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Are pregnant women allowed to drink milkshakes?

Are pregnant women allowed to drink milkshakes?

Milkshakes: It depends what you put in the milkshake. If it's a regular milkshake, it's fine, but you shouldn't make it a regular occurrence. ...Read more

Dr. Corey Clay
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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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Are pregnant women safe to eat monggo beans?

Are pregnant women safe to eat monggo beans?

Monggo Beans: I am only aware of raw monggo bean sprouts as being contraindicated in pregnancy due to potential for food-borne illness. Ask your obstetrician for questions. ...Read more

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Is curcumin safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is curcumin safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

NO: Turmeric www.Umm.Edu › medical reference › complementary medicinealthough it is safe to eat foods with turmeric, pregnant and breastfeeding women should not take turmeric supplements. Because turmeric may act like a ... ...Read more

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Is carbidopa-levodopa safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is carbidopa-levodopa safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

Discuss with your MD: Pregnancy cat. C. No teratogenic effects were observed in a study in mice receiving up to 20x the maximum recommended human dose but there are no adequate studies in pregnant women. In individual cases Levodopa crossed the human placental barrier, enters the fetus, and is metabolized. In a study of one nursing mother with pd, excretion of Levodopa in human breast milk was reported. Discuss with md. ...Read more

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Is dandelion safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

Uncertain: Although the use of dandelion root has been use in alternative therapy for years there are no definitive studies indicating safety. There are also no definitive medical benefits proven in the scientific literature. Some beleive it may help with milk production. Without good evidence of safety or known health benefits it would irresponsible to recommend it. ...Read more

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Is glyburide safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is glyburide safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

Yes: Glyburide is sometimes used by some physicians during pregnancy for diabetes but this is not the most standard treatment. Most diabetics requiring medication will be changed to Insulin to control blood sugar during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is iodine safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is iodine safe for  women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

Yes: An adequate amount of iodine intake is essential for thyroid function. A pregnant woman has higher iodine requirements. ...Read more

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Is dilantin-125 safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is dilantin-125 safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

No and yes: Not safe for pregnant women ("possibly hazardous") it is safe during lactation even for the newborn. ...Read more

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Is estradiol safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is estradiol safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

No: Estradiol is a type of hormone made in the ovary. We don't recommend it because it can feminize boy babies (make them look more like girl babies). You should talk to your OB as soon as you find out you are pregnant if you are already taking estradiol. ...Read more

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Can pregnant or nursing women eat pork?

Can pregnant or nursing women eat pork?

Absolutely: Pork is fine but it must be cooked through and through. No medium/undercooked pork or any meat for that matter, during pregnancy or nursing. But bring on that BLT with the crispy bacon and vine-ripened tomatoes - yum! internal meat temperature should be a minimum of 165 degrees. Is worthwhile to invest in meat thermometer during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is isoniazid-rifampin safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is isoniazid-rifampin safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

No: Isoniazid-rifampin has not been formally assigned to a pregnancy categoy by the fda. Isoniazid-rifampin is only recommended for use during pregnancy when benefit outweighs risk. Both of them have been assigned to a pregnancy category c by the fda. There are no controlled data in human pregnancy; however, both of them known to cross the placental barrier and appear in a cord blood. No bf recommen. ...Read more

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Is isoniazid safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is isoniazid safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

Depends: Isoniazid is a category c medication (not enough data to show baby harming risks in humans and/or limited studies to show baby harming risks in animals) and considered "possibly unsafe" in lactation/breastfeeding. The decision to use any medication must be informed and made after a careful evaluation of the risks and benefits. Only you and your doctor can answer this question. ...Read more

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Is carbatrol safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is carbatrol safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

Yes: This is usually used for seizures. There are associated birth defects with it. However, not taking the drug and risking a seizure while pregnant is also problematic for mother and baby. If you need to be on this medication then you should take extra Folic Acid and will need some extra vitamin k during the last month of the pregnancy. It is ok with breastfeeding. ...Read more

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Is diltiazem safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is diltiazem safe for  women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

Maybe not: As a general rule of thumb it is best to keep medication use to a minimum during pregnacy and lactation. Diltiazem was given a pregnancy category c rating because of potential problems in animal studies. When given to pregnant rabbits, mice, and rats, Diltiazem caused an increased risk of miscarriages and birth defects (especially skeletal problems). But animals are not always the same as humans. ...Read more

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What foods, pregnant women not allowed to eat?

What foods, pregnant women not allowed to eat?

Avoid: Avoid deli meats & imported soft cheeses (listeria), raw meat (steak tartar), raw fish(sushi), raw shellfish, things made with raw eggs (salmonella), pate & refrigerated smoke seafood that is not subsequently cooked. No unwashed vegetables or fruit. Avoid alcohol & caffeinated beverages. Avoid mecury. Fish with very high potential mercury levels: shark, swordfish, marlin & king mackerel. ...Read more

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Is cilostazol safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

Cilostazol: This needs to be addressed with your ob/gyn since you need to weigh benefits vs. Risks. It is pregnancy class c which means it is usually not recommended unless the benefits outweigh the risks. Breastfeeding has not been studied so caution is advised. ...Read more

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Is finasteride safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is finasteride safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

No: Finasteride is absolutely contraindicated in pregnancy due to its ability to interfere with sex organ development in the fetus. I doubt we have data in breastfeeding, as its mostly a drug used in older men. I would avoid it. I'm interested to know what the indication would be for a pregnant woman to need to use finasteride, or even to have an interest in using it. ...Read more

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Is citalopram safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is citalopram safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

Usually: I agree with dr. Crystal's reference, but come to a different conclusion. This is a risk-benefit decision must be made between yourself and your physician. The majority of the data indicate citalopram is likely safe is breastfeeding as well as pregnancy. A resource that puts this into context is: http://www.Womensmentalhealth.Org/specialty-clinics/psychiatric-disorders-during-pregnancy/. ...Read more

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