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Doctor insights on: Eating Olives During Pregnancy

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Dr. James Lin
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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 olive leaf extract be taken during pregnancy?

Can olive leaf extract be taken during pregnancy?

Not enough data: There is insufficient information available to be able to make a safe recommendation one way or the other about taking olive leaf extract during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Will applying olive oil on belly during pregnancy prevent stretch marks? Any other natural remedy?

Will applying olive oil on belly during pregnancy prevent stretch marks? Any other natural remedy?

No: Stretch marks in pregnancy are mostly genetic. Moisturizing the skin can help keep it healthy but your genes are the most important factor. Olive oil will not help any more than normal lotion ...Read more

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Is it possible to crave food due to pregnancy at only 7dpo (days past ovulation)? Today I have been craving salty food like popcorn, olives and feta

Is it possible to crave food due to pregnancy at only 7dpo (days past ovulation)? Today I have been craving salty food like popcorn, olives and feta

Impossible: The pregnant body does not have any physical connection or communication with the new fetus for about fourteen days after conception. So no, these symptoms are not related to a pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is eating dates s bad during pregnancy?

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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Is eating grape is safe during pregnancy?

Is eating grape is safe during pregnancy?

Only if organic!: Eating grapes is very safe as long as they are organic. Grapes are third on the environmental working group's dirty dozen list of foods with the highest level of pesticide residues. I never eat grapes if they are not organic, even though they are one of my favorite foods. For more foods to avoid see http://www. Ewg. Org/foodnews/list. Php and http://drrandybaker. Com/2013/04/22/organic-food-diet/. ...Read more

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Should I be eating more fish during pregnancy?

Should I be eating more fish during pregnancy?

Not necessarily: You should have a well balanced diet - that may include fish. You should limit your consumption of large saltwater fish to one serving per week to minimize mercury intake. ...Read more

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Eating soil during pregnancy, is it harmful to the baby?

Yes it is possible: Depending on what is in the soil. There could be toxins contaminants or bacteria of pesicides.... In the soil. ...Read more

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What are some tips for diabetic eating during pregnancy?

What are some tips for diabetic eating during pregnancy?

Yes: Red raspberry leaf tea is a traditional tea used during pregnancy and should not affect diabetes. Some authorities think it should only be used during the 2nd and 3rd trimesters. For more information go to americanpregnancy. Org. ...Read more

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Is handling or eating parsley during pregnancy good or bad?

Is handling or eating parsley during pregnancy good or bad?

Very good: It is important to eat as healthily as possible while pregnant ; parsley is incredibly healthful as it is a rich source of phytonutrients as well as vitamins k, a ; c. It's esp. Beneficial to eat in the weeks before ; in early pregnancy as it is also a good source of folate, (folic acid) which prevents certain birth defects (more than foic acid). See http://www. Whfoods. Com/genpage. Php? Tname=foodspice;dbid=100. ...Read more

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Is eating hotdog/sausages and instant noodles during pregnancy safe?

Fully cook meat: If your hot dog and sausage are fully cooked, these should be fine. ...Read more

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Is eating plum during pregnancy advisable? It's between 3-4 weeks of pregnancy.

Is eating plum during pregnancy advisable? It's between 3-4 weeks of pregnancy.

Not aware of problem: I know of no contraindication to eating plums during pregnancy. Fruit in general is always advised for gastrointestinal normal function. ...Read more

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What should I do to gain weight during pregnancy without eating too many calories?

What should I do to gain weight during pregnancy without eating too many calories?

Most Wt Gain is H2O: Where starting & goals? ↑↓muscle/fat/brain? Calories are units of heat to warm h20 as measured in a calorimeter, not by eating/digesting & routinely guessed at for ↓$, per usual practices. Study: wikipedia. Org/calorimeter, nusi. Org, lustig, taubes, attia, enig, dietdoctor & videos: big fat lies, mcgovern's report, science for smart people, big fat fiasco, why we get fat & my answers on healthtap. ...Read more

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Is eating the Greek food Saganaki (fried Kasseri Cheese) safe to eat during pregnancy? I have read it's unpasteurized.

Is eating the Greek food Saganaki (fried Kasseri Cheese) safe to eat during pregnancy? I have read it's unpasteurized.

Mixed signals, here: As I imagine you have discovered, this question is a conundrum. General pregnancy advice is to avoid soft, unpasteurized cheeses in pregnancy. While Kasseri is unpasteurized, it is hard and there are many anecdotal reports about eating it safely in pregnancy. The CDC does not include kasseri in its list of cheese to avoid when pregnant:queso fresco/blanco/panela; brie; Camembert; blue-veined; feta ...Read more

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I've been eating healthily during my whole pregnancy but I also have a coffee (decaf) and chocolate everyday (100/150 gr of dark chocolate). Is it bad?

No, not at all: Caffeine, less than 200mg a day is definitely okay in pregnancy. New studies have come out saying so. Even american college of ob/gyn issued a statement recently stating that. One cup of coffee usually has around 90 and a shot of expresso, around 75mg. So you could easily have a double shot latte! Dark chocolate has health benefits and has even less caffeine. So you're definitely okay! ...Read more

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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