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Doctor insights on: Eating Eggplant While Pregnant

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Dr. Mark Ingerman
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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 eggplant good for pregnant women?

Is eggplant good for pregnant women?

Good for most but...: Eggplant is a relatively healthy food, but it is a member of the nightshade family and some people do not tolerate foods from this family well- they can cause arthritis and stomach upset in some. But eggplant is a good source of vit k, magnesium, potassium, molybdenum etc. As well as phytonutrients like chlorogenic acid. See http://www. Whfoods. Com/genpage. Php? Tname=foodspice&dbid=22 for more info. ...Read more

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Can I eat eggplant while I am pregnant?

Can I eat eggplant while I am pregnant?

Not widely: Recognized as a food to avoid. There is culturally, some anecdotal reports, about contractions and prematurity but it's not particularly well supported. Mostly where I've seen this come up is in Ayurvedic tradition. ...Read more

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Is eggplant safe to eat during pregnancy?

Is eggplant safe to eat during pregnancy?

Yes: Eggplant consumption during pregnancy is okay. However, since eggplant contains oxalates, consuming an excess of eggplant with an underlying history of kidney or gall bladder disease could lead to problems, so be careful. ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat eggplant during pregnancy?

Yes: In some traditional cultures--haiti & japan- eggplant is not permitted during pregnancy. There is no scientific reason for this & many do eat it. Be sure to eat it cooked as raw eggplant is not very digestible.

Do avoid undercooked animal foods, rare meat, raw oysters, clams, sushi, unpasteurized milk, raw eggs, raw cookie or cake dough. These are truly unsafe. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have accidentally consumed raw eggplant at 37 weeks pregnant?

What should I do if I have accidentally consumed raw eggplant at 37 weeks pregnant?

Nothing: Some people believe that eggplant causes premature labor. That belief is certainly not supported by evidence. I suspect it is due to the name of the veg. Or the shape.

Anyway, even if it were true, you are essentially at term and if you had the baby tonight it would be healthy. ...Read more

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I have habit of eating raw rice frequently im NT able to control myself.! planning to get pregnant n m scared if it will effect bad? Any solution?

I have habit of eating raw rice frequently im NT able to control myself.! planning to get pregnant n m scared if it will effect bad? Any solution?

A habit to break...: Raw rice won't harm your pregnancy unless it is contaminated with a germ that can harm your pregnancy. When rice is cooked, all the germs are killed and its the best way to eat rice when you are pregnant. You should work on breaking this habit prior to "trying" to get pregnant. Get help from a therapist if you can't do it on your own. Best wishes! ...Read more

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What are the effects of eating cornstarch while pregnant?

What are the effects of eating cornstarch while pregnant?

Cornstarch?: I would consider cornstarch benign for just about everyone. You can't even accuse it of having gluten. Small amounts used to thicken liquids would be fine. My favorite use of cornstarch is chocolate pudding. ...Read more

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Is eating vinegar ok when pregnant?

Is eating vinegar ok when pregnant?

Vinegar: Vinegar is safe to consume during pregnanacy. Speak to your OB about foods that are not. ...Read more

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Could eggplants possibly cause allergy?

Yes: People can have adverse reactions to ingesting eggplant, possibly due to the pharmacologic action of histamine and other non-protein components, rather than to specific protein allergen. The prevalence of ige-mediated eggplant allergy is estimated at 0.8%, with higher rates of sensitization in females and more common in india. ...Read more

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Is eating dates s bad during pregnancy?

Why?: Would be in the newspaper. Or the product would have a disclaimer on the package. Dates are eaten regularly in many arabic countries. ...Read more

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Can I eat eggplants while I am pregnant?

Eggplant.: It is reportedly a myth that eating eggplant parmasian causes a woman to go into labor. ...Read more

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Can eating ice when pregnant cause pneumonia?

No: No, eating ice during pregnancy can not cause pneumonia. In fact, for some women, especially those with lots of morning sickness, eating ice can be a good way to help keep hydrated. ...Read more

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I'm 6 months pregnant, is eating red snapper ok?

Red snapper: According to the fda red snapper normally has moderate to low mercury levels. However, studies are now being done on fish from the gulf of mexico where mercury levels in some fish are more elevated. ...Read more

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Eating spoiled food while pregnant harm my baby?

Eating spoiled food while pregnant harm my baby?

Food in Pregnancy: One of the biggest concerns during pregnancy is a bacteria called listeria that is often found in unpasteurized cheeses and spoiled foods. If you have symptoms you should go to your doctor immediately. Even if no symptoms, you should be getting routine obstetrical care and should discuss your eating the spoiled food. A useful resource is: http://www. Cdc. Gov/pregnancy/infections-listeria. Html. ...Read more

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Is it true that I'm eating for two now that I'm pregnant?

Is it true that I'm eating for two now that I'm pregnant?

Yes: You are supplying yourself and your baby with all the nutrients both of you need. However, that doesn't mean you should double your intake. Your caloric requirements only go up about 300 calories with pregnancy and an additional 200 with nursing. ...Read more