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Doctor insights on: At How Many Weeks Pregnant Do Cravings Begin

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Is it bad not to eat ur cravings when pregnant?

Is it bad not to eat ur cravings when pregnant?

Depends : It depends on what you are craving. If you are craving red meat or some other high protein, high iron food, you should probably give in. If you are craving sweets, you can probably have some (if you are not diabetic) but maybe not as many as you crave. Some women have "pica" and want to eat dirt or chalk - do not do this, but see your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Pack
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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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How can I manage my cravings in pregnancy?

How can I manage my cravings in pregnancy?

Find a common theme: Some cravings in pregnancy are strange and hard to explain. But some can reflect a dietary need. Make a list of what you crave and see if there are any common themes. Bring the list to your doctor's appointment and discuss them. Sometimes, a nutritionist may help shed some light on what you crave may reflect. ...Read more

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When do food cravings start when you're pregnant?

When do food cravings start when you're pregnant?

To be honest: No one knows definitely, many of the theories behind them suggest a strong hormonal contribution, but it really isn't known! ...Read more

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Is it okay to eat spicy food while pregnant if im craving it...?

Is it okay to eat spicy food while pregnant if im craving it...?

Yes...: As long as you feel well and not having much reflux etc, spicey foods should not pose problems. The indonesians/thai/asians in general, eat quite a bit of spicey foods and i think the children are ok... So, enjoy! congrats and good luck. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have no cravings as of 22wks pregnancy? I haven't had cravings at all.

Is it normal to have no cravings as of 22wks pregnancy? I haven't had cravings at all.

Yes: Not everyone has cravings during pregnancy. Each pregnancy is unique, and the symptoms you will experience will be different with separate pregnancies. At this point in your pregnancy you should be feeling the baby move and your body adjusting to the growing uterus. ...Read more

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Want to beat the cravings and gain more self discipline when it comes to food while I am pregnant?

Want to beat the cravings and gain more self discipline when it comes to food while I am pregnant?

SMALL FREQUENT MEALS: Eat good food, fruits, grains, vegetables, yogurt low fat dairy. ...Read more

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30 w pregnant and craving rice with bottled sweet and source sauce (La Choy or Kikoman). Is the rice and sauce safe? Should I worry about ingredients?

30 w pregnant and craving rice with bottled sweet and source sauce (La Choy or Kikoman). Is the rice and sauce safe? Should I worry about ingredients?

Fine: I don't see anything in the ingredients that would be harmful. Kikoman's sweet and sour dipping sauce's first ingredient is high fructose corn syrup, better to use the sauce made for sauteing. Throw in your favorite vegetables and make it healthier. ...Read more