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Traditional Medicinals Pregnancy Tea Before Pregnant
Careful: There are probably at least a dozen. The one i can name off the top of my head is raspberry leaf tea.. Be very cautious about this. Medications are derived from plants so herbal teas can have impact. Research each herbal tea on a reliable botanical website. ...Read more
If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more
Hard to say: As it depends on the type of tea, herbal vs non-herbal, and within herbal, it depends on the "herbs" included. In general most commercial teas are felt to be safe as long as consumed in moderation. But you'd be best reviewing the types of tea that you are consuming or would like to. Another great resource is: http://americanpregnancy.org/pregnancy-health/herbal-tea/ Best of luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Teas & Pregnancy: It is recommended that you not drink nettle leaf, fennel, sassafras, rosemary (in large amounts), hibiscus, ephedra, licorice root, raspberry leaf, oregano, cinnamon, anise, senna or sage tea. Encourage you to limit caffeine intake -so if you drink white, red, yellow or green tea- try to make it decaffeinated. Ginger, lime, barley, peppermint and thyme tea are safe during pregnancy. ...Read more
Im currently 9 weeks prgnant. Is coffee/tea okay during pregnncy? & since i'm lactose intolerant, what can I take for my baby? Pls advise.
Decaf and lactofree: You can enjoy your teas and even some coffee, but i would realy stick to decaf as much as possible. As far as being lactose intolerant (and i know from personal experience), there are many lacotse free products out there now. You can buy lactose free milk (tastes exactly like regular milk), and can use that to make things like pudding, etc. Also, yogurt is a good addition for more dairy. ...Read more
My fiancé is really interested in using a mid wife for our pregnancy. What are the trade offs for using a midwife versus a traditional obgyn.
Varies: In one of my 2 hospitals nurse/midwives practice with a obgyn group and admit their patients into rooms side by side. When a problem arises, which will in 10% or more of labors, they have immediate access to OB backup. In such a setting, safety for mom and baby is assured. Those that promote home births, loose part of that safety factor. Those that do accept the risk.I discourage it. ...Read more
Green tea: Green tea is generally very safe & has positive effects on health. If you drink five or more cups of caffeinated green tea it can cause an increase in blood pressure for some people, as well as gastrointestinal upset (nausea or vomiting), irritability or insomnia. Recommend decaffeinated green tea if pregnant. ...Read more
How can i get slim without effecting the chances of pregnancy,im 20 yrs old nd my weight is 70,and im not s) pregnant still,i drink green tea (lipton)
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