A friend of my husband suggested tonic water to ease nausea. I know that tonic water contains quinine and was wondering if it is safe or not? I have researched on the internet and have found very little that touches on the subject.
Thanks in advance,
Mary -- 7 weeks
There seems to be quite a bit of controversy as to whether tonic water is safe or not during pregnancy. My suggestion, since it is in question, would be to avoid it during pregnancy and stick to other forms of fluids that are known to be safe without question!
-- Kimberly, RD LD
Kimberly A. Tessmer, RD LD has been a registered dietitian since 1992 and is also an Ohio licensed Dietitian. Her educational achievements include a Bachelor of Science in Technology (Dietetics) from Bowling State University in Bowling Green, OH. She currently owns and operates a consulting business called "Nutrition Focus" www.nutrifocus.net, in which she specializes and offers services in the areas of weight management, general nutrition, authoring, menu development and a variety of other services.
To date Kim has authored three books including "The Everything® Nutrition Book", "Tell Me What To Eat If I Have Celiac Disease", and "The Everything® Pregnancy Nutrition Book". In addition, Kim has written numerous articles for various health/nutrition web sites and magazines including Bally Total Fitness Magazine, Well and Healthy Women Magazine and Healthology.com, Inc as well as continuing education courses for www.care2learn.com. She is a member of the American Dietetic Association and the ADA Practice Group, Nutrition Entrepreneurs.