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Dr. John Chiu Dr. Chiu
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Dark circles under eyes, since I was 11, only got better when I was pregnant?? Doc said it was to much caffeine, tried decaf but didn't work

Dr. John Chiu Dr. Chiu
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Dark circles under eyes, since I was 11, only got better when I was pregnant??  Doc said it was to much caffeine, tried decaf but didn't work

Nasal congestion?: By far , nasal congestion is the most common cause for dark circles although lack of sleep and heredity may play a role as well. If you do experience nasal congestion often, getting rid of the congestion will likely help. If you have an allergic condition then pregnancy may improve, worsen, or does nothing to it ...Read more

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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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Is caffeine safe during pregnancy?

Is caffeine safe during pregnancy?

Yes: Previously there was a concern about caffeine and miscarriages, although medical studies have not concluded a distinct association. Moderate caffeine consumption (<200mg per day) has not been shown to increase miscarriage risk. ...Read more

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Is it ok to drink caffeine while pregnant?

Category C drug: Caffeine is category c drug, meaning it has worrisome effects in animal studies but no confirmed bad effects on the fetus in human studies. Unfortunately, if consumed near the time of delivery any drug left in the baby can take more than a week before it is out of their system. Irregular sleep & fussiness may occur. Moderation or exclusion is advised. ...Read more

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How bad is caffeine to drink while pregnant?

How bad is caffeine to drink while pregnant?

ASK YOUR OB: And go by what your OB says i tell my pts one cup of caffinated a day is fine should not cause a problem. ...Read more

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Would caffeine make me feel sick if I were pregnant?

Would caffeine make me feel sick if I were pregnant?

Possibly: There are such hormonal changes in pregnancy that you may become nauseated at even the thought of certain foods or drinks. You should not be drinking much caffeine anyway. ...Read more

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Is it true that I can have some caffeine in pregnancy?

Is it true that I can have some caffeine in pregnancy?

Yes: Limited intake of caffeine is safe: the equivalent of two cups of coffee a day. Not "venti", just a cup. Many women however lose their taste for caffeine or coffee during pregnancy. You may also find that you become more sensitive to caffeine, and this can lead to trouble sleeping. In those cases either avoid caffeine or limit intake to the morning. ...Read more

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Should my pregnant girlfriend stay away from caffeine?

Moderate use ok: Although caffeine does cross the placenta, moderate consumption (<150-200mg/day)is not associated with congenital malformations, spontaneous abortions, preterm birth or low birth weight. ...Read more

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Are blue raspberry icees ok while pregnant? Do they have caffeine?

No: To my knowledge these do not have caffeine, solely sugar. If you want to ask the question again with a specific brand name, that might be helpful, but these contain mostly sugar. A pregnant woman can have 2-3 cups off coffee per day (depending on size and brand) without any harm to developing baby. A little caffeine in pregnancy is definitely nothing to worry about. Ask dr if have more specific. ...Read more

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Does nescafe or caffeine affect for bieng pregnant, and from how many months should I stop caffeine to don't affect for being pregnant?

Yes: Caffeine can affect pregnancy. It is particularly important in the first trimester, so you should avoid caffeine preferably before you become pregnant, but certainly once you do. Likewise and even more important is to avoid nicotine during this time. ...Read more

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Can I have caffeine if I am pregnant?

Can I have caffeine if I am pregnant?

In moderation: Moderate caffeine intake, such as a cup or two of coffe a day is safe. ...Read more

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Is caffeine really bad when you are pregnant?

Is caffeine really bad when you are pregnant?

Not usually: Normal amounts of caffeine in the diet is not considered harmful to a pregnancy. However, there has been one study that showed a slightly increased risk for miscarriage in women who drank over 8 cups of coffee each day during the first trimester. As in most dietary concerns, moderation is key. ...Read more

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I'm pregnant and avoiding all caffeine. Does white chocolate have caffeine in it?

