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What's a healthy diet during pregnancy?

What's a healthy diet during pregnancy?

Eat Smart: Try to incorporate fruits, vegetables, protein, carbohydrates, and healthy fats into your everyday diet. Eat small meals throughout the day so that you won't overeat all at once. If you have cravings allow yourself to have them every once in a while, otherwise you will crave them more. You can eat healthy and still enjoy yourself! ...Read more

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Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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Is running during pregnancy healthy for the baby?

Is running during pregnancy healthy for the baby?

Exercise pregnant: Unless a mother has specific contraindications for exercising during pregancy, healthful behaviors like appropriate exercise is always beneficial to the baby. ...Read more

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What to eat for baby fare during pregnancy?

What to eat for baby fare during pregnancy?

Healthy, balanced: A healthy, balanced diet is recommended. You do not need to "eat for two", increasing your calorie intake by 200 cal per day may be enough to support growth and development. Avoid excess caffeine, seafood (risk of mercury exposure), and eat plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables. Make sure fruits and vegetables are well washed. Make sure that the food is prepared fresh. ...Read more

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Any tips for staying healthy through a pregnancy with a low weight baby?

Any tips for staying healthy through a pregnancy with a low weight baby?

Pregnancey Care: Pregnancy is a major milestone in the Journey of Life. Focus on - Physical health- Balanced Diet, rest, sleep and exercise. Intellectual health- having perspective, logical reasoning and problem solving. Emotional health- feeling relaxed and happy, not focus on low weight of the baby. Social health-caring and sharing with your husband. Spiritual health- having Faith in the Creator and the Universe ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat a vegetarian diet during pregnancy?

Is it safe to eat a vegetarian diet during pregnancy?

Yes: Vegetarians can have a perfectly normal pregnancy. There are considerations. You should make sure you get enough protein in your diet to accommodate your growing baby. Generally, we recommend talking to a nutritionist early on or before pregnancy to get an idea of the changes you will need to make. ...Read more

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Picky eater not a veggie\fruit lover during 32w pregnant. Not a varied diet but overall healthy. Take daily multivitamins. Concern for baby?

Picky eater not a veggie\fruit lover during 32w pregnant.  Not a varied diet but overall healthy. Take daily multivitamins.  Concern for baby?

Ok: If you have been a picky eater all your life there is not much you can do now. Ideally, a balanced, varied diet during pregnancy is recommended, but in your case it seems like you are doing the best you can. ...Read more

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How can I maintain a healthy weight during pregnancy?

How can I maintain a healthy weight during pregnancy?

Healthy weight: Please see your obstetrician or nurse practitioner to help you through this. Both are very good at caring for you. Best of luck with baby on the way - enjoy! ...Read more

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Wat to eat during pregnancy for fair baby?

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Wat to eat during pregnancy for fair baby?

Nothing different: Skin color and tone is determined by genetics and sun exposure (which your baby doesn't have), so there aren't any particular foods that would increase the chance of having a fair baby. ...Read more

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Can a women eat durian during her pregnancy?

Can a women eat durian during her pregnancy?

Yes!: Adequate calories and good amounts of protein are very important for mom and baby. ...Read more

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What's a healthy diet while breastfeeding?

What's  a healthy diet while breastfeeding?

Same as for others: A balanced diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, nuts; and low in saturated fats should be good for lactating women. Supplements such as calcium and iron may be needed depending on individual circumstances. ...Read more

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Can eating vinegar foods almost daily during pregnacy harm your baby?

Can eating vinegar foods almost daily during pregnacy harm your baby?

No: Vinegar is a mild acid and may cause gerd symptoms (heart burn). Our body makes vinegar during metabolism. Vinegar is not known to harm the pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is it safe for baby to eat tuna during pregnancy?

Is it safe for baby to eat tuna during pregnancy?

Depends: According to the fda, light canned tuna is considered "low" in mercury, whereas tuna steaks (albacore tuna) are considered "higher" in mercury than their canned counterparts. As such, one can safely eat up to 12 ounces of light canned tuna per week, or up to 6 ounces of albacore tuna per week. This is assuming no other consumption of mercury-containing seafood. ...Read more

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Is eating plums during pregnancy okay?

Is eating plums during pregnancy okay?

Plums are a : Healthy food you can eat during pregnancy. However, plum juice can have a higher sugar content then plums - so use should be judicious. ...Read more

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What should I eat to maintain a healthy diet for third trimester with twins?

What should I eat to maintain a healthy diet for third trimester with twins?

Sensible: A sensible balanced diet is recommended. The pregnancy hormones make you kind of a carb junkie, so watch that. Make sure you eat some protein. Most twin moms need extra iron. ...Read more

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Healthy baby and ok during breastfeeding now at 4 slow weight gaining?

Healthy baby and ok during breastfeeding now at 4 slow weight gaining?

Question not clear: I am not sure i understand the question totally. If you are saying now that you are slowing gaining weight, it is probably related to your calorie intake, activity level and not having an increased metabolism if not nursing now. Make sure to eat right, limit sodas and sports drinks, avoid second helpings and snacks and me as active as you can be. Try a jogging baby stroller to help. ...Read more

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What is a healthy diet plan for nursing mothers?

What is a healthy diet plan for nursing mothers?

Same as for others: See my blog for a comprehensive description of what a healthy diet looks like. You can cut and paste this link. www.mdprevent.blogspot.com. ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat 1500 calories during pregnancy since I'm overweight and my new diet is healthy (lean meats, veggies, fruits, whole-grains)?

Is it safe to eat 1500 calories during pregnancy since I'm overweight and my new diet is healthy (lean meats, veggies, fruits, whole-grains)?

Depends: It depends on your current weight and the level of obesity. You should talk to your Ob about it. As long as you take in the essential vitamins and have a good mix of diet choices, you should be fine. I applaud you in taking the initiative to maintain your weight during this critical time of your life. Best Wishes Dr M ...Read more

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Best balanced diet for healthy baby?

Best balanced diet for healthy baby?

How old is baby: A baby less then 4-6 months of age should be receiving appropriate nutrition if being provided right amount of formula or breast milk. In an infant between 6-12 months of age, a mixture of milk/formula and solid foods provide good nutrition. Please avoid any processed (junk) foods - provide vegetables, protein and grains. ...Read more

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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