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Drinking Seltzer Water During Pregnancy
Sure: If you like it you may drink it. There are no restrictions on carbonated water. ...Read more
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
Can we drink soda regularly during pregnancy because I have gas problem.Soda ingredients is carbonated water, sodium citrate?
Yes: You can but why would you want to drink a liquid that increases gas. ...Read more
Can drinking carbonated water cause elevated CO2 in the blood? Elevated (31 to 33) levels for several months.
Not from soda: Drinking carbonated beverages does not raise CO2 in blood. Elevated levels of CO2 indicate other metabolic problems. It may also be that a particular individual has a different "set point" but this would be a diagnosis that should come only after careful medical consultation. ...Read more
NO: Just the cost, but no harm from the carbonation. ...Read more
I stopped drink soda and started drinking flavored water, but the flavored water is carbonated water! Is carbonated water bad for you?
I seem to have some difficulty drinking plain water that's still but not plain carbonated water. Is this anything I should be concerned about?
As long as you are: not choking or have a medical condition that has not been discussed w/doc all seems well. It's convenient to be able to drink water so you can begin by adding 10% plain water to carbonated water for a few days, then 20%, etc. You can also put lemon or lime in un-carbonated water. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Does drinking carbonated water cause kidney stones and if not is there any difference in the benefit of drinking water between flat vs seletzer water?
Minerals, hydration: Ample hydration is best prevention, whether still or sprkling water. Seltzer os carbonated watsr, no minerals. Mineral water (fizzy or not) has extra minerals that may or may not affect stone formation. Club soda is seltzer with extra bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate). Effects may vary with thpe lf stone. Generally bubbles dontmatterr ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Senna: Medline plus indicates that senna is "possibly safe" during pregnancy when used briefly, in small doses. However, it considers the herb to be "possibly unsafe" in large doses or for an extended period of time. The american pregnancy association specifically advises against stimulant laxatives during pregnancy, noting that they can cause contractions in the uterus. Senna can also lead to dehydratio. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
During pregnancy i was drinking tea with 2 spoons of sugar twice per day, one chocolate bar, every second day or third, i worry could it harm baby?
Prudence & pregnancy: Hopefully the tea contained minimal amounts of caffeine as that can raise the baby's heart rate in excess. Chocolate contains theobromines that can make fibrocystic breasts worse. Prudence in the victorian era can also be applied to a pregnancy diet to improve nutrition to the fetus and avoid harm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
As long as: U are not diabetic and in moderation, and as long as your wt gain is not excessive but you should ask your OB to make sure it is ok with your ob. ...Read more
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