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what's a healthy diet during pregnancy?

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Dr. Linda Bernstein
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Eat Smart: Try to incorporate fruits, vegetables, protein, carbohydrates, and healthy fats into your everyday diet. Eat small meals throughout the day so that you won't overeat all at once. If you have cravings allow yourself to have them every once in a while, otherwise you will crave them more. You can eat healthy and still enjoy yourself!
Dr. Chuck Shaffer
Bariatrics 33 years experience
See your OBGYN: Eggs salmon/fish beans sweet potatoes small amounts whole grains walnuts greek yogurt dark green, leafy vegetables lean meats colorful fruits and veggies.

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soft cheeses (listeria) ** things made with raw eggs (salmonella)** . Avoid alcohol (fetal alcohol syndrome) ** Avoid high caffeine in beverages (^ miscarriage rate in some studies)**raw meat (coliform bacteria, toxoplasmosis, & salmonella)** & fish high in mercury.
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