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Doctor insights on: Drinking Seltzer Water During Pregnancy

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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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Are there any negative effects from drinking seltzer water?

Are there any negative effects from drinking seltzer water?

Good And Bad: Moderate use of carbonated water satisfy the thirst, improves dyspepsia, constipation, contracts the gall bladder, bad effects spoils the teeth, depletes the bone calcium, causes osteoporosis, in some causes bloating anf flatulence ...Read more

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Can drinking carbonated water cause elevated CO2 in the blood? Elevated (31 to 33) levels for several months.

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

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I stopped drink soda and started drinking flavored water, but the flavored water is carbonated water! Is carbonated water bad for you?

I stopped drink soda and started drinking flavored water, but the flavored water is carbonated water! Is carbonated water bad for you?

Carbonation OK: Carbonation in reasonable quantities is not known to cause disease. It is wise to be aware of what else is in what you are drinking. Recommend looking at the ingredient list and the nutrition label. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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 more

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Is drinking a pedialyte bad during pregnancy?

Is drinking a pedialyte bad during pregnancy?

No: It is a rather expensive and funky tasting hydration solution, but it will not harm baby. ...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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Is drinking senna tea safe during pregnancy?

Is drinking senna tea safe during pregnancy?

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 more

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Is drinking milk necessary during pregnancy like anmum?

Is drinking milk necessary during pregnancy like anmum?

No: There are other sources of Vitamin D and Calcium that are just as safe. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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Is drinking pepsi not good during pregnancy?

Is drinking pepsi not good during pregnancy?

One per day is ok: Would not drink any more due to the caffine and other chemicals in pepsi. ...Read more

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Is it safe to consume drinking chocolate during pregnancy?

Is it safe to consume drinking chocolate during pregnancy?

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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Is drinking water bottles bad during pregnancy,?

Is drinking water bottles bad during pregnancy,?

No: Bottle water is safe for pregnant women. There is no scientific data to show that bottle water cause increase health risk to pregnant women or babies. ...Read more

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Is drinking one or two cups of coffee going to harm the baby during my pregnancy?

Is drinking one or two cups of coffee going to harm the baby during my pregnancy?

No.: There is no evidence that a small amount of caffeine is harmful. Try to avoid during first trimester as there was a study suggesting excess caffeine in early pregnancy may increase the risk of miscarriage. ...Read more

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Drinking almond vs cow milk during pregnancy?

No endorsement: I am not sure what you are asking since there is no question here. But medicine would be neutral on recommending one or the other products since both are fine and available. ...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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Can drinking lots of water during pregnancy lead to water retention?

It should not: Keeping well hydrated is very important during pregnancy, mild ankle swelling at the end of the day can normal in the third trimester as the uterus grow and compress the inferior vena cava (main vein draining the legs). Excess salt may however lead to increased water retention. ...Read more

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Could drinking and smoking weed during pregnancy contribute to autism?

Could drinking and smoking weed during pregnancy contribute to autism?

Maybe: Some of the toxins you inhale with every cigarette will enter your blood and travel thru the umbilical cord to baby. It is well documented that the newborn of a marijuana smoker will have a smaller skull volume ; the question of related learning problems has been difficult to sort out. Reliable data based on single agent exposure is not readily available. ...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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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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Hello doctors good morning! If can I drinking muscles milk gainer for everyday during pregnancy?? Thanks?

Hello doctors good morning! If can I drinking muscles milk gainer for everyday during pregnancy?? Thanks?

Maybe: As long as you are not using muscle milk as a meal replacement and continuing to get adequate nutrition with real food from all five food groups with adequate calories needed for your pregnancy then the addition of muscle milk daily is fine. ...Read more