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How Long Would It Take Me To Get Pregnant If I Stop Drinking
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
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?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Is drinking alcohol the reason why i'm not getting pregnant? Should I stop drinking while trying to conceive?
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
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
I'm trying to stop drinking coffee. How long will it take to be "off" of coffee, and free of caffeine withdrawal symptoms?
My son (1year) after moving to UK stop drinking water, even a sip. Back in my country he used to take water. He regularly get breastfeeding.What to do?
Breast Fluids: It sounds as if he has had a change in his routine with this recent move. Is he still having his usual wet diapers? If so, he is likely just getting plenty of fluids out of his milk from the breast. Once you get settled, start again with a cup in a high chair with a little meal. Weaning is a choice between baby and mommy, but World Health Organization recommends nursing up to age 2. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the best thing to take to stop acid starting in my stomach after meals? I'm eating healthily and drinking plenty. I'm 12 weeks pregnant. TIA
Meds?: There are plenty of meds but I assume you'd like to avoid them because of the pregnancy? Eat small but frequent meals. Food buffers acid. Try not to eat within 4 hours of lying down. Elevate the head of your bed with a small block or brick (not with pillows that make you bend in the middle). Gaviscon and Zantac (ranitidine) are Safety Class B ("probably safe") for pregnancy if you need them. ...Read more
Start substituting: Easiest way is to have healthy substitutes such as spring water handy, not buy the sugar drinks and bring them home, read labels for sugar content, high fructose corn syrup etc. Sometimes behavioral therapy techniques taught by psychologists can help such as self-monitoring, rewards, etc. Keep trying, it's not as hard as one might fear. ...Read more
By example: Teens adopt behaviors that they learn from their families, either by imitation or rebellion. Setting an example by behaving soberly, abstaining from intoxication and also abstaining from power struggles, setting only boundaries that are enforceable, creates an environment that supports sobriety in teens. ...Read more
Intervention.: At this point in her life, she may really need an intervention with a lot of loved ones and an ultimatum. She will need to be surrounded by loved ones. And most importantly, she really needs to want to stop. If she doesn't truly want to stop, you'll have a difficult task ahead of you. ...Read more
Question unclear: I don't completely understand your question. Usual guidelines before general anesthesia: clear liquids up to 2 hours before, and light solid food (such as toast) up to 6 hours before. No food after midnight in the case of an early morning procedure. Are you planning to exercise before your procedure? That might not be a good plan, as you would need more hydration/calories. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Under Dr.'s care: Detoxification needs to be under close medical care. Attempting to detox without adequate medical supervision could be dangerous and possibly deadly. If you know such a person encourage them to work with an addiction medical specialist and to get to some alcoholics anonymous meetings. ...Read more
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