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Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Is it safe to drink sprite while pregnant?

Is it safe to drink sprite while pregnant?

Yes, but consider: Taking in healthier calories (not empty calories).

Dr. Milroy Samuel
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Dr. Ravi Nerella Dr. Nerella
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice
20 years in practice
University of Health Sciences, Vijayawada, Guntur Medical College
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Dr. Robert Killian Dr. Killian
General Practice
24 years in practice
University of Utah School of Medicine
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Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Is drinking milk tea safe during pregnant?

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.

Dr. Alan Patterson Dr. Patterson
Obstetrics & Gynecology
38 years in practice
Indiana University School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Jane Van Dis Dr. Van Dis
Obstetrics & Gynecology
14 years in practice
Sanford School of Medicine of the University of South Dakota
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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.

Dr. Oscar Novick Dr. Novick
Pediatrics
54 years in practice
University of Bern Faculty of Medicine
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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

Dr. Jeff Livingston Dr. Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology
18 years in practice
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas
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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.

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Dr. Andrew Seibert Dr. Seibert
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
31 years in practice
University of Louisville School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc Dr. Conovalciuc
Family Medicine
19 years in practice
State Medical University N Testemitanu of Republic of Moldova
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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.

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Dr. Laura Anissian Dr. Anissian
Internal Medicine
17 years in practice
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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.

Dr. William Newton Dr. Newton
Pain Management
15 years in practice
Midwestern University Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine
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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.

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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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.

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Dr. Jeff Livingston Dr. Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology
18 years in practice
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas
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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?

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.

Dr. Jane Van Dis Dr. Van Dis
Obstetrics & Gynecology
14 years in practice
Sanford School of Medicine of the University of South Dakota
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I am35 weeks pregnant and drinking baking soda with water for bad heartburn, is it safe?

No: That doesn't sound very appetizing. Consider Tums or rolaids which are antacids, which are also likely easier on the stomach. Also Pepcid or zantac (ranitidine) which are h2 blockers and safe in pregnancy. Best of luck.

Dr. Jovita Anyanwu Dr. Anyanwu
Internal Medicine
26 years in practice
Lyceum Northwestern, Dr. Francisco Q. Duque Medical Foundation
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Dr. Donald Elton Dr. Elton
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
30 years in practice
Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine
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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?

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.

Dr. Creighton Wright Dr. Wright
Surgery
52 years in practice
Duke University School of Medicine
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