A 34-year-old member asked:
can you drink wine while trying to get pregnant?
2 doctor answers • 2 doctors weighed in
Obstetrics and Gynecology 15 years experience
Depends how much: Very light intake of wine 1-3 glasses of wine per week has not been associated with any harm while trying to get pregnant. Drinking more than 5 glasses of wine a week can decrease your fertility rate by almost 50% in some studies. You want to be as healthy as you can possibly be while trying to get pregnant and while pregnant. Avoid excess!
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Clinical Psychology 27 years experience
Best not to: Alcohol adversely affects every organ in the body, down to hear, skin and fingernails. If you are trying to conceive, best to totally abstain. Besides, you probably will not know for at least a little while that you have conceived, and you would not want to expose your baby to a lethal chemical at that early stage, right?
5164 viewsAnswered >2 years ago
A 38-year-old member asked:
Is it safe to travel by airplane during pregnancy?
6 doctor answers • 9 doctors weighed in
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: In an uncomplicated pregnancy, it is generally safe to travel up until about the last month. Travel above 10, 000 ft in an unpressurized cabin can cause problems with the placenta. Sitting for prolonged periods in an airplane can increase your risk of blood clots in your legs so getting up every 2 hours is important.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
What exercises should I avoid while pregnant?
2 doctor answers • 6 doctors weighed in
Specializes in Preventive Medicine
Heavy weightlifting: In general, exercise in pregnancy is not only safe, but offers health benefits. We suggest avoiding oxygen-depriving exercises like heavy weightlifting or marathon running. Two great rules of thumb while working out: keep your pulse rate under 140 or maintain the ability to converse with your exercise partner!
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Is it safe to have a couple of drinks while pregnant?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
No: There is no line of distinction as to how much alcohol is harmful in pregnancy, so we generally recommend avoiding alcohol.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Can I use bug spray while pregnant?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
Yes: Just make sure it is well ventilated.
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Can I drink coffee while pregnant?
2 doctor answers • 7 doctors weighed in
A Verified Doctor answered
Yes: Moderate caffeine consumption is fine.
6702 viewsAnswered >2 years ago
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