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Doctor insights on: Drinking Alcohol During First Month Of Pregnancy

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Is gatorade safe to drink during first trimester of pregnancy?

Is gatorade safe to drink during first trimester of pregnancy?

Gatorade ok in preg: Gatorade is absolutely safe in pregnancy, especially if you are having trouble keeping down food or fluids. If you are vomiting and unable to keep anything down, you should contact your doctor or go to the er. ...Read more

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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Is drinking matcha tea during 7th week of pregnancy okay?

Is drinking matcha tea during 7th week of pregnancy okay?

Small amounts ok: Keep to a limit of 200mg of caffeine a day, which is about three or four cups of green tea, depending on how long it is steeped. This limit should include all sources of caffeine, like chocolate, coffee, sodas, etc. Large amounts of green tea may diminish your absorption of folic acid and iron. One or two cups of matcha tea taken away from meals should be ok ...Read more

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Could drinking excessively during the first few weeks of pregnancy cause a blighted ovum?

Could drinking excessively during the first few weeks of pregnancy cause a blighted ovum?

Unknown: This is not known for sure but it's probably not so. However, heavy drinking in first trimester can absolutely cause fetal alcohol syndrome and possible fetal death, so how about it's a really poor idea! ...Read more

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Bleeding after drinking alcohol during pregnancy?

Bleeding after drinking alcohol during pregnancy?

Bleeding: Depends on where you are bleeding from. Some people get alcoholic gastritis and bleed from their stomachs, etc. If you mean bleeding from vagina, please see your ob-gyn physician. Also, please don't drink alcohol at all when pregnant. This compromises your baby's development, and is not fair to him or her. ...Read more

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Does drinking during the first month of a pregnancy greatly affect the baby?

Does drinking during the first month of a pregnancy greatly affect the baby?

No clear answer: The original fetal alcohol syndrome cases were found in alcoholic women, many of whom died within a year of giving birth to alcohol related issues.We know alcohol breaks down to formaldehyde & that interferes with fetal development. Affects seem to be dose & time sensitive. As long as you've stopped exposing baby you've done what you can. The effect if any is likely to be minimal. ...Read more

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Is ok during 1st trimester of pregnancy to drink malt?

Is ok during 1st trimester of pregnancy to drink malt?

It is not ok to drin: It is not ok to drink malt liquor during first trimester or any other trimester of pregnancy. ...Read more

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How many cups of coffee should a pregnant woman drink during the week?

How many cups of coffee should a pregnant woman drink during the week?

0-1/day: Caffeine does cross the placenta. Here are recommendations from otis: http://www.Otispregnancy.Org/files/caffeine.Pdf most studies have shown that 1 cup of coffee/day does not seem to harm the fetus. Remember, if you stop drinking coffee abruptly, you may get rebound headaches from the lack of caffeine so tapering down w/half caffeine + half decaf may be wise. ...Read more

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Can babies experience withdrawal symptoms after birth if mother drinks caffeine every single day during pregnancy?

Can babies experience withdrawal symptoms after birth if mother drinks caffeine every single day during pregnancy?

Depends: on amount of caffeine mom is ingesting. I once saw an infant whose mom consumed 4 liters of Mountain Dew daily - this infant had significant withdrawal. On the other hand, I see plenty of normal newborns whose mothers still had one cup of coffee daily. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is sex and masterbation ok during the first three months of pregnancy?

Is sex and masterbation ok during the first three months of pregnancy?

Pregnancy Norms: Yes. Of course. I often answer these questions with the advice i give to all pregnant patients I have or am caring for. Many obs also recommend that the pregnant patient get a pregnancy guide or prenatal book. Most of the variety of questions and situations that occur during pregnancy are covered. Having this kind of book is empowering. It saves a lot of worrying. ...Read more

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Is sex and masterbation ok during the first three months of pregnancy?

Is sex and masterbation ok during the first three months of pregnancy?

Generally no problem: Sex is safe if done with one's monogamous spouse and if there are no sexually transmitted diseases nor any pregnancy complications (such as premature labor). As long as it is comfortable enough for both people, one can have sex throughout her pregnancy. Having intercourse and orgasms is fine as long as the pregnancy is going well. It is also important psychologically for both people. ...Read more

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Can a pregnant women during her first 3 months of pregnancy consume dates and honey.. Or is it harmful for the kid during the first 3months?

Can a pregnant women during her first 3 months of pregnancy consume dates and honey.. Or is it harmful for the kid during the first 3months?

Yes: There is no evidence that either of these products would contain any substance that would harm a developing fetus. ...Read more

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Will drinking during pregnancy always result in fetal alcohol syndrome?

Will drinking during pregnancy always result in fetal alcohol syndrome?

Not always, but...: Alcohol can damage a baby's brain causing cognitive, learning, emotional and behavior problems. We don't know how much alcohol it takes, but we do know that drinking too much on just a few occasions can cause FAS even if you don't drink at all during the rest of the pregnancy! best option—no drinking while pregnant. Next best—stop drinking as early as possible in pregnancy. ...Read more

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What are the negative effects of alcohol consumption during breastfeeding and pregnancy?

What are the negative effects of alcohol consumption during breastfeeding and pregnancy?

Brain injury: The early reports of fetal alcohol effects surfaced first in the 1950's & again in the 70's. The most prominent effects were dose related; the worst fetal damage to the highest alcohol intake. Research has shown direct toxic effects of alcohol on the nerves of the fetal brain,many suggest much of the ADD we see is related to alcohol intake. No level of alcohol intake is considered safe ...Read more

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Bledding during first month of pregnancy?

Bledding during first month of pregnancy?

Very common: While some women with bleeding in early pregnancy miscarry, many other healthy pregnancies have spotting or bleeding early on. Call your doctor if you have bad pain with your bleeding, or if you soak more than a pad an hour. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Ingerman
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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