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Rum chocolate during pregnancy - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   hello
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you
User :   well im preg and wanted to know wht if a chocolate that i consumed has rum n raisin
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Which week of pregnancy you are in
User :   9-10
User :   i jus ate the choc and bit a raisin, which made me wonder was it a rum n raisin choc
Doctor :   Do u mean the chocolate has rum
User :   no not in liquid, its solid choc
User :   no like a liquor filled choc
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   IT is said rum if alcoholic cause a disorder called FAS
Doctor :   foetal alcohol syndrome with small limbs, mental retardation
Doctor :   some cardiac defects
User :   can it be detected early
Doctor :   But it is argued by others
Doctor :   There is no definite criteria of how much alcohol
Doctor :   can cause that
User :   well, im jus not sure if this chocolate had rum..i jus got a lil worried after biting a raisin
Doctor :   Raisin icecreams are very common
Doctor :   and frequently consumed
User :   hmmm.. can i find if the feotus is affected
Doctor :   There are no reports as such to add to it
Doctor :   i mean the adverisity
Doctor :   Yeah the foetal ultrasound is done at 10 weeks
Doctor :   called date scan and subsequetly for the anamoly scan
Doctor :   at 18 weeks
Doctor :   There are few more tests like CVS, amniocentesis
Doctor :   done
Doctor :   I dont think its a worrisome issue
User :   well.. i jus took a small bite
User :   i jus pray that was a normla choc
Doctor :   yes thats not a problem
Doctor :   I dont think it is in future too
User :   :)
Doctor :   Yes definitely not
Doctor :   OK
User :   thank u..
Doctor :   Chill
Doctor :   b7e
Doctor :   bye
User :   yeah.. i will
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