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Doctor insights on: Using Thieves Oil In Pregnancy

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Dr. Jeff Livingston Dr. Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology
18 years in practice
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas
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Is flax oil safe to use in pregnancy?

Is flax oil safe to use in pregnancy?

Yes: It's safe but not likely do benefit you at all.

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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


Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy Dr. Krishnamurthy
Obstetrics & Gynecology
30 years in practice
Bombay University, Dr D. Y. Patil Medical College
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Dr. Ivelisse Rivera-Godreau Dr. Rivera-Godreau
Family Medicine
20 years in practice
University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine
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Does using coconut oil as a lubricant reduces the chance of pregnancy?

Does using coconut oil as a lubricant reduces the chance of pregnancy?

No...: No. Condoms, birth control pills and other hormones, spermicides, abstinence prevent pregnancy.

Dr. Robert Killian Dr. Killian
General Practice
24 years in practice
University of Utah School of Medicine
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Does using coconut oil as a lubricant reduces the chance of pregnancy?

Lubricant: No. Absolutely not. This question is a first for me. Sperm are pretty strong!

Dr. Oscar Novick Dr. Novick
Pediatrics
54 years in practice
University of Bern Faculty of Medicine
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Is argan oil safe during pregnancy?

Is argan oil safe during pregnancy?

Argan oil: Argan oil is a skin moisturizer rich in vitamin e and presumably would be ikay to use during oregnancy.

Dr. Chester Mellies Dr. Mellies
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
57 years in practice
University of Louis Pasteur U.F.R. of Medical Sciences AKA University of Strasbourg
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Is sunflower seed oil safe to eat in pregnancy?

Is sunflower seed oil safe to eat in pregnancy?

Yes: No adverse effects have been reported, but don't use excess amounts.

Dr. Albert Pizzo Dr. Pizzo
Family Medicine
56 years in practice
McGill University Faculty of Medicine
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Is camellia japonica seed oil ok to use topically during pregnancy?

Camellia: Best rule is not to use anything unless it has been ok ed by your OB doctor.

Dr. Rixt Luikenaar Dr. Luikenaar
Obstetrics & Gynecology
20 years in practice
University of Groningen Faculty of Medicine
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Is jane iredale concealer with castor seed oil safe to use in pregnancy?

Is jane iredale concealer with castor seed oil safe to use in pregnancy?

Yes: You can use this during pregnancy. It is common during pregnancy to notice increased acne or skin blemishes due to the hormone changes.

Dr. Douglas Lawson Dr. Lawson
Obstetrics & Gynecology
24 years in practice
Indiana University School of Medicine
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Is flaxseed oil capsules safe during pregnancy? I have heard that it isn't. Thank you x

Is flaxseed oil capsules safe during pregnancy? I have heard that it isn't. Thank you x

Probably fine: Flax seed is a source of omega 3 fatty acids, but there is a debate on whether or not they are a good source when compared to fish oil. You might want to check and see what percentage of DHA and omega 3's your prenatal pill has though. The prenatal vit. May have sufficient amounts that flax seed oil is unnecessary. Pregnancy is one of those times when you can get too much of a good thing

Dr. Bryan Kurtz Dr. Kurtz
Obstetrics & Gynecology
30 years in practice
East Tennessee State University James H. Quillen College of Medicine
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Dr. Christopher Khorsandi Dr. Khorsandi
Surgery - Plastics
18 years in practice
Temple University School of Medicine
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Dr. John Munshower Dr. Munshower
Family Medicine
26 years in practice
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine - Georgia Campus
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Dr. Stephen Sudler Dr. Sudler
Obstetrics & Gynecology
36 years in practice
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
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Dr. Randy Baker Dr. Baker
Holistic Medicine
36 years in practice
University of Michigan Medical School
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Can you use tea tree oil during pregnancy?

Can you use tea tree oil during pregnancy?

No one knows 4 sure: No research is done on humans on safety of most medicinal substances during pregnancy. National Institutes of Health says "Tea tree oil is POSSIBLY SAFE when applied to the skin...it is LIKELY UNSAFE if taken by mouth" during pregnancy. See http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/druginfo/natural/113.html No one knows for sure. I'd avoid during 1st trimester but small amounts on skin prob. OK later on.

Dr. Robert Kwok Dr. Kwok
Pediatrics
29 years in practice
Baylor College of Medicine
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Is Gnc fish oil safe during pregnancy? Yes or no?

Is Gnc fish oil safe during pregnancy? Yes or no?

Nobody really knows: Over-the-counter fish oil pills are usually gelatin capsules of omega-3 fish oils with some other fish oils mixed in. They are free of mercury and other toxins if they are properly purified, so it is important to choose a trustworthy brand (VERY HARD to verify testing or research). If taken at the normally recommended doses by a pregnant or breastfeeding mom, fish oil should not cause problems.

Dr. Haider Goussous Dr. Goussous
Surgery
59 years in practice
University of Cairo Faculty of Medicine
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How long after taking castor oil in pregnancy does diarrhoea stop?

How long after taking castor oil in pregnancy does diarrhoea stop?

48 hours: Usually about 48 hours but some times it might take an extra day or two.

Dr. Karen Shackelford Dr. Shackelford
Emergency Medicine
22 years in practice
University of Mississippi School of Medicine
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Is cetaphil dermacontrol oil control cleanser safe to use in pregnancy?

Is cetaphil dermacontrol oil control cleanser safe to use in pregnancy?

Yes: In moderation - don't bathe in it. Anything you apply topically can penetrate your skin and may be active systemically. Steroids are a good example of this. However, cetaphil dermacontrol oil control cleanser has no ingredients which are contraindicated in pregnancy when used as directed.

Dr. Calvin Weisberger Dr. Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
47 years in practice
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
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Dr. Harinder Gill Dr. Gill
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
35 years in practice
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Dr. Hector Chapa Dr. Chapa
Obstetrics & Gynecology
21 years in practice
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas
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Primrose oil 200 mg I was taking it from 15 till 26 weeks of pregnancy. I did not know that was not recommended. How it can affect a baby?

Primrose oil 200 mg I was taking it from 15 till 26 weeks of pregnancy. I did not know that was not recommended. How it can affect a baby?

No fetal effects: Sandra, there is no evidence that it hurts your baby. There is also no evidence it works during pregnancy either. Some have advocated it's use in pregnancy to keep blood pressure normal, or to help labor. None of these claims are proven. There are no well conducted studies on it in pregnancy but reported use has NOT found any adverse issues. Take your prenatal, stay hydrated, and eat healthy.