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How much can I drink during pregnancy?

How much can I drink during pregnancy?

I will tell non: No drinking in my book during pregnancy.Some experts say moderate drinking during pregnancy is okay, but there are others who believe taking even one drink is like playing russian roulette with your baby's health. ...Read more

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Pregnancy (Definition)

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


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How much coffee is safe to drink during pregnancy?

How much coffee is safe to drink during pregnancy?

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

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How much time can you spot during pregnancy?

How much time can you spot during pregnancy?

See your Ob: Spotting during pregnancy is never reassuring/normal. If you have bleeding/spotting you should consult your Ob care provider. Best wishes! ...Read more

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How much is safe to drink when pregnant?

How much is safe to drink when pregnant?

None: If you mean alcohol, none! the developing baby is much more sensitive to the toxic effects of alcohol then we realized in the past. ...Read more

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How much exercise can I do per day while pregnant?

How much exercise can I do per day while pregnant?

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 more

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Could drinking too much one night affect how much i can drink in the future?

Could drinking too much one night affect how much i can drink in the future?

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

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Can i drink gatorade during pregnancy?

Can i drink gatorade during pregnancy?

Yes: Don't make this your total fluid intake. Drink water, water, water and include other fluids occaisionally. Avoid alcohol. ...Read more

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How much decaf is okay to drink when pregnant?

How much decaf is okay to drink when pregnant?

Moderate: Moderate consumption of even regular coffee is felt by many to be ok. In fact, at least one study has shown a reduced incidence of a group of developmental disorders called arthrogryposes by moderate caffeine intake during pregnancy. ...Read more

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How can I exercise safely during pregnancy?

How can I exercise safely during pregnancy?

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 more

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How much can I eat during pregnancy yet avoid excessive weight gain?

How much can I eat during pregnancy yet avoid excessive weight gain?

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

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Can drinking caffeine cause my baby to have any defects? How much caffeine is safe durin pregnancy?

Can drinking caffeine cause my baby to have any defects? How much caffeine is safe durin pregnancy?

Caffeine: Drinking excessive amounts of coffee may lead to a miscarriage. Two hundred milligrams of coffee is recommended during pregnancy. Thats about the equivalent of 2 cups of tea or coffee ...Read more

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How can I avoid dehydration in pregnancy?

How can I avoid dehydration in pregnancy?

water intake: Drink enough water so that urine stays white and you make about 2 liters of urine. ...Read more

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How can I use saffron during pregnancy?

How can I use saffron during pregnancy?

Cooking?: If you are referring to using Saffron as a cooking spice then there are no restrictions during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Want to know for certain how much weight can I gain during pregnancy?

Want to know for certain how much weight can I gain during pregnancy?

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

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How much can I lift while pregnant?

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How much can I lift while pregnant?

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 more

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How much can I drink if I am pregnant ?

How much can I drink if I am pregnant ?

No safe amount.: There is no research that has identified a 'safe' amount of alcohol in pregancy. You have to consider that everything you put in your mouth, you give to your baby. So it's probably better to abstain while pregnant. ...Read more

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How much can I drink during pregnancy?

I will tell non: No drinking in my book during pregnancy.Some experts say moderate drinking during pregnancy is okay, but there are others who believe taking even one drink is like playing russian roulette with your baby's health. ...Read more

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Is drinking pepsi not good during pregnancy?

Is drinking pepsi not good during pregnancy?

One per day is ok: Would not drink any more due to the caffine and other chemicals in pepsi. ...Read more

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Does drinking during the first month of a pregnancy greatly affect the baby?

Does drinking during the first month of a pregnancy greatly affect the baby?

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

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Is drinking a pedialyte bad during pregnancy?

No: It is a rather expensive and funky tasting hydration solution, but it will not harm baby. ...Read more

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Does drinking hot water during pregnancy affect the baby?

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

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Is drinking matcha tea during 7th week of pregnancy okay?

Is drinking matcha tea during 7th week of pregnancy okay?

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

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Is it safe to consume drinking chocolate during pregnancy?

Is it safe to consume drinking chocolate during pregnancy?

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

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Which one is better, drinking cold or hot water during pregnancy?

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 more

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I can't stop drinking heavily during pregnancy. What's the best way to get serious help?

I can't stop drinking heavily during pregnancy. What's the best way to get serious help?

Alcoholics Anonymous: Aa is a great organization. You have a good motivator to stop due to the pregnancy so attend a meeting. Going through that may help and improve yours and your baby's life. ...Read more

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Is drinking water bottles bad during pregnancy,?

Is drinking water bottles bad during pregnancy,?

No: bottle water is safe for pregnant women. there is no scientific data to show that bottle water cause increase health risk to pregnant women or babies. ...Read more

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Can drinking 1 bottle water during the day affect the pregnancy test?

Can drinking 1 bottle water during the day affect the pregnancy test?

NO: The test measure B-HCG and water intake would not affect the outcome. ...Read more

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Is drinking one or two cups of coffee going to harm the baby during my pregnancy?

Is drinking one or two cups of coffee going to harm the baby during my pregnancy?

No. : There is no evidence that a small amount of caffeine is harmful. Try to avoid during first trimester as there was a study suggesting excess caffeine in early pregnancy may increase the risk of miscarriage. ...Read more

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Is drinking senna tea safe during pregnancy?

Is drinking senna tea safe during pregnancy?

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 more

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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?

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 more

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Bleeding after drinking alcohol during pregnancy?

Bleeding after drinking alcohol during pregnancy?

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