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Suggest Remedies For Accidental Ingestion Of Plastic During Pregnancy

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Posted on Mon, 20 Nov 2017
Question: I'm 31 weeks pregnant. Cut a coconut with plastic wrap over it and poured the drink into a glass. Towards the end of the drink, I spat out a small piece of plastic wrap and realised some of the plastic fell into the coconut drink.... will me and my baby be ok??? I didn't notice any other plastic bits when I was drinking it earlier...
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Answered by Dr. Richa Agarwal (27 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Yes,everything will be fine.

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear,
Thanks for trusting hcm about your health care.
I have gone through your history and understand your concerns.
As you have not swallowed plastic and you remove it before drinking coconut water,it will not harmful for you and your baby.
So you should not worry about it but keep watch on any new symptoms like nausea and vomiting.
Hope found useful, feel free to ask more information.
Good luck.
Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Richa Agarwal (7 minutes later)
Hi, thank u. I'm just worried what if i did swallow some plastic wrap while drinking (if i swallowed already i wouldnt have noticed and be able to spit out)?? Would the plastic just come out in the bowels and no harm to baby?? Thank u... v paranoid during pregnancy.
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Answered by Dr. Richa Agarwal (2 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Yes,it will come out.

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear,
I think you have not swallowed or if by chance you swallowed it will come out in your stool,no need to worry about it.
It will not harm your baby and you.
Enjoy your happy and safe motherhood.
Hope found useful.
Good luck.
Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Kampana
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Suggest Remedies For Accidental Ingestion Of Plastic During Pregnancy

Brief Answer: Yes,everything will be fine. Detailed Answer: Hello dear, Thanks for trusting hcm about your health care. I have gone through your history and understand your concerns. As you have not swallowed plastic and you remove it before drinking coconut water,it will not harmful for you and your baby. So you should not worry about it but keep watch on any new symptoms like nausea and vomiting. Hope found useful, feel free to ask more information. Good luck. Regards