Leading OBGYN Doc: Will Cocoa Butter Cause Heart Defects In Your Baby?

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 General News
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MESA, Ariz., May 29, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- As an OBGYN one of the most common office questions is the infamous "Is this safe

in pregnancy?"  From hair dye to caffeine, cold cuts to vaping, Obstetricians in the US must constantly be ready to give our opinions on food, medication, hygiene and beauty products for our pregnant patients.  While I am usually ready to provide my
instant canned responses to almost any question, I was intrigued earlier this year when a new question entered the mix that even I had not heard before.

Three times so far this year, patients have asked me if Cocoa Butter was safe to apply during their pregnancy.  I was very accustomed to the question "Will Cocoa Butter prevent stretch marks?" (Which it won't, by the way,) but up until this year I had never heard anyone even suggesting that the most common skin cream used in pregnancy could be harmful. As a result, I hit the books and sought out to be sure I had the best answer for my patients...

To continue reading the full article visit:  http://www.gregmarchandmd.com/will-cocoa-butter-cause-heart-defects-baby/ 

About Dr. Marchand:Dr. Marchand is recognized internationally as a pioneer in developing laparoscopic techniques, as well as an expert minimally invasive surgeon and teaching surgeon.  Dr. Marchand is originally from Providence, RI, and is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology.  Dr. Marchand was recently honored with a World Record for removing a 17cm Malignant tumor using a special laparoscopic cancer staging technique he invented. Dr. Marchand was also one half of the team that was recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records(TM) for removing a seven pound uterus without needing to cut open the patient. Dr. Marchand was the first surgeon in Arizona to receive the "Master Surgeon" designation from the Surgical Review Corporation (formerly sponsored by AAGL.)  Dr. Marchand is also currently one of only a few accredited Master Surgeons in Minimally Invasive Gynecology in the USA. In addition, Dr. Marchand is one of the few OBGYN's in the country to be a fellow of both ACOG (American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology) and ACS (American College of Surgeons.)  When he is not in the operating room, Dr. Marchand enjoys low carb living and chasing around his five year old son, Sebastian.

For further Information about Dr. Marchand's research and practice please visit www.GregMarchandMD.com, or call Marchand OBGYN at 480-999-0905.

 

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SOURCE Marchand OBGYN PLLC



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