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What are the concerns with having pain pills while pregnant?

What are the concerns with having pain pills while pregnant?

Opioids to fetus: There are definite risks before 12-13 weeks. However after this time frame the real risk is creating an opioid dependent baby who after birth will have a serious risk of withdrawal if the opioid that was used during the pregnancy is not received. Withdrawal can be quite a risky situation for a newborn. ...Read more

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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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Would taking pain pills make it harder for you to get pregnant?

Would taking pain pills make it harder for you to get pregnant?

Infertility & meds: If you are planning a pregnancy, and use high doses of narcotics for pain, it's best to talk to your pain management doctor about weaning off the medication before you try for pregnancy. Being on the medications shouldn't make it harder for you to get pregnant, but they can make a pregnancy more complicated and can cause problems for your baby. Talk to your ob-gyn for more information as well. ...Read more

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What are the chances of getting pregnant if a guy doesnt even "finish"? He takes a lot of pain pills and im not sure if that has something to do with

What are the chances of getting pregnant if a guy doesnt even "finish"? He takes a lot of pain pills and im not sure if that has something to do with

Pulling out: The pullout method has an extremely high failure rate. If you continue with this method you will most likely get pregnant eventually. Consider starting birth control. You also mentions that your boyfriend may have a problem with pain pill addiction. Think about if this is the right time to have a baby with this man. Encourage him to get help. ...Read more

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What other pain pills I can take besides tylenol (acetaminophen) if I don't have any? I'm pregnant

What other pain pills I can take besides tylenol (acetaminophen) if I don't have any? I'm pregnant

Depends: Tylenol (acetaminophen) is generally safe. Certain anti-inflammatory medications such as Ibuprofen can be used early in the pregnancy but whether such a medication can be used by you specifically depends on 1. How far along you are, 2. Your underlying medical conditions (blood pressure, etc.), 3. Other medications that you might be taking. The cardinal rule for medications during pregnancy is ask your ob. ...Read more

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I was in 2 major car accidents, I've been taking pain pills my entire pregnancy. I'm 35 weeks, if I quit now will my baby be addicted?

I was in 2 major car accidents, I've been taking pain pills my entire pregnancy. I'm 35 weeks, if I quit now will my baby be addicted?

If you quit now: You may go into premature labor and your baby may go through withdrawal in utero however if you continue as at present the baby may have neonatal abstinence syndrome at birth it's a catch 22 you should find a board certified addictionologist in ABAM to help slowly wean your meds and get the best result ...Read more

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Just found out 6 weeks pregnant. Do I wean myself off pain pills or stop cold turkey?

Just found out 6 weeks pregnant. Do I wean myself off pain pills or stop cold turkey?

Talk to your doctor: It depends on the type of medication and how many and how often you are taking them. Stopping cold turkey is likely not dangerous in itself, but can be stressful, which is not good for pregnancy. You should talk to your doctor about the best way to safely wean off pills. ...Read more

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My girlfriend is still afraid to get pregnant after taking the pill. Is that a valid concern?

My girlfriend is still afraid to get pregnant after taking the pill. Is that a valid concern?

If not taken: consistently, than oral contraceptives are not as effective. No single form of birth control is 100% effective. Would she be more comfortable with combination of oral contraception and condom? ...Read more

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If youve been on the pill for a couple of years & just got off of it 2 weeks ago should they be concerned about pregnancy.?

If youve been on the pill for a couple of years & just got off of it 2 weeks ago should they be concerned about pregnancy.?

Yes: The contraceptive effect (prevention of pregnancy) of pills typically does not last very long after your last pill. Sometimes women do not start ovulating right away after stopping the pill, and therefore cannot get pregnant early on, but many will start ovulating right away. If you are not on birth control and are not using other methods like condoms, you could get pregnant with unprotected sex. ...Read more

Analgesic (Definition)

An analgesic is any member of the group of drugs used to ...Read more