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Can you drink wine while trying to get pregnant?

Can you drink wine while trying to get pregnant?

Best not to: Alcohol adversely affects every organ in the body, down to hear, skin and fingernails. If you are trying to conceive, best to totally abstain. Besides, you probably will not know for at least a little while that you have conceived, and you would not want to expose your baby to a lethal chemical at that early stage, right? ...Read more

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Dr. Gregg Albers
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Alcohol Consumption (Definition)

Alcohol is available in many beverages, from beer and wine to the more potent distilled spirits, such as gin, rye, and whiskey. There appear to be at least small health benefits of small amounts of alcohol use (fewer than five drinks per week), especially of red wine Excessive alcohol use can lead to addiction and severe social and physical complications. Excess long term alcohol use is the most common cause of cirrhosis of the ...Read more


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Drinking a beer occasionally when trying to conceive will prevent getting pregnant?

Drinking a beer occasionally when trying to conceive will prevent getting pregnant?

Not it should not.: However, some recommend that a woman not use alcohol both when attempting to conceive and during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Does drinking alcohol affect your fertility?How long before you try to concieve should you stop drinking caffeine and alcohol i plan on ttc in july

Does drinking alcohol affect your fertility?How long before you try to concieve should you stop drinking caffeine and alcohol i plan on ttc in july

Moderation: First, you don't have to stop drinking caffeine as there's no harm for moderate caffeine consumption in pregnancy. 200mg a day is without any risks. As far as alcohol. A drink or two a week while trying to conceive likely won't affect your fertility, but if you want to be 100% safe, then abstain as soon as you are not using birth control. ...Read more

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I am trying to get pregnant can i use folic acid?

I am trying to get pregnant can i use folic  acid?

You SHOULD take it: Folic acid is recommended for women contemplating pregnancy. The recommended dose for neural tube defect prevention in pregnancy is 400 micrograms, or 0.4 mg/milligrams daily. All women thinking of pregnancy should be taking this as part of their prenatal vitamin package. Good wishes:) ...Read more

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Can you have sex to much when trying to concieve?

Can you have sex  to much when trying to concieve?

No, but sort of: If you start having sex frequently too soon before ovulation, the male partners may have very low sperm counts at the time you need him (ovulation.) i recommend starting 2 days before expected ovulation and trying every other day. ...Read more

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Can i drink beer at all while trying to get my wife pregnant? Will it harm our future child?

Can i drink beer at all while trying to get my wife pregnant? Will it harm our future child?

You can: Your drinking will not effect your wife's pregnancy, but could if heavy affect your sperm count...And your performance. On the other hand your wife's drinking of alcohol while she is pregnant could cause harm to the baby. This is because what she takes into her system can cross the placenta and get directly to the baby. There is no safe level of alcohol intake that we know of. Be careful! ...Read more

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I always seem to binge eat after drinking alcohol, how can I stop doing this?

I always seem to binge eat after drinking alcohol, how can I stop doing this?

Stop Drinking: Drinking alcohol lowers your self-control. If you have a tendency to binge eat, it will be harder to resist when you drink. Sorry. Many people cannot stop drinking and need help. If this is your situation consider reading alcoholics anonymous or finding an aa meeting. ...Read more

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Which beer and alcohol should I consider drinking when trying to get in shape?

Which beer and alcohol should I consider drinking when trying to get in shape?

You are kidding....?: This is a site for serious questions. Physicians give their free time to be of service. There is absolutely no reason to add alcohol for 'health benefits' when you are getting in shape. Alcohol is mostly empty and unnecessary carbohydrates with no nutritional value. ...Read more

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How much folic acid should I take when trying to concieve?

How much folic acid should I take when trying to concieve?

1 mg: 1 mg is adequate unless you have a history of neural tube defect or defects in folate (folic acid) metabolism in which a higher dose is recommended. Check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it okay to do exercise when trying to conceive?

Yes: There is no restriction on regular light exercise when trying to conceive. Very strenuous competitive sports have been shown to be associated with menstrual irregularity and hence conception. ...Read more

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How many flic acid pills to take a day when trying to conceive i don't understand the 400gm so how much pills to intake?

How many flic acid pills to take a day when trying to conceive i don't understand the 400gm so how much pills to intake?

Just the "prenatal": Normal, healthy women planning to have a baby can take just the "prenatal" vitamin, which should have 400 mcg of Folic Acid in it to help prevent certain birth defects like spina bifida (a neural tube defect). There usually are not other vitamins required for pregnancy. Also, foods containing folate (similar to folic acid) include green leafy vegetables, nuts, beans, etc... ...Read more

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Can i drink green tea and take L-carnitine if im trying to get pregnant?

Can i drink green tea and take L-carnitine if im trying to get pregnant?

Yes-not too much tea: Green tea and l-carnitine are very safe and not known to create any problems in pregnancy. However, very large amounts of green tea might contain enough caffeine to increase risk of miscarriage, but a few cups a day should be fine. See http://www.Drweil.Com/drw/u/qaa44819/give-up-green-tea-during-pregnancy.Html. ...Read more

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I am trying to conceive. Does drinking coffee ruin my chances?

I am trying to conceive. Does drinking coffee ruin my chances?

No!: Maybe if you overdo it, but even 1-2 cups a day has no clear impact. Enjoy! ...Read more

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Can you exercise every day while trying to conceive?

Can you exercise every day while trying to conceive?

Of course!: Millions of americans are trying to conceive today and every day. It is a normal part of a normal life, so that means eating healthy foods, exercising a normal amount, staying relaxed and happy, etc... So, daily exercise is fine to do. ...Read more

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Do I have to stop drinking caffeine in pregnancy?

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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Dr. Serena Chen
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Trying To Conceive (Definition)

Trying to conceive means trying to get pregnant. Patients understand that the best to conceive is when the women is in the middle of her cycle day 12 to day 14 (with the first day of your ...Read more


Conception (Definition)

Conception is the union of an egg and sperm to form a zygote. The zygote is what ...Read more