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Can Drinking Vinegar Kill An Unborn Baby
No, but...: Likely won't help heartburn; will probably aggravate it. Nothing magic about apple cider vinegar, despite some popular books over the years. Heartburn in pregnsncy is common, hormone related mostly. Acidic foods, like vinegar, aggravate heartburn. Talk to OB about safe, useful rx. ...Read more
Unlikely: Small amounts of caffeine are probably safe in pregnancy. It's best to limit yourself to less than 200 mg a day, about the amount in two 8 ounce cups of coffee. Large amounts of caffeine, can interfere with your sleep, cause dehydration and stimulate heart rate irregularities. Caffeinated sodas have about 1/3 the caffeine as coffee and tea has about 1/2. ...Read more
No: Mint tea can be helpful to digestion and soothing.In general. Unless you are allergic to mint , it won't be harmful to either of you. ...Read more
Contractions: It is avoided in pregnancy for two reasons, and both relate to large amounts, not amounts you would normally find on your dinner plate. First, parsley oil can stimulate contractions and historically was used as a first attempt abortive/inductive herb. Second, large amounts can lead to changes in fetal hemoglobin. While you do not have to avoid it in foods, avoid parsley oil and large amounts. ...Read more
Yes, VERY MUCH: Fetal alcohol syndrome, caused mainly be drinking in the first trimester, is associated with a number of birth defects, including abnormalities in the face (widespread eyes, lack of clear upper lip border, low set ears) which is often associated with heart problems and mental retardation. Drinking in later trimesters is more associated with learning disabilities, hyperactivity and other problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does using bug sprays right before pregnancy potentially harm sperm & egg and harm the fetus? Heard it may cause brain cancer to unborn baby. Thanks!
No: It is unlikely to remain in your system very long after exposure. Some bug sprays are considered unsafe in pregnancy, but the risks are low. What is more, certain insect-born illnesses are potentially more harmful, so you'll have to weigh your risks and benefits based on your location. I usually recommend deet-free bug sprays. ...Read more
No: I am thinking by intestinal noise you mean gas pains. No it doe snot harm your baby. It is a normal phenomenon ...Read more
Harmful: Unborn babies are still developing & are more easily hurt by chemicals. The negative effects of k2, spice, etc seen in teens can include: heart attacks, hypertension, confusion, tachycardia, more. They may leave metal residues in people too. The effects in unborn babies will undoubtedly be worse. Please don't use these while pregnant & talk to your doctor if you have or need help stopping. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: And it can harm you. Please stop and seek medical care. ...Read more
Not by yourself: You cannot do this yourself without endangering your life. Don't try. Get professional care now. If you don't have a regular doctor you trust, visit a Planned Parenthood or health department reproductive health clinic; or call a hotline; or mabe school nurse. Beware of services that claim to help but may stand in your way if you feel you must terminate the pregnancy. It's your right. Good luck. ...Read more
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