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Can pregnant woman drink hot water?

Can pregnant woman drink hot water?

TCM: From a traditional chinese medicine standpoint, the healthiest way to drink water is a room temperature. The concepts are a little complex ; come from the perspective of eastern medicine. See: http://universaltcm.Wordpress.Com/education-information/cold-foods-cold-drinks-caused-health-problems/. ...Read more

Dr. Sheila Smith
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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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Please can a pregnant women drink cucumber and lemon water every day?

Please can a pregnant women drink cucumber and lemon water every day?

Yes: It is fine todrink cucumber and lemon water in pregnancy. Just be aware that the lemon is very acidic and you may want to stop using it if you develop sour stomach or heartburn. Heartburn is common in the later stages of pregnancy. Good health to you. ...Read more

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Can i drink tonic water during pregnancy?

Can i drink tonic water during pregnancy?

Best to avoid it: There is some controversy whether it is safe to consume beverages which contain quinine, such as tonic water. The safest thing to do is avoid it. Consider substituting club soda. ...Read more

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Can pregnant women drink sea coconut syrup?

Can pregnant women drink sea coconut syrup?

Why?: African Sea Coconut has Slippery Elm bark as an active ingredient. Used for cold symptoms, phlegm and sore throat. Slippery elm has not been well-studied. There are many well studied medications available for congestion and cold symptoms in pregnancy. I would not recommend use of slippery elm in pregnancy. It is traditionally thought to cause miscarriages. That too has not been studied. ...Read more

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Could pregnant women drink coconut water?

Could pregnant women drink coconut water?

Yes: There is no contraindication to consumption of coconut juice/milk/water while pregnant, make sure it's pasteurized. ...Read more

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Are pregnant women supposed to drink cool water?

Are pregnant women supposed to drink cool water?

TCM: Cool is fine. From a traditional chinese medicine standpoint, the healthiest way to drink water is a room temperature. The concepts are a little complex ; come from the perspective of eastern medicine. See: http://universaltcm.Wordpress.Com/education-information/cold-foods-cold-drinks-caused-health-problems/. ...Read more

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Can pregnant women drink eno?

Can pregnant women drink eno?

No: We don't know how much alcohol is safe to consume in pregnancy, so the best advice is to avoid it entirely. ...Read more

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Can i drink lemon water during periods?

Lemon water: Lemons are rumored to prevent your period, induce your period, slow your period, stop your period ; lighten your period. I have not found any studies to support these claims. If anyone has seen scientific literature to the contrary – i would be interested. ...Read more

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Can pregnant women drink prune juice?

Can pregnant women drink prune juice?

Yes: Plums are a healthy food you can eat during pregnancy. Prune juice is made from specific european plums. However, plum juice can have a higher sugar content then plums - so use should be judicious. ...Read more

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Can i drink gatorade during pregnancy?

Can i drink gatorade during pregnancy?

Yes: Don't make this your total fluid intake. Drink water, water, water and include other fluids occaisionally. Avoid alcohol. ...Read more

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Ice water is good for pregnant women to drink?

Ice water is good for pregnant women to drink?

TCM: From a traditional chinese medicine standpoint, the healthiest way to drink water is a room temperature. The concepts are a little complex ; come from the perspective of eastern medicine. See: http://universaltcm.Wordpress.Com/education-information/cold-foods-cold-drinks-caused-health-problems/. ...Read more

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Are pregnant women allowed to drink milkshakes?

Milkshakes: It depends what you put in the milkshake. If it's a regular milkshake, it's fine, but you shouldn't make it a regular occurrence. ...Read more

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Is pregnant women allowed to drink ginger beer?

Is pregnant women allowed to drink ginger beer?

That depends: Ginger Beer - Although historically a fermented alcoholic drink – Ginger beer is usually sold as a soft drink in this time & age. However, some brands do still contain alcohol. If you are pregnant , you should avoid alcohol intake. ...Read more

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Can a pregnant women eat or drink honey?

Can a pregnant women eat or drink honey?

Probably: it is probably safe for the pregnant mother to consume honey by and infant under 1 year of age should not be exposed to honey due to the risk of botulism ...Read more

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Can drinking lots of water during pregnancy lead to water retention?

Can drinking lots of water during pregnancy lead to water retention?

It should not: Keeping well hydrated is very important during pregnancy, mild ankle swelling at the end of the day can normal in the third trimester as the uterus grow and compress the inferior vena cava (main vein draining the legs). Excess salt may however lead to increased water retention. ...Read more

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Can diabetics drink vitamin water and life water if they don't drink plain water to help with hydration?

Can diabetics drink vitamin water and life water if they don't drink plain water to help with hydration?

Yes BUT: You need to read the labels carefully. Some have few carbohydrates and others as many as over 40 grams of carbohydrate . The numbers of calories therefore vary quite a bit. Some are sweetened with stevia while other flavors of ths same brand might be flavored with a sugar alcohol. ...Read more

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What to do if I'm afraid to drink tap water?

What to do if I'm afraid to drink tap water?

Educate yourself: about the quality of the tap water where you live. This way you will have a better idea of it's safety. Take care. ...Read more

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Is tap water safe to drink if someone uses a filter?

Is tap water safe to drink if someone uses a filter?

