Category Archives: Pregnancy

Coping with morning sickness?

Q: Dear Dr. Mao, How can I treat this nausea I feel every morning with morning sickness? A: Ginger is used for the nausea and vomiting of pregnancy, and some conventional medical textbooks mention it. However, physicians are hesitant to recommend any treatment during pregnancy until full safety studies have been performed. A preliminary study…

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Acupuncture points for more effective contractions?

Q: Dear Dr. Mao, What are the best acupuncture points or treatments to cause more effective contractions? A: Acupuncture is a medical discipline and should only be used by certified and trained professionals. I strongly urge you not to self-treat—you may cause serious injury. Acupuncture is also contraindicated in pregnancy and should not be used.

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Losing the weight after pregnancy?

Q: Dear Dr. Mao, I am carrying around a lot of weight leftover from a pregnancy; I gave birth over a year ago. What can I do to lose the weight? Are there herbs I can take to accelerate the healing of my body? A: Pregnancy and delivery are very taxing on the female body…

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Athlete’s foot formula safe for pregnancy?

Q: Dear Dr. Mao, Which athlete’s foot formula is safe for someone who is trying to get pregnant? A: Topical products made of natural products that do not contain hormonal additives should be fine. Both the Sha Hsein Chin ointment and the Tujin anti-fungal liniment are effective. Also keep your feet dry by using talcum…

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Ensuring a successful pregnancy?

Q: Dear Dr. Mao, My husband and I want to have a baby. What are some of the things we can do to ensure a healthy and successful pregnancy? A: In general, as you prepare your body to conceive, the most important thing is to keep it clean (mind and body), well nourished, and stress-free….

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