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Doctor insights on: Is Chocolate Bad For Pregnant Women

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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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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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I've been eating healthily during my whole pregnancy but i also have a coffee (decaf) and chocolate everyday (100/150 gr of dark chocolate). Is it bad?

I've been eating healthily during my whole pregnancy but i also have a coffee (decaf) and chocolate everyday (100/150 gr of dark chocolate). Is it bad?

No, not at all: Caffeine, less than 200mg a day is definitely okay in pregnancy. New studies have come out saying so. Even american college of ob/gyn issued a statement recently stating that. One cup of coffee usually has around 90 and a shot of expresso, around 75mg. So you could easily have a double shot latte! dark chocolate has health benefits and has even less caffeine. So you're definitely okay! ...Read more

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I have a regular period but got endometriosis (chocolate cyst attached at both ovaries) so does this affect my chances of getting pregnant? do i still ovulate? i was told by this female doctor at the private clinic saying that the cysts will hold my egg f

I have a regular period but got endometriosis (chocolate cyst attached at both ovaries) so does this affect my chances of getting pregnant? do i still ovulate? i was told by this female doctor at the private clinic saying that the cysts will hold my egg f

Yes: Endometriosis does increase the risk of infertility although u do still ovulate.The chocolate cysts aren't functional cysts.They contain uterine lining cells that bleed when u have ur period and the old blood in them causes them 2 look like they r filled with chocolate syrup.If they rupture it can cause a lot of pain.Endometriosis can cause scar tissue that can block normal tubes cause infertility ...Read more

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Are cold drinks bad for pregnant women?

Are cold drinks bad for pregnant women?

Cold Drinks are : Not bad for pregnant women. However, the teachings of traditional chinese medicine encourage drinking fluids that are close to your body temperature for optimum health. ...Read more

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Is mint leafs bad for pregnant women?

Is mint leafs bad for pregnant women?

No: Mint has many beneficial properties for pregnancy including promoting digestion, relieving congestion and decreasing nausea. Complications associated with mint consumption in pregnancy is tendency for heart burn. ...Read more

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Is the virus in cats that are bad for pregnant women airborne?

No: Toxoplasmosis is not airborne. Here's a great description and diagram: http://www.Cdc.Gov/parasites/toxoplasmosis/biology.Html. ...Read more