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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

Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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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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Is sweet potato a rich meal for a pregnant woman?

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 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 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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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'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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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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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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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 nestle baby and me is good for pregnant women?

Is nestle baby and me is good for pregnant women?

Fine, not necessary: A well balanced diet and a daily prenatal vitamin is all most pregnant women need. There is no problem with this nutritional supplement though. If you have questions about your dietary requirements in pregnancy, talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Is vagisil good for pregnant women?

Is vagisil good for pregnant women?

If yeast: Vagisil is a commonly used safe option for pregnant women suffering from a vaginal yeast infection. ...Read more

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Is eggplant good for pregnant women?

Is eggplant good for pregnant women?

Good for most but...: Eggplant is a relatively healthy food, but it is a member of the nightshade family and some people do not tolerate foods from this family well- they can cause arthritis and stomach upset in some. But eggplant is a good source of vit k, magnesium, potassium, molybdenum etc. As well as phytonutrients like chlorogenic acid. See http://www. Whfoods. Com/genpage. Php? Tname=foodspice&dbid=22 for more info. ...Read more

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Is it good for pregnant women to take cold water?

Is it good for pregnant women to take cold water?

It doesn't have: To be cold, but drinking water is good for everyone, including pregnant women. ...Read more

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Is almond milk good for pregnant women?

Is almond milk good for pregnant women?

Yes!: Almond milk is very nutritious. It is a good source of protein, vitamins, minerals and omega 3 fatty acids. Pregnant women can drink it liberally. Choose organic if possible. See http://www. Fitday. Com/fitness-articles/nutrition/healthy-eating/almond-milk-what-is-it-and-is-it-good-for-you. Html
it is easy to make your own! See http://everydaypaleo. Com/homemade-almond-milk/. ...Read more

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Is guava herbs good for pregnant women?

Is guava herbs good for pregnant women?

Guava is a fruit not: A herb. Guava can be eaten during pregnancy with one caveat. They should be well washed prior to peeling. There may be toxoplasmosis or listeriosis (as well as other parasites/ bacteria) on the peel. These can enter the food when it is cut. This info is per the american pregnancy association. ...Read more

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Is "quinoa pasta" good for pregnant women?

Is "quinoa pasta" good for pregnant women?

High protein: Quinoa pasta is high in protein and low in gluten, so it may be a good choice for the gluten sensitive. Like all pastas, it is a bit high in carbohydrates. ...Read more

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Ice water is good for pregnant women to drink?

TCM: From a traditional chinese medicine standpoint, the healthiest way to drink water is a room temperature. The concepts are a little complex ; come from the perspective of eastern medicine. See: http://universaltcm. Wordpress. Com/education-information/cold-foods-cold-drinks-caused-health-problems/. ...Read more

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What brand of probiotic is good for pregnant women?

What brand of probiotic is good for pregnant women?

Not regulated: Probiotics aren't regulated when sold in a supplement form. They are regulated when sold in food form. Eating yogurt with probiotics or drinking a yogurt drink called kefir daily provides plenty of probiotics. Otherwise it may be worth looking for voluntary quality control certifications. Here is a link to more information of how to get quality supplements including probiotics:

http://www. Consume. ...Read more