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Doctor insights on: Safe Cleaning Products While Pregnant

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Dr. Darrin Cunningham
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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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I am on a nerve blocker and therefore the gentle colon cleaning products don't work for. What product would work?

I am on a nerve blocker and therefore the gentle colon cleaning products don't work for. What product would work?

MIRALAX (polyethylene glycol): Softeners plus laxatives may help you-the softener keeps your stools soft while the laxative helps to push it along and out. Miralax (polyethylene glycol) (or it's generic) has been a godsend to many and should help you-- if not, please see your doc as something else may be going on! ...Read more

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I'm 5weeks pregnant have hamsters and birds. They r at homw always so not catch deseases. Is this safe 4me? I don't catch them or clean their cages

I'm 5weeks pregnant have hamsters and birds. They r at homw always so not catch deseases. Is this safe 4me? I don't catch them or clean their cages

Wash hands: It is safe for pregnant women to have household pets including hamsters and birds. Just wash your hands as always after handling the animals ...Read more

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Cleaning products during pregnancy, are they safe?

Cleaning products during pregnancy, are they safe?

Don't drink/koolaid: Cleaning products are safe as long as you do not mix ammonia products with others and breath in the vapors. Of course, don't drink them as well as they can be very harmful to you and the fetus. ...Read more

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Is it safe for pregnant women to clean with bleach?

Is it safe for pregnant women to clean with bleach?

Yes but...: Bleach is safe during pregnancy but the smell of various cleaning products may increase nausea and headaches. A safer alternative would be vinegar and baking soda. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use cleaning products during pregnancy?

No: You are safe with castille soap and diluted hydrogen peroxide.

Citrus peel based cleansers are okay as well.

Use nothing with chemicals in it you can't pronounce. ...Read more

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What are some safe cleaning supplies I can use? I'm 24 weeks pregnant

Ok to clean: It is ok to use normal household cleaning supplies that you buy in a grocery store. ...Read more

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I'm 7th week pregnant, I clean my own bathroom with Lysol. Is it safe to do so?

I'm 7th week pregnant, I clean my own bathroom with Lysol. Is it safe to do so?

Yes: However don't mix cleaning chemicals together as the resultant vapors aren't healthy to breathe. ...Read more

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If semen had been damaged by toxins or chemicals would they have a abnormal test result. Would cleaning products cause problems to sperm

If semen had been damaged by toxins or chemicals would they have a abnormal test result. Would cleaning products cause problems to sperm

Let's talk: Life's hard enough without believing today's disinformation campaigns about this-or-that chemical damaging sperms. Almost anything in ridiculous doses can cause ill-health in lab rats. The chemicals that really cause infertility (several pesticides) have been detected by analyzing semen. If semen analysis is normal, i'd keep using my favorite household cleaner. ...Read more

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I'm pregnant and I am due for a dental cleaning. Is it safe?

I'm pregnant and I am due for a dental cleaning. Is it safe?

Yes: Check with your ob-gyn, however it is usually safe and recommended in the second trimester. ...Read more

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Is it safe to have a dental checkup and cleaning while pregnant? I'll be 7w3d the day of my appointment.

Is it safe to have a dental checkup and cleaning while pregnant? I'll be 7w3d the day of my appointment.

Yes: Yes, it is not only safe, but very important to maintain proper oral hygiene while pregnant. I would talk to your dentist about whether they feel x-rays should be taken at your visit. As dr. Millner said, you don't want pregnancy gingivitis. ...Read more

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Is it safe to get a teeth cleaning while pregnant?

Is it safe to get a teeth cleaning while pregnant?

Yes: It is very important to maintain good oral health during pregnancy. Pregnancy gingivitis is not uncommon due to fluctuating hormonal levels. Brushing and flossing are essential along with routine dental cleanings. ...Read more

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5 1/2 months pregnant -is it safe to use trisodium phosphate to clean the walls before painting the nursery? Or should my husband do it solo?

Probably fine: Tsp is actually used as an approved food additive in the us and eu and in low doses has no toxic effects. The dry powder is caustic to the GI tract and fumes may produce superficial irritation or cough. Your body will dispose of any irritant issues before it could ever get to baby. If you use it in a well ventilated space its irritant quality will be minimal. If you want daddy to do it solo, let him. ...Read more

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28 weeks pregnant and I change/clean our 2 month old bunnies' cages. I make sure I wear gloves and wash up afterward. Is this safe? Is there any risk

28 weeks pregnant and I change/clean our 2 month old bunnies' cages. I make sure I wear gloves and wash up afterward. Is this safe? Is there any risk

Clean up safety: The obvious concern is acquiring Toxoplasmosis which occurs cleaning kitty litter while pregnant. You are taking precautions with the gloves, etc, and I would certainly ask your OB MD who knows your condition whether this is safe or not for bunnies. ...Read more

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Does it matter what type of container you use when dipping urine for a pregnancy test. I used a glass cup, clean and dry. Just want to make sure the glass doesn't interfere with an accurate result.?

