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Risks Of Yeast Die Off Toxins When Breastfeeding
Does using bug sprays right before pregnancy potentially harm sperm & egg and harm the fetus? Heard it may cause brain cancer to unborn baby. Thanks!
No: It is unlikely to remain in your system very long after exposure. Some bug sprays are considered unsafe in pregnancy, but the risks are low. What is more, certain insect-born illnesses are potentially more harmful, so you'll have to weigh your risks and benefits based on your location. I usually recommend deet-free bug sprays. ...Read more
Poisonous substance produced within living cells or organisms;man-made substances created by artificial processes are thus excluded. The term was first used by organic chemist ludwig brieger (1849–1919). For a toxic substance not produced within living organisms, "toxicant" and "toxics" are also sometimes used.. Toxins can be small ...Read more
32 weeks pregnant and have been eating Bush's vegetarian baked beans cold and out of the can. Is this safe? Aren't they pre-cooked? Any risks to baby?
This is safe: It is fine to eat them cold, straight from the can...as long as they are not beyond the printed expiration date on the can. They are fully cooked and there should be no risk to your baby. ...Read more
On 8 nights of metronidazole for vaginal bacterial infection. When is it 100% safe to drink alcohol without feeling any negative effects due to meds?
Husband has been feeding from jar of baby food & saving the rest and refeeding from jar (and not putting it in bowl). How dangerous is this?
Poor choices: It would certainly be better if he extracted a golf ball sized portion,placed it on a bowl and put the rest away. Spooning directly from the jar to baby and placing the spoon back in the jar will contaminate the jar and could lead to some bacterial overgrowth.However, if the jar remains refrigerated, it is unlikely to cause big problems. An avoidable case or two of diarrhea would be expected. ...Read more
I'm 35 weeks pregnant & some raw chicken juice splashed into my eye while cooking. Is there any risk of contracting toxoplasmosis or listeriosis?
No.: Uterine tetany is usually related to Oxytocin administered to augment labor after labor induction. This must be done in the hospital where they can administer Magnesium sulfate to reverse it, if needed, and monitor the well-being of the baby. Abruptio placentae and other rare metabolic conditions. There have been ruled out already, I presume. Actually walking will increase blood flow. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
16 weeks pregnant. Maintenance put boric acid underneath the kitchen sink and inside the wall. Any risk to unborn baby?
Nope!: In fact, many types of fish have high levels of omega 3 fatty acids, which will help the baby's brain development, so fish is a great thing to eat while nursing. Salmon, especially has high levels of these unsaturated fats. The breasts are good filters and less mercury comes thru in the milk than is actually in your bloodstream. Some do recommend eating no more than 4 oz/wk of tuna. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
What are the risks of having bacterial vaginosis in the 3rd trimester i'm 33 weeks, will it kill my baby?
Deep vein thrombosis: Deep vein thrombosis, that is clots in the deep veins, can develop when being in a seated position for long hours. Pregnancy increases this risk. If you have to travel, you need to get out of your seat and move around at least once an hour. Also maintain hydration during that time. Depends on where you're travelling to, you need to make sure you are vaccinated properly. Talk to your OB about that. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Drank alcohol until discovered pregnant @ 4wks- 2 nights of heavy drinking @wk3. Harm the baby? Alcohol in 1st tri cause baby to grow slowly/measure off?
Very unlikely: Sertraline is very safe. Apart from weight gain which can be an issue and possibly increased osteoporosis especially in menopausal women, there are very little health risks. If one is bipolar, consider it may destabilise mood or cause mania, but for most it is one of the safest mesds and has not much problem with interaction with other medications. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can heavy lifting cause placenta abruption? Can it cause harm? I'm 38weeks and been lifting heavy things preparing for the baby & the baby's room
Not necessarily: you need to have risk factors for the placental ubruption, as high blood pressure, abnormally situated placenta, etc, if the baby is kicking well , no pain, no vaginal bleeding, you should be fine, in addition to avoiding over-exertion and having enough rest as you can afford, call your doctor for an exam / ultrasound for reassurance ...Read more
Compulsions: this falls into the category of a compulsion. It is one thing to like the smell of a soap, another to crave it. You may have other compulsions of anxieties as well. It would be good to see your doctor and discuss this. While smelling detergent is not unsafe the behavior can be, some therapy may be helpful. ...Read more
Used mothballs for a day to get rid of roaches.Am 21 wks pregnant.can this short term exposure harm my baby.
How long should i pump both breast after 6 hours of working so that milk will not decrease? (Baby is almost 3 months, drinks 4-5 ounces each feeding)
Long enough 2 'empty: hard to give a firm time. pump enough to get enough milk, and so that you can tell your breasts "feel less full". The more time your breast spend feeling engorged, the more signals that sends to your body to decrease milk production. It would be ideal if you could pump every 3-4 hours, that should help maintain your supply better than going 6 hours. ...Read more
How can i safely taper off of opiates while 7 months pregnant? Afraid of risk to fetus during WD?
Opiates: It is good you are concerned about your baby because the baby can have its own withdrawal problems post . Talk to your post delivery. Talk to your OB doc and whomever prescribed the opiate. You may need special counciling from a pain specialist. Basically you need a slow taper with lots of emotional/physical support. ...Read more
Can drinking craft beer every week lead to frequent yeast infections of the throat, and other parts of the body? How can I boost my immunity to yeast?
Can a hormonal side effect of sobriety from alcohol & opiates cause amenorrhea? Can the stress from getting sober make my brain stop sending hormones?
Living by golf course exposes to the toxicity of the pesticides absorbed.The body must eliminate that, which lowers immunity = higher sickness. True?
Uncertain: There does not appear to be a connection between the immune system and golf courses. It would help us to know what kinds of pesticides your neighbor uses and how you are exposed to them. Then we can be better prepared to answer your question about potential effects. Hope that helps! ...Read more
Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more