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A 40-year-old member asked:

Can i eat blackened foods while pregnant?

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Dr. Terrence Harris
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Yes: By "blackened", i assume you mean the spices - these are safe in pregnancy.
Dr. Michael Engel
Pediatric Hematology and Oncology 21 years experience
Sure...: This types of foods are perfectly safe with pregnancy. Happy eating!

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A 34-year-old member asked:

Are there really any foods to not eat when pregnant?

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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine 24 years experience
No RAW meat/fish: Besides raw meat/fish (n minimize processed meats/cold-cuts), you should be eating a healthy, well balanced diet, and regular exercises just like everyone else should. You may need a bit more iron/calcium/folic acid which are provided in your prenatal vitamins. Only eat more to gain about 25-30lbs total during pregnancy. Consult doc or nutritionist if needed. Congrats on the pregnancy. Good luck.
A 42-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me what food to eat while pregnant?

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Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Pediatrics 57 years experience
Diet- pregnancy: There really is no specific diet during pregnancy. A healthy and well-balanced diet is essential rich in protein, multivitamins esp folic acid, calcium, magnesium and other essential minerals.
A 47-year-old member asked:

What foods aren't you supposed to eat when you're pregnant?

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Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
A balanced diet: Back in early elementary school most of the students were taught the essentials of a balanced diet in a "nutrition" class. This included intake from the four basic food groups, fruits and vegetables, dairy, meats, grain(bread, cereals, etc.) The serving doses have now been weighted to fruits & vegetables as most important. Your developing fetus benefits from the above, and minimize fast foods.
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
Pediatrics 39 years experience
a great resource for healthy eating www.choosemyplate.gov
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A 38-year-old member asked:

What are good foods to eat while you're pregnant?

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Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
A balanced diet: If you skipped the nutrition class in elementary school, there are four basic food groups from which we derive nutrients. Namely, dairy, fruits and vegetables, meats, breads, grains and cereals. The most important in the "food pyramid" to eat during pregnancy are the fruits and vegetable by serving dosages. More details? Ask your OB MD who can connect you with a Nutritionist.
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A 23-year-old male asked:

What are the best foods to eat when pregnant?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Healthy natural food: A woman should eat healthy, natural foods before, during, and after pregnancy. Healthy usually means low in fat (especially low in animal fats), a moderate amount of protein, and a moderate amount of whole grain carbohydrates (but very little sugar). Natural means unprocessed, with little salt, sauces, or preservatives. Salt may increase water retention or swelling. Hot sauce may worsen heartburn.

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