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Doctor insights on: Are Mashed Potatoes Good To Eat When Pregnant

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Dr. Milroy Samuel
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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I constantly crave and eat mashed potatoes and french fries, is that safe for me to eat during my pregnancy?

I constantly crave and eat mashed potatoes and french fries, is that safe for me to eat during my pregnancy?

Cravings: Its not uncommon to have certain cravings during pregnancy. The only issue in your case is that you are craving starches, which might lead to excessive pregnancy weight gain and increased baby size. Big babies mean higher C-section rate, more likely to cause vaginal tears at birth and later in life more bladder issues. Eat your spuds, but make sure to eat some veggies and lean protein too. ...Read more

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Is sweet potato meal good for a pregnant woman?

Is sweet potato meal good for a pregnant woman?

Yes not harmful: Yes it can be cosumed in moderation and does not have any harmful effect. ...Read more

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I'm 4 months pregnant and I'm constantly eating mashed potatoes and french fries... I can't stop! What do this mean?

I'm 4 months pregnant and I'm constantly eating mashed potatoes and french fries... I can't stop! What do this mean?

Your appetite's back: Don't be alarmed! You're in your second trimester of pregnancy now! In your first trimester, noticed a decrease in your appetite, with morning nausea, & occasional vomitting. Now, your appetite is back, and you're experiencing the usual cravings associated with pregnancy. Of course, these cravings can occur any time after the pregnacy hormones show up. Watch how much of these foods you take in. ...Read more

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Can I eat raw potatoes, onions and bell peppers while pregnant im 7 months pregnant?

Can I eat raw potatoes, onions and bell peppers while pregnant im 7 months pregnant?

Sure!: No problem, unless you are allergic to any of them! Make sure you wash them well before eating. Good luck with the rest of your pregnancy. ...Read more

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I am 8 weeks pregnan with twins I am extremely nauseous I cant keep much down I have started craving raw red potatoes is it bad for me to eat them?

I am 8 weeks pregnan with twins I am extremely nauseous I cant keep much down I have started craving raw red potatoes is it bad for me to eat them?

No, they are ok: The nutritional value of a potato is actually greater when it is eaten raw. It contains vitamin C, B6 and niacin. Curiously, raw potatoes are known as a food craved by pregnant woman. Be very careful to wash the potato carefully. Good luck with the nausea (and the twins!) ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat foods rich in vitamin a while pregnant. Foods like carrot, sweet potatoes etc. Thank you.?

Is it safe to eat foods rich in vitamin a while pregnant. Foods like carrot, sweet potatoes etc. Thank you.?

Yes: You are concerned about the birth defect warning for carotenoid containing medications like retinol cream. The concentration of product in these is high and thus the risk. The amount of vitamin a in all vegetable foods and the the of vitamin a in these foods is easily handled properly by your digestive and metabolism systems so there is no harm to the developing fetus. ...Read more

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Sweet Potatoes and Pregnancy. I heard you should eat it and it should be avoided due to its vitamin A. Should I? How many times a week should I limit?

Sweet Potatoes and Pregnancy. I heard you should eat it and it should be avoided due to its vitamin A. Should I? How many times a week should I limit?

Twice a week enoug: Recommendation are to take 700 micrograms of vitamin A during pregnancy.1cup of cooked sweet potato contain 1922 micrograms of vitamin. If you are taking vitamin A in the prenatal vitamins than it does not matter if you ear sweet poptatoes or not. Otherwise twice a week will be enough ...Read more

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I am 3 months pregnant and I eating tons of salty potato chips. Is this bad for my baby?

I am 3 months pregnant and I eating tons of salty potato chips. Is this bad for my baby?

Bad for you and baby: Eating salty foods rich in carbohydrates is not good at any stage and is worse during pregnancy. Increase in blood pressure and gestational diabetes are two risks of pregnancy that you are exposing yourself to by your diet. Both of these conditions are also not good for your baby. ...Read more

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Is sweet potato a rich meal for a pregnant woman?

Sweet potatoes are fine: Sweet potatoes are actually a very healthy food. That is assuming they're not overloaded with extras like butter and brown sugar. They are perfectly safe to eat during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is it safe to wrap a potato in aluminum foil to bake it when pregnant?

Is it safe to wrap a potato in aluminum foil to bake it when pregnant?

Yes: Should not cause a problem, remember no raw meat, chicken or fish, esp suchi and make sure you wash all fruits and veges properly and organic for a lot of foods is safer if it isn't too expensive and as littlke sodium as posible as that can lead to elevated BP when preg or not preg. ...Read more

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I am 20 weeks pregnant and crave potato chips all the time and I won't lie I've been caving in. Are they harmful to the baby even with prenatals?

I am 20 weeks pregnant and crave potato chips all the time and I won't lie I've been caving in. Are they harmful to the baby even with prenatals?