I'm pregnant and avoiding all caffeine. Does white chocolate have caffeine in it?

Trace amounts: It only contains trace amounts of caffeine. Unless you develop problems like diabetes in pregnancy (called gestational diabetes) then this should be completely safe during pregnancy. Good luck and enjoy without guilt! ...Read more

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Can i drink non caffeine sodas during pregnancy?

Can i drink non caffeine sodas during pregnancy?

On occasion: A small amount of caffeine is fine, but more troubling is the sugar content and reinforcement of drinking soda. You want the best nutrition during pregnancy, and soda doesn't fit. ...Read more

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Is caffeine free orange soda okay during pregnancy?

A little is ok: In moderation only as it still has sugar and artificial color. Water, milk or juice would be better choices. ...Read more

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I don't like coffee, can I take caffeine pill in the morning while pregnant they are 100 mg caffeine?

I don't like coffee, can I take caffeine pill in the morning while pregnant they are 100 mg caffeine?

Not recommended...: If you are pregnant, listen to your body and rest when you are tired. Caffeine is a stimulant. It will cause a rise in pulse and blood pressure. Caffeine is also a diuretic, it increases the frequency of urination and can cause you to become dehydrated. Caffeine crosses the placenta to your baby who cannot fully metabolize the caffeine. The less caffeine you consume, the better. ...Read more

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Is it safe to drink sodas with caffeine during pregnancy?

Is it safe to drink sodas with caffeine during pregnancy?

Avoid caffeine!: Avoid caffeine in pregnancy! there is a dose-dependent relationship (the greater the amount/dose, the more the risk) between caffeine intake and miscarriage risk in pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is the normal tea and green tea with mint type of caffeine that affect for being pregnant?

Is the normal tea and green tea with mint type of caffeine that affect for being pregnant?

In moderation: No problem with it when taken in moderation. Check w/your ob. ...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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13w3d pregnant want to know if its safe to have a caffeine free herbal tea blend? Its made by good earth.

Check ingredients: Women can safely have many herbal teas. Herbs to avoid include: anise, ginger, lime blossom, rose hip, catnip, chamomile, comfrey, ephedra, mistletoe, hibiscus, horehound, lemongrass, licorice, mugwort, pennyroyal, raspberry leaf, rosemary, sage, sassafras, stinging nettle leaf, vetiver. Read your packaging. Often small amounts are okay. Check with your doctor or bring your tea to your appt. ...Read more

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I am taking a 100 mg caffeine pill in the morning I'm 6 months pregnant is this safe as its a pill and not drinking coffee? I only take this much

I am taking a 100 mg caffeine pill in the morning I'm 6 months pregnant is this safe as its a pill and not drinking coffee? I only take this much

Why take?: Curious why you are taking it at all. The concern about coffee intake during pregnancy is high doses of caffeine. Most studies show that small amounts of coffee are ok in pregnancy. I would not recommend taking a Caffeine supplement. ...Read more

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I am pregnant of 7 weeks and drank a cup of mocha of 12 oz and I am feeling the symptoms of drinking a lot of caffeine is it dangerous and how to stop?

Caffeine has not: Been demonstrated to be dangerous in pregnancy up to 600mg per day, so do not worry. Thats like 6 cups of strong coffee. It should pass soon but drink smaller amounts if having symptoms, good luck. ...Read more

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Can I have any amount of caffeine while I am pregnant? Also what can and can't i eat? I have hypothroid dieses and have my first appointment on tuesday. I work as a server and have been experiencing nausea, without vaumitting. Also i was wondering if i sh

Can I have any amount of caffeine while I am pregnant? Also what can and can't i eat? I have hypothroid dieses and have my first appointment on tuesday. I work as a server and have been experiencing nausea, without vaumitting. Also i was wondering if i sh

Congratulations : Congratulations on your pregnancy! would recommend that you ask your doctor to check your thyroid levels at your upcoming visit. Many women require a significant increase in their thyroid hormone replacement regimen in early pregnancy. It's really important to ensure that your thyroid levels are ideal throughout pregnancy both for your health and the health of the baby! to be on the safe side, it's probably a good idea to limit your caffeine to less than 200 mg per day (and would discuss with your OB at your visit as well). Also, be sure to take a prenatal vitamin with folic acid. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Do I have to stop drinking caffeine in pregnancy?

