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What is a safe alternative to douching in pregnancy?

What is a safe alternative to douching in pregnancy?

Not douching: Douching is never recommended. The vagina is a self-cleaning organ and douching can push harmful bacteria into the vagina or change the pH balance which allows infections to occur. Gentle cleaning of the outside of the vagina with soap and water is all that is necessary and safe. ...Read more

Dr. Steven Griggs
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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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Can a vaginal douche to prevent pregnancy?

Can a vaginal douche to prevent pregnancy?

No way!: Try plan b- can be purchased over the counter- and should be taken within 72 hours of sex- but the sooner the better- if you don't menstruate within 2 weeks of taking the med, you must get a pregnancy test. Please practice safer sex and see a practitioner or health educator to be sure you understand your body and options. ...Read more

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Is male douching effective at preventing pregnancy?

Is male douching effective at preventing pregnancy?

No: What exactly do you mean by "male douching". A douche is a vaginal clean out so not sure what you mean.
Patricio c. Gargollo
assistant professor, pediatric urology
director, pediatric urology robotic and minimally invasive surgery
childrens medical center dallas
214-456-0646
www.Childrens.Com. ...Read more

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Will douching after sex prevent pregnancy?

Will douching after sex prevent pregnancy?

No: It takes between 60 and 90 seconds for the sperm to travel from the vagina through the cervix into the uterus and out of the fallopian tubes to reach your eggs. It takes even less time for the sperm to get into the cervix where they would not be affected by douching. It might help a little, but not much. ...Read more

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I've used a hydrogen douche a few times a month and am trying to conceive. Will that ruin my chance for pregnancy?

I've used a hydrogen douche a few times a month and am trying to conceive.  Will that ruin my chance for pregnancy?

Yes: Every time you douche you are washing out the "good" bacteria that keeps the vaginal pH stable, as well as any sperm that are trying to swim to "Nirvana". ...Read more

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If semen comes near the vaginal area can showering or wiping prevent pregnancy. Can showering,wiping,douching prevent pregnancy

If semen comes near the vaginal area  can showering or wiping prevent pregnancy.
Can showering,wiping,douching prevent pregnancy

No: Semen that is deposited in or near the vulva can create pregnancy. Sperm can rapidly ascend into the upper female genital tract and be viable for up to 72 hours. You cannot wash, cleanse, douche or remove sperm that have gotten into the vagina. ...Read more

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Can washing the vagina or douching or wiping reduce the chance of pregnancy if semen has come in contact with vaginal area?

Can washing the vagina or douching or wiping reduce the chance of pregnancy if semen has come in contact with vaginal area?

Here are some...: Yes, but not guarantee to eliminate the odd of conception entirely. If concern to conceive is in mind, do HPT in a wk after missing expected period and repeat it in another wk if the first test is (-) and still in doubt. More? Seek pro-evaluation and counseling timely. ...Read more

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Semen comes in contact or gets near a woman's vulva can showering or wiping or douching prevent pregnancy at all ?

Semen comes in contact or gets near a woman's vulva can showering or wiping or douching prevent pregnancy at all ?

No: None of the methods you mentioned, showering, wiping or douching are known or effective forms of contraception. If in doubt consider "Plan B" to prevent an unwanted pregnancy. ...Read more

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Doctor told me not to take Flagyl because its not safe for my 12 week pregnancy instead he said to douche using vinegar-water. Thought it was bad?

Doctor told me not to take Flagyl because its not safe for my 12 week pregnancy instead he said to douche using vinegar-water. Thought it was bad?

It is Cat B: But some does cross the placenta, I do not recommend douching, vaginal Metrogel is safer even though that does not work well if you have trichomonas, if you have BV i would recommend Cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) vaginal it is cat b and would wait till you are out of 1st trimester which is 13 1/3 weeks i never rec douching when you are preg but u need to discuss with the doc who is taking care of your pregnancy. ...Read more

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Does vaginal douching or washing with water after intercourse will increase the risk of ectopic pregnancy?

Does vaginal douching or washing with water after intercourse will increase the risk of ectopic pregnancy?

No, but: This activity will not increase the risk of ectopic, but it will increase the risk of recurrent, bothersome vaginal infections such as yeast infections. ...Read more

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Can showering,douching,wiping prevent pregnancy at all if semen has come in contact or near vagina,vulva?

Can showering,douching,wiping prevent pregnancy at all if semen has come in contact or near vagina,vulva?

Not at all: None of those things will help decrease the risk of pregnancy after intercourse. Use over the counter Plan B if intercourse was within 72 hours to decrease the risk of unplanned pregnancy. Then see a doctor to start birth control to avoid these scares in the future. ...Read more

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Will douching delay my period? Was suppose to start on the 6th of September and negative pregnancy test. Have cramps & lower back pain.

