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Is it dangerous if I was drinking a lot before I found out I was pregnant?

Is it dangerous if I was drinking a lot before I found out I was pregnant?

It depends: It depends how much and how often, but generally the "night of the thre margaritas" before i knew is not an issue. ...Read more

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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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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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I am pregnant of 7 weeks and drank a cup of mocha of 12 oz and I am feeling the symptoms of drinking a lot of caffeine is it dangerous and how to stop?

Caffeine has not: Been demonstrated to be dangerous in pregnancy up to 600mg per day, so do not worry. Thats like 6 cups of strong coffee. It should pass soon but drink smaller amounts if having symptoms, good luck. ...Read more

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I've been drinking a lot over the last month and tonight i found out i was pregnant. I'm only like a month along. Is the baby going to be ok?

I've been drinking a lot over the last month and tonight i found out i was pregnant. I'm only like a month along. Is the baby going to be ok?

Usually: But depends how much u consumed and u will need to be seen by a perinatologist besides your regular OB for early ultrasounds to make sure no featl alcohol syndrome- u can punch it up online. ...Read more

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I just found out i'm about nine weeks pregnant. Before i knew i was out drinking...A lot. I've stopped but am scared. Will my baby be ok most likely?

I just found out i'm about nine weeks pregnant. Before i knew i was out drinking...A lot. I've stopped but am scared. Will my baby be ok most likely?

In this situation: Your baby will be best helped if you have no more alcohol until after the delivery. There is little to do to change the past. There is also no guarantee that there has not been harm. But, healing is real and brain development will be ongoing as the baby grows inside of you. Now is the time to take your prenatal vitamins, to eat well; and to be in fellowship with expectant mothers not drinking. ...Read more

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I've been having a lot of coffee, but starting to think I might be pregnant. Stopped drinking it, but will my baby be okay if i am preg?

I've been having a lot of coffee, but starting to think I might be pregnant. Stopped drinking it, but will my baby be okay if i am preg?

Most likely: Now that you know you may be pregnant, stopping the large amount of coffee you were drinking is a good idea, especially caffeinated coffee. You and your baby should be fine. Congratulations if you are pregnant. ...Read more

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Lately i been drinking a lot of coffee and milk and pregnant is it really bad?

See answer: Milk is not bad, too much caffeine may cause your heart rate and or blood pressure to elevate, which is not recommended during pregnancy, so i would tonne down on the coffee. For continuity of care, it is recommended you discuss these same issues with your ob/gyn dr. To assure they area aware of all that you are doing. Best wishes. ...Read more

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2nd pregnancy, 27 weeks getting a lot of braxton hicks. I am drinking a lot of water. Should i be concerned?

2nd pregnancy, 27 weeks getting a lot of braxton hicks. I am drinking a lot of water. Should i be concerned?

Maybe: If you are having more than 6 contractions (bh or not) in an hour and they do not resolve with hydration, emptying your bladder and rest, you should call your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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Can drinking lots of water during pregnancy lead to water retention?

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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Why would I be having excessive urination if not pregnant or not doing a lot of fluid drinking?

Why would I be having excessive urination if not pregnant or not doing a lot of fluid drinking?

Polyuria: Beside excessive fluid intake the next most common reason for having repeated large volumes of urine and having to go to the bathroom morning, noon, and night (nighttime awakening =) is a high blood sugar. I would suggest seeing your doctor and having this checked out. ...Read more