Moderation: Perhaps a bag a day is ok, but overall you are adding salt, calories, and fat to your diet. See what your glucola testing (screening for gestational diabetes) reveals at 24-28 weeks of gestation, as long as this is normal, the potato chips will not harm the baby directly ...Read more

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Been nauseous from early morning till around noon and then craving potato chips. Been almost 2 weeks since having sex. Could it mean I'm pregnant?

Been nauseous from early morning till around noon and then craving potato chips. Been almost 2 weeks since having sex. Could it mean I'm pregnant?

Pregnancy?: Did you have unprotected intercourse? Could mean just about anything, including that you like chips. If you miss your next expected period then run a home pregnancy test and you will have your answer. Symptoms do not always mean pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is eating chips (fried potatoes in bags from market) harmful while pregnant?

Is eating chips (fried potatoes in bags from market) harmful while pregnant?

NO: Not harmful but watch out for SALT intake!!! If you have a Blood Pressure problem or swollen legs this dietary habit may be harmful!

Hope this helps

Dr Z ...Read more

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What does a PPBS result (post 1hr of having breakfast with potatoes and orange juice) of 154 indicate during the 8th month of pregnancy?

What does a PPBS result (post 1hr of having breakfast with potatoes and orange juice) of 154 indicate during the 8th month of pregnancy?

NoProteinW/Brkfast?: It's one indication of what's called"Gestational Diabetes, " (Were you checked earlier for this??)which doesn't mean you had or will have diabetes in the future, just the pregnancy is promoting more sugar in your blood. The next step would be to confirm it with a standardized test using a standardized amount of sugar and a test 3 hours later. Worry not, you're in the 8th month. A diet change will help ...Read more

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Is mash good to eat during a pregnancy and why?

Is mash good to eat during a pregnancy and why?

Mash is ok: Mash (mashed potatoes) is high in starch and a good source of energy. Several pregnant women have nausea, especially during the first trimester. Mash is easy on the stomach and can be a good thing to eat when nothing else is tolerated. ...Read more

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Can't be good just to eat mash potatoes and a few chips for a whole days nutrition would dis effect her?

Can't be good just to eat mash potatoes and a few chips for a whole days nutrition would dis effect her?

For 1 day only?: Of course this isn't a nutritionally healthy food plan for long term, as it isn't sustainable. It provides mostly starch -- and little protein, minerals, or vitamins. Eating this for one day only, though, isn't likely to harm a basically healthy person. If the person is diabetic, blood sugars could be affected. ...Read more

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What are good foods to eat after having a wisdom tooth extraction so particles won't get in the socket? Besides yogurt, ice cream, soup mashed potatos

What are good foods to eat after having a wisdom tooth extraction so particles won't get in the socket? Besides yogurt, ice cream, soup mashed potatos

Ensure, etc: Smoothies, shakes, nutrition drinks (Ensure, etc) are good too...just don't use a straw for the first few days as it may cause the blood clot to come out and can result in a dry socket. And drink plenty of fluids to stay hydrated. ...Read more

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What is good to eat when pregnant for snacks?

What is good to eat when pregnant for snacks?

Fruits & vegetables: Fruits and vegetables contain the cofactors need for fetal growth. ...Read more

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If a person were to eat only mashed potatoes and drink only water every day for a month, how would that affect their body?

Will get sick: This is not a good idea. Mashed potatoes do not have all of the nutrients that the human body needs to stay healthy. No diet that limits you to one food or type of food is healthy. If you do this you will get sick and potentially end up hospitallized or worse. ...Read more

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He eats burgers pizza fries mashed potatoes and pasta and that's it are there health programs to help him learn how to eat better?

He eats burgers pizza fries mashed potatoes and pasta and that's it are there health programs to help him learn how to eat better?

See nutritionist: It sounds like a visit to a nutritionist would be a good idea. Also just a discussion with the family doctor could help with understanding the long term problems with such a diet. Please also understand that people have to be motivated to change their behaviior (or food) or all the education in the world will not help. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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What's a good breakfast to eat while pregnant?

What's a good breakfast to eat while pregnant?

Keep it simple: A healthy breakfast is good whether you are pregnant or not, so minimize the sugars and fats and go easy on caffeine.

Congratulations! ...Read more

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Eat coojed sorrel leaves are good for pregnancy woman?

Eat coojed sorrel leaves are good for pregnancy woman?

Sorrel leaves: I do not believe you should take anything without consulting your OB gyn doctor. ...Read more

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Is cooked methi leaves good to eat during 9th week of pregnancy?

Is cooked methi leaves good to eat during 9th week of pregnancy?

No: Methi leaves (AKA fenugreek) is sometimes used to stimulate labor and help with breast milk production. So, first trimester use would not be recommended. In addition Methi leaves can low your blood sugar and again that's not advisable. No one has studied Methi leaf safety in pregnancy, so you are only likely to read positive info in non medical websites. ...Read more