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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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Can pregnant women eat swai fillets?

Can pregnant women eat swai fillets?

Yes: Swai is considered a good choice due to its low mercury levels. The FDA recommends that pregnant or breastfeeding women and young children should not eat fish, Shark, Swordfish, King mackerel and Tilefish from the Gulf of Mexico. Hoe that helps. ...Read more

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Can pregnant women eat spinach dip?

Can pregnant women eat spinach dip?

Spinach dip: The spinach is cooked so that should be fine. Is cheese used for this particular recipe? Don't eat food that has sat out without refrigeration for too long. ...Read more

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Can pregnant women eat uncooked hot dogs?

Can pregnant women eat uncooked hot dogs?

UncookedorUnheated?: You should not eat any raw meat, fish, or eggs if you are pregnant. However, most packaged hot dogs have been previously cooked, and can be eaten unheated, provided they have been properly refrigerated and are not past their expiration date. Check label - should state: "fully cooked." most hot dogs contain a lot of calories, fat, and additives, so they're not the healthiest food, esp if pregnant. ...Read more

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Can pregnant women eat chocolate cake?

Can pregnant women eat chocolate cake?

Good gosh...: My wife sure did! just do it in moderation. ...Read more

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Can pregnant women eat beetroot?

Can pregnant women eat beetroot?

Very Healthy choice!: Beetroots are an excellent food to eat during pregnancy. They are good sources of iron, folate, (folic acid) antioxidants like anthocyans and improve circulation/lower blood pressure. See http://www.stylecraze.com/articles/benefits-of-beetroots-during-pregnancy/ & http://whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=49 ...Read more

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Can pregnant women eat edamame from a sushi restaurant in early pregnany? Spicy?

Can pregnant women eat edamame from a sushi restaurant in early pregnany? Spicy?

Sure: Soybeans are ok for consumption. There are no restrictions on spicy food in pregnancy. Spicy for can make heartburn worse but it is not dangerous ...Read more

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Can pregnant women safely eat swai fish?

Can pregnant women safely eat swai fish?

Swai fish are: reported to have low levels of mercury so unless caught from contaminated water ways it should be fine. See: http://seafoodhealthfacts.org/sh-more-pregnant.php ...Read more

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Can pregnant women eat Cod fish?

Can pregnant women eat Cod fish?

Yes: The concern with eating fish has to do with exposure to mercury. Two servings of cod fish a week is considered safe. This brochure from the NY City health department reviews the FDA guidelines: http://www.nyc.gov/html/doh/downloads/pdf/edp/mercury_brochure.pdf ...Read more

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Can pregnant or nursing women eat pork?

Can pregnant or nursing women eat pork?

Absolutely: Pork is fine but it must be cooked through and through. No medium/undercooked pork or any meat for that matter, during pregnancy or nursing. But bring on that BLT with the crispy bacon and vine-ripened tomatoes - yum! internal meat temperature should be a minimum of 165 degrees. Is worthwhile to invest in meat thermometer during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can a pregnant women eat fresh carrots?

Can a pregnant women eat fresh carrots?

Of course: Carrots can be part of a balanced diet and there is no interaction with a developing baby. Eat as much as you want. ...Read more

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Can a pregnant women eat clam chowder?

Can a pregnant women eat clam chowder?

Why not: I don't see why she cannot. All she eats needs to be of good quality and cooked well, but clam chowder is not a contraindication unless she has allergy to any component of it. ...Read more

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Can pregnant women eat pretzel ?

Yes: It is fine to eat a pretzel when pregnant. ...Read more

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Can pregnant women eat lupini beans?

Can pregnant women eat lupini beans?

Preparation: They must be prepared correctly, or there is a risk of a serious infection and potential liver damage. Why not eat something else when you're pregnant? ...Read more

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Can a pregnant woman eat steak?

Can a pregnant woman eat steak?

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

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Is it safe for pregnant women to eat deli meat and sausage? Thanks!

Probably not wise: These meats contain a great deal of salt and fat which is not healthy . They can potentially lead to some complications with the pregnacy. ...Read more

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I read that your not suppose to eat deli meat while pregnant is that true?

Deli meats: Avoid deli meats, pate, unpasteurized milk & imported soft cheeses (listeria) ** things made with raw eggs (salmonella)** . Avoid alcohol (fetal alcohol syndrome) ** avoid high caffeine in beverages (^ miscarriage rate in some studies)**raw meat (coliform bacteria, toxoplasmosis, & salmonella)** & fish high in mercury. ...Read more

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Is there any deli meat for a sandwich that you can eat at 7 months pregnant?

Is there any deli meat for a sandwich that you can eat at 7 months pregnant?

Sure: Just avoid the very salty meats that may rise your blood pressure, etc. Sliced turkey deli meat is always a healthy alternative. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat deli meat while pregnant?

Is it safe to eat deli meat while pregnant?

No: From the centers for disease control: "?do not eat hot dogs, luncheon meats, cold cuts, other deli meats (e.g., bologna), or fermented or dry sausages unless they are heated to an internal temperature of 165°f or until steaming hot just before serving." at http://www.Cdc.Gov/nczved/divisions/dfbmd/diseases/listeriosis/. ...Read more

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At 7 months pregnant should I be concerned about listeria? I want to eat deli meat but don't want to pug baby at risk

At 7 months pregnant should I be concerned about listeria? I want to eat deli meat but don't want to pug baby at risk

Cook it: The best idea with deli meat (and i realize that it doesn't sound appetizing at all times!) is to heat your deli meat. Problems for listeria do lessen with advancing gestational age, but can still occur, so be safe. Best wishes for pregnancy! ...Read more

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Can i eat lunch meat since im pregnant i've been eating it and haven't had any problems but some people are saying its bad

