Top 20 Doctor insights on: Is it safe to drink instant breakfast essentials while pregnant

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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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I was wondering are breakfast drinks okay to drink while pregnant?

I was wondering are breakfast drinks okay to drink while pregnant?

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

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Is drinking epsom salt while pregnant safe?

Is drinking epsom salt while pregnant safe?

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

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Is drinking milk tea safe during pregnant?

Moderation.: Try to avoid or moderate caffeine use in pregnancy. Watch for calories adding up w milk tea. ...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 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?

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?

OK: Bs less than 140 after a meal is normal. You are probably ok. The better test for diabetes involves actual blood testing. It's easily done and can be ordered by any physicians. If you are worried, ask your doctor to get tested. ...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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Can drinking caffeine cause my baby to have any defects? How much caffeine is safe durin pregnancy?

Can drinking caffeine cause my baby to have any defects? How much caffeine is safe durin pregnancy?

Caffeine: Drinking excessive amounts of coffee may lead to a miscarriage. Two hundred milligrams of coffee is recommended during pregnancy. That's about the equivalent of 2 cups of tea or coffee ...Read more

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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

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

Why take?: Curious why you are taking it at all. The concern about coffee intake during pregnancy is high doses of caffeine. Most studies show that small amounts of coffee are ok in pregnancy. I would not recommend taking a Caffeine supplement. ...Read more

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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

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

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Drinking grape juice while pregnant? Is it safe?

Drinking grape juice while pregnant? Is it safe?

Yes: No problem to drink grape juice while pregnant unless you are diabetic. ...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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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.

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.

Nutritionist: For something this important - I would encourage you to work with a nutritionist who is experienced with vegetarian diets. If you have a high caffeine intake - tapering off may be more comfortable. Congratulations. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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