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Doctor insights on: Is It Safe To Drink Cocoa Powder During Pregnancy

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Dr. Andrew Berry
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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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26 weeks pregnant, I drink two or three cocoa per day, is it harmful drinking cocoa in pregnancy??? Thanks

26 weeks pregnant, I drink two or three cocoa per day, is it harmful drinking cocoa in pregnancy??? Thanks

Cocoa: Cocoa during pregnancy, for the most part, is ok if taken in moderation. Cocoa tends to have a small amount of caffeine, which can cross the placenta and increase the baby's heart rate, blood pressure, and affect the absorption and use of iron, calcium, and magnesium. So large amounts can affect the baby's health. I would try and limit your caffeine intake and maybe cut back on the cocoa to 1-2/d ...Read more

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Is it safe to use pure cocoa and shea butters on belly during pregnancy?not a cream,the pure butter itself,to prevent stretch marks

Safe, BUT: Do not expect any wonderful result. Stretch marks are determined by factors other than dry skin. Mostly by how much the skin is stretched. Any lubricating agent will do the same. ...Read more

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Is the use of flat iron spray w/argon oil and and lotion for stretch marks w/vite, collagen, cocoa butter safe during pregnancy? Many prods w/alcohol

Is the use of flat iron spray w/argon oil and  and lotion for stretch marks w/vite, collagen, cocoa butter safe during pregnancy? Many prods w/alcohol

Yes, however...: All of these should be quite safe. Alcohol should not be significantly absorbed into your skin, certainly not enough to harm your baby. However, some skin products do contain chemicals that can harm fetuses. Visit http://www.Ewg.Org/skindeep/ to check these products (it does mention moderate hazard of flat iron spray due to allergy potential but it has low developmental ; reproductive toxicity). ...Read more

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Is it safe to consume drinking chocolate during pregnancy?

Is it safe to consume drinking chocolate during pregnancy?

As long as: U are not diabetic and in moderation, and as long as your wt gain is not excessive but you should ask your OB to make sure it is ok with your ob. ...Read more

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Is drinking senna tea safe during pregnancy?

Is drinking senna tea safe during pregnancy?

Senna: Medline plus indicates that senna is "possibly safe" during pregnancy when used briefly, in small doses. However, it considers the herb to be "possibly unsafe" in large doses or for an extended period of time. The american pregnancy association specifically advises against stimulant laxatives during pregnancy, noting that they can cause contractions in the uterus. Senna can also lead to dehydratio. ...Read more

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Is drinking tylenol (acetaminophen) for headaches safe during pregnancy?

Is drinking tylenol (acetaminophen) for headaches safe during pregnancy?

Yes: Tylenol (acetaminophen) is one of the only medications considered safe for treating pain during pregnancy. Try to limit your daily dose to no more than 3000mg per day. ...Read more

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Is drinking a pedialyte bad during pregnancy?

Is drinking a pedialyte bad during pregnancy?

No: It is a rather expensive and funky tasting hydration solution, but it will not harm baby. ...Read more

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Does drinking hot water during pregnancy affect the baby?

TCM: From a traditional chinese medicine standpoint, the healthiest way to drink water is a room temperature. The concepts are a little complex ; come from the perspective of eastern medicine. See: http://universaltcm.Wordpress.Com/education-information/cold-foods-cold-drinks-caused-health-problems/. ...Read more

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Is drinking matcha tea during 7th week of pregnancy okay?

Is drinking matcha tea during 7th week of pregnancy okay?

Small amounts ok: Keep to a limit of 200mg of caffeine a day, which is about three or four cups of green tea, depending on how long it is steeped. This limit should include all sources of caffeine, like chocolate, coffee, sodas, etc. Large amounts of green tea may diminish your absorption of folic acid and iron. One or two cups of matcha tea taken away from meals should be ok ...Read more

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Which one is better, drinking cold or hot water during pregnancy?

Atlhough you can: Drink hot or cold water while pregnant; from a traditional chinese medicine perspective - room temperature is optimal. The concepts are a little complex & come from the perspective of eastern medicine. See: http://universaltcm.Wordpress.Com/education-information/cold-foods-cold-drinks-caused-health-problems/. ...Read more

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