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Doctor insights on: Eating Chalk During Pregnancy

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Is eating chalk is harmful?? im worried for my future that eating chalk can affect on my pregnancy??

Is eating chalk is harmful??
im worried for my future that eating chalk can affect on my pregnancy??

YES: This is called PICA- a form of eating and behavioral disorder. Please seek medical and psychological consultation. ...Read more

Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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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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What can I do to help deal with problems such as vomiting, excessive saliva, pica and syncope during pregnancy?

What can I do to help deal with problems such as vomiting, excessive saliva, pica and syncope during pregnancy?

OB/GYN: You need to call your obstetrician, right away in f act, to discuss these issues. Some of what you describe can be serious. But really, your OB is the one to help with these problems. Then, if he or she needs some consultation with someone else, those arrangements can be made after your obstetrician has seen you. Good luck. ...Read more

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Do you have pica only in pregnancy?

Do you have pica only in pregnancy?

No: I know that kids, particularly with iron deficency anema can exhibit pica. ...Read more

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Why do women get pica in pregnancy?

Unknown: It is still unknown why some pregnant women develop pica. Some theorize that some mineral deficiencies or the need for more minerals because the pregnancy is consuming reserves drives the behaviors associated with pica. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use chalk and black chalkboard to play with my nephew in pregnancy. Heavily pregnant at 36 weeks...worried of harming bub?

Is it safe to use chalk and black chalkboard to play with my nephew in pregnancy. Heavily pregnant at 36 weeks...worried of harming bub?

Its fine: think of all those pregnant teachers across the US, who would have to stop using their chalk board if pregnant. Never seen a problem with chalk board use. ...Read more

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Is eating grape is safe during pregnancy?

Is eating grape is safe during pregnancy?

Only if organic !: Eating grapes is very safe as long as they are organic. Grapes are third on the environmental working group's dirty dozen list of foods with the highest level of pesticide residues. I never eat grapes if they are not organic, even though they are one of my favorite foods. For more foods to avoid see http://www.Ewg.Org/foodnews/list.Php and http://drrandybaker.Com/2013/04/22/organic-food-diet/. ...Read more

Pica (Definition)

An abnormal appetite or craving for substances that are not fit to eat. Such as chalk, clay or dirt. Pica ...Read more