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I can't stop drinking heavily during pregnancy. What's the best way to get serious help?

I can't stop drinking heavily during pregnancy. What's the best way to get serious help?

Alcoholics Anonymous: Aa is a great organization. You have a good motivator to stop due to the pregnancy so attend a meeting. Going through that may help and improve yours and your baby's life. ...Read more

Dr. Ronald Krauser
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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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My husband drinks 2 or 3 beers every night. We r planning to hve a baby now. Its difficult to get him stop drinking. Is it harmful if im pregnant now?

My husband drinks 2 or 3 beers every night. We r planning to hve a baby now. Its difficult to get him stop drinking. Is it harmful if im pregnant now?

Alcoholism: I am not sure what you are asking. Your husband's alcohol use can in no way affect the health of the baby inside of you. Perhaps I am misunderstanding the question. ...Read more

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When into pregnancy is it absolutely necessary to stop drinking / smoking?

When into pregnancy is it absolutely necessary to stop drinking / smoking?

Right Away: Teratogenic effects are worse early in pregnancy and chronic effects of alcohol (fetal alcohol syndrome) and smoking (miscarriage, growth restriction, abruption, developmental delays) can be serious. Stop as soon as you attempt or plan a pregnancy & definitely as soon as you test positive. Take care & thank you for thinking of your health and the health of your pregnancy. ...Read more

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Tips to help me stop drinking pop? Need help! Want to start getting healthy before getting pregnant!

Tips to help me stop drinking pop? Need help! Want to start getting healthy before getting pregnant!

Flavored seltzer: Try switching to flavored seltzer water. You can mix in some 100% fruit juice, a squeeze of lemon and/or lime, etc. You'll get the carbonation and sensation of drinking pop (soda for us east coasters) without the sugar and other chemicals in regular pop. ...Read more

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Do I have to stop drinking caffeine in pregnancy?

Do I have to stop drinking caffeine in pregnancy?

Yes: It is recommended to limit the amount of daily caffeine intake to 200 mg, or, the rough equivalent to a 10 ounce cup of coffee. ...Read more

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I am ttc and starting drinking fertilitea. When should I stop drinking it? I've heard it can cause miscarriage once pregnant?

I am ttc and starting drinking fertilitea. When should I stop drinking it? I've heard it can cause miscarriage once pregnant?

Fertilitea: This ttc product seems harmless enough. In truth though, there is absolutely no good "scientific" evidence that it will help you get pregnant ( but it shouldn't hurt, either). It's main gyn ingredient is red raspberry leaf which is an old remedy to ease menstrual pain, prevent miscarriage, and ease labor. Since most miscarriages are due to genetic errors/defects, it will have no effect on this. ...Read more

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Is drinking alcohol the reason why i'm not getting pregnant? Should I stop drinking while trying to conceive?

Is drinking alcohol the reason why i'm not getting pregnant? Should I stop drinking while trying to conceive?

Yes: It could be one of causes.Also if you get pregnant while on alcohol baby can have malformations as well as developmental delays. ...Read more

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Im 10 weeks pregnant, and have been drinking Atkins protein shakes in the morning. Should I stop drinking them?

Im 10 weeks pregnant, and have been drinking Atkins protein shakes in the morning. Should I stop drinking them?

More nutrients: You can continue to drink the Atkins protein shakes. You need 4 oz red meat 2 X/week to make sure that you are getting all of your essential amino acids and iron intake. Eat 5-7 servings of fruit / vegetables daily. You can juice the fruits / vegetables if that is easier than eating them. A high quality, nutrient dense diet greatly improves the chances of having a healthy pregnancy and baby. ...Read more

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When after you stop drinking does it take the liver to get back to normal?

When after you stop drinking does it take the liver to get back to normal?

Liver is a remarkabl: Liver is remarkable organ and does regenerate and recover from many insults and does so fairly quickly at least if it is not damaged severely already. Acute hepatitis is usually reversible but chronic hepatitis is not fully reversible. Liver starts getting better within a few weeks after stopping alcohol use and can recover fully in 2 months to 6 months. ...Read more