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Is It Safe To Drink Instant Breakfast Essentials 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
Unclear: Not sure exactly what breakfast drinks refers to. If you mean juice, coffee and other normal things people drink at breakfast then there are not restrictions. ...Read more
No: Epsom salts are for bathing or soaking in, not drinking. While the properties of epsom salt can be found in other medications, definitely it is not safe to drink, nor is it intended to be drunk. If someone you know has ingested it, I recommended calling your local poison control. ...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
Is 137 high for glucose reading after having 2 cups of coffee with sugar and a instant breakfast drink? Should I be concerned? Or see my dr?
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
Can drinking caffeine cause my baby to have any defects? How much caffeine is safe durin pregnancy?
I am taking a 100 mg caffeine pill in the morning I'm 6 months pregnant is this safe as its a pill and not drinking coffee? I only take this much
How safe is drinking drinks like ensure and boost daily when pregnant? I'm almost 4 months and gained about 10 pds to 125. Belly protrudes but im thin
Boost: Ensure and boost are calorie supplements which should be safe during pregnancy. However, you should only be using them if your obstetrician feels that you need to gain more weight. I would discuss it with your OB to determine whether to continue using the supplements or not. Good luck. ...Read more
31 weeks pregnant, 1 cm dilated, on meds to stop contractions. I was told to drink gallons of water. This isn't safe so how much should I be drinking.
How many: Gallons and how do you know it is unsafe. Discuss concerns with treating doctor ...Read more
I am a vegetarian and just became pregnant. How do I get my protein in? Are proteins shakes safe? I am 35. I have also stopped drinking coffee today.
Is drinking milk chocolate made from real cocoa safe during pregnancy? I'm using nestle brand with 99.9%caffeine free on the label? I use it once a day.
I am 5 months pregnant, is it safe for me to replace my drinking water with alkaline water or should I wait til post delivery? Is the detox a concern?
Why do it?: I am unfamiliar with this. A simple google search pulled up multiple articles explaining that drinking high alkaline water was a fad with no proven health benefits. ...Read more
I've been drinking, smoking and consuming meth (tik) heavily, also been sitting in sunna and ozone pod all while not knowing im 4weeks pregnant. What are the chances of still having a healthy baby, is it safer to have an abortion. Please help me?
We really can't: Advise you about having an abortion on HealthTap Basic (which is HealthTaps general health & medical education side). Consider consultation with your Dr or an obstetrician. Learn about options at Planned Parenthood Associates. I understand that although abortion is legal in Cape Town, that many abortions are done by illegal Clinics. If you decide to terminate your pregnancy -do so safely, ...Read more
My doctor told me I should be drinking gallons of water since I'm 31 weeks pregnant and already having preterm labor. Is this safe?
Gallons of water: No one should be drinking gallons of water per day and no that's not safe. Perhaps he was saying gallons as an expression. Call and clarify that. ...Read more
20 weeks pregnant and just had gallbladder surgery. So constipated. Is it safe to take an enema? Been taking colace (docusate sodium) and drinking juice. It's not helping.
I have a 10 year old son. I have been trying to get pregnant for five years and have been a very heavy drinker for five years as well. I recently stopped drinking, in january 2013 but I can't get pregnant. What should I do?
- Talk to a doctor online
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