Can i eat lunch meat since im pregnant i've been eating it and haven't had any problems but some people are saying its bad

There : There are a lot of things to avoid when pregnant, and other things you specifically should take, like prenatal vitamins. Lunch meats are not in either category, though some people suggest that you avoid tuna because of a concern for elevated levels of mercury in tuna meat. ...Read more

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I ate a sandwich it was a cold cut but heated I'm 38weeks and I ate lunch meat is my baby okay? Why can't we eat lunch meat while pregnant?I'm worried

I ate a sandwich it was a cold cut but heated I'm 38weeks and I ate lunch meat is my baby okay? Why can't we eat lunch meat while pregnant?I'm worried

Probably;listeriosis: if the cold cuts were heated until they were "steaming hot" you have no reason to worry. Unheated lunch meats MAY contain listeria, a bacteria that causes listeriosis, an infection that pregnant women are more susceptible to. But know that most lunch meat does not have listeria, so you're probably OK if not well-heated but don't risk again: http://www.newkidscenter.com/Deli-Meat-While-Pregnant.htm ...Read more

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Is it ok to eat lunch meat during pregnancy?

Is it ok to eat lunch meat during pregnancy?

NOT SAFE unless...: Most lunch meats contain nitrites, a chemical that crosses the placenta & increases a baby's risk of brain tumors! see http://www.Livestrong.Com/article/344031-sodium-nitrite-pregnancy/ & http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/8824361 you may find nitrite-free lunch meats but i strongly advise eating only organic meats when pregnant: http://www.Ncbhttp://drrandybaker.Com/2013/04/22/organic-food-diet/. ...Read more

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Female, 26, not pregnant. my whole body started buzzing after having hot soup. every little meat of body buzzing.

Female, 26, not pregnant. my whole body started buzzing after having hot soup. every little meat of body buzzing.

Avoid hot soup: for now avoid hot soup. It may be due to the spice or the temperature that is causing your generalized reaction but for now avoid the soup. ...Read more

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How come pregnant women get nausea at smell of cooking meat?

How come pregnant women get nausea at smell of cooking meat?

Smell changes: pregnancy alter smell and taste sense
so a lot of previously normal smells might cause nausea and cooked meat could be one of them
this symptoms usually resolved after first trimester ...Read more

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How much imitation crab meat in sushi is ok to eat while pregnant?

How much imitation crab meat in sushi is ok to eat while pregnant?

Sushi & pregnancy.: Sushi should be avoided during pregnancy for two reasons. (1) risk of bacterial infection complicating the pregnancy. (2) risk of exposure to mercury complicating the pregnancy. Certainly not worth the risk during pregnancy. Cooked sushi or vegetable-only sushi should be fine, but then we'd worry about the person making the sushi having washed his hands after handling raw fish. ...Read more

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Why is it that pregnant women get nausea at smell of cooking meat?

Why is it that pregnant women get nausea at smell of cooking meat?

Noone knows for sure: There are many theories and hypothetical explanations for "nausea and vomiting of pregnancy" but unfortunately no definitive answers yet, despite the fact that "NVP" is very common, can be quite debilitating for many pregnant women and has been studied extensively. ...Read more

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11 week pregnancy. Can my wife eat a grilled meat product (beef) such as steak ? If yes what is the limitations ? Also the recommended cooking method

11 week pregnancy. Can my wife eat a grilled meat product (beef) such as steak ? If yes what is the limitations ? Also the recommended cooking method

Yes!: Beef is a good protein source, and grilling reduces fat, besides making it delicious! that might be important if she is still nauseous. But the minimal impurities induced by grilling meat are not of concern unless all she eats is grilled beef! what she needs to watch is consumption of certain kinds of fish (mercury). A proper balanced diet and prenatal vit. Are great. No alcohol or tobacco please! ...Read more

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I'm 11 weeks pregnant and wanted to know if it's safe to eat mangolian grill since the meat is sitting out for you to chose and they cook it for you.

I'm 11 weeks pregnant and wanted to know if it's safe to eat mangolian grill since the meat is sitting out for you to chose and they cook it for you.

Yummy: No food is perfectly safe in pregnancy or otherwise. Fortunately, the likelihood of something bad happening as a result of the consumption of well-cleaned, fresh food from a well-run restaurant is very low. In addition, mongolian grill is usually cooked at a high temperature. As long as it's thoroughly cooked, the risks go way down. ...Read more

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Are 10-15 gr of goji berries per day safe in pregnancy? So far, i've taken this amount every day (i don't eat meat):is my pregnancy(4 month)in danger?

Are 10-15 gr of goji berries per day safe in pregnancy? So far, i've taken this amount every day (i don't eat meat):is my pregnancy(4 month)in danger?

Unknown, prob. fine: As is often the case, there is little research on this subject. Some people say that goji berries contain betaine (; perhaps other compounds) that can cause miscarriage but if you did not have a miscarriage in the first 3 months it is unlikely now. Others recommend 10 gr/day- see http://www.Thesuperfoods.Net/goji-berry/should-you-take-goji-berries-during-pregnancy i think you should not worry! ...Read more

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I had a positive pregnancy test this morning i'm someone who doesn't like to eat a lot of meet I still eat meat but I per not too. Is there anything I can eat that will give the same nutrition?

I had a positive pregnancy test this morning i'm someone who doesn't like to eat a lot of meet I still eat meat but I per not too. Is there anything I can eat that will give the same nutrition?

Balanced diet: Meat is not essential for a good diet. A diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains and dairy will provide adequate nutrition. To increase protein in your diet you should add tofu, beans, nuts and egg whites. I trust that you are taking pre-natal vitamins, if you were not taking these, do so asap. Keep your appointments with your OB for pre-natal checks. ...Read more

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