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Is It Safe To Drink Decaff Coffee While Pregnant
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
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
Safe in moderation?: Kombucha contains alcohol but generally less than 1%. Experts have differing opinions on the safety of alcohol in pregnancy. Many feel none is safe but studies suggest 2 drinks a week is safe. One would need to have 5-6 kombuchas to equal one beer, so one a day is probably safe, but it might be wise to minimize in 1st trimester. See http://slate.Me/1be8iat ; http://bit.Ly/188r9b6 for more info. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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Coffee and Zpak: Caffeine and azithromycin are not contraindicated when taking together. However, this can cause an irregular heart beat, decrease effectiveness of azithromycin and lower your own immune system to fight infection. It is a good idea to lower caffeine intake to less than 3 cups of coffee or equivalent caffeine a day while taking azithromycin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Being Pregnant: Yes. of course. Millions of women throughout the world drink mineral or "sparkling' water daily. ...Read more
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