(Closed) Tap water while pregnant.. did you drink it?

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

Of all the things my Dr. warned me about, this was not one of them.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee

I’m not pregnant but I have read so much online about pregnancy and this is something I’ve never come across before.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I read about this, but it’s very rare that it will cause miscarriage/stillbirth. The exposure has to be right at the right time for anything to happen, so it’s not likely to happen. We’ve put a filter on our faucet.

Honestly, of all the things that scare me, drinking water doesn’t scare me much. I say this as a woman who lost her baby due to an unknown reason at week 34. I’m petrified of everything with my current pregnancy.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

Never heard about it and my doctor never mentioned it.  I’m not worrying.

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

From what I understand, it’s really, really rare.  There’s really only trace amounts of chlorine in your water by the time it reaches your faucet anyway (I think the amount of chlorine in typical tap water is like 7 parts per million, which is REALLY small).  

If you have concerns, you should talk to your doctor, or you can just use a filter before drinking the water. 

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

most faucet water is better for you than bottled.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

I just drink the water from our fridge. It goes through a filter and it tastes amazing 🙂 In fact I rarely drink bottled water…usually only when I don’t have another option.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee

We have really hard water.  so aways put it through a brita filter even before I was pregnant. 

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

The only issue in regards to water and pregnancy is well water and nitrates. If you have a well, you should be checking the water anyways. Nitrates dont affect adults but can lead to blue baby syndrome. Drinking municiple tap water is 100% safe.

Post # 12
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Busy bee

I have never heard this.  I think it’s perfectly fine to drink tap water….

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

We have well water, so I don’t like the taste or smell of our tap anyways. 

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

@missapis: oh! never say 100% LOL. Obviously don’t drink it if it’s contaminated and there’s a warning out. Ok, so in seriousness, it should be safe unless there is some alert out about contamination.

 

@firsttimemom: My parents do too and it’s NASTY. They finally got a fridge with a filter and it made SUCH a difference. They have to replace the filter a lot though.

Post # 15
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Sugar bee

At home, I have a Brita filter. At work, I drink it out the faucet. I never heard this either, but if I did, I would have ignored it. I also eat turkey sandwiches from Subway.

Firsttimemom- I grew up on well water and loved it!

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

Ok, maybe this is just an ignorant perspective since I’m not a mommy or a mommy to be, but I would totally drink the heck out of tap water before I would drink the bottled water that has plastic chemicals in it.

And the lunch meat thing… don’t eat it if it’s been sitting out for a while, but I would definately still eat lunch meat. My mom practically lived off the stuff and I was the picture of baby health (I was 2 weeks before due date, though). The nurse joked that my APGAR was an eleven.

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