidants. Its many varieties are eaten widely in many cultures around the world. Enjoy. ...Read more

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Which ieg should be elevated during pregnancy?

Which ieg should be elevated during pregnancy?

No difference : Leg swelling increases during the third trimester of pregnancy. Elevating both legs is usually recommended to help reduce edema of the legs. If you ate having only one leg swelling, then you can elevate the one that is swollen. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take Naxdom 500 during pregnancy?

Is it okay to take Naxdom 500 during pregnancy?

No: that contains medicines which can be harmful in pregnancy. depending on how far pregnant you are, it can cause birth defects, development problems, or affect the fluid around the baby. that begin said, if you take a pill every so often it will not likely cause a problem but in general it is not recommended in pregnancy ...Read more

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Could you eat the seeds in kiwi during pregnancy?

Could you eat the seeds in kiwi during pregnancy?

Yes: I've never heard that there is anything wrong with eating kiwi in pregnancy. Healthy and safe. ...Read more