Yes: It is recommended to limit the amount of daily caffeine intake to 200 mg, or, the rough equivalent to a 10 ounce cup of coffee. ...Read more

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I am 7 weeks pregnant & I was wondering how much caffeine a day is safe.?

I am 7 weeks pregnant & I was wondering how much caffeine a day is safe.?

Unsure, maybe none: Most prenatal experts recommend you take your prenatal vitamins during the first trimester, and that is it. You should abstain from alcohol, tobacco, caffeine, and any other illicit substances, during all of pregnancy, but especially during the first trimester. ...Read more

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Is a small cup of coffee (75 mg of caffeine) okay during pregnancy? if that is the extent of my daily intake?

OK: The current recommendations are to limit caffeine becasue it can effect blood flow to the fetus. If you need to drink coffee, then limit it to ...Read more

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6 weeks pregnant and have an awful cold what to do? Also have been getting headaches think its the cutting out of caffeine can I have a bit

6 weeks pregnant and have an awful cold what to do? Also have been getting headaches think its the cutting out of caffeine can I have a bit

Caffeine withdrawal: Can bring on headaches. Should taper off it gradually. If coffee, have 1 can of caffeinated & 1 can of decaff; when make coffee, gradually decrease amount of caffeinated & increase decaff. Shouldn't get headaches then from caffeine withdrawal. If headaches persist, see doc for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Is it good to have drinks with caffeine if you're trying to get pregnant? Is coke ok to drink or should I avoid it? Also, what will help me conceive?

Is it good to have drinks with caffeine if you're trying to get pregnant? Is coke ok to drink or should I avoid it? Also, what will help me conceive?

It's not 'good,' but: No study ever suggested a problem with limited caffeine use - tea, coffee, coke, etc.... - while trying to get pregnant. Do try to limit to one per day and you should be fine in that department. ...Read more

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If I limit caffeine intake can I still drink coffee while pregnant and it not hurt the baby?

If I limit caffeine intake can I still drink coffee while pregnant and it not hurt the baby?

In moderation: Caffeine intake of 200 mg or less per day is thought to be reasonable. A cup of tea or soda has about 50 mg, but a cup of coffee can range from 100 to 200 mg depending on the brand and brew. ...Read more

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Is it safe to drink Lipton diet green tea during pregnancy? Just wondering because it has caffeine.

Is it safe to drink Lipton diet green tea during pregnancy? Just wondering because it has caffeine.

In moderation but...: Green tea is safe during pregnancy but excess caffeine is hazardous so limit to 2-3 cups/day. However, Lipton diet green tea has toxic artificial sweeteners & artificial colors that I advise avoiding at all times- esp. when pregnant. Instead choose organic green tea & sweeten with stevia or xylitol. See http://www.greenteaparadise.com/lipton-diet-green-tea/ & http://tinyurl.com/mo7gjhh ...Read more

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I think I drank too much of something I didn't realize had caffeine and I'm 24 weeks pregnant? Will my baby be OK?

I think I drank too much of something I didn't realize had caffeine and I'm 24 weeks pregnant? Will my baby be OK?

Baby should be fine: Caffeine can be an issue if it is consumed on an ongoing basis while pregnant. Mayo Clinic and March of Dimes recommend limiting caffeine intake to less than 200 mg per day .Eight oz of drip or filtered coffee can have between 115 to about 200 mg depending on the preparation. A single exposure to caffeine should not be a cause of concern for your baby. ...Read more

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