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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. Eric Weisman
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Pregnancy (Definition)

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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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

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Is pregnant women should take thiamine mono-nitrate only once a day?

Is pregnant women should take thiamine mono-nitrate only once a day?

Thiamine: Taking thiamine (Vitamin B1) is safe during pregnancy and only needs to be taken once a day in the prenatal vitamin. In women with vitamin deficiency due to severe malnutrition (this is rare in the United States) a higher dose may be recommended. This should ONLY be done in pregnancy if doctor has checked levels and they are shown to be low. So once a day is fine. ...Read more

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Can I use Miconazole Nitrate Cream 2% while pregnant? I am 11 weeks along. I used it last night then also realized it was expired this morning.

Can I use Miconazole Nitrate Cream 2% while pregnant? I am 11 weeks along. I used it last night then also realized it was expired this morning.

Safe, effective: Yes, miconazole is safe in pregnancy. And medication expiration dates are very conservative. Even years after the printed date, most drugs are equally and no more toxic. Don't worry about it. However, you should discuss with your obstetrician and confirm the diagnosis; other conditions can mimic yeast and could be serious, especially in pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can i use Beclomethasone Dipropionate, Miconazole Nitrate & Neomycin Sulphate cream while planning to get pregnant. does it kills sperms also?

Many meds: You must see your Gynecologist about this as soon as you can get an appointment. Three meds in a healthy woman are too many but in your case may be necessary. The Gynecologist will work you through this. ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat smoked duck when pregnant?

Is it safe to eat smoked duck when pregnant?

Smoked duck PG?: I would think it would be no problem unless you have high blood pressure or swelling. Discuss with your Dr. ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat non-organic produce while pregnant?

Is it safe to eat non-organic produce while pregnant?

Yes: The debate regarding organic vs nonorganic is a tough one to resolve. Whether organic or not, focus on eating largely a plant based diet of unprocessed foods, . ...Read more

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Is It safe to eat lobster while pregnant?

Generally - yes: The mercury content is not particularly high. Insure that it is fully cooked incase there are any parasites. ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat wild keta salmon i am 2-3weeks pregnant?

Is it safe to eat wild keta salmon i am 2-3weeks pregnant?

Sure, but...: Eating omega-3-rich proteins like low-mercury fish is very healthy for pregnant women, but make sure wild salmon is well cooked (at risk of undesired parasitic infections like anisakis worms). ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat sushi while pregnant.?

Is it safe to eat sushi while pregnant.?

Raw fish?: A pregnant woman "can" eat sushi, but it is safer to eat other foods instead of sushi. One reason is the mercury in fish. A person who eats more than 2 servings of fish a week may be taking in too much mercury. A second reason is that sushi often has uncooked seafood in it. Uncooked seafood can contain live viruses, bacteria, and parasites; but cooking the food usually kills those things. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Food safety refers to the safe preparation and storage of food in the home. Most often, this refers to adequately cooking meats to kill off harmful bacteria. Food safety may also refer to the safe production of food ...Read more