Activated Partial Thromboplastin Time - aPTT (Whole Blood) During Pregnancy

This blood test gives doctors an indication of blood clotting time. Blood is moved to the lab in vials that contain an anticoagulant (stops blood clotting). Once in the lab, a coagulant is added to the vial and the lab tech notes how long it takes for a clot to form.

Fertility Medications: Cycloset and Parlodel (Bromocriptine)

A doctor may prescribe Bromocriptine to help women who have an ovulation problem caused by a benign tumor in the pituitary gland, located in the brain just behind the nose. Doctors refer to this condition as pituitary adenoma.

Is It Safe To Use Stool-Softening Laxatives During Pregnancy and While Breastfeeding?

All about stool-softening laxatives and pregnancy/breastfeeding. Are they safe during pregnancy and/or breastfeeding?

Constipation and Pregnancy: Is There a Safe Stool Softener?

Pregnancy constipation can be especially uncomfortable, but there are some over the counter stool softeners considered safe for use during pregnancy.

I Took Provera And Still Didn't Get My Period

I have no period and did not bleed at all even after taking Provera. What does this mean?

Is Lidocaine Safe During Pregnancy and While Breastfeeding?

Lidocaine passes very quickly through the placenta so doctors suggest only using the anesthetic for established medical needs, but is it safe during pregnancy and/or breastfeeding?

Decongestant Nasal Spray During Pregnancy And Breastfeeding

Are decongestant nasal sprays safe during pregnancy and/or breastfeeding? Sprays are made using different medications and it depends on which one you choose.

Herbs, Herbal Medicine, Tea and Pregnancy

The use of certain medicinal herbs during pregnancy raises the possibility of adverse fetal or neonatal effects.

Malaria Drug Enables Woman to Have Baby After 20 Miscarriages

Kelly Moseley was determined to become a mother. She'd had 20 miscarriages over a 10 year period and has now given birth thanks to new findings.

Is Dramamine Safe During Pregnancy?

Dramamine (or dymenhydinate) is a Class B medication in pregnancy and generally considered safe during pregnancy.

Can I Take Pepcid AC During Pregnancy And While Breastfeeding?

All about Pepcid AC during pregnancy, breastfeeding and trying to conceive (TTC). Is it safe for use?

Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory (NSAIDs) Medications Increase Miscarriage Risk

Women who take nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDs) around conception are more likely to suffer a miscarriage than women who did not take the drugs.

Can I Take Nexium During Pregnancy and While Breastfeeding?

Is the drug Nexium, which is used to treat GERD and other stomach issues, safe to use while pregnant? How about if you are breastfeeding?

Is It Safe To Use Allegra During Pregnancy and While Breastfeeding?

Learn all about Allegra and if it is safe to use during pregnancy and/or while breastfeeding.

Can Too Much Iron Hurt the Fetus?

Iron toxicity is mostly a problem for children, but the adult body will only utilize so much iron.

Retin-A Cream and Pregnancy - Is it safe?

Can I use Retin-A Cream during pregnancy?

Can I Take Tylenol During Pregnancy And While Breastfeeding?

Learn all about acetaminophen and if it is safe to use while pregnant and/or breastfeeding?

Is Claritin Safe During Pregnancy And While Breastfeeding?

Learn all about Claritin (loratadine) and if it's safe during pregnancy and/or breastfeeding?

Are There Any Vitamins I Should Not Take During Pregnancy?

While prenatal vitamins are a healthy regimen during pregnancy to ensure that you are getting adequate nutrients for you and your baby, there are certain vitamins that should be avoided during pregnancy.

Vitamin C: How Much Is Too Much During Pregnancy?

Multivitamins that contain very high amounts of vitamin C are not considered safe during pregnancy. The best vitamin supplement is one that's specifically designed for pregnant women.

Abilify - Ariprazole During Pregnancy

Abilify Ariprazole is a prescription medicine used to treat schizophrenia in people age 13 years and older.

Can I Take Acyclovir During Pregnancy And Breastfeeding?

Is the drug Acyclovir, which is used to treat herpes simplex, safe to use while pregnant? How about if you are breastfeeding?

ADHD: Real Diagnosis or Provocative Sales Pitch?

It's been more than 50 years since Dr. Keith Conners first started hiscampaign to convince other doctors and parents that the 'bad seed' kidmay actually suffer a neurological disorder. His message was heard andnow he regrets it.

Antidepressants During Pregnancy Raises Risk of Newborn Lung Complication

A recent study indicates there is a small but increased risk of a particular lung condition the infant may develop when its mother takes an SSRI during the late stages of pregnancy.

Is Throat Spray Safe During Pregnancy?

Even the most minor nagging cold during your pregnancy can make you want to curl up in bed and never come out. Pregnancy is painful and inconvenient enough, so adding a cold to the equation only makes it that much worse.

