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Can I eat spicy foods while breastfeeding?

Can I eat spicy foods while breastfeeding?

Yes: There is no danger from eating spicy foods, however if your baby seems fussy or gassy after those meals, you may have to eliminate or minimize those foods in your diet. ...Read more

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Dr. Austina Cho
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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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What foods to not eat while pregnant?

What foods to not eat while pregnant?

Check FDA webpage: This link to the fda's website about food safety in pregnancy summarizes how to avoid listeria, mercury and toxoplasma: http://www.Fda.Gov/food/foodborneillnesscontaminants/peopleatrisk/ucm081819.Htm. ...Read more

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Can you eat breakfast sausage while pregnant?

Can you eat breakfast sausage while pregnant?

Yes: if you have a craving for breakfast sausages you can eat it. There is absolutely no harm. ...Read more

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Can you eat tuna while pregnant?

Can you eat tuna while pregnant?

In moderation: It's ok to eat tuna in pregnancy in moderation. It should be fully cooked, not raw. You should only eat one to two servings of seafood a week because seafood has mercury in it. Seafood also has a lot of great nutrients for a developing baby so if you enjoy it, just do it in moderation. ...Read more

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Can you eat cinnamon while pregnant?

Can you eat cinnamon while pregnant?

Cinnamon: Cinnamon when used as a food is considered safe in pregnancy & may be helpful with gestational diabetes. However high doses of cinnamon supplements have not been evaluated with pregnancy – so this is discouraged unless specifically recommended by your physician. ...Read more

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What are healthy foods to eat while pregnant?

What are healthy foods to eat while pregnant?

Specific Needs: Get in healthy proteins like red & black beans, chickpeas, fish (low mercury), poultry (75 to 100 gm of protein/ day). Calcium (1, 000 mg per day) with tofu, almonds, dairy products or eggs. Iron (27mg/day) from whole grains & green leafy veggies. Folic acid (600 to 800 mg/day with foods like melon, spinach, tomatoes, strawberries & turnips. ...Read more

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Iam 5 week pregnant. foods to eat and foods to avoid during pregnancy?

Iam 5 week pregnant. foods to eat and foods to avoid during pregnancy?

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

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What are good foods to eat while you're pregnant?

What are good foods to eat while you're pregnant?

A balanced diet: If you skipped the nutrition class in elementary school, there are four basic food groups from which we derive nutrients. Namely, dairy, fruits and vegetables, meats, breads, grains and cereals. The most important in the "food pyramid" to eat during pregnancy are the fruits and vegetable by serving dosages. More details? Ask your OB MD who can connect you with a Nutritionist. ...Read more

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What bland foods can you eat when you have salmonella?

What bland foods can you eat when you have salmonella?

Salmonella: Start w clear liquid like water, slightly flattened soda that is clear, or sports hydration drinks. Sip, sip, sip. Work up to solids w bland foods like bananas, rice, applesauce, toast, gelatin, or chicken. Avoid alcohol, nicotine, caffeine, dairy & high fat foods. Rest. ...Read more

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Can you eat chocolate during pregnancy?

Can you eat chocolate during pregnancy?

Of course!: Just do not carry it to excess (as with all things!). There is some caffeine / stimulant properties in it, but usually this is not a factor in reasonable serving sizes. Ask your OB if any specific concerns. ...Read more

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Can I eat curry while pregnant?

Yes: There is no evidence that eating curry can harm your fetus. Some people say eating spicy foods like curry can cause you to go into labor. There is no specific evidence that proves this belief. But in any case, eating curry should be safe. ...Read more

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Can you eat shellfish when you're pregnant?

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

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What are some foods I should avoid when trying to eat healthy?

What are some foods I should avoid when trying to eat healthy?

Top Fake Ingredients: 1.Genetically modified organisms 2.Hormones, antibiotics, pesticides 3.Partially hydrogenated fats 4.High-fructose corn syrup 5.Artificial colors, flavors and preservatives for more info read, what is real food? http://getrealforkids.com/resources/real-food/what-is-real-food#. ...Read more

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What foods not to eat when pregnant?

What foods not to eat when pregnant?

No RAW meat/fish: Besides raw meat/fish (n minimize processed meats/cold-cuts), you should be eating a healthy, well balanced diet, and regular exercises just like everyone else should. You may need a bit more iron/calcium/folic acid which are provided in your prenatal vitamins. Only eat more to gain about 25-30lbs total during pregnancy. Consult doc or nutritionist if needed. Congrats on the pregnancy. Good luck. ...Read more