Does it matter what type of container you use when dipping urine for a pregnancy test. I used a glass cup, clean and dry. Just want to make sure the glass doesn't interfere with an accurate result.?

No worries: Any clean, dry container is fine. Urine pregnancy tests are very accurate and not affected by foods, herbs, common illnesses, sexually transmitted diseases, or medications. A correctly done urine test gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have happened) or 1 week after missing a period. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use a denture cleaner such as poligrip to clean your retainer while pregnant?

Is it safe to use a denture cleaner such as poligrip to clean your retainer while pregnant?

Yes: Any of the effervescent cleaners are fine when used as directed. Be sure to rinse thoroughly afterwards. You should be just fine. Good of you to think about your child first! ...Read more

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Is it safe to have teeth x-rays and cleaning when you're pregnant?

Is it safe to have teeth x-rays and cleaning when you're pregnant?

Yes.: Another question to ask is, is it safe to have dental diseases like decay, periodontal disease, abscesses, etc during pregnancy? Untreated dental disease can affect the health of the mother and fetus. Therefore, x-rays help the dentist diagnose such conditions. Make sure your dentist uses a lead apron with a thyroid collar for precautionary exposure measures. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use epsom salt to clean your stomach while you pregnant?

Is it safe to use epsom salt to clean your stomach while you pregnant?

? pregnancy: Generally speaking there is no issue to consume this one in term of GI tract and stomach. However, regarding pregnancy and possible over dose of sodium or magnesium, it would be a better question for an Obe.
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Is it safe to have teeth x-rays & deep cleaning when you're already pregnant?

Yes: Yes it is. The x-ray tech should give you a lead apron to place over your belly to protect the baby, and the amount of radiation used for dental x-rays is relatively low. The deep cleaning should not affect your baby at all. In fact, many dentists recommend dental cleaning during pregnancy, because the change in hormones can make your gums more susceptible to gum disease. ...Read more

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Why do dentists require a note from the doctor to clean a pregnant womans teeth when my research shows it is recommended and safe?

Why do dentists require a note from the doctor to clean a pregnant womans teeth when my research shows it is recommended and safe?

For legal protection: Pregnancy is not a contra-indication to provide treatment. A dentist should not need anyone else's "clearance" or permission to provide treatment. Of course, they have an obligation to be familiar with your medical history, and it is often appropriate to consult with a patient's physician to get a better picture of their medical condition. ...Read more

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I ejaculated in her breasts and some semen dripped on the tip of her pubic hair. I cleaned it at once after that. Is she safe from pregnancy?

I ejaculated in her breasts and some semen dripped on the tip of her pubic hair. I cleaned it at once after that. Is she safe from pregnancy?

Never completely saf: If there is even the most remote chance that an semen entered her vaginal vault, there is a potential for pregnancy. There is no way to say she is 100% safe. Get a pregnancy test at the appropriate time. ...Read more

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My daughter in law just had surgery as a result of an ectopic pregnancy. The cut is healing nicely but there is a light pink fluid coming out ever so often, the cut is clean has no smell and she has no fever. The cut itches a lot though. The fluid is so

My daughter in law just had surgery as a result of an ectopic pregnancy. The cut is healing nicely but there is a light pink fluid coming out ever so often, the cut is clean has no smell and she has no fever. The cut itches a lot though. The fluid is so

It depends: Whether this is normal or a problem depends on several things including how long ago she had the surgery, whether it was laparoscopic or open, and how heavy she is. This could just be a seroma (a collection of tissue fluid) draining or it can be a sign that the incision is breaking down and going to come open. She needs to bring this to the attention of her surgeon to know for sure. Hope this help ...Read more

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Do a product called naturacure get a women pregnant fast in days because I beebn seeing a lot of women with this product and I don't know if itss safe?

Do a product called naturacure get a women pregnant fast in days because I beebn seeing a lot of women with this product and I don't know if itss safe?

Unknown safety. ..: If you're 22 you have a low chance of having difficulty getting pregnant! take a prenatal vitamin 800 micrograms of folic acid. I checked out the website naturacure. Net and it contains 15 herbs. We don't know if it's safe or if it works. It's "award winning" with no awards listed, and "98% effective" - they refer to chinese clinical studies but don't list any. They say don't take when pregnant. ...Read more

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Before my wife pregnant. She test IgG IgM toxo result that positive. It's be safe for my baby? Can she infect toxo repeatedly?

Before my wife pregnant. She test IgG IgM toxo result that positive. It's be safe for my baby? Can she infect toxo repeatedly?

Having antibodies: To toxoplasmosis (igg and igm positive) means someone has already been infected with it and has developed immunity. That immunity in the mother will protect the unborn child. ...Read more

Cleaning Products (Definition)

Cleaning products are chemicals used ...Read more