Hello! I read about the woman who got Botox five weeks after her last menstrual period. It says that you do not believe that the embryo is damaged. Now, unfortunately I took a botox syringe when I was 12 weeks and my anxiety is unbearable. My question is can my children have suffered because it had gone further in my pregnancy or the same as for the woman who took her injection at the beginning of her pregnancy. I did not know about the prohibition of botox during pregnancy. Thanks!
Botox While Pregnant: Can it Harm my Child?
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No one recommends cosmetic botox when pregnant.
Of course that is not your question. Your question is that you got BOTOX at week 12 and you want to know will it harm your child. Because no formal testing has been done for BOTOX in pregnant women, on one can actually answer that question. There is a very small study of women who did receive BOTOX while pregnant there were absolutely no effects to their children. Also for certain medical conditions, such as neck spasm, doctors are occasionally forced to recommend BOTOX during pregnancy. This is a completely off-label use of the product. There are no reports of adverse consequences. However, generally, experts do not feel it is possible to say definitively yes it is safe. The best advice in this circumstance is to speak with your obstetrician and obtain their recommendation and guidance.
Botox and pregnancy
Although using Botox during pregnancy is contraindicated it is unlikely that your cosmetic treatment will have ill effects on the baby. Treatment is supposed to stay localized to the area injected-- if the Botox travelled to other parts of the body in any significant way it would be contraindicated for you, too! That being said, avoid any further treatments with Botox until the pregnancy and breastfeeding are over.
Botox and Pregnancy
Botox is definitely something to avoid while pregnant. That said, as a mother of 3 myself, no matter how hard we try, "mistakes" will always happen. As mothers, we always find ways to blame ourselves for anything negative that happens to our children whether we actually caused it or not. Stress is not good for you or the baby, so I would recommend trying to worry as little as possible and get ready for the wonderful time as a new mother you will soon enjoy!
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Botox while pregnant
Botox While Pregnant
Hi Molly. Sorry to hear about all the anxiety this issue is creating for you. While no one knows for sure if Botox can harm the fetus (there are no studies), Botox is normally confined to a very small area in and around the muscle to which it is injected.
While it's perfectly reasonable to have anxiety about this issue, we would try to do everything you can to come to peace with the issue for two reasons. First you cannot go backwards and reverse the injection and second, more stress during your pregnancy will not be good for you and the baby. Good luck.
Botox while pregnant
Congratulations on your pregnancy! I'm sorry to hear that you are having so much anxiety. My recommendation would be to consult your ob/gyn. There haven't been any formal studies for the effects of Botox on pregnancy but is definitely not something you should do. Please see your ob/gyn. I'm sure he/she will be happy to answer your questions and check to make sure your baby is ok.
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Botox while pregnant
There have been no formal studies looking at Botox and it's safety in pregnancy. However, there is one study that found that women who received botox and later found out they were pregnant had uneventful pregnancies. Always tell a physician that you are pregnant (at whatever stage you are in) whenever receiving any treatments or medications and consult your Ob/Gyn for further reccomendations and insight into this issue.