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Is it safe to have a couple of drinks while pregnant?

Is it safe to have a couple of drinks while pregnant?

No: There is no line of distinction as to how much alcohol is harmful in pregnancy, so we generally recommend avoiding alcohol. ...Read more

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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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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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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 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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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. Thats 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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I drank a few alcoholic beverages before i found out i was pregnant, should I be worried? There were a couple nights i went out drinking before i realized i was pregnant. Is this something I should be worried about?

I drank a few alcoholic beverages before i found out i was pregnant, should I be worried? There were a couple nights i went out drinking before i realized i was pregnant.   Is this something I should be worried about?

Many : Many women indulge in one two many margaritas before they know they are pregnant and wind up beating themselves over the head for the next nine months. But please don’t be so hard on yourself. While alcohol and pregnancy aren’t exactly peas and carrots, a few nights of drinking in early pregnancy are unlikely to lead to problems. We don’t know exactly how much alcohol is safe in pregnancy, but what we do know is that it appears to take regular, sustained, high dose alcohol consumption to cause fetal alcohol syndrome, a severe disability characterized by mental retardation, birth defects, developmental delay, and a whole host of other abnormalities. What we don’t know is how much alcohol may cause what we call fetal alcohol spectrum disorders- which, in addition to the abnormalities associated with fetal alcohol syndrome also include more subtle problems, such as learning disabilities, behavioral issues like attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (adhd), and psychiatric conditions. Elizabeth armstrong, phd, princeton professor and author of conceiving risk, bearing responsibility: fetal alcohol syndrome and the diagnosis of moral disorder agrees that women shouldn’t beat themselves up. “there is no epidemiologically sound evidence that an occasional drink during pregnancy will harm the developing fetus. However, many women have indeed been made to feel as if they are ‘terrible mothers’ if they even so much as contemplate having a drink while pregnant.” your best bet is to steer clear or at least limit alcohol intake once you know you’re pregnant, but if you slipped up before you knew, give yourself a hug and let it go. You can’t change the past, and the future is bright. ...Read more

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