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Doctor insights on: Is It Safe To Have A Glass Of Wine While Pregnant

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Dr. Wendy Askew
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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 it ok to have a glass of wine while pregnant?

Is it ok to have a glass of wine while pregnant?

No: Alcohol is readily absorbed by your body and sent to the developing fetus which can cause deleterious effects as believe it or not is a toxin. ...Read more

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Is it good to drink a glass of red wine while pregnant? Or is it safe?

Is it good to drink a glass of red wine while pregnant? Or is it safe?

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

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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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Is it ok to have a little glass of wine when pregnant?

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 more

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Is it ok to have a glass of wine while taking macrobid?

Not a good idea: It is generally not a good idea to mix alcohol with any medication for a variety of reasons. ...Read more

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Is it okay for a pregnant woman to have a small glass of wine.?

Is it okay for a pregnant woman to have a small glass of wine.?

No: It is not known how much alcohol is necessary to cause fetal alcohol syndrome. The safest route is to avoid all alcohol during pregnancy. ...Read more

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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)?

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

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Is it safe to take paracetamol with a glass of wine.

Is it safe to take paracetamol with a glass of wine.

Paracetamol : Adult can have 2 , 500 mg tablets every 6 hours . Moderate amount of Alcohol can be taken provided liver functions are normal . ...Read more

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I'm taking erythromycin at the moment but was wondering if it was safe to have a glass of wine?

I'm taking erythromycin at the moment but was wondering if it was safe to have a glass of wine?

Should be OK: Take Erythromycin on an empty stomach because food may delay absorption. Many adults do not tolerate this drug well because of gastrointestinal side-effects, but alcohol is fairly benign in combo with this medication. ...Read more

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Is it safe to have just one class of wine or champagne for valentines day while 29 weeks pregnant?

Is it safe to have just one class of wine or champagne for valentines day while 29 weeks pregnant?

There is not: "right" answer here. It is a personal choice. That said, it is probably "safer" in the last portion of pregnancy than the first 13 weeks. ...Read more

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Is it safe to have a gin and tonic when taking methotrexate?

Is it safe to have a gin and tonic when taking methotrexate?

Maybe: Methrotrexate can be toxic to the liver. Excess alcohol is also toxic to the liver. In general alcohol use should be avoided when taking Methotrexate to avoid any possibility of liver damage. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Yes, but: Alcohol is dehydrating. That's why it's good to drink water. Women should only drink half as much as men. They make less enzymes that metabolize alcohols. Really women should not consume more than 1 drink daily--certainly two at most. ...Read more

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Is it ok to have a glass of wine if I am having a miscarriage?

Is it ok to have a glass of wine if I am having a miscarriage?

Wine: This is an odd question. Having a miscarriage is not fun why would want to drink wine while this is happening? ...Read more