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OTC Antihistamines - Good For You, Good For baby?

Antihistamines purchased over the counter (OTC) as well as those thatrequire prescriptions have become so commonplace in the averageAmerican's family medicine cabinet that they are often taken forgranted. ... read more »

2008-5 Mom's Stress May Increase Baby's Asthma and Allergy Risk

SUNDAY, May 18 (HealthDay News) -- If an expectant mother is exposed to high levels of stress, her baby may be more likely to develop asthma or allergies later in life, new research suggests. ... read more »

Medications With Alcohol During Pregnancy

  Pharmaceutical products with ethanol would fall under Category D of products screened by the US Food and Drug Administration. This category is for drugs which are known to cause various health risks to fetuses when the drugs are taken during pregnancy. ... read more »

Exercise is Healthy for Pregnant Women

Physicians should recommend low to moderate levels of exercise to their pregnant patients, even if they have not exercised prior to pregnancy. ... read more »

Are Diagnostic X-Rays Safe During Pregnancy?

Diagnostic X-Rays are Safe in Pregnancy a because the radiation levels are too low to do any harm. ... read more »

Cellulite Treatments During Pregnancy

Cellulite forms when fat cells collect under the skin causing a dimpling effect. The dimpling effect can leave the surface of the skin looking bumpy or lumpy, not an effect many women are comfortable with. ... read more »

The Dos and Don’ts for Safe Prenatal Massage

Special techniques are needed for a safe prenatal massage. Remember these dos and don'ts for the most relaxing prenatal massage. ... read more »

Moving Furniture During Pregnancy

If you are thinking about moving furniture while you are pregnant, you need to be aware of certain strains that moving furniture can place on your body during this time. ... read more »

Optimum Oral Hygiene Vital to Healthy Pregnancy

Optimum oral hygiene during pregnancy is vital to the health of the mother and the baby she carries. ... read more »

Obesity and Pregnancy Guidelines

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has issued a practice bulletin to summarize the risks for obesity in pregnancy and outcomes of pregnancy after bariatric surgery as well as to provide recommendations for management during pregnancy and delivery after bariatric surgery. ... read more »

Marijuana in Pregnancy

Is marijuana use safe during pregnancy? ... read more »

How Safe Are Spa Treatments in Pregnancy?

Pregnancy is a great time to get pampered. Spa treatments can alleviate many of the unpleasant side effects of pregnancy. ... read more »

Could Radiation from Flying Be Unsafe During Pregnancy?

There is no known risk of radiation or cancer from flying during pregnancy. ... read more »

Radiation, Flying, and Pregnancy. Is it a problem?

There is no increased risk from radiation when flying in pregnancy. ... read more »

Magnesium Sulfate May Reduce Cerebral Palsy

Magnesium sulfate is an intravenous medication often given to women in order to prevent premature births. A recent study shows that it also may possibly reduce the chances of babies later being diagnosed with moderate to severe cerebral palsy. ... read more »

Pregnant With the Flu Not a Good Thing to Do

Pregnancy changes the whole body, bringing on aches, pains, and other discomforts that are usually mild and manageable even though uncomfortable. All that changes when a pregnant woman gets the flu. ... read more »

Spring Conception + Flu = Premature Delivery?

A recent Princeton University study does demonstrate a connectionbetween spring conception and premature delivery. Seems the link is themother's bout with the flu during the latter stages of pregnancy. ... read more »

Flu Vaccination Not Just Safe But Protective During Pregnancy

Their findings, recently published in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases, proved better than anticipated. The flu vaccine is not just safe for mother and baby, it's actually protective of the baby, too. ... read more »

Effects of Drinking Alcohol Before and During Pregnancy

What effect can drinking alcohol before and during pregnancy have? ... read more »

Going Chemical Free and Green During Pregnancy

While you're pregnant, you're likely to spend time thinking about how you can protect your unborn child from environmental dangers. One way you can support your child's health even before he or she is born is to choose products made without toxic materials. ... 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 »

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 »

Smoking and the Fetus

Smoking does harm the fetus. Women who smoke during pregnancy have a higher rate of premature birth, miscarriage and low birth weight. ... read more »

Smoking During Pregnancy

What happens if a woman smokes during pregnancy? ... read more »

Safety of Pregnancy

Is pregnancy at 35+ years of age safe? ... read more »

Foods and Substances to Avoid During Pregnancy

What foods and substances should you not consume during pregnancy? ... read more »

Can a Pap Smear Induce a Miscarriage or Spontaneous Abortion?

Can a Pap smear induce a miscarriage or spontaneous abortion? ... read more »

Precautions When Flying in Pregnancy

Traveling in pregnancy is safe as long as you take certain precautions. ... read more »

Tanning During Pregnancy

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

Risk of SIDS Sudden Death Infant Syndrome Linked to Smoking

Babies born to mothers who smoke are at increased risk for SIDS. ... read more »

Sleep Positions During Pregnancy

What sleep positions are safe during pregnancy? ... read more »

CDC Statement on Alcohol and Pregnancy

Center for Disease Control (CDC) Statement on the Consumption of Alcohol ... read more »

Drinking Before I Knew I Was Pregnant

I was drinking before I found out I was pregnant. Can this harm my baby? ... read more »

March of Dimes Statement on Women and Alcohol Consumption

March of Dimes Statement on Women and Alcohol Consumption ... read more »

Bumping Against Abdomen

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

Warm Water Baths and Hot Tubs - Safe During Pregnancy?

It has been recommended that maternal body temperature not be repeatedly raised during pregnancy above 102°F (38.9° C). ... read more »

Hamsters

Are hamsters a possible problem during pregnancy? ... read more »

Diet Pills

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

Cocaine and Pregnancy

What does it do? ... read more »

Flu Shot in Pregnancy

Can I get a flu shot in pregnancy? ... read more »

Impact of Alcohol Use by Men on Pregnancy

There is  increasing evidence that heavy alcohol use by the male can lower the level of the male hormone testosterone, leading to low sperm counts and, occasionally, to infertility. ... read more »