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Doctor insights on: Taking Reishi Mushrooms While Pregnant

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Dr. Arnold Malerman
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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'm freaking out. I'm pregnant and bought mushrooms from the store and ate them raw. I read online raw mushrooms are not safe. Is this true?

I'm freaking out. I'm pregnant and bought mushrooms from the store and ate them raw. I read online raw mushrooms are not safe. Is this true?

No: No this is not true. A lot depends on the type of mushroom. Make sure you wish them thoroughly and know what you are buying ...Read more

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I am pregnant, can I eat button mushroom but not canned is it safe to eat?

Mushrooms: I have not read anything about mushrooms being unsafe, but make sure that they are washed very well prior to eating. ...Read more

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Mushroom and chicken soup it safe to eat during pregnancy?

Mushroom and chicken soup it safe to eat during pregnancy?

Yes: Yes, I believe so, as long as you use mushrooms purchased at the store. ...Read more

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Going out for a meal 28 week pregnant am going to a Turkish restaurant can I eat chicken in creamy mushroom sauce wheat rice and salad?

Going out for a meal 28 week pregnant am going to a Turkish restaurant can I eat chicken in creamy mushroom sauce wheat rice and salad?

Yes: That sound really delicious, go for it
in Turkish restaurent usually have a very nice selection of soups
their salad supposed to be like greek salad
they have the best bread and olives and whit cheese somtime as appetizer
bon appetite ...Read more

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Can I keep taking super greens while pregnant?

Can I keep taking super greens while pregnant?

Don't know: Don't know what super greens are. 1000x more important than any supplements would be to pursue a high animal fat, very low carbohydrate diet. The baby and all cells in the body need essential fatty acids and amino acids. Otherwise vitamins and minerals. There is no requirement for carbohydrates, yet our society pushes 70-90% carb diet? What's missing are fats and proteins. Take prenatal vits. ...Read more

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How could you know yur pregnant without taking a test?

How could you know yur pregnant without taking a test?

Most people test: Tests are cheap and easy, so most people just take a urine pregnancy test if they are curious. Most other symptoms of pregnancy can be present in other conditions, so it is difficult to tell if someone is pregnant early in pregnant without testing. Fetal heart tones is probably the earliest sure way to tell without a test or ultrasound, but it can take months to find fetal heart tones with monitor ...Read more

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How long it take to get pregnant after taking pretnals?

How long it take to get pregnant after taking pretnals?

Misinformed?: Prenatal vitamins have no role in fertility. There will be no added benefit to taking prenatal vitamins and conception. ...Read more

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How do you know if you're pregnant without taking a test?

How do you know if you're pregnant without taking a test?

Ummm...: The symptoms will tip you off, but I guess the only way to know for sure is if a baby pops out in about 9 months. ...Read more

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How do I know for sure I'm pregnant without taking a test?

How do I know for sure I'm pregnant without taking a test?

Why not a test?: What is your reservation about taking a test? It does not have to be a blood test. Urine test, done correctly, at about a week after a missed period is generally accurate. Ultrasound examination is an other way to detect pregnancy. Or you could wait for the baby to grow and feel the baby kicking as well as feel the body parts of the baby. See a doctor, given your young age. ...Read more

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Is it still possible to get pregnant even when taking pills?

Is it still possible to get pregnant even when taking pills?

Yes: Believe it or not, pills are not 100% effective. In regular use (considering that some people are not even consistent with them or have), failure rates are as high as 8%. They're much better than not using anything but really you should be considering a more long acting reversible method like the iud or the arm implant which you can just set and forget. ...Read more

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How long does it take before I find out if I'm pregnant r nt?

How long does it take before I find out if I'm pregnant r nt?

It depends: It depends based on the test you use. Most OTC urine pregnancy test manufacturer will note on the box or insert how many days after sex you can expect the test to be accurate. Different tests are different. On average, it can be detected 10 days after a missed menstrual period.

If concern, consider taking a blood/serum HCG test which is more reliable from your doctor's office/lab. ...Read more

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Why is it taking me so long to get pregnant with my 3rd child?

Why is it taking me so long to get pregnant with my 3rd child?

