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Is drinking one or two cups of coffee going to harm the baby during my pregnancy?

Is drinking one or two cups of coffee going to harm the baby during my pregnancy?

No.: There is no evidence that a small amount of caffeine is harmful. Try to avoid during first trimester as there was a study suggesting excess caffeine in early pregnancy may increase the risk of miscarriage. ...Read more

Dr. Walter Husar
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Is decaf coffee okay during pregnancy?

Is decaf coffee okay during pregnancy?

Should be: The amount of caffeine that crosses the placenta into the fetus is minimal and shouldn't be a problem. In fact, for premies who have "apnea of prematurity" they do give caffeine to stimulate their breathing. ...Read more

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I've been eating healthily during my whole pregnancy but I also have a coffee (decaf) and chocolate everyday (100/150 gr of dark chocolate). Is it bad?

I've been eating healthily during my whole pregnancy but I also have a coffee (decaf) and chocolate everyday (100/150 gr of dark chocolate). Is it bad?

No, not at all: Caffeine, less than 200mg a day is definitely okay in pregnancy. New studies have come out saying so. Even american college of ob/gyn issued a statement recently stating that. One cup of coffee usually has around 90 and a shot of expresso, around 75mg. So you could easily have a double shot latte! Dark chocolate has health benefits and has even less caffeine. So you're definitely okay! ...Read more

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Can I drink decaf coffee when breastfeeding?

Can I drink decaf coffee when breastfeeding?

Absolutely: If you enjoy this as a beverage and you are doing decaf, there is no reason not to enjoy your coffee while breastfeeding. Make sure to get some dairy, however, as you need that extra calcium while breast feeding. ...Read more

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I have a severe sensitivity to stimulants, so I occasionally drink decaf coffee. But, if I have a big cup or drink quickly, I still get very sick.?

I have a severe sensitivity to stimulants, so I occasionally drink decaf coffee. But, if I have a big cup or drink quickly, I still get very sick.?

Explanation: If you take big cup of HOT decaf coffee, you still will feel some short term stimulation effect. But in 30-40 min you should be ok. It's safe. Try use the warm or even room temperature drinks. ...Read more

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How can drinking decaf coffee make me feel ill? Just an overall ill feeling. I quit regular coffee 7 months ago.

How can drinking decaf coffee make me feel ill? Just an overall ill feeling. I quit regular coffee 7 months ago.

Ill from decaf: Perhaps it is a coincidence. Make sure you are not ill from something else first. How many cups/day. A few individuals are intolerant of the processing technique but that is rare. ...Read more

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Does drinking lots of Coffee or anything else affect à blood pregnancy test? Thank you.

Does drinking lots of Coffee or anything else affect à blood pregnancy test? Thank you.

Not if 3wk after sex: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate and not affected by foods, herbs, common illnesses, sexually transmitted diseases, vaginal spotting, or medications. A test gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have happened) or 1 week after missing a period. If done sooner, a negative result may be due to testing too early such as less than 2 weeks after conception. ...Read more

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Is it ok to drink decaf coffee with Barrets esophagus? I know I shouldn't drink caffeine. But I think there is still a small amount in decaf?

Is it ok to drink decaf coffee with Barrets esophagus? I know I shouldn't drink caffeine. But I think there is still a small amount in decaf?

No harm: If you can tolerate coffee, it is okay. Do not drink it too hot.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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I about to go to Wal Mart can I atleast drink decaf tea with my food. I got lpr I can't drink water with my meals. Also is decaf coffee folgers ok?

I about to go to Wal Mart can I atleast drink decaf tea with my food. I got lpr I can't drink water with my meals. Also is decaf coffee folgers ok?

Yes: Both tea and coffee are 99% water. Also most foods except specially prepared dehydrated foods are mostly water. Cucumbers are 95% water. So drink what you want with your meals. Just watch the alcohol content. ...Read more

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My period is yet to come on the 23rd. Can drinking cinnamon& large amounts of coffee help in preventing unwanted pregnancy if had unprotected sex?

