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How Much Can I Drink During Pregnancy
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
12 ounces/day: This is a ballpark number. 12 ounces is about one normal mug. Caffeine is a stimulant. In large amounts, it can increase the risks of miscarriage. Remember, the issue is caffeine, so if you have one cup of coffee daily, then you should avoid other caffeine sources such as soda or tea. ...Read more
1-2 hours: You should try to stay at a similar level of exercise as you had prior to pregnancy. Do not try to do significantly more, but for most moms, they should strive to maintain. This does not include extreme athletes and ultramarathoners. It may be time to slow down and take a break from taxing the body too much. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Maybe: It could, some may drink too much on a given night and realize it caused problems, made them feel ill or caused behavior they regredted etc and not repeat that kind of drinking again. However if you find you tend to drink more, maybe you can drink more than those around you, and with time need more alcohol to acheive the same effect this could be a sign of an alcohol problem. ...Read more
Can canned pineapple juice help induce labor at 40weeks pregnant? How much should I drink to get contractions? Thanks!
Be smart: In the absence of medical or OB complications, pregnant women should continue to exercise at a moderate level for 30 minutes a day most days of the week. Speak with your doctor if you are unsure if exercise is safe for you. Knowing when to stop (vaginal bleeding, chest pain, shortness of breath) and avoiding high risk exercises (scuba diving, high risk of falls, contact sports) is important too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Balanced diet: Imagine your blood stream as the "cafeteria line" for your unborn fetus and how critical it is that the nutrients for growth be present when needed. The acog.Org website( or your ob);has a pamphlet and information about how much to eat during pregnancy and composiiton of the diet.. ...Read more
Can drinking caffeine cause my baby to have any defects? How much caffeine is safe durin pregnancy?
Sure: If you like it you may drink it. There are no restrictions on carbonated water. ...Read more
What did your OB say: That is sometihng i always discuss with my pts , the avreage is 25-35 lbs but if you gain less and the baby is growing that is fine, the m, ore you gain, the bigger the baby could get , also more cahnce for gestational diabetes, and elevated BP and more to loose after which may not be easy. ...Read more
Depends: Depends on your current stage (most "delicate" is during the first trimester) and what your usually lift. If you usually lift a 30-35lb kid regularly, you should be fine maintaining the same level of activity. However, if you tend to be frail in condition, you should probably limit it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No clear answer: The original fetal alcohol syndrome cases were found in alcoholic women, many of whom died within a year of giving birth to alcohol related issues.We know alcohol breaks down to formaldehyde & that interferes with fetal development. Affects seem to be dose & time sensitive. As long as you've stopped exposing baby you've done what you can. The effect if any is likely to be minimal. ...Read more
TCM: From a traditional chinese medicine standpoint, the healthiest way to drink water is a room temperature. The concepts are a little complex ; come from the perspective of eastern medicine. See: http://universaltcm.Wordpress.Com/education-information/cold-foods-cold-drinks-caused-health-problems/. ...Read more
Small amounts ok: Keep to a limit of 200mg of caffeine a day, which is about three or four cups of green tea, depending on how long it is steeped. This limit should include all sources of caffeine, like chocolate, coffee, sodas, etc. Large amounts of green tea may diminish your absorption of folic acid and iron. One or two cups of matcha tea taken away from meals should be ok ...Read more
As long as: U are not diabetic and in moderation, and as long as your wt gain is not excessive but you should ask your OB to make sure it is ok with your ob. ...Read more
Atlhough you can: Drink hot or cold water while pregnant; from a traditional chinese medicine perspective - room temperature is optimal. The concepts are a little complex & come from the perspective of eastern medicine. See: http://universaltcm.Wordpress.Com/education-information/cold-foods-cold-drinks-caused-health-problems/. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Will drinking coffee during the early part of pregnancy cause any problems? I had daily coffee before i found out i was pregnant.
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NO: The test measure B-HCG and water intake would not affect the outcome. ...Read more
Senna: Medline plus indicates that senna is "possibly safe" during pregnancy when used briefly, in small doses. However, it considers the herb to be "possibly unsafe" in large doses or for an extended period of time. The american pregnancy association specifically advises against stimulant laxatives during pregnancy, noting that they can cause contractions in the uterus. Senna can also lead to dehydratio. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
During pregnancy i was drinking tea with 2 spoons of sugar twice per day, one chocolate bar, every second day or third, i worry could it harm baby?
Prudence & pregnancy: Hopefully the tea contained minimal amounts of caffeine as that can raise the baby's heart rate in excess. Chocolate contains theobromines that can make fibrocystic breasts worse. Prudence in the victorian era can also be applied to a pregnancy diet to improve nutrition to the fetus and avoid harm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bleeding: Depends on where you are bleeding from. Some people get alcoholic gastritis and bleed from their stomachs, etc. If you mean bleeding from vagina, please see your ob-gyn physician. Also, please don't drink alcohol at all when pregnant. This compromises your baby's development, and is not fair to him or her. ...Read more
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