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is it harmful to eat eat corn starch while pregnant

A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Iron deficient : Craving to eat corn starch is supposed to be a warning that your needs for iron are not being met. Same for ice. I didn't believe it until it happened ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
28 years experience Podiatry
If you had: Unprotected sex then you may be pregnant. There are home pregnancy tests available and a doctor can perform a blood test for you. This is the best way ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Gapp
40 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Anemia: The symptom you are describing is called pica. Pica can be associated with anemia (low blood count) so you should inform your health care provider ab ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. David Duncan m.d.
42 years experience Family Medicine
Maybe: If you are eating a well balanced diet, it probably will not hurt you. However, it is pure carbohydrate. The baby needs more than carbs. Eating to ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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NO: There is no direct correlation between corn starch and dryness; however, the bigger question is why you are ingesting corn starch: this condition may ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ayisha Gani
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Carbohydrate: As long as it is no the only diet during pregnancy with enough protein it is okay. Everything has to be under moderation.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chevies Newman
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
If u can get: It over the counter it's unlikely to cause miscarriages or birth defects. The amount required to enter your blood stream and get to the baby would ha ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Unlikely to be a pbm: Your body sorts through what you eat & only gives baby whats/he needs.Your choice in odd intake should not be a problem.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
39 years experience Gastroenterology
Weight neutral: Weight gain results when more calories are taken in than expended; weight loss occurs when more calories are "burned" than are consumed. To avoid weig ... Read More
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Dr. Su Fairchild
24 years experience Integrative Medicine
Details needed: Helps to know why you are starch free to give you a better answer. But coconut oil and olive oil is safe and healthy. Organic free range meats, wild c ... Read More

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