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I need a few of recommendations from you'all...<br><br>
First, is colloidal silver safe during pregnancy? I've used it for stomach bugs for years, but need to know if I can use it while pg and bf...<br><br>
Second, is Apis Mellifica safe during pregnancy? It does a good job of warding off reactions to bee stings for me... can I use this safely?<br><br>
Finally, I need a shoe recommendation. I know this sounds stupid. But my mud boots make my pelvis sore, and my 'slippers' aren't safe now because I'm getting clumsy. Normally I just wear boots year round but am looking for an alternative. Birkenstocks? Other?<br><br>
Thanks,<br>
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CROCS! or the cheap payless alternative, work awesome. not slippy, enough support, not too hard on the body. they are perfection IME for pregnant joints.
 

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I wanna know this too!!!!
 

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For me, good supportive shoes are soo important right now. Stand in front o the mirror w/ flip flops on, then with really supportive shoes-you'll see a huge improvement in your posture!!<br><br>
I don't exactly have foot problems, but I can if I don't give them some decent support at least 50% of the time. If your feet aren't supported correcty it can (and will) lead to knee, hip, and back pain, and fatigue. Also, being pg, your ligaments are looser so you don't want your feet to stretch into a new and foreign position with all the extra weight. I'm guilty of flip flops and going barefoot alot, but try to wear my trailrunners w/orthodic inserts for at least a few hours each day, preferably longer. Good custom inserts are great too, becuse you can ususally change them into different shoes to get some support.<br><br>
I like the Vasque trailrunners for my feet (from REI apprx $90-120). ***Well worth the investment pg, or not***. After wearing these I find Reebok and Nike to be so worthless and unsupportive (for me).
 

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I x-posted this in health, and grisandole says yes- that both colloidal silver and apis mellifica are safe to use while pregnant and breastfeeding. I hope to get some more folks weighing in on this.<br>
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Thought I'd let you all know that the other places I have this posted, as well as my midwifes opinion is as follows:<br><br>
Apis is safe by all counts.<br>
Silver should be safe, but it is factually unknown.<br><br>
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CS is safe during pregnancy <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> and nursing too <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">
 

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My midwife had me on colloidal silver last pg. I'd say it's safe.<br><br>
I do like birkenstocks for pregnancy, because they're supportive without being tight. Your feet may grow during pregnancy.
 

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I asked a midwife and chiro yesterday and they said CS is safe during pregnancy! Good think, since I've been taking it for a sore throat! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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Thanks ladies!
 

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apis- if you have used it in the past and you don't "prove the remedy" then yes safe<br><br>
CS I am not too sure about- not studied and would probably say for treating an illness, but not just to take everyday.<br>
it is a metal and not really one considered to be essential, so how much is it taken up by a placenta? how does it effect cell division and oxygen transfer- does it compete with other minerals for absorbtion these are the things I have on my mind about it's use. A few years back I did some research on the subject and there is a history of silver compounds being used in the past but with different strengths and mixed in various ways-- including silver nitrate...<br><br>
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Apis mellifica is not safe during pregnancy, especially in low dilutions. Check out this web page, or search Apis mellifica during pregnancy.<br><br>
<a href="http://www.beevenom.com/Bvt&Pregnancy.htm" target="_blank">http://www.beevenom.com/Bvt&Pregnancy.htm</a>
 

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I just got a pair of these and they are sooo comfortable!!<br><br><a href="http://www.simpleshoes.com/ClearanceDetails.aspx?productID=9192&categoryID=221&g=w&model=Toeday" target="_blank">http://www.simpleshoes.com/Clearance...w&model=Toeday</a>
 

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I'm not versed on CS. I know a lot of people who've used it, however I think after all the warnings posted in dark rooms I've worked in over the years, I'm freaked about silver in general. May be apples and oranges, like I said, I just don't know. But I use sodium ascorbate to get over the sick hump and have had really really good luck with it.<br><br>
Earth shoes!
 

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I talked a midwife and she ok'd CS for topical use (we had ringworm, yuck!) but said not to take it internally. I didn't ask her why, so maybe she was just being safe since I was treating a skin condition anyway.
 

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I would only use CS in the case of obvious infection. I would not use it internally for anything but as a last step prior to a/bx, personally, during pregnancy. If the infection is bad enough to warrant a/bx then I think trying CS is fine. If it's just you're feeling under the weather, I wouldn't do it -- I'd go with homeopathics instead. That's just me.<br><br>
Homeopathic remedies are perfectly safe during pregnancy.<br><br>
I recommend Birks. I wear a pair of Birk clogs as houseshoes even, during pregnancy. Crocs don't fit my feet (which are very flat) at all and aren't supportive for me, but the Birks are great.<br><br>
I do have a pair of Merrells I wear some, but mostly it's Birks.
 
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