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Is It Safe To Have A Glass Of Wine While Pregnant
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
Hard to say: The 1st fetal alcohol babies reported in the 1950's were to alcoholic mothers, many of whom died from their disease within a year. Since that time many studies have been done, but the subtile effect of alcohol consumption on the developing brain is hard to gauge.We know alcohol breaks down to formaldehyde in the fetus & many cases of add are likely related.There is no definite safe level of intake ...Read more
Likely yes, but why?: There is no guaranteed 'safe' quantity of alcohol during pregnancy, even though 'some' is ok. How much would you 'need' it during pregnancy if something alcohol-related should occur? Far better in long run to hold off on it until after delivery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it true a glass of wine a day has health benefits or is that just an old wives tale? And how long should I wait after a glass to take my zoloft (sertraline)?
Resveratrol: Some studies show benefits of one glass of wine (especially red wine) a day, for women. This does not mean you should start drinking it if you have not been. There are good phytonutrients such as resveratrol in red grape skins, which are incorporated in red wine. Without exposing yourself to alcohol, you could get the same from grapes, etc, or a good resveratrol supplement. ...Read more
Is it safe to have just one class of wine or champagne for valentines day while 29 weeks pregnant?
I heard that for every glass/shot of alcohol a person has, they should drink a glass of water to equal it out. Is this true?what is the reason for it?
Wine: This is an odd question. Having a miscarriage is not fun why would want to drink wine while this is happening? ...Read more
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