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Doctor insights on: Taking Steam During Pregnancy

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Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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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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Taking lusic and aspirin pills during pregnancy okay?

Taking lusic and aspirin pills during pregnancy okay?

Only if: Rx ed by your doctor , and under supervision , speak to your og;gyn doctor , as a general rule should not take any medication on your own during pregnancy , with out the knowledge of your doctors during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Are ginger pills safe during pregnancy?

Are ginger pills safe during pregnancy?

What's in the pills?: Ginger is ok. But what is in the pills besides ginger? Not all companies take care to test or include ingredients considered safe for pregnancy. Even prescription pills can be counterfeit and include lead paint, floor wax, other toxins. Before taking new OTC pills, do searches for information about the company that makes them, show the bottle to your pharmacist or doctor, even check otis, reprotox. ...Read more

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Is taking recola during pregnancy safe?

Lozenge: If you are referring to the throat lozenge ricola, then the answer is most definitely yes. ...Read more

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Can I take tea during pregnancy..?

Can I take tea during pregnancy..?

That depends on : Which tea you are talking about. T is recommended that you not drink nettle leaf, fennel, sassafras, rosemary, hibiscus, ephedra, licorice root, raspberry leaf, anise or sage tea. Encourage you to limit caffeine intake -so if you drink white, red, yellow or green tea- try to make it decaffeinated. ...Read more

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When to start taking vitamins during pregnancy?

When to start taking vitamins during pregnancy?

When known pregnant: This may sound a bit iconoclastic, but if you eat well and exercise sufficiently, vitamins are really only a supplement. Taking a good multivitamin daily when you know you are pregnant is sound advice. ...Read more

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Are cough drops safe during pregnancy?

Are cough drops safe during pregnancy?

Mgt: A major brand over the counter should be fine. The cause of your cough though can be assessed by your physician. ...Read more

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Are probiotics safe to take during pregnancy? Am 16 weeks pregnant?

Are probiotics safe to take during pregnancy? Am 16 weeks pregnant?

Yes, its safe: There should not be any issues in continuing probiotics. ...Read more

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Are liniments ok during pregnancy?

Are liniments ok during pregnancy?

It depends: Whether they are safe or not depends on what they contain - some are relatively harmless, and some are not. Talk to your doctor to be sure. ...Read more

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Woman can take hydrocortisone during pregnancy?

Woman can take hydrocortisone during pregnancy?

Cream?: If it is a cream applied in moderation on a limited area of the skin yes. ...Read more

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Is extract and/or elderberry safe during pregnancy?

Is extract and/or elderberry safe during pregnancy?

Insufficient studies: There aren't enough studies to reliably answer. One study reviewing side effects in pregnant women using botanical supplements, showed 1 woman taking elderberry had GI distress -- out of 150 general surveys completed. http://tinyurl.com/m5q9g37 use of a combination product containing elderberry showed no increase in fetal malformations: http://tinyurl.Com/mkqss5n be safe and avoid for now. ...Read more

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Is hot tea safe to drink during pregnancy?

Yes: Yes! The content of the tea is more important taking care to avoid unusual herbal substances. ...Read more

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Is taking Vitex during your menstrual safe?

Is taking Vitex during your menstrual safe?

Yes: Vitex is derived from the chaste tree and contains mild phytoestorgens. It is recommended for menstrual cramps by those who use it. I am unaware of any literature suggesting Vitex is harmful. ...Read more

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Is taking digene safe during pregnancy?

Is taking digene safe during pregnancy?

Antacid?: It is safe to use an antacid, this med has nothing harmful for the baby, it's commonly prescribed. ...Read more