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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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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

Dr. Suzanne Galli
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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


Dr. John Feola
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Liquid Pred (Definition)

Liquid Pred is a corticosteroid which is a kind of ...Read more