Yes: Tap water in the usa is safe to drink by itself. A filter might remove a few solids but your body can handle them anyway. Note also that many bottled waters are actually tap water. ...Read more

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Is my tap water safe to drink, if the street is flooded outside?

Is my tap water safe to drink, if the street is flooded outside?

Yes, if ...: Despite street flooding, the close system of city water treatment should not be intact and okay to use as long as the system is not broken by flooding. Of course, occasionally, major natural disasters may take place; for survival, people still have to boil untreated water for survival until the water treatment system is restored. ...Read more

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Is it safe to drink tap water after a hurricane or typhoon?

Tap water after Hurr: Hurricanes, especially if accompanied by a tidal surge or flooding, can overwhelm municipal water treatment plants and contaminate your water supply.

• Do not drink Cloudy water from your faucets

• Please contact Local Health Departments whether the tap water is safe for drinking after a Hurricane or Typhoon.

Your Health is Precious! ...Read more

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My child is 10 months old, is it safe for him to drink regular tap water?

My child is 10 months old, is it safe for him to drink regular tap water?

Not recommended: Check with your local water utility. If your tap water is fluoridated or has substantial natural Fluoride (0.7 mg/l or higher), consider using a low-fluoride alternative water source. The american dental association recommends not using water that contains high levels of Fluoride when mixing powdered or concentrated baby formula. Too much Fluoride puts your baby at risk for enamel fluorosis. ...Read more

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Does drinking purified water instead of tap water really make a difference?

Yes: It depends on your water souce, but most municipal water sources have an unhealthy amount of impurities, and often the amount of chlorine used to make the water better can be a oxidizer to the body. Also there is a growing number of Estrogens found in water sources. As a rule, i drink bottled water or filtered. ...Read more

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My friends daughter always throws up when she tries to drink tap water. Why is that ?

My friends daughter always throws up when she tries to drink tap water. Why is that ?

Probably not serious: If there were a problem with the stomach or intestine, vomiting would occur with other food and drink as well. If only with tap water, it's probably a taste issue. Tap water is safe in the US. In communities with high chlorination, a filter on the tap might help. If vomiting or abdominal pain occur in other situations, see a doctor. ...Read more

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Would like to know if it's necessary to boil and purify tap water before drinking it?

Would like to know if it's necessary to boil and purify tap water before drinking it?

Not in America: Tap water in the United States is very clean and pure. The water in New York City is known for its high quality. ...Read more

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Do brita water filters safely filter tap water? I feel like i am still drinking tap water

Do brita water filters safely filter tap water? I feel like i am still drinking tap water

Water filters: Such water filters improve taste while also removing harmful substances from tap such as infectious organisms. When it comes to safety the FDA issues a minimum requirement, however, there are plenty of chemicals still found in our waters supply. Look in depth at the different filtration systems available and what will filter your most pressing concerns. ...Read more

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Is tap water safe to drink daily, or does it have contaminates that are bad? just wondering if there's any medical reason to filter water

Where do you live?: In some areas the water consistently tests well without significant contaminants. However as we saw in Flint water crisis that is not always the case. ...Read more

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Is tap water in asia safe to drink or should I throw it away?

Is tap water in asia safe to drink or should I throw it away?

In general: recommend against drinking tap water in Asia. This comes from having lived in Asia three times. I would not trust any water that is not poured from a sealed bottle before you eyes. ...Read more

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Is tap water safe to drink after a wildfire has gone through?

Is tap water safe to drink after a wildfire has gone through?

Contact authority: Contact your authorities to see if the water is safe. Do not ever use water that you think may be contaminated to wash dishes, brush teeth, prepare food, wash hands, or make ice or baby formula. ...Read more

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Is it safe to let children drink tap water everywhere in the u.S.?

Is it safe to let children drink tap water everywhere in the u.S.?

Depends: Depending on the area, some municipalities have certified water systems & some do not.The final distribution point can also be a factor. Just because an area has a certified supply does not mean a site has not developed issues within its plumbing. If you have a question while traveling, look for the water quality signs posted at city entry, check with hotels or use bottled water. ...Read more

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How can I tell if my tap water is safe to drink after the earthquake?

How can I tell if my tap water is safe to drink after the earthquake?

I think you: would have to rely on notification from the government/public health authorities. It would be obvious, I would think, if your water supply has been affected by an earthquake. If it seems likely wait for official notification before using tap water. This is why bottled water is recommended for disaster preparedness. Good wishes:) ...Read more

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The tap water at my house seems to have a lot of chlorine, does this pose any health risks to drink?

The tap water at my house seems to have a lot of chlorine, does this pose any health risks to drink?

All Depends-Relative: No way to answer remotely. Likely most of what you see in the water, especially sediment once water has evaporated, is caco3, see: https://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/calcium_carbonate (dissolved limestone), not chlorine, see: https://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/water_chlorination ; other minerals/solutes. Low dose cl to kill bacteria is typically healthier than not, but h2o analysis required to better know. ...Read more

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Used to drink a lot of water-tap water from well. Now feel nauseated when drink even small amounts from same tap. Why might this be?

Used to drink a lot of water-tap water from well. Now feel nauseated when drink even small amounts from same tap. Why might this be?

Get the water checked: If you don't notice the symptoms from any other water you drink, then you should have the water checked to be sure it is pure and not contaminated. Good luck. ...Read more

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