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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
13 doctors shared insights

Vaccinations During Pregnancy (Overview)

Inactivated-virus and toxoid vaccines are usually safe in pregnant women, although any vaccination should be delayed, if possible, until the second or third trimester. Because of a possible risk to the fetus, live-virus vaccines should not be given to pregnant women or those likely to become pregnant within 28 days unless such women need immediate protection against life-threatening diseases, such as yellow fever, that are only prevented using live-virus vaccines. The live-virus MMR combination, which vaccinates against measles, mumps, and rubella, is not given to pregnant women because of the theoretical risk of the live-rubella vaccine to the fetus.


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Can I have meningitis vaccination during pregnancy?

Can I have meningitis vaccination during pregnancy?

Yes: There should not be a complication restricting your vaccination for neisseria meningitidis during pregnancy. ...Read more

Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
13 doctors shared insights

Vaccinations During Pregnancy (Overview)

Inactivated-virus and toxoid vaccines are usually safe in pregnant women, although any vaccination should be delayed, if possible, until the second or third trimester. Because of a possible risk to the fetus, live-virus vaccines should not be given to pregnant women or those likely to become pregnant within 28 days unless such women need immediate protection against life-threatening diseases, such as yellow fever, that are only prevented using live-virus vaccines. The live-virus MMR combination, which vaccinates against measles, mumps, and rubella, is not given to pregnant women because of the theoretical risk of the live-rubella vaccine to the fetus.


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How can I avoid toxic exposure during pregnancy?

How can I avoid toxic exposure during pregnancy?

Route of exposure: The three most common routes of exposure to toxins are oral (ingestion), respiratory (breathing in), transdermal (through the skin). Learn the potential toxins and avoid the routes above. Remember each toxin or toxoid has an entry route & specific combination of symptoms. Some common are tobacco smoke and smog in air, heavy metals and pharmaceuticals for oral, and oil based toxic substance 4skin. ...Read more

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Preventing Pregnancy (Checklist)

Take birth control pills at the same time each day as directed
Daily
Associate taking the pills with a common activity done daily
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Be aware of medication that could interfere with birth control
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Use barrier protection to prevent STDs
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What is the side effect of taking prometrium (micronized progesterone) 200mg during early pregnancy?

What is the side effect of taking prometrium (micronized progesterone) 200mg during early pregnancy?

Please see below.: Prometrium (micronized progesterone) is a brand name for Progesterone (a female hormone), which is sometimes used to maintain a pregnancy. This medication may be used during pregnancy only as directed by your doctor. There is conflicting information about whether progestins may cause harm to an unborn baby. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. ...Read more

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I am concerned I was exposed to lead during my pregnancy. Will my baby be affected? What are the possible side effects?

I am concerned I was exposed to lead during my pregnancy. Will my baby be affected? What are the possible side effects?

Depends on exposure: Lead has the capacity to harm us when it accumulates body. It can slow brain development & at toxic levels can cause seizures. Simple blood tests can tell the level of your exposure and if your infant was exposed as well. Treatment is available if needed. Since lead was removed from most products decades ago, we seldom see problem levels in kids. Its likely your exposure will not be a problem. ...Read more

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Parenting a Child During Puberty (Checklist)

Be proactive and truthful
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Allow room for growth
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Explore books on puberty at your child's level
weekly
Talk, talk, talk
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If the body mimics allergies during pregnancy how can I clear it up ?

If the body mimics allergies during pregnancy how can I clear it up ?

See doctor: Body mimicking allergies as ,Having nausea ,vomiting ,little abdominal discomfort during pregnancy is normal occurrence , there is nothing to be done and not to worry about .But if you get more problem like difficulty in breathing or rashes on skin then consult your doctor ...Read more

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Is it ok to get vaccinated during pregnancy?

Is it ok to get vaccinated during pregnancy?

Yes: Most vaccines are safe in pregnancy unless they contain a live virus. An example of a vaccine with a live virus is the MMR (measles/mumps/rubella) vaccine. ...Read more

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Treating an Ectopic Pregnancy (Checklist)

Get diagnosed
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Get laparoscopic surgery or treat with methotrexate medication
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Can I have meningitis vaccination during pregnancy?

Yes: There should not be a complication restricting your vaccination for neisseria meningitidis during pregnancy. ...Read more

Dr. Warren Foster
4 doctors shared insights

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


Dr. Mark Diamond
1,055 doctors shared insights

Vaccinations (Definition)

Latin word for cow, vacca, because of the smallpox/cowpox work of edward jenner, vaccination is the administration of a substance, live organism or otherwise, that stimulates the immune response to prevent a specific disease. Primarily a preventative procedure, some vaccines can ...Read more