Is It Safe

 

Below are many of the no-nos that pregnant women encounter. Some are valid, some are blown out of proportion, and some are completely full of shit.

Pregnancy and insect repellent.

Most effective bug sprays contain a chemical called diethyl-3-methyl benzamide (DEET). A certain amount is absorbed through the skin into your bloodstream, and it…

antibiotics & pregnancy

Can I take antibiotics while pregnant?

Has that thing-that-you-always-get-with-the-problem-that-goes-with-it come back? Can you take antibiotics for it? Maybe. Common antibiotics that are considered safe are penicillins (such as amoxicillin and…

Pedicures During Pregnancy

Really? Is nothing sacred? Let me launch right into the nail polish issue here: it’s full of crap. Traditionally nail polish has some dandy…

Can I fly while pregnant?

Most sites agree that flying during pregnancy is safe. Many airlines won’t let you travel past 36 weeks but that’s because they’re scared you’re…