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Doctor insights on: Drinking Apple Cider Vinegar While Pregnant

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I am 10 weeks pregnant and was wondering if it was okay to drink apple cider vinegar. ?

I am 10 weeks pregnant and was wondering if it was okay to drink apple cider vinegar. ?

Apple cider: There is no compelling evidence that it is harmful to drink during pregnancy, but this is made by fermenting apples which turns into alcohol first and then into acetic acid. Use your own judgement before drinking this cider ...Read more

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If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more

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I am four months pregnant and wanted to know if it is okay to drink Apple cider vinegar? I am having some nasal congestion and I have heard it is good

I am four months pregnant and wanted to know if it is okay to drink Apple cider vinegar? I am having some nasal congestion and I have heard it is good

Nasal congestion : Given that you are pregnant, I would advise against trying any home remedies without first discussing with your doctor. Remember that what you ingest also affects your baby. ...Read more

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Preventing Pregnancy (Checklist)

Take birth control pills at the same time each day as directed
Daily
Associate taking the pills with a common activity done daily
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Be aware of medication that could interfere with birth control
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Use barrier protection to prevent STDs
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Is it ok to drink small amounts of unpasteurized apple cider vinegar during pregnancy?

Is it ok to drink small amounts of unpasteurized apple cider vinegar during pregnancy?

Maybe not: There may be concerns regarding harmful bacteria of unpasteurized foods and safety for pregnant women. Food-borne illnesses can be carried in unpasteurized juices. It's possible the acetic acid in vinegar may protect against this but there is little evidence for this. So why take a chance! ...Read more

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Preventing Pregnancy (Checklist)

Make decisions on boundaries before having sex
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Communicate boundaries firmly, clearly, and consistently
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Decide on a reliable birth control method
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Know some birth control may take days to weeks before it works
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learn all birth control methods
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discuss with pcp your best method
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don't take chances
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I'm a 30 year old man. What are the health benefits of drinking apple cider vinegar daily?

I'm a 30 year old man.  What are the health benefits of drinking apple cider vinegar daily?

Many benefits: Apple cider vinegar is one of the most popular folk remedies, in fact entire books have been written about it. It's many uses include treating heartburn, many infections (like sinus, ear & yeast infections), acne & other skin conditions.It may help treat diabetes, hypertension & high cholesterol.Research is limited but does support many uses.It is safe and inexpensive.See comments for more info:. ...Read more

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