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What can you use for constipation during pregnancy?

What can you use for constipation during pregnancy?

Constipation: High fiber diet including brown rice, avocados, sweet potatoes,strawberries oats barley, lentils, kale at every meal . Lots of fluid including juices and water ,exercise. Avoid straining. Discuss this and other options with your ob. ...Read more

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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


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What medicines can I take for depression during pregnancy?

What medicines can I take for depression during pregnancy?

Depends: Most antidepressant medications are rated as category c which means they should be stopped if possible bit i'd it would be harmful to the mom to continue them. It is a hard decision that needs to be made with much thought and discussion with tour doctor. A bout of major depression during pregnancyight be considered harmful. You and your dr need to consider risks & benefits. ...Read more

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What can I take for constpation while pregnant?

What can I take for constpation while pregnant?

Several choices: Increasing fiber in the diet will reduce the risk of constipation occuring. Fiber laxatives or supplements are safe, as are stool softeners, milk of magnesia, and miralax (polyethylene glycol). Avoid stimulant agents. Never take castor oil. ...Read more

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What can I do for hemmroids during a pregnancy?

What can I do for hemmroids during a pregnancy?

Medication: Any of the over-the-counter medications available at the pharmacy for hemorrhoids are safe for use in pregnancy. Avoiding constipation is also helpful. Miralax (polyethylene glycol) is a good product. ...Read more

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What can I do to alleviate constipation during pregnancy?

What can I do to alleviate constipation during pregnancy?

Many things to try: There are many things you may try to alleviate/improve constipation symptoms in pregnancy. Potential solutions: increase the fluid, fiber, fruit and vegetable intake; add natural fiber stool softeners to your diet; take your prenatal vitamins (the extra iron is good but may exacerbate constipation) every other day. ...Read more

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What can I take for gas when pregnant?

What can I take for gas when pregnant?

ASK OB: Maalox is fine and Cat B which can help with GI upset and some gas issues. Important to ask your OB Dr. for continuity of care and sop that they know what your are going through and any meds you will be taking, even over the counter ones. Good luck and Congratulations. ...Read more

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What can I do for cravings during pregnancy?

What can I do for cravings during pregnancy?

Healthy eating: Healthy eating and appropriate snacks. Frequent small snacks will help avoid the out of control eating. You've heard "you need what you crave". Wrong! no one needs a dozen jelly donuts or a gallon of ice cream! much still depends on discipline. Remember a few months of discipline can equal a life time without a weight struggle. ...Read more

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What can a pregnant woman take for extreme bloating?

What can a pregnant woman take for extreme bloating?

OB MD's advice: If you do not have Pregnancy Induced Hypertension (Pre-eclampsia) as per your OB MD, then there is no magic pill that will decrease pregnancy bloating. Many pregnant women have had excellent success with exercise classes geared specifically to them and a balanced nutritional diet. Make sure you run this by your treating OB MD for his/her advice as well. ...Read more

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What can I take for tension headaches during pregnancy?

What can I take for tension headaches during pregnancy?

Depends: Generally, tylenol (acetaminophen) is considered safe. You should, however, consult with your obstetrician before taking any medication (prescription or over the counter) during pregnancy. It is best to avoid medications, if possible, during pregnancy and your doctor will weigh the risks and benefits of these medications when deciding. Massage and heat may be better for muscle tension headaches. ...Read more

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What can I take for constipation while breastfeeding?

What can I take for constipation while breastfeeding?

Breast feeding meds : Most stool softeners and laxatives are safe. Drinking more liquids., eating more fruits and veggies and getting an ample supply of fiber will help a lot. Try to find a regular personal time when you are not rushed. The intestine likes to work on a regular schedule. ...Read more

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What can I take for UTI in pregnancy?

What can I take for UTI in pregnancy?

Many possibilities: Your treating pcp can select an appropriate antibiotic based on a urine culture & lack of toxicity to the baby. ...Read more

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What natural medicines can I take for water retention before, during and after pregnancy?

What natural medicines can I take for water retention before, during and after pregnancy?

Consult your doctor: One should be very cautious when considering any medicine during pregnancy.Medicine that may be safe for the adult may not be safe for the baby. Always check with your obstetrican before you start any meducine- be it allopathic or natural medicine. ...Read more

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What's okay to take for extreme nausea during pregnancy?

What's okay to take for extreme nausea during pregnancy?

May try: Otc emetrol, or flat regular coke but failing that ask your obstetrician. Some prescriptive anti-emetics are acceptable in pregancy if the benefits of taking outweigh the risks of continued nausea. ...Read more

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What can I take for nausea during my first trimester of pergnancy?

What can I take for nausea during my first trimester of pergnancy?

Safety First: If you can tough it out less is more in this case. Home remedies like ginger, ginger snaps, and ginger tea work well. Also try an acupressure band for motion sickness. If the nausea and possible vomiting that follows is unbearable and weight loss is a problem, you need to talk to your provider about other prescription medications that may be useful and possible testing for a cause if necessary. ...Read more

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What can I take for pain while pregnant?

What can I take for pain while pregnant?

See doctor: When you are pregnant , you are under the care of your ob/gyn, you need to check with your OB what is allowed and what is not recommended.In general, esp the first trimester (12 weeks) you should not take any med because this is the time for development of your baby.Again, it is best to see your OB and inquire about any meds. ...Read more

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What can I do for nail problems during pregnancy?

Moisterize: No gelatin or vitamin will make any difference. Never push or cut your cuticles. Rub in a cream frequently, especially after in water. ...Read more

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What can I take for congestion while pregnant?

What can I take for congestion while pregnant?

I would recommend: Water for two reasons. One, it is a great way to free up congestion and two, you know its safe. Guaifenisin is suppose to be safe, but i would try to avoid early in pregnancy, especially if you have never had it before. Try massaging just behind the angle of your jaw to see if helps relieve some of the congestion as well. I hope that helps! ...Read more

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What can I do for abdominal pain during pregnancy?

What can I do for abdominal pain during pregnancy?

Get bowels moving: Stay on schedule for routine check ups with your OB doc, and get your bowels moving. A bowel regimen may be needed, discuss with your ob. Constipation and pelvic congestion are common source of discomfort during pregnancy. ...Read more

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What can you take for diarrhea when you're pregnant?

What can you take for diarrhea when you're pregnant?

Be careful: The most important thing with diarrhea is to maintain your electrolytes. Pedialyte is safe in pregnancy. Most diarrheas are from viruses and your body will get better on its own in just a few days. However, altered electrolytes can affect your circulation and baby. If you can not keep food down, you may need to go to a hospital to get IV hydration. ...Read more

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