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Doctor insights on: Craving Avocado In Pregnancy

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Is it good for pregnancy to drink avocado juice every day?

Is it good for pregnancy to drink avocado juice every day?

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

Dr. Janice Alexander
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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 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

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

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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?

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?

Pregnancy-safe oils: 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

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Is it normal to have no cravings as of 22wks pregnancy? I haven't had cravings at all.

Is it normal to have no cravings as of 22wks pregnancy? I haven't had cravings at all.

Yes: Not everyone has cravings during pregnancy. Each pregnancy is unique, and the symptoms you will experience will be different with separate pregnancies. At this point in your pregnancy you should be feeling the baby move and your body adjusting to the growing uterus. ...Read more

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What causes food cravings in pregnancy?

What causes food cravings in pregnancy?

Unknown: We really don't know why some women have food cravings during pregnancy and why they may crave one thing over another. ...Read more

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When do pregnancy cravings usually start?

When do pregnancy cravings usually start?

Pregnant: I would talk this over with your mother and older sisters.
Age 17 is young for pregnancy but I am sure your family won't trouble you.
Listen to their stories. ...Read more

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What can I do for cravings during pregnancy?

What can I do for cravings during pregnancy?

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

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Early pregnancy craving gatorade. Is this normal?

Early pregnancy craving gatorade. Is this normal?

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

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Why am I having unusual food cravings in pregnancy?

No one knows: Weird food cravings are common in pregnancy. Some people even crave non-edible items (PICA) like dirt. It is ok to crave and eat different foods in pregnancy as long as they are healthy and as long as they are actually food substances. ...Read more

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Is there any benefit to food cravings in pregnancy?

Is there any benefit to food cravings in pregnancy?

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

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Are pregnancy food cravings and aversions for real?

Are pregnancy food cravings and aversions for real?

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

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When should you ignore your cravings during pregnancy?

When should you ignore your cravings during pregnancy?

Not necessary: Not necessary unless your cravings are unusual, such as cravings for ice, dirt, chalk, etc. It is called pica and should be addressed with your ob/gyn. It might be a sign of anemia. ...Read more

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Aside from pregnancy what could cause weird food cravings?

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

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Does craving spicy food during pregnancy mean your having a boy?

Does craving spicy food during pregnancy mean your having a boy?

Not a predictor : Cravings come in all types and varieties as you know, but the association with a particular sex is usually just a happy coincidence. ...Read more

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Is it ok to eat raw flour during pregnancy. I have started craving it.

Is it ok to eat raw flour during pregnancy. I have started craving it.

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

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I took a pregnancy test and it said negative, but I've been having cravings. What could this be?

I took a pregnancy test and it said negative, but I've been having cravings. What could this be?

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

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What causes cravings in pregnancy?

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

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How can I manage my cravings in pregnancy?

How can I manage my cravings in pregnancy?

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

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What causes food cravings during pregnancy?

What causes food cravings during pregnancy?

No one can say for: Sure. It's likely some complicated relationship between altered hormone interactions, altered nutritional balance and emotional effect that pregnancy induces that leads to these cravings. ...Read more

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Craving cheese and headache signs of pregnancy?

Craving cheese and headache signs of pregnancy?

Doubtful: Only pregnancy test is a sure way to know about early pregnancy. Cheese is a trigger of migraines in some people. Wine (alcohol) is another such trigger. ...Read more

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Do my pregnancy cravings mean I am addicted to eating?

Do my pregnancy cravings mean I am addicted to eating?

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

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When do cravings and cramps occur as signs of pregnancy?

When do cravings and cramps occur as signs of pregnancy?

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

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Are pickles and ice cream actually a common pregnancy craving?

Are pickles and ice cream actually a common pregnancy craving?

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