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Is it safe to eat nitrates while pregnant?

Is it safe to eat nitrates while pregnant?

If you have to ask -: Nitrates - typically found in higher concentration in some drinking water and in cured meat products such as hot dogs and sausage - and not to be confused with nitro-related medications - are a health risk. And so definitely not recommended in pregnancy. Eat a wide variety of foods while pregnant including lots of fruits and vegetables - and keep on eating that way even when you're not pregnant! ...Read more

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Dr. Julie Abbott
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Is miconazole nitrate safe to use during pregnancy?

Is miconazole nitrate safe to use during pregnancy?

Topical yes: If using as a topical agent for yeast / fungus it is safe. Oral miconazole "buccal" is a class C drug for pregnancy and should be used by physician prescription and after consult weighing the risks and benefits. Good luck and congratulation on the pregnancy. ...Read more

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Read perrier contains fluoride and high levels of nitrates - safe to drink when pregnant?

Read perrier contains fluoride and high levels of nitrates - safe to drink when pregnant?

Yes...: I am not comfortable with all the nitrates. The Fluoride is not a problem. I would go with another source of water that is more pure. ...Read more

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5 weeks pregnant. Water has high level of nitrate in it. Haven't had any water since i found out. Is it still safe to drink?

5 weeks pregnant. Water has high level of nitrate in it. Haven't had any water since i found out. Is it still safe to drink?

Botteled water? : One sultion is to drink bottled water. In today's world bottled water ia avialable anywhere. You can check with your local city water department and confirm with them that the tap water is safe for intake. I suspect that if nitrate elves were at a dangerous level you would receive a warning for your local health department. ...Read more

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What is considered a high level of nitrates in water (when pregnant)?

What is considered a high level of nitrates in water (when pregnant)?

Any: Any nitrates in a clean catch urine specimen could be a sign of a bladder infection. A urine culture can confirm an infection. ...Read more