Pregnancy safety is a relative new term to mean that recommendations are made and guidelines implemented wither outside or inside the hospital to ensure that both mothers and babies are safe.

Printers, Ink, and Toners During Pregnancy

If your job includes close proximity to a printer or requires touching toner and ink, will that harm your baby? What about our home printers and copiers? ... read more »

Bisphenol-A (BPA): Common Chemicals and Pregnancy Safety

Bisphenol-A (BPA), a chemical known as an endocrine disruptor that mimic's the effects of estrogen, was found in the bodies of 96 percent of all American women pregnant in 2011. ... read more »

Climate Change, the Environment, and Reproductive Health

The environment affects you ability getting pregnant and have a healthy pregnancy. ... read more »

Air Pollution Exposure and Pregnancy Outcomes

According to several studies, even low levels of air pollution can negatively affect pregnancies and fetal morbidity risks. ... read more »

Hormone Fertility and Pregnancy Disrupting Chemicals

Some chemicals commonly used in the home, workplace, and just about everywhere else are known as endocrine disrupters because once ingested, they mimic the activity of the body's natural hormones. ... read more »

Effective Asthma Control Benefits Mother and Baby

Asthmatic mothers-to-be everywhere can breathe easier knowing the medications they relied upon before becoming pregnant are the best course of treatment during pregnancy, too. ... read more »

Diet Pills

Are diet pills ok to take when I try to conceive (TTC)? ... read more »

Phentermine - Diet, Pregnancy, and Miscarriage

Phentermine is categorized as category C in pregnancy because it is chemically related to amphetamines, which have been shown to cause miscarriages and birth defects. ... read more »

TB (Tuberculosis) Test During Pregnancy

Is it safe to get a TB (tuberculosis) test during pregnancy? ... read more »

Tanning During Pregnancy

Can I use a tanning bed during pregnancy? ... read more »

Can Bumping Abdomen Cause Miscarriage?

Can bumping against my abdomen lead to a miscarriage? ... read more »

How Safe Is It To Whiten My Teeth At Home?

Most doctors recommend seeing your dentist at least once during pregnancy. Gum disease during pregnancy has been found to increase certain pregnancy complications such as premature deliveries. ... read more »

Eclampsia During Pregnancy and Postpartum

Preeclampsia is a dangerous complication of pregnancy that typically affects women late in pregnancy. The condition is upgraded from preeclampsia to eclampsia when seizures develop. ... read more »

In-Water Massage and Pregnancy

Hydrotherapy is not as common as prenatal massage but may be just as effective. While hot water is off the plate for the duration of pregnancy, hydrotherapy may be just what mom-to-be ordered. ... read more »

Can I Get a Bikini Wax During Pregnancy?

Hair removal can be a serious concern for some pregnant women. Pregnancy hormones can increase hair thickness, speed of growth and darken hair so it appears thicker. ... read more »

Veneers During Pregnancy

The only known side effect of pregnancy that could cause an expecting woman to put off veneer application is that gums become more sensitive due to increased blood volume. ... read more »

Thermage and Mesotherapy During Pregnancy

Thermage and mesotherapy are two distinct beauty treatments that work to reduce the look of fine lines, wrinkles, and body fat. Neither procedure is approved for use during pregnancy. ... read more »

Getting a Tattoo During Pregnancy

Getting a new tattoo before or during pregnancy is not a good idea because during pregnancy there are significant skin changes which will have a negative effect on the tattoo. ... read more »

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. ... read more »

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? ... read more »

Beauty Products and Treatments During Pregnancy

Find out which beauty products are safe during pregnancy. ... read more »

Are Pedicures Safe During Pregnancy?

Pedicures are a safe and healthy way for a woman to feel beautiful during her pregnancy. Tools used during the pedicure should be sterilized prior to use in order to prevent infection. ... read more »

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? ... read more »

Is Taking Pepcid AC During Pregnancy Safe?

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

Are Tanning Beds Safe During Pregnancy?

Tanning beds in pregnancy are unlikely to harm the fetus but may damage your skin. ... read more »

Surface Piercings and Pregnancy

Surface piercings may have a higher rate of rejection and/or infectionthan ear piercing or other body piercings. A pregnant woman's immunesystem is suppressed during pregnancy, which leaves surface piercing onthe borderline of unsafe. ... read more »

Sunbathing, Sunscreens, and Sun Exposure During Pregnancy

Sunbathing in pregnancy may not be a good idea because the increased hormones of pregnancy increase your risks. ... read more »

Are Saunas Safe During Pregnancy?

