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Can You Chew Gum While Pregnant
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
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I'm pregnant and have actually found myself eating toothpaste at times. I also crave chewing gum, been swallowing it too. How bad is this for my baby?
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
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