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Pregnant. Is it harmful to take cold aerated drinks ? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 09-Jun-2013
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Doctor:Good morning
User:iam carryng since 5 months
Doctor:Please proceed with your query
User:want to know if cold drinks should be avoided
User:i am loving thimsup and fanta
User:thumsup and fanta
Doctor:They need to be avoided completely, but do not drink more than a few sips at a time
Doctor:Also, do not drink them cold
User:ohh,,,but i am liking any kind of cold stuffs- ice cream, cold coffee,cold milk and cold drinks
User:is these harmful fo rmy babay?
Doctor:They are not harmful per se, but may cause a common cold in you which may necessitate medicines
Doctor:This can be avoided if you restrict drinking cold foods
User:wat abt cold drinks,,ppl anywayz say its harmful for anybody
User:so wil it be stoppd completely
User:in this stage
Doctor:Yes, it would be better to avoid it, but occasionally sipping a few sips is not a problem
Doctor:I would suggest not to take it on a daily basis
Doctor:DO you have more queries?
User:also i hav a silly / funny query
Doctor:Please ask me
User:my 5 months is running ,but my belly has not come out as seen in movies,,,is there any reason for that. I mean,,ppl dont coem to know
User:ppl r little surprised to know its 5 months as there is not much sign ,except a little weight gain overall
Doctor:Have you got your ultrasound done at 5 months?
User:no , i will b doing next week
Doctor:ok, please get it done
Doctor:If it is normal, nothing to worry then
User:btw,,iam doing this ultrasound every month,,is it good?
User:ppl also say,,so much of ultrasound is not good
Doctor:It is not required unless necessary
Doctor:Is the last ultrasound report normal?
User:yes,,,december report was normal
Doctor:Then, I do not think there is a reason to worry about the tummy size now
User:but ppl were expectg a prominant bump i think in the 5 month,,hence the query
Doctor:Is your tummy up till the umbilicus now?
Doctor:Do you feel the size till your navel?
User:couldnt get it
User:failed to get u
Doctor:DO you see the abdomen grown until the level of your umbilicus?
Doctor:DO you see a bulge below the umbilicus?
User:belly button?
Doctor:Yes, that is right
Doctor:That is fine then
Doctor:You will put on more weight in the last 3 months
Doctor:Nothing to worry now
User:around 3-4 kg
Doctor:Eat healthy
Doctor:Drink more water
Doctor:As the ultrasound report is normal too, nothing to worry
User:thanx for solvg al my queries
User:tk care ,,by
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