My period is yet to come on the 23rd. Can drinking cinnamon& large amounts of coffee help in preventing unwanted pregnancy if had unprotected sex?

No, but...: The large amounts of coffee will keep you awake, thinking about being pregnant. If it has only been a few days, one can call her Ob-Gyn right away, to see if emergency contraception will still work. If it is almost late for emergency contraception pills, ask about getting an IUD. An IUD works as emergency contraception and also benefits by preventing future pregnancies (until the IUD is removed). ...Read more

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Decaf coffee vs coffee. I take 4 cup of coffee per day. (2 cup of decaf and 2 cup coffee per day)am doing blood test on 25th for pregnancy. Is it 2much?

Decaf coffee vs coffee. I take 4 cup of coffee per day. (2 cup of decaf and 2 cup coffee per day)am doing blood test on 25th for pregnancy. Is it 2much?

Maybe: Data suggests that it may be best to limit yourself to no more than 1 regular cup of coffee a day while pregnant. ...Read more

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Is it safe to drink coffee during pregnancy?

Is it safe to drink coffee during pregnancy?

Yes: A recent study showed that consuming more than 200mg of caffeine per day (one 12 oz cup of coffee) was associated with a higher risk of miscarriage but that there was no difference in miscarriage rates in women who drank 1 cup per day. Switching to decaf or cutting back on caffeine is best during pregnancy but moderate consumption is generally safe. ...Read more

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How much coffee is safe to drink during pregnancy?

How much coffee is safe to drink during pregnancy?

12 ounces/day: This is a ballpark number. 12 ounces is about one normal mug. Caffeine is a stimulant. In large amounts, it can increase the risks of miscarriage. Remember, the issue is caffeine, so if you have one cup of coffee daily, then you should avoid other caffeine sources such as soda or tea. ...Read more

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I just found out I'm pregnant and I was wondering if one cup of coffee a day is safe during pregnancy?

I just found out I'm pregnant and I was wondering if one cup of coffee a day is safe during pregnancy?

Coffee and pregnancy: No more than one small cup (no extra large cups of coffee) or can of products with caffeine per day is recommended, (That's a total, so you'll need to avoid multiple sources of caffeine on the same day.) In addition, avoid consuming energy drinks and other products that contain large amounts of caffeine. More than 200mg Caffeine a day could cause low wight at birth and decrease blood flow to ...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 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 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 it safe to drink coffee with ganoderma in pregnancy?

Some concerns: I am not an authority on this issue but I would be a little concerned. This coffee contains ganoderma lucidum (reishi mushroom) which has been associated with nausea, vomiting, GI upset, skin rash, nose bleeds & thinning the blood. ...Read more

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Is decaf coffee safe for a person with arritmia?

Is decaf coffee safe for a person with arritmia?

Likely: Does depend on the type of arrythmia a bit, and medications.
Also on volume of decaf (really low caf generally.). ...Read more

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Can you drink coffee during pregnancy?

Can you drink coffee during pregnancy?

Moderation: Everything in moderation. Yes, it is fine to have the occasional cup of coffee. I would not advise you to have more than one cup per day, and make this your only caffeinated beverage. ...Read more

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Is a small cup of coffee (75 mg of caffeine) okay during pregnancy? If that is the extent of my daily intake?

OK: The current recommendations are to limit caffeine becasue it can effect blood flow to the fetus. If you need to drink coffee, then limit it to ...Read more

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Hello, Which colour and consistence of discharge is normal during pregnancy? Beige, coffee with milk, rust colour, brownish - when is it alarm sign?

Hello, Which colour and consistence of discharge is normal during pregnancy? Beige, coffee with milk, rust colour, brownish - when is it alarm sign?

Blood: Its more of concern when blood present. Red, dark red, brown and black are more likely blood. However, the color that we see inside during the spec exam and what you see after air dries it and concentrates it varies. ...Read more