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Is douching safe while pregnant?

Is douching safe while pregnant?

Not recommended: There is no reason anyone should douche. Douches actually cause infections by stripping the vagina of healthy bacteria. ...Read more

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Douching (Definition)

This refers to the systematic internal rinsing of the vagina. You typically use a kit specifically designed for this. A solution is in a plastic bottle like container with a thin tube (straw like) extending from it. The tube is inserted and the bottle is squeezed. The tube has a tip that allows the solution to spray around inside. The solution and any other contents can drain ...Read more


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Can you douche while pregnant?

Can you douche while pregnant?

Please do NOT: The American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists recommends AGAINST Douching. ...Read more

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Can tussin CF harm me if im pregnant?

Can tussin CF harm me if im pregnant?

No: This medication contains dextromethorphan, guanenisine and phenylephine. These have not proven harmful in pregnancy. Some would avoid phenylephine in 1st trimester, or use only if necessary. ...Read more

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What happens if i douche while pregnant?

What happens if i douche while pregnant?

Douching is NOT REC: Recommneded when you are pregnant, cause it could cause bleeding, an infection as bacteria could get pushed up into the uterus, depending on how far you are along could cause rupture of membranes and rarely other more serious probelms, please discuss with your ob. ...Read more

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Can douching cause problems getting pregnant?

Can douching cause problems getting pregnant?

Yes! Do not douche!: Douching can increase the risk of infection. A healthy vagina should clean itself. If you feel that you have an abnormal discharge, please see your gynecologist. ...Read more

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I am pregnant, can leishmaniasis harm my child?

I am pregnant, can leishmaniasis harm my child?

Potentially Yes: Please refer your OB to the following national institutes of health website. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/pmc1784584/. ...Read more

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Which position to sleep when pregnant to not harm baby?

Which position to sleep when pregnant to not harm baby?

On your side.: As the pregnancy progresses, the shear size of the womb and fetus will dictate the most comfortable sleep position for you: on your side with some pillow support between your knees. You cannot sleep on your stomach (even if you tried) and should not sleep flat on your back in the third trimester to avoid blocking the venous return to your heart from your lower body. ...Read more

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Will taking hydrocodone while your pregnant harm the baby?

Will taking hydrocodone while your pregnant harm the baby?

No: Hydrocodone is safe to take in pregnancy. Of course, you should only take it for the least amount of time necessary to control your pain. It is not associated with birth defects but chronic, long-term use may put the baby at risk for narcotic associated issues at birth, including respiratory depression. ...Read more

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If you take progesterone while your pregnant can it harm the baby?

If you take progesterone while your pregnant can it harm the baby?

Please discuss with: Your OB as some progesterones are made to be used during pregnancy to prevent premature labor and to prevent a misc., other ones are not supposed to be taken during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Dr. Ana Adelstein
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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