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Are Mashed Potatoes Good To Eat When Pregnant
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
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
How much potato can actually cause birth defect? I heard potato contains solanine. I usually eat 5 potatos a week in my first few weeks of pregnancy
No cause-effect: Must be an old wives tale. No scientific base. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
Pregnant. Many foods we buy such a potato chips flavoured ones etc contain maltrodextrin (maize). Is this safe for me and my baby in pregnancy?
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
Worried that I used aluminum foil to store pizza, reheat pizza, line pan for fries, and wrap potato for baking when pregnant. Will baby be affected?
No: I would not expect any problem from these practices. ...Read more
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?
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?
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
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
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
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
If a person were to eat only mashed potatoes and drink only water every day for a month, how would that affect their body?
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
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
Sorrel leaves: I do not believe you should take anything without consulting your OB gyn doctor. ...Read more
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
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