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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
In moderation....: Everything in moderation. If she was fine eating beets (beetroot) before pregnancy, she should be fine eating it during and after pregnancy. The most well known beet variety is the root vegetable known as the beetroot or garden beet. Other cultivated varieties include the leaf vegetables chard and spinach beet. ...Read more
Ferile pregnant patients who have been to an area where malaria is endemic can result in serious morbidity and mortality. Gravid patient are 10 times more likely to contract malaria than non gravid ones.
For 27 weeks gestation, the best option for anti malaria include:
chloroquine, quinine, atovaquone-proguanil, and mefloquine. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more
OB MD's advice: If you do not have Pregnancy Induced Hypertension (Pre-eclampsia) as per your OB MD, then there is no magic pill that will decrease pregnancy bloating. Many pregnant women have had excellent success with exercise classes geared specifically to them and a balanced nutritional diet. Make sure you run this by your treating OB MD for his/her advice as well. ...Read more
What pain relievers can a pregnant woman take because I have been getting headaches and my back has been hurting a lot?
Pregnant & Pain: Pregnancy is the curveball. If no allergy to Tylenol (acetaminophen) less than 3000mg/day, then it is probably the one oral med your OB/GYN is going to recommend that you take. Talk with them about whether or not you can try topical compounds for your back symptoms (Flector patches, lidocaine patches, etc.). They might okay OTC things like Biofreeze, Aspercreme, etc. ...Read more
Class C: Tamifu is a class c drug. There have been no studies on pregnant women to confirm it's saftey. Howevr, the cdc strongly encouraged it's use during the h1n1 flu outbreak. ...Read more
What kind of migraine pills can a pregnant woman take? If im not mistaken tylonel 2x strength is okay
What are the dangers of women smoking while pregnant? Also, can a pregnant woman take nicotine tabs or use electronic cigarettes? Thank you.
Growth restriction: The biggest threat to smoking while pregnant is growth restriction (low birth weight). Also stillbirth, premature rupture of membranes, placental abruption, pre-eclampsia, congenital malformations. Pregnant women can take nicotine replacement and this is safer than smoking, though still not without risk as the vasoconstriction can still affect placenta and cause life threatening effects for both. ...Read more
Probably.: There are no comprehensive, double-blind studies proving that aloe is safe during pregnancy, but there is no evidence that I'm aware of that it is dangerous either. In general, I tell my patients to stay away from all medications of any type while they are pregnant, unless a doctor orders it. Once you deliver the baby, use all the aloe you want. ...Read more
No problem: Lemon juice can be a refreshing drink with no effects on the body or on the developing baby. ...Read more
FDA Category B:
Potential benefits must be balanced against risk.
Fda category b - "animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women or animal studies have shown an adverse effect, but adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in any trimester". ...Read more