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Doctor insights on: Is Vinegar Good For Pregnant Women

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Dr. Qamar Khan
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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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I am four months pregnant and wanted to know if it is okay to drink Apple cider vinegar? I am having some nasal congestion and I have heard it is good

I am four months pregnant and wanted to know if it is okay to drink Apple cider vinegar? I am having some nasal congestion and I have heard it is good

Nasal congestion: Given that you are pregnant, I would advise against trying any home remedies without first discussing with your doctor. Remember that what you ingest also affects your baby. ...Read more

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Is eating vinegar ok when pregnant?

Vinegar: Vinegar is safe to consume during pregnanacy. Speak to your OB about foods that are not. ...Read more

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During pregnancy is it okay to have balsamic vinegar?

During pregnancy is it okay to have balsamic vinegar?

Know of no: Contraindications to eating balsalmic vinegar during pregnancy (except it could affect blood sugar levels if diabetic and pregnant). ...Read more

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Is vinegar bad for pregnancy?

Is vinegar bad for pregnancy?

No: Eating foods with vinegar are fine. Douching- no ...Read more

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I'm pregnant and I been d oing vinegar washes since yesterday can this help with my bV..

I'm pregnant and I been d oing vinegar washes since yesterday can this help with my bV..

Bacterial Vaginosis: You should really see your doctor to be properly treated. There is a risk that an untreated vaginal infection can ascend into the uterus and cause complications with your pregnancy. Additionally, douching is never recommended, as this alters the natural bacterial balance of the vagina and can actually do more harm than good. ...Read more

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I'm 11weeks pregnant and have a lot of discharge and it's smells like vinegar but tested two weeks ago and everything was normal what can it be?

I'm 11weeks pregnant and have a lot of discharge and it's smells like vinegar but tested two weeks ago and everything was normal what can it be?

Needs testing: Vaginal discharge needs testing to determine the cause and treatment. Yeast and bacterial vaginosis are the most common causes. Bacterial vaginosis typically causes odor. Your doctor can do an exam, determine the cause and prescribe a medication to treat you. ...Read more

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Will bragg's apple cider vinegar affect you in bad way while trying to get pregnant?

Will bragg's apple cider vinegar affect you in bad way while trying to get pregnant?

Should be safe: Like everything, apple cider vinegar can have side effects. It may weaken tooth enamel. There was a single report of a woman developing osteoporosis & low potassium after drinking 8 ounces a day for 6 years, but it is not known if that was the cause & I do not advise taking so much. In general apple cider vinegar is quite safe & there is no evidence it would be harmful in someone trying to conceive. ...Read more

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I'm 13 weeks 4 days pregnant. Watery discharge that kind of smells like vinegar. What is it?

I'm 13 weeks 4 days pregnant. Watery discharge that kind of smells like vinegar. What is it?

Needs Evaluation: You should call your OB or go to Emergency as soon as possible. You may be leaking amniotic fluid. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Could apple vinegar become a cause of low/high or stop to periods. Or any bad effect on periods/pregnancy?

Could apple vinegar become a cause of low/high or stop to periods. Or any bad effect on periods/pregnancy?

Apple cider Vinegar: I understand your concern.

Low/high or stopping of periods is not due to use of Apple cider vinegar.
Clinical trials on Apple cider vinegar and pregnancy have not been conducted to establish safety.
It is likely that change or stopping of periods at age 46 is due to stresses of relationship, marriage, separation, parenting, work and finances.
See Psychiatrist for Diagnosis, Therapy, Relaxation ...Read more

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Can I use apple cider vinegar while pregnant to cure the trich?

Can I use apple cider vinegar while pregnant to cure the trich?

Nope: Vinegar will not cure trichomonas. You need an antibiotic called metronidazole. Discuss with your obstetrician. There are no effective "natural" treatments and vinegar will not work. NEVER douche with anything, especially when pregnant. Very unhealthy, even dangerous. Don't do it. Get tested for other STDs: gonorrhea and chlamydia are common in women with trichomonas. ...Read more

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I'm 26 weeks pregnant I was told to do vinegar washed twice daily for BV?

I'm 26 weeks pregnant I was told to do vinegar washed twice daily for BV?

Don't douche: Washing is fine but don't douche. Douching is contraindicated in pregnancy. There are vaginal suppositories and gels as well as oral meds that can be used for bacterial vaginosis. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Is Bragg' apple cider vinegar safe during pregnancy? It's unpasteurized.

No: It is not safe during pregnancy or non-pregnant state. Pasteurization in no way impairs the nutritional content of apple cider but prevents infections with organisms like E coli.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Is raw organic apple cider vinegar safe to take while pregnant? I read it helps with constipation

Is raw organic apple cider vinegar safe to take while pregnant? I read it helps with constipation

Yes safe: Many pregnant woman crave acidic foods like pickles, sauerkraut and vinegar. Raw organic vinegar is safe during pregnancy. Enjoy. ...Read more

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Pls, I am 33 weeks pregnant nd I have this growth on my viginal. (outside). I use bragg apple cidar vinegar to clean it and it relieves nd removes it d growth. I want to know if its harmful 4 my baby?

Pls, I am 33 weeks pregnant nd I have this growth on my viginal. (outside). I use bragg apple cidar vinegar to clean it and it relieves nd removes it d growth. I want to know if its harmful 4 my baby?

See your ob: It's possible that you have genital warts that you are treating. These are usually innocuous.
However, notify your ob so that he can confirm the diagnosis and give you further information. ...Read more

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Can I get pregnant with apple cider vinegar when I don't have my periods?

Does no cause: Apple cider vinegar does not cause pregnancy and does not prevent it either. ...Read more

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Is it ok to drink small amounts of unpasteurized apple cider vinegar during pregnancy?

Is it ok to drink small amounts of unpasteurized apple cider vinegar during pregnancy?

Maybe not: There may be concerns regarding harmful bacteria of unpasteurized foods and safety for pregnant women. Food-borne illnesses can be carried in unpasteurized juices. It's possible the acetic acid in vinegar may protect against this but there is little evidence for this. So why take a chance! ...Read more