Experience of Acupuncture Eases Cancer Drugs’ Side Effects

The results of a recent clinical trial may offer the hope of relief from the distresses of cancer drugs by the experience of acupuncture.

Sinus Congestion During Pregnancy

Nearly every woman will suffer sinus congestion during pregnancy. Here's what you can do to find relief!

FDA Pregnancy Category System Of Antibiotics

The Food and Drug Administration lists antibiotics in categories based on safety for use during pregnancy. It has five categories to indicate the potential to cause birth defects during pregnancy.

Categories Of Medications Given During Pregnancy

Medications fall into certain categories which signify how harmful a drug might be during pregnancy. Drugs are categorized into category A, B, C, D, or X.

Prozac And Pregnancy

Is prozac safe to take when you're pregnant? Several studies comparing women who did take Prozac with women who didn't take it showed that pregnancy outcome did not differ between the groups.

Does FertilAid Have Any Side Effects?

The scientifically-validated herbal-nutritional components of FertilAid for Women have been selected for their roles in promoting reproductive wellness. But are there any side effects?

Vitamin A During Pregnancy

I have read that too much vitamin A in a diet can be potentially hazardous. If I receive the recommended amount of vitamin A in my daily diet, will the prenatal vitamin be harmful to me or my baby?

Metformin Dosage: How Much Should I Take?

How much Metformin is necessary to treat polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) during pregnancy? How much should I take to treat diabetes? What should my dosage be?

What Are The Side Effects Of Metformin?

What are the side effects of Metformin? Usually the side effects of Metformin depend on how much of the medicine you take, and they tend to lessen over time.

FertilAid Side Effects

The scientifically-validated herbal-nutritional components of FertilAid for Women have been selected for their roles in promoting reproductive wellness. But are there any side effects?

How Many Months Can Clomid Be Taken?

How many months can Clomid be taken? Clomid is an oral fertility medication used to induce ovulation in women who have are not ovulating to help them get pregnant.

Is Your Antibiotic Safe During Pregnancy?

Which antibiotics are safe during pregnancy? Every antibiotic is made with different ingredients, so will have different effects on mom and baby. Find out about the antibiotic you have been prescribed

Can I Take FertilAid And Clomid Together?

Can I take FertilAid and Clomid together? FertilAid's proprietary blend unites select herbal ingredients that have been shown to enhance fertility and increase the chances of conception.

Is Zyrtec Safe During Pregnancy And Breastfeeding?

Do you take Zyrtec and are pregnant, breastfeeding or trying to conceive? Read about the safety precautions for this popular allergy medicine.

Are Antibiotics Safe During Pregnancy
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Learn what doctors at top universities say about antibiotic use during pregnancy.

Melatonin Not Safe for Children’s Sleep Problems

An Australian physiologist who’s studied melatonin for 40 years, however, has recently issued a call for caution, especially when it’s given for children’s sleep problems.

Should Pregnant Women Participate in Medical Research?

In any pregnancy, there is about a 3 per cent risk of delivering a baby with a birth defect (that's 3 out of every 100 babies born). The vast majority of drugs and vaccines do NOT cause fetal harm

The Danger of Anti-Inflammatory Drugs during Pregnancy

When a friend of mine became pregnant last year, I was very happy for her and her husband. It was their first baby and they were so excited, especially because she was told she might never have children due to also having inactive Lupus.

Daily Baby Aspirin Could Lower Preeclampsia Risk

To reduce preeclampsia, a new study recommends certain pregnant women be routinely prescribed a regimen of one 81-milligram of aspirin — a baby aspirin — beginning at the 12th week of pregnancy.

Valproate Dose Linked to Birth Defects

Valproate is a medication prescribed to women with epilepsy. Previous studies have shown a clear connection between the drug and birth defects, leaving some women fearful of starting a family.

Antidepressants During Pregnancy

For the pregnant woman on antidepressants, the psychiatrist and the obstetrician can work together to find a suitable treatment that will work with pregnancy and keep baby healthy during gestation.

Medications in Pregnancy: General Principles

When it comes to taking medications in pregnancy, there is one major rule of thumb that all women need to follow: always ask your obstetrician about the safety of a medication before taking it.

What Allergy Medications are Safe During Pregnancy?

Most allergy medications are safe in pregnancy. Learn more about them here.

Corticosteroids During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

All about corticosteroids and pregnancy/breastfeeding. Are they safe during pregnancy and/or breastfeeding?

Breastfeeding and Tacrolimus

Tacrolimus, an immunosuppressive medication, can be given after organ transplant to fight organ rejection. According to researchers from various institutions in the United Kingdom, contraindication in breastfeeding is not based on clinical research.

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