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Is It Ok To Drink Kool Aid While Pregnant
I am prepping for a colonoscopy. Is it safe to drink green kool aid jammers? My colonoscopy is monday and it is now saturday.
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
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?
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
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
No: Smoking is bad for you with or without additives to the bong water. ...Read more
Understand why: Forget complicated rules. You need to lose almost all your body fat to see your definition. That's a good thing and a worthwhile goal in itself. Losing the fat is calories in and calories out. Kool-aid is fruit-flavored sugar water, loaded with calories. Why not a glass of tap water and a nice apple instead? It's what the gym heroes do. Follow your dream. ...Read more
I have a cold and been drinking NyQuil for the pass two days is it ok or should I stop I'm four months pregnant?
Stop: During pregnancy, a woman should not take any medication without first discussing it with her OB doctor. NyQuil and other over-the-counter cold medications contain several different drugs, and should be used with caution. Rest and drink plenty of fluids. Talk with your OB doctor prior to taking any other medication. ...Read more
Yes.: The potential difference in the amount of "hydration" between pure water and kool aid is very small. Depending on sweetener you may get a little extra sugar, but that does not substantially effect the amount of water you get. If you are really sweating up a storm this would not be a good "hydration" solution as it does not contain enough salts to replace losses. ...Read more
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
Yes it is ok: Yes it is ok to do it. The test will not be affected by drinking. ...Read more
I am 10 weeks pregnant and didn't know I had been drinking before and stopped will my baby be ok?
Time will tell: There is no way to know for sure, and it depends on how much you were drinking. One or two drinks occasionally might be lower risk. The important thing is that you have stopped now and that is great. You can't change the past, move forward, seeking good prenatal care and keeping healthy. ...Read more
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?
Your emotional health during pregnancy is important.
Fluoxetine is an anti-depressant medication. Depression treatment during pregnancy is essential
some research shows rare birth defects with fluoxetine.
Please see a psychiatrist for assessment of severity of your depression, and for treatment including intensive psychotherapy, marital therapy, family therapy, meditation, and medication. ...Read more