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Doctor insights on: Eating Dry Fruits During Pregnancy

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Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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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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Is passion fruit good during pregnancy?

Is passion fruit good during pregnancy?

Passion Flower: Passion flower is not recommended during pregnancy because some substances it contains may cause uterine contractions (per medline plus) http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/druginfo/natural/871.Html. ...Read more

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What fruit is not safe to eat during pregnancy?

What fruit is not safe to eat during pregnancy?

Most fine in : Moderation. Large amounts of fresh pineapple (contains bromelain) may soften the cervix ; stimulate smooth muscle contraction. However many women eat pineapple through out pregnancy without issues. Passion flower is not recommended by some during pregnancy because some substances it contains may cause uterine contractions (per medline plus). ...Read more

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Why is bad to eat maracuya (passion fruit)seeds during pregnancy, i ate a bit what will happen now?

Why is bad to eat maracuya (passion fruit)seeds during pregnancy, i ate a bit  what will happen now?

Untrue: This is an urban legend. There is no contraindication to ingesting passion fruit or the seeds during pregnancy. In fact, during your pregnancy is when it is most important to be eating fruits and vegetables. ...Read more

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Is red dragon fruit safe to eat during pregnancy?

Dragon Fruit: Dragon fruit (pitahaya or pitaya) which is native to south ; central america is a healthy food to eat during pregnancy. A 100 gram serving contains 1 mg of fiber, 1 mg of iron as well as magnesium, potassium ; calcium. It also contains vit c ; b vitamins. It is a rich source of lycopene (helps to lower blood pressure ; helps to prevent cancer. ...Read more

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Is it gud to have guava fruit during pregnancy?

Guava: Guava can be eaten during pregnancy with one caveat. They should be well washed prior to peeling. There may be toxoplasmosis or listeriosis (as well as other parasites/ bacteria) on the peel. These can enter the food when it is cut. This info is per the american pregnancy association. ...Read more

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Is it okay for me to eat dried fruit with sulphur dioxide in it in pregnancy? I have never had a bad reaction to sulfur dioxide before.

Is it okay for me to eat dried fruit with sulphur dioxide in it in pregnancy? I have never had a bad reaction to sulfur dioxide before.

Dried fruit: There are no restrictions on eating dried fruit during pregnancy. If this is a food you enjoy eating you may continue. Sulphur dioxide is a food preservative used in a variety of foods. ...Read more

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Is stevia, splenda, or nectresse (erythritol, sugar, monk fruit extract, molasses) or aspartame safe during pregnancy?

Is stevia, splenda, or nectresse (erythritol, sugar, monk fruit extract, molasses) or aspartame safe during pregnancy?

Generally yes: There is no specific problem w/aspartame in pregnancy according to the nih. It does not cross the placenta, and is not a risk to you unless you have phenylketonuria - a rare genetic disorder. However, it is always prudent to limit all meds, supplements and the like during pregnancy except as instructed by your ob>. ...Read more

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Can I eat pomegranate in pregnancy. .as m 6 mnths pregnant and eating this fruit since 4th of pregnancy. And worried now....

Can I eat pomegranate in pregnancy. .as m 6 mnths pregnant and eating this fruit since 4th of pregnancy.  And worried now....

You can: During pregnancy, you only need about 300 extra calories each day in your second and third trimesters. However, you also need more of a number of essential nutrients, and it is best to get these extra calories from nutrient-dense foods rather than supplements. Pomegranates can also provide a number of nutrition and health benefits during pregnancy. ...Read more

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What are fibre foods to eat in pregnancy I am suffering with constipation but drinking water and eating healthily+ lots of fruit it is quite painful?

What are fibre foods to eat in pregnancy I am suffering with constipation but drinking water and eating healthily+ lots of fruit it is quite painful?

Fiber supplement?: It sounds like you are doing many of the right things. The best high fiber foods are fresh fruits and vegetables and whole grains. Water is important too. If this is not working then try adding some prunes or prune juice. If you continue having constipation try adding a fiber supplement such as metamucil. ...Read more

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What kind of fruit that good for pregnancy women?

What kind of fruit that good for pregnancy women?

All fresh fruit!: Pregnant women can safely consume all fresh (preferably organic) fruits and vegetables provided they wash them well with clean uncontaminated water and are not allergic to them. If you have been diagnosed with diabetes mellitus talk to nutritionist about the amount and type of fruits to consume. Don't overdo it with carrots/tomatoes because they can cause hypervitaminosis a - a potential teratogen. ...Read more

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The last 3 days everytime i eat anything, including fruit i feel very nautious. Could it be a bug or pregnancy?

The last 3 days everytime i eat anything, including fruit i feel very nautious. Could it be a bug or pregnancy?

Either: It depends on your history. If you think you might be, then you should check with a home pregnancy test. If your symptoms persist, you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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Im n 6th month of pregnancy, is it gud to take papaya fruit?

Im n 6th month of pregnancy, is it gud to take papaya fruit?

Avoid: The british journal of nutrition had an article that showed unripe or semi-ripe papaya could be unsafe in pregnancy b/c it causes uterine contractions.... In rats. So, there have been no human studies, but since papaya isn't essential to a healthy diet, we just tell women to avoid. Have an apple instead! ...Read more

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The last 3 days everytime i eat anything i feel nautious. Even fruit, could this just be a bug? Or is it time for a pregnancy test?

The last 3 days everytime i eat anything i feel nautious. Even fruit, could this just be a bug? Or is it time for a pregnancy test?

Yes, pregnancy test: Any time you think you might be pregnant, it's best to check. There are lots of reasons to be nauseated, including a "bug", an ulcer, food poisoning, gallbladder problems, new medication, etc, but you want to know if you are pregnant, as soon as possible. If the test is negative, and you continue to be nauseated, it's important that you be seen by a doctor. ...Read more

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What foods are good for a diabetic women who is planning for pregnancy. Can i eat kiwi fruit. I am currently using folic acid for past one month.

What foods are good for a diabetic women who is planning for pregnancy. Can i eat kiwi fruit. I am currently using folic acid for past one month.

Foods for diabetic: Yes kiwi is ok. Try to keep carbs on low side see book the glucose solution, green leafty vegetables. Eat protein e.g. Wild caught salmon, poultry, lean beef, nuts, eggs. Some fats are ok, organic virgin olive oil, a little organic butter. ...Read more