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1 year ago
First off, sorry for asking so many questions, but in my opinion it's better to ask questions then to do something wrong and possibly hurt myself or my baby. So I have a few questions, all regarding my health..First question, how much water should I drink in a day? Second, is it safe to drink tea while pregnant? I would make 2 question things but I figured I would just put them together...

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1 year ago
http://nutrition.about.com/library/blwatercalculator.htmThis is a good water intake calculator. Who much you need depends on different factors. This calculator will help you figure out how much you need.As far as tea goes, herbal tea is fine, but you should limit other teas s they have caffeine in them, which isn't good for your baby. I've also heard that green tea affects your folic acid intake, so you shouldn't drinkg too much of that either.
1 year ago
Okay, and I have one more question I forgot to add, I have gained about 6 pounds already..I was 119 before I got pregnant and I am 125 now, I am only 6 weeks(according to my doctor) so that means I am gaining like a pound a week..Am I gaining to much?
1 year ago
I don't think any of it really went to my stomach, but my boobs got bigger so that could be it...
1 year ago
Average weight gain for a normal weight woman is 25-30 pounds.  For underweight women it should be 10 pounds more than that, for overweight women, it should be 10 pounds less. If 119 is a healthy weight for your height, aim for about 30 pounds. During the second half of pregnancy you should be gaining about 1 pound per week, which would be 20 pounds. For the first half you shouldn't be gaining more than half a pound per week.That said, don't freak out about your weight gain so far. Your hormones are fluctuating a lot, which causes changes in your body, inlcuding weight gain from water retention. Make sure you're eating healthy foods and drinking mainly water. Don't restrict how much you eat, you do need to listen to your body and eat when you're hungry. Just make sure you're eating lots of fresh fruits and vegetables, lean meats, low fat dairy, nuts, and some whole grains. Limit the amount of processed/prepackaged foods you eat. Eating healthy foods will keep you from gaining too much weight.
1 year ago
Okay, thanks. I think I am even annoying my doctor at this point, I have only known for a few days now and have called my doctor like 5 times over little things like this..I am gonna be one of those crazy moms that wrap there kids in bubble wrap untill they are 18...

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