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Doctor insights on: Is It Ok To Drink Kool Aid While Pregnant

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Dr. Amanda Itzkoff
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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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Can drinking a lot of red kool aid turn your urine red?

Can drinking a lot of red kool aid turn your urine red?

Red urine: I am sorry to say that the Kool Aid you ingested did not make your urine turn red, Ask your parents to take you to an ER or physician to have your urine checked to make sure it does not have blood in it. Good luck. ...Read more

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Been having hard stools with some ab pain. Negative colonoscopy and endoscopy. Today had red stool? Been drinking red kool aid. Is this the cause?

Been having hard stools with some ab pain. Negative colonoscopy and endoscopy. Today had red stool? Been drinking red kool aid. Is this the cause?

Maybe: It is possible but if the colonoscopy was recent it could be more serious. And blood in the toilet is very distinctive. Could be a hemorrhoid, etc...Don't write it off to just being the red drink. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the health risks of mixing energy drinks and several packets of kool-aid ?

Can you tell me the health risks of mixing energy drinks and several packets of kool-aid ?

Caffeine and sugar: Are not good for us, certainly not in the high quantities you are talking about. Weight gain, obesity and all its complications, as well as overstimulation, anxiety, insomnia, high blood pressure, caffeine addiction (with headaches when you try to stop) are all potential side effects. Large amounts of sugar are particularly bad, and that is all kool-aid is - sugar. Try healthy diet with exercise. ...Read more

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Is it ok to drink spearmint tea without sugar while pregnant? I enjoy drinking it twice a day.

Is it ok to drink spearmint tea without sugar while pregnant? I enjoy drinking it twice a day.

Yes: Spearmint tea sounds fine. Normal, healthy women do not have to alter their foods and drinks while they are pregnant, as long as the diet is a healthy, natural diet that doesn't contain items that aren't good for a developing baby (such as fish with higher mercury levels, undercooked meats, etc...). If one wants to avoid caffeine, one can be sure to buy only decaffeinated teas. ...Read more

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Is it ok to drink alcohol during the day and still take a herbal sleeping aid?

Is it ok to drink alcohol during the day and still take a herbal sleeping aid?

Usually yes: Usually the answer is yes. However, be aware that one of the major reasons for insomnia is alcohol. So don't be like a dog chasing it's own tail. ...Read more