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Craving Avocado In Pregnancy
Juice...: Juice is always inferior to the fruit or vegetable it was made from, as in making juice you always throw out the best part. Avocado is a reasonably good food, but it is high in fat and calories, so take care not to overdo it. ...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
Ate oils like almond, avocado, macadamia, and olive safe for my skin and developing baby during pregnancy?
LIfe and pregnancy: Yes. Of course, they are.Get a more detailed answer ›
Can gas be a sign of food poisoning in pregnancy? Ate pancakes breakfast, avocado and chicken at lunch, and plantains with stew for dinner clif bar
Sure, but...: Feeling full of "gas" may reflect malabsorption of food (like gluten, lactose), intake of poorly digested food, or choosing foods known to promote gas (beans, fizzy drinks). Sometimes it's a stomach emptying too slowly, bacterial overgrowth syndrome, delayed intestinal function, partial obstruction from any cause (like pregnancy), infection, rectum problems, and pelvic pathology outside the gut. ...Read more
Is topically using coconut oil, castor oil, sweet almond oil, avocado oil & aloe vera gel (as homemade lash/brow serum) safe to use during pregnancy?
Castor oil and sweet almond oil may bring on early labor, if used earlier than term.
Coconut oil and olive oil are safe in pregnancy. Topical vitamin E oil is felt to be safe, but may cause contact dermatitis in some people, as can topical aloe vera.
"When in doubt, leave it out" applies in pregnancy.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20306538 ...Read more
Healthy eating: Healthy eating and appropriate snacks. Frequent small snacks will help avoid the out of control eating. You've heard "you need what you crave". Wrong! No one needs a dozen jelly donuts or a gallon of ice cream! Much still depends on discipline. Remember a few months of discipline can equal a lifetime without a weight struggle. ...Read more
Cravings may occur.: Early pregnancy sxs can include: no period, breast swelling ; tenderness w darkened areolas, thin, white ; milky vaginal discharge, fatigue, ^ urination frequency, constipation, bloating, heartburn, backache, cramping, headache, food cravings or aversions, ^ sense of smell, enlarged waist, feeling faint/dizzy, mood swings, ^ gas, insomnia, gagging more easily ; yawning. ...Read more
Who knows? : Food cravings or aversions have been not been shown to correlate with a physiologic need during pregnancy or at other times. Maybe it's psychological. The important thing is to follow a healthy diet while pregnant to give your baby the best possible start in life. See http://www.Webmd. Com/baby/features/coping-with-pregnancy-food-cravings for an interesting discussion of this topic. ...Read more
Many people have it.:
Many pregnant women have this --quite common actually. We don't truly understand why, but possibly because of the rapid hormonal changes associated with pregnancy. Some become somewhat anemic and thus can crave/chew ice etc...
So, ask around... I am sure there are many women around your neighborhood....
Good luck on your pregnacy, if you are... ...Read more
See below: Some nutritionists and healthcare practitioners believe that certain cravings are meaningful. For example, cravings for ice and bizarre substances like dirt and cigarette butts (a condition called pica have been linked to an iron deficiency even though none of those items contain significant amounts of iron. Some physicians believe it's a lack of minerals but no one really knows. ...Read more
Ice cream: Both my wife and I craved ice cream during both pregnancies. ...Read more
No: Cravings for specific foods are generally an indication of a vitamin or mineral deficiency. Please indicate to your prenatal care provider that you are having these specific cravings. Your provider is likely to recommend further testing to determine if you have a nutritional deficiency that can be corrected. ...Read more
Dont: Need a scan. Just a pregnancy test. If positive, then you will have your answer ...Read more
Normal: Having cravings does not necessarily mean that you are pregnant or have any disorder. Different people have "cravings" for different things. If your pregnancy test was negative three weeks after you last sexual encounter you are not pregnant. If you do not wish to be pregnant, please use contraception all the time, every time. ...Read more
I excessively crave chocolate & salt (not together) all the time. Cravings got worse during my last pregnancy. Possible dx?
Not really sure: Cravings may be an attempt to alleviate negative pregnancy symptoms. Salt cravings, like pickles, citrus cravings, like lemons and limes and sweet cravings, like ice cream, may all be an attempt to temper nausea. Different people crave different things and some women have no cravings at all. Bottom line is that we're not sure what you may crave or why you may crave it. ...Read more
Find a common theme: Some cravings in pregnancy are strange and hard to explain. But some can reflect a dietary need. Make a list of what you crave and see if there are any common themes. Bring the list to your doctor's appointment and discuss them. Sometimes, a nutritionist may help shed some light on what you crave may reflect. ...Read more
Most Likely Not: Cravings may be a behavioral response to a metabolic need. For example, if you are craving bananas, you may be low in potassium. Apparently, prenatal vitamins have largely decreased this issue but it is still something to consider. Check with your ob/gyn for advice on appropriate nutrition during this time of high metabolic need. ...Read more
Athough they can: Occur with pregnancy, they are not diagnostic of pregnancy. So, you will need to take a pregnancy test to find out if you have missed your period. ...Read more
I don't think so...: In over 20 years, I've yet to find someone who craves both of these together. The weirdest one I heard of (and most dangerous) was the woman who craved Ajax. The most expensive was the one who craved lobster every day. Her poor husband actually shipped them in for her ... how's that for points! ...Read more