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Is It Ok To Eat Honey While Pregnant
Yes: I'm guessing the concern here is over the recommendation not to feed honey to infants less than one year of age. Infants in their first year can have their intestines colonized by the bacteria that produces botulism toxin. Honey can contain these bacterial spores, but does not contain the toxin, so it will not harm you or your fetus if you ingest it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Generally not: Fetal alcohol syndrome (fas) , which can cause growth problems, facial abnormalities and central nervous system issues in the newborn, is the result of maternal alcohol consumption during pregnancy. It is quite likely that FAS will only result from heavy and repeated drinking, but there is no certainty in that regard so all groups recommend against any alcohol from conception to birth. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Avoid if possible!: Sodas are unnecessary for anyone, let alone pregnant women and their unborn fetuses, they are not a source of vitamins nor nutrients of any use - they just provide sugar and caffeine - neither of which is advisable during pregnancy. So , it is ok to have some, but you would be better off if you had none. You decide! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Category C drug: Caffeine is category c drug, meaning it has worrisome effects in animal studies but no confirmed bad effects on the fetus in human studies. Unfortunately, if consumed near the time of delivery any drug left in the baby can take more than a week before it is out of their system. Irregular sleep & fussiness may occur. Moderation or exclusion is advised. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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