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Doctor insights on: Prednisone Use During Pregnancy

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Can prednisone enhance chances of pregnancy?

Can prednisone enhance chances of pregnancy?

If you are deficient: Prednisone or corticosteroids in general do not enhance of pregnancy. If, however, you are deficient in steroid to start with, as in addision's disease etc...It can. Otherwise, prolonged use of Prednisone actually cause menstrual problems and can reduce chance of a healthy pregnancy. For men, can cause problem with the sperm production/quality. Please consult doc if you have concerns. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Namey
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Prednisone (Definition)

Prednisone is a synthetic cortisone. The body makes cortisone, a natural hormone made in adrenal glands. The body converts it to Hydrocortisone to become active. 25 mg of cortisone has about same effect as 5 mgm prednisone. The average person would produce 3-6 mg of pred daily. So why use a substitute? The synthetic has more anti-inflammatory effect; but has less effect ...Read more


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I am on prednisone and microgynon 30 for 5 years. will it cancel my birth control? how long can i continue with same medication to prevent pregnancy?

I am on prednisone and microgynon 30 for 5 years. will it cancel my birth control? how long  can i continue with same medication to prevent pregnancy?

Yes: If you have used these medicines without problems for 5 years and you are having regular periods, there is no reason to think you should change. ...Read more

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Can prednisone affect birth control? Can being on prednisone for a month plus a steroid shot cause pregnancy?

Can prednisone affect birth control? Can being on prednisone for a month plus a steroid shot cause pregnancy?

Probably not: There is no evidence that prednisone reduces the effectiveness of birth control. Taking prednisone while on birth control can increase likelihood and severity of side effects from the prednisone. If you think you may be pregnant, you should do a pregnancy test. It is important to know for sure. If there is a possibility of pregnancy, you should be taking Folic acid to help prevent birth defects. ...Read more

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I have hashimoto's and i just underwent a round of ivf. My doctor now has me on prednisone, will this help keep the pregnancy. ?

I have hashimoto's and i just underwent a round of ivf. My doctor now has me on prednisone, will this help keep the pregnancy. ?

Yes.: Hashimoto's thyroiditis must be under control for you to have good outcome. Follow your rei doctor's advice - sounds like you are in good hands. Take Folic Acid 1-5 mg daily, rest, maintain a positive attitude and have faith in god that things will go well. Best of luck! ...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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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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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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