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Is It Safe To Drink Decaf 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 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
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
What sort of tea: Most teas and milk should be fine during pregnancy, although you should avoid drinking large amounts of caffeinated beverages because of known and possible effects. Also, there may be herbs which might affect your pregnancy. The best answer is to speak to your ob/gyn or midwife. ...Read more
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
No- Check with doc: Feiyan tea varies in composition between brands. There are some herbs that are not recommended in pregnancy. Check with your doc before taking, and if the answer is no, don't drink it. Read this article about herbs in pregnancy: http://americanpregnancy.org/pregnancy-health/herbs-and-pregnancy/ ...Read more
Tea & pregnancy: It is recommended that you not drink nettle leaf, fennel, sassafras, rosemary (in large amounts), hibiscus, ephedra, licorice root, raspberry leaf, oregano, cinnamon, anise, senna or sage tea. Chamomile should not be used in large quantities (like extract) Encourage you to limit caffeine intake -so if you drink white, red, yellow or green tea- try to make it decaffeinated. Ginger, lime, barley,> ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Avoid: Plain Guaifenesin, the active ingredient in Mucinex (guaifenesin) and Robitussin, is pregnancy Class C. That means it has not been formally tested on humans but has had some adverse effect on animals during testing. There is very little that is considered really safe in pregnancy. If sick, rest, drink plenty of water, and eat as well as possible. Not much different advice from the rest of the pregnancy. ...Read more
No: Absolutely not. Your body is the "temple" for the developing fetus and everything in your blood stream goes directly to the fetus. Moreover you run the risk of the fetal alcohol syndrome causing irreparable damage to the child. This is a major no-no for OB MD"s everywhere and should be for you too. ...Read more
Is it safe to drink Lipton diet green tea during pregnancy? Just wondering because it has caffeine.
In moderation but...: Green tea is safe during pregnancy but excess caffeine is hazardous so limit to 2-3 cups/day. However, Lipton diet green tea has toxic artificial sweeteners & artificial colors that I advise avoiding at all times- esp. when pregnant. Instead choose organic green tea & sweeten with stevia or xylitol. See http://www.greenteaparadise.com/lipton-diet-green-tea/ & http://tinyurl.com/mo7gjhh ...Read more
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