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Can I Eat Sherbet While Pregnant
Should be safe...: Both of these are safe. One very low risk concern that some have (though most don't) is that the machine used to dispense the frozen yogurt, for example, could be a source of listeria if it is not properly cleaned and maintained. Otherwise, both of these treats should be ok. ...Read more
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
Well balanced diet: A well balanced diet is recommended in pregnancy with all food groups represented. Typical weight gain in pregnancy for a average weight woman is 20-30 lbs for the pregnancy. There are many websites which have further guidance on specifics of well balanced diet in pregnancy. ...Read more
Yes: There is no medical contraindication to eating dates during pregnancy. They supply niacin, folate, (folic acid) vitamin B-6, pantothenic acid, zinc, manganese, fiber and magnesium. One study found that the consumption of date fruit in the last 4 weeks before labour significantly reduced the need for induction and augmentation of labour, and produced a more favourable, but non-significant, delivery outcome. ...Read more
Of course.....: A balanced diet is a fundamental part of a successful pregnancy. I'm not sure I would call pate a mainstay of a healthy diet, but neither are many other things that we eat from time to time. It's ok to indulge in treats, just do so in moderation. This is good advice for after your pregnancy too (and frankly, for all your life). You will be modeling good dietary habits for your child. Congrats! ...Read more
Eat your steak!: A pregnant woman can definitely eat steak, but it should be cooked all the way through. Some may think this ruins the steak. To have a steak that is cooked well-done but still tender, try a thinner cut. ...Read more
There are lots of good online nutrition resources -- including articles focused on pregnancy --
For example ---
Pregnancy nutrition: Healthy-eating basics
http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/healthy-lifestyle/pregnancy-week-by-week/in-depth/pregnancy-nutrition/art-20046955
Pregnancy diet: Focus on these essential nutrients
http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/healthy-lifestyle/pregnancy-week-by-week/in-depth/pregnancy-nutrition/art-20045082 ...Read more
The new FDA and EPA: Guidelines published in 2014 say it is ok. Scavengers like crab and lobtster actually have low levels. Only the predators at the top of the fish-eat-fish food chain concentrate methyl-mercury (from our coal-burning power plants) to dangerous levels. Recent data is best, as we continue to contaminate. Several have a max/wk. Http://www.fda.gov/Food/FoodborneIllnessContaminants/Metals/ucm393070.htm ...Read more
Your question gave: Me the opportunity to do a little research. (: I read varying views. “Moist biltong should be avoided and dry wors is seldom really that dry and has a high fat content, which can support growth of organisms.” The article further states that a small amount of very dry biltong is, however, fine on occasion, but only if it is obtained from a credible source." It seems that the source of the meat ...Read more
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