I do not know: Just keep trying and it should hopefully happen soon. Mid cycle unprotected sex is the best chance for pregnancy. If it goes on for too long, you can always seek fertility evaluation. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Why is it taking me so long to get pregnant wirh second child?

Why is it taking me so long to get pregnant wirh second child?

1 year/6 months: If 'so long' means more than 1 year, or more than 6 months if you are over 36 years old, then see a doctor in person. There are too many possibilities to describe in a short answer, but a diagnosis can usually be reached pretty quickly in the office setting. ...Read more

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What are side affects of taking half a trezedone and pregnant?

What are side affects of taking half a trezedone and pregnant?

What are you taking: It for? depression, insomnia? and how many mgs? How long have you been taking it? Or do you want to take it just this time. If that's the case, don't do it. When pregnant and depending on your trimester, be weary of putting extra meds in your body. If its absolutely not necessary don't do it. Trazodone is a cat. C drug: animal studies show adverse fetal effects but no controlled human studies ...Read more

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What's Another Way To Tell If Your Pregnant Without Taking A Test?

What's Another Way To Tell If Your Pregnant Without Taking A Test?

It is 2014: We do not guess anymore. We test when tests are available. Pregnancy testing us widely available the world over. This is how pregnancy is diagnosed. There is no other way. ...Read more

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If I'm taking primlut n, can I still get pregnant? Does it matter?

If I'm taking primlut n, can I still get pregnant? Does it matter?

NO: Usually not. It can still happen but rarely. Once u r diagnosed with pregnancy or even suspect pregnancy stop taking it. ...Read more

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How long after taking cyclafem will it take for me to get pregnant?

No delay: There's no fertility delay in trying to get pregnant after taking oral contraceptives. Having said that, are you sure you want to be pregnant at 17 years of age? Teen moms have more health problems, less education, earn less money, and their children have increased health problems, are more likely to to go to jail, and be unemployed. Why would you want to give your child a disadvantaged start? ...Read more

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Is it possible that I am still pregnant after taking 2 negative pregnant tests?

Is it possible that I am still pregnant after taking 2 negative pregnant tests?

Trust the test: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate. They are the same tests used in a doctors office. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. If you doubt the result you can repeat it in 1-2 days. If you were pregnant the hormone level would rise enough for detection. ...Read more

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How can I determine if I'm pregnant with taking a test? What are some early symptoms?

How can I determine if I'm pregnant with taking a test? What are some early symptoms?

Pregnancy symptoms: Symptoms of pregnancy include missing a period, nausea and vomiting, breast tenderness, urinary frequency, feeling of extreme fatigue, to mention a few. However, some women have no symptoms at all. A pregnancy test, which can be purchased over the counter at the drug store is the best way to determine whether you are pregnant or not. Just follow the instructions. ...Read more

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My cousin pregnant she scared her baby gone get taking away because weed in get system?

My cousin pregnant she scared her baby gone get taking away because weed in get system?

Stop the weed: Then your cousin has a great reason for stopping the weed. If committed to providing her growing baby the best start possible, it's one without marijuana or other intoxicants in her system. What she smokes, the baby does too -- and its developing brain can't handle it. ...Read more

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If I have a fiancée that drinks n smokes a lot, can affect me in anyway NT to get pregnant?

Yes: Second hand smoke can affect you and your baby. Not as much as you doing the smoking, but it can cause problems for you and your baby. Do him a favor and help him stop smoking. ...Read more

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For what reasons would a woman get pregnant on the 7 day break while taking a combination pill?

For what reasons would a woman get pregnant on the 7 day break while taking a combination pill?

One wouldn't: While the pill doesn't completely stop ovulation, you don't get pregnant on the 7 day pill free time. Conception while on the pill is usually due to missing pills or taking them late and occasionally because of taking other things that interfere with their effectiveness. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What symptoms do you get if you're 2 months pregnant, would you even know without taking a test?

Usual symptoms: Common early pregnancy symptoms include: fatigue, nausea, breast swelling, lower pelvic cramping. You could not be 100% certain wthout taking a test because these symptoms are 'non-specific', meaning they are common to many different conditions.. ...Read more