Nothing feels more relaxing than a hot bath or shower after a long day of work, parenting or life in general, but are saunas safe druing pregnancy? ... read more »

How Safe Is Spray-Tanning During Pregnancy?

Great news for the fake tan lovers: if you want to add to your natural pregnant glow then self-tanners are perfect. ... read more »

Scented Oils During Pregnancy

When choosing scented oils during pregnancy, it is important to understand which oils are considered safe for use during pregnancy and which should be avoided until after giving birth. ... read more »

Plastic Surgery During Pregnancy

Plastic surgery is an elective medical procedure in most cases, and few plastic surgeons will perform elective plastic surgery during pregnancy. ... read more »

Hair Perm During Pregnancy

Pregnancy hormones and longer processing time - thus a greater risk of chemical absorption through the scalp and into the bloodstream and thus come in contact with the fetus - make perming a bad idea. ... read more »

Manicures Before, During, And After Pregnancy

Manicures are considered safe during pregnancy as long as the manicurist uses tools that have been sterilized between clients and the room is well ventilated. ... read more »

Can I Use Nail Polish While Pregnant?

There have been no reported incidents of any adverse effects on the outcome of a healthy pregnancy due to manicures or pedicures. ... read more »

Makeup Tattoos During Pregnancy

Pregnant women should steer clear of the tattooing process during pregnancy in order to eliminate the risk of HIV or Hepatitis B infection. ... read more »

Pregnancy Nutrition and Food Guide

What you should and shouldn't eat while pregnant. ... read more »

High Heels During Pregnancy

For some pregnant women, wearing high heels during pregnancy is a fashion statement they grew accustomed to making before conception occurred.   ... read more »

Ground Meat During Pregnancy: Is It Safe?

Ground beef or ground meat is not recommended for pregnant women, especially if it's undercooked. This is because ground meat can be contaminated. ... read more »

Jewelry During Pregnancy

Some women have no skin change during pregnancy and find they are able to wear rings, earrings and necklaces. Others may have skin reactions and experience irritation to the metals in jewelry. ... read more »

Is It Safe To Change My Cat’s Litter While I’m Pregnant?

It’s a dilemma for every cat owner…what do you do when you get pregnant? Most doctors advise you not to change the cat litter, and for a very good reason. ... read more »

Hot Stone Massage During Pregnancy

Having a pregnancy massage should involve a trained massage therapist with certification in the field of pregnancy massage. Special equipment is also needed for pregnant women.   ... read more »

Hydrotherapy During Pregnancy

Hydrotherapy is the term used for water treatments. Hydrotherapy for aches and pains, often associated with spas, can be safe during pregnancy as long as water temperatures are kept cool. ... read more »

Are Hot Tubs Showers or Baths Safe During or After Pregnancy?

Hot tubs can be very relaxing to pregnant women, and they are safe as long as the water does not heat up your body too much and you take proper precautions. ... read more »

Home Spa Treatments During Pregnancy

With so many concerns about manicures, pedicures, waxing, facials, and massages, it seems more appropriate to consider home spa treatments in place of salon treatments which can be more sanity and convenient and tend to cost less. ... read more »

Hair Salon Blow-Outs During Pregnancy

Hitting the salon for a wash, cut and style during pregnancy is the perfect way to feel more beautiful, but not all beauty treatments are safe for pregnant women. ... read more »

Are Hair Removers Safe During Pregnancy?

The general census is that depilatories/hair removers such as Veet or Nair are safe if used as directed and to limit the amount of time the product is on the skin. ... read more »

Hair Extensions

Hair extensions are typically applied to strands of hair with hair glue, which is not safe to use during pregnancy. An alternative to gluing in hair extensions is the braiding process. ... read more »

Hair Coloring During Pregnancy: Is It Safe?

Haircare and hair dye include a number of chemicals. Each product is different, and before using it while pregnant, you need to read the list of ingredients carefully. ... read more »

Electrology During Pregnancy

Electrology is the practice of using electricity to remove unwanted hairs. With electrology there are two methods that are mainly used: galvanic and thermolysis. The galvanic method is unsafe to use during pregnancy; the thermolysis method may be safe to use. ... read more »

Facial Peels During Pregnancy - Safety and Precautions

Skin that is discolored or affected by acne during pregnancy due to pregnancy hormones can be smoothed with the use of a chemical facial peel which works by removing the outermost layers of skin. ... read more »

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