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Doctor insights on: Can You Chew Gum While Pregnant

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Dr. Thomas Fiala
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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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Chewing gum in pregnancy is it safe?

Chewing gum in pregnancy is it safe?

Yes. : Yes gum is safe . Don't over do it. Brush frequently to avoid cavities. Do not do xylitol gum as research is still undecided on safety during pregnancy and breast feeding. ...Read more

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I'm pregnant and have been told to stay away from aspartame. But all chewing gum seems to have thatingredient. Any suggestions?

N0 ASPARTAME: Aspartame is a neurotoxin to the brain so absolutely not. If you must chew gum then use a regular gum that is not sugar free with real sugar and not high fructose corn syrup. Please consume sparingly and check with your OB on any chemicals and additives. ...Read more

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Can you chew nicotine gum while trying to quit smoking , i'm 3 weeks pregnant?

Can you chew nicotine gum while trying to quit smoking , i'm 3 weeks pregnant?

Better than smoking: There are data suggesting that the nicotine causes subtle decreases in blood flow through the placenta & over time has a negative effect on the fetus. That said, a patch has a lower steady concentration than the peak/ebb changes with smoking or gum & may be a better choice. I applaud you for trying & wish you the best. ...Read more

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Is it safe to chew the Sea Band Anti Nausea ginger gum while pregnant (8weeks)? Label states there is titanium dioxide in it...

Is it safe to chew the Sea Band Anti Nausea ginger gum while pregnant (8weeks)? Label states there is titanium dioxide in it...

Probably: Nothing in pregnancy or life or 100% safe for everyone. Having said that ginger has been used extensively especially in Asia without any known adverse effects on the fetus for centuries. As for Titanium oxide, it is mostly not absorbed so it should not affect your fetus. If there is any other active ingredients in the Sea Band gum, you will have to list them in order to get any answer. ...Read more

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What do the gum look like when pregnancy ?

What do the gum look like when pregnancy ?

The same: Unless you develop anemia and your gums (and other mucous membranes) become pale, or you develop gingivitis, or you are taking certain anti-seizure medications, your gums should not change in appearance ...Read more