Will douching delay my period? Was suppose to start on the 6th of September and negative pregnancy test. Have cramps & lower back pain.

Douching, why?: Douching is unnecessary and unwise for vaginal health. The vagina is like a "self-cleaning oven" and douching only increases your risks for more serious vaginal infections. ...Read more

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Hi, I am 7 days late on my cycle and i douched on the 17th, the day i was suppose to start, could this be why? I have taken 5 home pregnancy test?

Hi, I am 7 days late on my cycle and i douched on the 17th, the day i was suppose to start, could this be why? I have taken 5 home pregnancy test?

May be testing too: Soon. Home pregnancy test start turning positive 7-10 days after the missed period. You may wish to see your doctor for a more sensitive blood test or wait 4-5 days before testing. Douching is not likely to have affected the period and douching, in general, is not a good idea. See this site for early signs of pregnancy.
http://www.webmd.com/baby/guide/pregnancy-am-i-pregnant. ...Read more

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What happens to the GI system during pregnancy?

What happens to the GI system during pregnancy?

Constipation: The progesterone that is produced in the placenta not only soothes the uterine muscles and prevents preterm contractions, it also slows the motility of the GI tract down, which in some women leads to constipation. ...Read more

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Which type of diabetes happens during pregnancy?

Which type of diabetes happens during pregnancy?

Gestational diabetes: Gestational diabetes is a condition where women develop high blood sugar during pregnancy without a prior history of diabetes. It is often without symptoms, but can be picked up during routine pre-natal screening. There is some risk to the baby if it is not treated, and there is some risk of the mother having diabetes after birth. ...Read more

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What type of diabetes can happen during pregnancy?

What type of diabetes can happen during pregnancy?

Gestational diabetes: If you do not have diabetes before you are pregnant, but become diabetic during the pregnancy you have developed "gestational diabetes". You will be at increased risk for adult onset diabetes later in life as well. ...Read more

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What happens if you get an X-ray during pregnancy?

What happens if you get an X-ray during pregnancy?

Slight risk: Having an X-ray during pregnancy is generally considered safe. It's highly unlikely that an X-ray during pregnancy will harm a developing baby as most X-ray exams won't expose the baby to direct radiation. Also a leaded apron can be worn to shield your abdomen from the radiation. The exception is abdominal X-rays which directly target the abdomen. It is still wise to postpone non-emergent X-rays. ...Read more

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What happens if a woman was fattening up a lot during pregnancy?

What happens if a woman was fattening up a lot during pregnancy?

Pregnancy: Do you mean "fattening up" or are you just experiencing the weight gain from pregnancy?
If you are pregnant at age 46 enjoy your new baby coming.
If you are not pregnant but "fattening up a lot" you would do well to see a dietitian. ...Read more

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Did something happen during the pregnancy to cause my baby to have polycythemia?

Did something happen during the pregnancy to cause my baby to have polycythemia?

Hard to tell: Certainly polycythemia can be a complication of mom's health such as diabetes, but it can also just happen because a baby gets a little dehydrated, this usually not a serious problem. ...Read more

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What happens when someone hits a pregnant woman in their back during pregnancy ?

What happens when someone hits a pregnant woman in their back during pregnancy ?

Depends: You didn't mention whether this was domestic violence, an accident or fall? All of this matters. The organs most likely to be injured in the back, other than the back, itself, are the kidneys. The abdomen is protected, but a serious injury could always harm a pregnancy. If your girlfriend or wife has been harmed, be sure to seek medical attention asap. ...Read more

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Wt is the best stretching exercise that will make u the most comfortable during pregnancy?

Wt is the best stretching exercise that will make u the most comfortable during pregnancy?

Core and torso..: Core and torso stretching with back extensions. Hip flexor exercise with mild lunges can also help. Swimming provides natural stretching with torso rotation and is an all around good activity for pregnant females! ...Read more

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Why is bad to eat maracuya (passion fruit)seeds during pregnancy, i ate a bit what will happen now?

Why is bad to eat maracuya (passion fruit)seeds during pregnancy, i ate a bit  what will happen now?

Untrue: This is an urban legend. There is no contraindication to ingesting passion fruit or the seeds during pregnancy. In fact, during your pregnancy is when it is most important to be eating fruits and vegetables. ...Read more

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What does it mean when blood levels are low during pregnancy my niece is 5 month and this has just happened?

What does it mean when blood levels are low during pregnancy my niece is 5 month and this has just happened?

You have to be more : Specific, what blood levels? Impossible to answer that question without knowing what blood levels you are talking about. ...Read more