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Best Fruits For Pregnant Woman
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
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
Eat healthier...: A healthy, well blanced diet of cooked meat/fish, leafy veggies, daries, carbs, and prenatal vitamins are better than any supplement during pregnancy. None of the protein drinks are "recommended"--they can be used if needed. Remember, these are processed foods and contain preservatives. So keep active, eat well, see you OB regularly. Congrats on the pregnancy and good luck to you. ...Read more
Avoid alcohol.: It is recommended that you not drink nettle leaf, fennel, sassafras, rosemary (in large amounts), hibiscus, ephedra, licorice root, raspberry leaf, oregano, cinnamon, anise, senna or sage tea. Encourage you to limit caffeine intake -so if you drink white, red, yellow or green tea- try to make it decaffeinated. Ginger, lime, barley, peppermint and thyme tea are safe during pregnancy. ...Read more
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
It is not harmfull: Beetroort in first trimester can be taken and is not harmful to the mother and the unborn baby.I can not say if it is good but if your stool turns redish color it is the beetroot. ...Read more
What foods are good for a diabetic women who is planning for pregnancy. Can i eat kiwi fruit. I am currently using folic acid for past one month.
How can a pcos pregnant woman control her weight during pregnancy? what about a certain diet ,exercises?
Diet and exercise: Diet and exercise are the only ways to safely control your weight whether you are pregnant or not. Avoid high impact exercise and getting over heated.Water aerobics and walking are great options.Hydrate well. Eat a diet low in carbs but with a wide variety of fruits and vegetables. Protein is also important for growing a healthy baby. Be sure and take your prenatal vitamins. Get plenty of sleep. ...Read more
In moderation....: Everything in moderation. If she was fine eating beets (beetroot) before pregnancy, she should be fine eating it during and after pregnancy. The most well known beet variety is the root vegetable known as the beetroot or garden beet. Other cultivated varieties include the leaf vegetables chard and spinach beet. ...Read more
Is it safe to eat papaya when is pregnant? Why some ppl say it will cause misscarriage? Is it a good fruit for pregnant woman.
All fresh fruit!: Pregnant women can safely consume all fresh (preferably organic) fruits and vegetables provided they wash them well with clean uncontaminated water and are not allergic to them. If you have been diagnosed with diabetes mellitus talk to nutritionist about the amount and type of fruits to consume. Don't overdo it with carrots/tomatoes because they can cause hypervitaminosis a - a potential teratogen. ...Read more
Most fine in : Moderation. Large amounts of fresh pineapple (contains bromelain) may soften the cervix ; stimulate smooth muscle contraction. However many women eat pineapple through out pregnancy without issues. Passion flower is not recommended by some during pregnancy because some substances it contains may cause uterine contractions (per medline plus). ...Read more
Why is bad to eat maracuya (passion fruit)seeds during pregnancy, i ate a bit what will happen now?
The last 3 days everytime i eat anything, including fruit i feel very nautious. Could it be a bug or pregnancy?
Can i eat canned fruit while pregnant if i drain off the syrup and rinse it real good? I know fresh fruit is better, but right now i want some fruit.
Avoid: The british journal of nutrition had an article that showed unripe or semi-ripe papaya could be unsafe in pregnancy b/c it causes uterine contractions.... In rats. So, there have been no human studies, but since papaya isn't essential to a healthy diet, we just tell women to avoid. Have an apple instead! ...Read more
Guava: 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
Hi. I just found out I am pregnant. I ate expired (1 week) fruit yogurt today but only 2 spoonfuls. Should I be concerned?
May not be a proble: This may not be a problem. Often the expiration dates are set but there is a safety zone outside them which you are probably safe. You can discuss this wiht your obstetrician. ...Read more
Dragon Fruit: Dragon fruit (pitahaya or pitaya) which is native to south ; central america is a healthy food to eat during pregnancy. A 100 gram serving contains 1 mg of fiber, 1 mg of iron as well as magnesium, potassium ; calcium. It also contains vit c ; b vitamins. It is a rich source of lycopene (helps to lower blood pressure ; helps to prevent cancer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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