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Can Pregnant Women Eat Chocolate Cake
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 heard chocolate decrease your chances of getting pregnant. So if I eat some chocolate cake will it stop my chances of getting pregnant?
Rum cake: Most of the alcohol in cakes like this evaporates while baking the cake. However, it is not all eliminated. That being said, I am of the zero tolerance alcohol group during pregnancy, so my answer would be "no" to pregnant women. You can do without rum cake for 9 months while protecting your child from a lifetime of effects of alcohol during pregnancy. Celebrate the birth with a piece of cake! ...Read more
Weight gain: Sounds delicious. Just watch the calories. It's not dangerous to the baby to eat dessert on occasion. ...Read more
9 weeks pregnant and wanting cake made in store (sobeys) not sure what they use to make the icing, is it safe to eat?
Cake is safe: Cake and icing are safe to eat in pregnancy. Foods to avoid in pregnancy include: unpasteurized cheeses and dairy products, deli meat, predatory fish. Other fish such as salmon and tuna should be eaten sparingly, no more than 1-2 times a week. Make sure you are drinking enough water, at least 2 liters a day. Congratulations ...Read more
Just ate a piece of cake and then did a dip stick urine test with a 1+ glucose. Hgb a1c is 5.3 and not pregnant. What could this mean?
A1C: Your A1C test is not compatible with diabetes, but there are rare exceptions where the A1C test is not accurate. Check a random and a fasting blood sugar by fingerstick. Also, dipstick tests of the urine can be inaccurate, make sure you read the color change within the allotted time. ...Read more
I am 6 months pregnant, normal blood sugar, and lately I when sweating it smells like a combo of cake batter and marshmallow cereal. Why?
Altered smell: Alot of pregnant women have alterations in their senses including smell. In addition the mineral content of your sweat may also change. I don't think you have much to worry about in this case. At least its not a foul odor. ...Read more
Can foiled, frozen cake in the freezer harbor bacteria such as listeria? I'm 36 weeks pregnant and craving some baby shower cake...
Listeria: Anything is possible, but this would be highly improbable, and this infection is incredibly uncommon under any circumstances. Best wishes and enjoy your cake. ...Read more
Should I go to hospital if I'm having really bad migraine and feel like passing out after eating a piece cake with a soda and I'm 29 weeks pregnant?
At least your PCP: You don't necessarily have to go to the hospital but you should see your pcp. Due to being pregnant there are not many meds you can take. Stay off the sugars; these can worsen migraines. ...Read more
Ate crab cakes that were prepared (cooked crab) a few days before they were fried when I was 6 weeks pregnant. If I didn't get sick, could there be a pr?
No: Eseafood consumption risk is due to mercury. This occurs in large ocean going fish with a long lifespan. Crabs do not live long enough for tis to occur; a toxic insult at that gestational age results in miscarriage generally. Whatever problems that may occur will not be a result of the crab cakes. Don't worry. ...Read more
Yes!: Be sure all of your fish is well cooked especially your shell fish to limit the risk of contracting hepatitis. ...Read more
Ate two crab cakes (phillips lump crab that comes from se asia) when 6 weeks pregnant. Anything to worry about with crab from that area?
Not a problem: The seafood from that area is processed and inspected. It then enters the consumer chain and when you get it, cooking should eliminate anything that might make you sick. There is nothing in seafood from that area which would harm your developing baby. ...Read more
Crab cakes I ate (6 weeks pregnant) had been prepared but not cooked (well, crab meat already cooked) a few days in advance. Would I have gotten sick if?
Is it safe to use soda bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) and baking soda in making my cakes during pregnancy? Everything these days contains soda bicarb and baking soda?
I'm about 12 to 13 weeks pregnant and I have been non stop puking for the past two days and im starting to feel weak, dizzy I've eaten crackers, rice cakes, drank water and gatorade nothing is staying down
Hello.: Hello. You may have been diagnosed with hyperemesis gravidum. Slightly flattened gingerale, nibbles of crystalized ginger and fresh ginger tea (steep boiling water over thin slices of organic ginger for at least five minutes) can really help to calm the stomach. However since you are feeling weak and dizzy, there is concern that you might have become dehydrated. This will likely require a trip to the er or an acute care clinic because you may require some intravenous hydration. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more
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Can I eat pasteries, chocolate rom rolls. As m 6 mnths pregnant and eating this stuff since starting.. ...worried now?
I’m currently 10-week pregnant can I eat chocolate Marquise? I’m worried cuz I just found out it maybe unbaked and made from raw eggs
Can I still eat sweets such as chocolate and cakes whilst taking flagyl for d.fragilis? If so do I have to wait between doses before consuming sweets?
Not a good idea: From the point of view of the antibiotic, yes you can have sweets and cake. From the point of view that the Flagyl is treating an infection, it is best not to take sweets when you have an infection. It would be OK to take occasional sweets or chocolate. If Diabetic take none. ...Read more
One piece of chocolate & I crash in15-20 mins., eat a piece of cake I am up for hours. I am 5'6&140#. Not diabetic. Must eat often thru day or feel ill?
Yes and no: Chocolate is safe and a pregnancy staple according to many patients. It does have caffeine and calories, both of which are detrimental in large quantities. How much is too much? There is no data on this. Terence, a roman comic dramatist is known for the quotation, "moderation in all things". This too for pregnancy applies. ...Read more
You do not want to e: Eat too much, moderation is the key because too much can raise your blood sugar too much so u have to make more Insulin and then when the baby is born it may have a problem with it's blood sugar and also too much can make added weight on the baby so will be harder for a vaginal delivery. ...Read more