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Doctor insights on: Are Cranberry Pills Bad For Pregnant Women

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Dr. Lynne Weixel
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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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Azo cranberry pills safe during pregnancy?

Azo cranberry pills safe during pregnancy?

Yes: While azo cranberry is safe in pregnancy, it is important to have painful urination or blood in your urine evaluated by your md to make sure you aren't mistreating a serious urinary tract problem. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take cranberry fruit pills for a UTI while pregnant?

Is it ok to take cranberry fruit pills for a UTI while pregnant?

Doesn't work: Recent medical evidence does not support the use of cranberry juice for either the treatment or prevention of utis. I wrote an in depth article recently on this. Here is the link: http://www.Kidneydoctorbradenton.Org/2013/05/does-cranberry-juice-really-prevent-or.Html. ...Read more

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Are cranberry pills safe to use for a UTI when pregnant?

Are cranberry pills safe to use for a UTI when pregnant?

Yes: But this is only an aid and not a cure. You should be treated with an appropriate antibiotic based on a culture. The cranberry pill is safe and best thought of as a preventative along with plenty of fluids to stay hydrated. ...Read more

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Can i take AZO cranberry pills 4 weeks pregnant?

Can i take AZO cranberry pills 4 weeks pregnant?

Crnaberrries prenata: There is no adverse association between cranberries and pregnancy Efficacy for any urinary tract infections remains uncertain. ...Read more

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I have frequent UTIs and take AZO cranberry pills to prevent them. I'm now early in my pregnancy and unsure if I can continue to take them?

I have frequent UTIs and take AZO cranberry pills to prevent them.  I'm now early in my pregnancy and unsure if I can continue to take them?

It won't help: Although it has long been believed that cranberry juice or extracts might help prevent or even treat UTIs, recent research has confirmed it has no effect. It probably would be safe to continue Azo cranberry, but it won't help prevent UTI so not point in taking it. Discuss with your obstetrician. Best wishes for a successful pregnancy and healthy baby. ...Read more

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Can I take Azo Cranberry Urinary Tract Health pills during pregnancy?

Can I take Azo Cranberry Urinary Tract Health pills during pregnancy?

Yes but: They are safe for use but not effective. If you have a bladder infection the you need to be treated with antibiotics to prevent the infection from spreading to the kidneys. ...Read more

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Can a 5-month pregnant woman drink cranberry juice to help her bladder infection?

Can a 5-month pregnant woman drink cranberry juice to help her bladder infection?

Myth: It is impossible to drink enough cranberry juice (or consume cranberry supplements) to prevent an UTI. Unfortunately this is only a myth with no medical foundation. ...Read more

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Are cranberry supplements safe to ingest while pregnant?

Are cranberry supplements safe to ingest while pregnant?

Why supplements?: Supplements are often not regulated by anyone. If pregnant, i would stick to whole food nutrition, with the exception that Folic Acid is important to lower the risk of a neural tube defect like spina bifida. Look around for those types of products to keep you and your baby healthy. ...Read more

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Is it true you cannot drink cranberry juice while pregnant?

Is it true you cannot drink cranberry juice while pregnant?

It is safe: to drink cranberry juice and eat cranberries during pregnancy. Cranberry juice provides pregnant women with an easy way to obtain adequate vitamin C, and stay hydrated while minimizing potentially serious health problems. Excessive amounts can cause upset stomach or diarrhea. Pregnant women might suffer these side effects at lower doses. The amount should be limited if these side effects occur. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take azo cranberry when 5 weeks pregnant?

Is it safe to take azo cranberry when 5 weeks pregnant?

Why?: Why do you want to take this? If you have an UTI, it should be appropriately treated ...Read more

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Can you take cranberry tablets while trying to conceive will it hinder tryig to get pregnant by killing sperm cause making pH levels to acidic?

Can you take cranberry tablets while trying to conceive will it hinder tryig to get pregnant by killing sperm cause making pH levels to acidic?

Why: There is no health benefit to taking cranberry tablets. There is no weight loss benefit from cranberry tablets. Why are you taking them? ...Read more

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Is it safe to take azo cranberry at 5 weeks pregnant if you have no way to a doctor?

Is it safe to take azo cranberry at 5 weeks pregnant if you have no way to a doctor?

Yes: It will acidify or urine and temporarily relieve UTI symptoms UNTIL you can see the MD as soon as possible. UTI"s in pregnancy can cause miscarriages if they become severe from neglect. ...Read more