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Doctor insights on: What Is The Best Treatment For Physically Active During Pregnancy

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Dr. William Singer
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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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What should I know about electroconvulsive therapy (ect) during pregnancy?

What should I know about electroconvulsive therapy (ect) during pregnancy?

Frightening: The use of ECT is now restricted to the most severe and dangerous cases of depression. If this is the issue during pregnancy, it must be very serious. The risks are very high, and the benefit must be clearly explained and discussed in detail. There should be full and appropriate consent in order to allow such a treatment. ...Read more

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What acne treatments are safe during pregnancy?

What acne treatments are safe during pregnancy?

Very limited: Topical benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, erythromycin. Oral erythromycin. Acne tends to be worse the first 20 weeks, often less severe the last 20. May be worse after delivery. Sun will help but avoid burning. ...Read more

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Ultrasound therapy on spine during pregnancy?

Ultrasound therapy on spine during pregnancy?

Ask the provider: Obstetricians cannot be expected to know every single alternative therapy that pregnant women might consider. Instead, it is the duty of the specialists who provide treatments to understand how their therapy can affect pregnancy. High pulse ultrasound does have some potential risks to a developing fetus. ...Read more

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Depression during pregnancy--signs and treatments?

Depression during pregnancy--signs and treatments?

Same signs as not: Pregnant. The treatment, however, is different. There should be more emphasis on psychotherapy. Most antidepressants should be avoided, at least until the third trimester. Electroconvulsive therapy is very safe for both mother and child, although it is usually only used in severe cases. ...Read more

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My chiropractor uses a vibration massager during treatments. Is this safe during pregnancy? Can the baby feel the vibration?

My chiropractor uses a vibration massager during treatments. Is this safe during pregnancy? Can the baby feel the vibration?

Superficial: Vibration to the back should be harmless. Lots of muscle and ligaments protecting abdomen. Make sure they are aware of your pregnancy, and should receive treatment sitting. ...Read more

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What is safest way to treat severe anxiety during pregnancy? Not allowed to exercise. Tried meditation and therapy cbt emt. Constant feeling of doom.

What is safest way to treat severe anxiety during pregnancy? Not allowed to exercise. Tried meditation and therapy cbt emt. Constant feeling of doom.

Zoloft (sertraline): I think that the safest and most time-tested medication in this situation would be zoloft (sertraline). All of the ob/gyn's that I have met have no problem with their patients being on zoloft (sertraline) during pregnancy. You should however discuss this with your ob/gyn and with whoever prescribes it for you. Best wishes. Also remember that severe anxiety itself may have negative effects on a pregnancy and therefore should be aggressively treated. ...Read more

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Should I substitute therapy for antidepressants during pregnancy?

Should I substitute therapy for antidepressants during pregnancy?

See below.: Hopefully, you are already receiving therapy. There are some potential side effects of antidepressants. However, you need to discuss this with both your OB and psychiatrist. ...Read more