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Can You Eat Spicy Food During Pregnancy
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
Pregnancy diet: Balanced diet .Wash all vegetables. Prenatal vitamins. Avoid smoked, uncooked meats(deli)/poultry/seafood ,rare meats- could harbor bacteria( listeria).Fish high in mercury. Fresh,washed, greens- there have been infections in bagged salads. Rarely listeria has been in soft unprocessed/pasturized cheese and ice cream. Avoid alcohol. Discuss with doc www.americanpregnancy.org/foods-to-avoid ...Read more
Alcohol/uncooked foo: Avoid the following in pregnancy: unpasteurized dairy products/juices, undercooked meats (including poultry/fish), alcohol, excessive fish consumption (no more than twice weekly), taking into account fda recommendations regarding specific fish content in methylmercury (in general avoid large fish). Be careful about fresh fruit/salads - they must be washed thoroughly by someone you trust. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: As above. Do not eat bad food. ...Read more
Yes: You just need to make sure it is properly handled and cooked. While i wouldn't make it the mainstay of your pregnancy diet, some shellfish is fine. Raw and incompletely cooked shellfish may be an issue. Limiting your intake of lake fish is also recommended as is some salt water fish known to have more pollutants like swordfish. ...Read more
Most are safe: The main focus in should be nutrition and eating a healthy diet. Avoid more than 1-2 servings per week of high mercury fish such as shark and swordfish. Just like non pregnant women - avoid raw or uncooked meats and eggs. Avoid unwashed fruits and vegetables especially sprouts. Avoid unpasteurized diary products such as raw milk and soft cheeses. ...Read more
Not so much WHAT...: But how much -- the more in your stomach, the higher the pressure, more reflux. Eat smaller meals, and stay upright for at least an hour afterwards. Avoid tomatoes, citrus, chocolate, caffeine, peppermint, alcohol, and fatty foods -- these all make reflux worse. Milk may soothe the esophagus; otherwise there are no foods that help. Make sure you take a powerful acid blocker (prilosec) etc. ...Read more
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