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Doctor insights on: Can Drink Fiber During Pregnancy

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Can drink fiber during pregnancy?

Can drink fiber during pregnancy?

Yes,as much as usual: An ideal amount of soluble fiber to eat per day is 25-30 gm, mostly soluble, per day; ideal amount of water is 6-8 glasses daily; optimal exercise is 30 minutes equivalent of rapid walk 4 times per week. Nothing changes during pregnancy, actually it becomes even more important to avoid that dreaded miserable constipation of pregnancy, made worse by enlargening uterus and iron. Walk, water, fiber. ...Read more

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Dr. Ira Katz
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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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Is Skinny Fiber safer to take during a normal pregnancy? It helps reduce hunger speed up matbolisim and it's all natural ingredients I'm 16 weeks

Is Skinny Fiber safer to take during a normal pregnancy? It helps reduce hunger speed up matbolisim and it's all natural ingredients I'm 16 weeks

Unknown: All natural does not equate safe. I reviewed this product ingredients and none of them would be things tested by the FDA for safety in pregnant patients. I am assuming you might be overweight already and the best way to control weight during pregnancy is to eat a healthy diet that avoids simple carbohydrates (sugar). Lots of veggies and lean protein are best. Also limit your complex carbs. ...Read more

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Im 10 weeks pregnant , is Metamucil safe during pregnancy? Can i take it every day? Very constipated and food fiber is not working..

Im 10 weeks pregnant , is Metamucil safe during pregnancy? Can i take it every day? Very constipated and food fiber is not working..

Yes: Yes metamucil is safe in pregnancy, however if not working other things that might help, drink plenty of water, eat prunes, you can make a fiber juice with carrots, cucumbers, celery, pinnapple, apple, mixed in a blender with natural orage juice. Also MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) is safe to use. ...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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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