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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
I have a yeast infection and took a miconazole nitrate 2% (one day) treatement, I am trying to get pregant, is it safe, how long do I need to wait?
No: It has not been shown to interfere. ...Read more
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
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
I had a vulvar biopsy. They injected local anesthesia and applied silver nitrate to labia. Would this be harmful if 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
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
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