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Doctor insights on: Eating Uncooked Flour During Pregnancy

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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

Dr. James Krick
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Eating raw rice during pregnancy is good or bad?

Eating raw rice during pregnancy is good or bad?

It expands: Eating raw rice is probably not the cleanest idea and since the cooking process kills off germs. Also it expands a lot when it absorbs water in your stomach and could make you feel quite ill. I recommend cooking it first. ...Read more

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Can eating raw rice affect me and the baby during pregnancy?

Can eating raw rice affect me and the baby during pregnancy?

You mean swallowing: Uncooked rice? Your teeth will be a hot mess and cracked. Please wash it and take powder off it. ...Read more

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Eating raw rice during 9th month pregnancy will cause any affects?

Eating raw rice during 9th month pregnancy will cause any affects?

Not likely: Eating raw rice is not of itself dangerous. However if the rice is not clean and dried and just from the fielf then eating it could be dangerous from bacteria that could be on the rice. Listeria is especially a dangerous bacteria for the unborn child and the mother may not have illness much worse than a cold. It is recommended to now eat any foods or meats that are not thouroughly cooked when preg ...Read more

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Is lobster safe to eat during pregnancy like in a bisque? Only raw seafoods or high mercury fish like tuna are a problem, right?

Is lobster safe to eat during pregnancy like in a bisque? Only raw seafoods or high mercury fish like tuna are a problem, right?

Lobster: Lobster, prawns, scallops, etc are safe during pregnancy. Many large ocean fish now contain unacceptable levels of mercury due to mans contamination of the sea. Fish can be a very good food during your pregnancy. One to two servings a week is recommended. The fish high in mercury are king mackerel, shark, swordfish and tilefish. Tuna is actually ok, but salmon would be a better choice. ...Read more

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Can I take any cold meds during pregnancy I know there is no cure for common cold but I am always sneezing and nose is constantly running and I'm raw?

Can I take any cold meds during pregnancy I know there is no cure for common cold but I am always sneezing and nose is constantly running and I'm raw?

Yes: I give a list of medications that are safe to take during pregnancy for a variety of conditions. In general it is relatively safe to use pseudophed, tylenol (acetaminophen) cold, benedry, afrin or neosynephrine nasal spray and plain robitussin. However, not knowing your other health problems this is just a general list. ...Read more

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Eating raw rice effect on pregnancy?

Eating raw rice effect on pregnancy?

Hard to say: If the rice is sterile and not dirty I do not see any effects. However if the rice is soiled and contains bacteria you will likely have problems with infection. I would cook the rice. ...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

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Eating raw rice in pregnancy effect baby?

Eating raw rice in pregnancy effect baby?

Not recommended: I would avoid it as there have been contaminates such as mercury that has been found in raw rice. That, along with possible gastrointestinal infections, I would avoid it, but that's more personal opinion rather than outright, proven rule. If you do eat raw rice, cleanse and rinse very well. I hope this helps and best of luck with the pregnancy! ...Read more

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Is eating yam during early pregnancy is safe?

Diet: Most people eating yams actually are eating sweet potatoes. Yams which are more yellow in color inside, are a source of phytoestrogen like soy beans and soy products are. If something is part of your diet, it usually is fine as opposed to its you're only dietary item. ...Read more

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Can you bleed from not eating enough during pregnancy?

Can you bleed from not eating enough during pregnancy?

Would not: Anticipate that the amount you eat would cause vaginal bleeding during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is eating a tuna salad sandwich ok to eat during pregnancy?

Is eating a tuna salad sandwich ok to eat during pregnancy?

Occ., get safer types: Good question. Tuna is relatively high in mercury which can be dangerous for developing babies so authorities advise limiting albacore to 6 ounces per week. However, other types of tuna like skipjack/ chuck light have less mercury. I recommend everyone who eats canned tuna get Safe Catch brand which is certified to have relatively low mercury. See https://safecatch. Com and
http://tinyurl. Com/jmm9ur6 ...Read more

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What do you suggest for eating deli turkey during pregnancy?

What do you suggest for eating deli turkey during pregnancy?

Deli meat in pregnan: Heat it up. Deli meet can potentially carry Listeria Monocytogenese which crossed the placenta and can infect the fetus. The heat will kill the bacteria ...Read more

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Does eating salt with your food during pregnancy affect your baby?

Does eating salt with your food during pregnancy affect your baby?

No: No not under normal circumstances however salt may make you retain fluid. ...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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How can my eating habits during pregnancy affect my child?

How can my eating habits during pregnancy affect my child?

Starts with desire!: See your primary care doctor first to get a check-up. Then, follow the mediterranean diet, daily physical activity 300 minutes per week for life. Reduce alcohol intake to 1 glass of wine 3-4 times per week. Avoid unsaturated fats, eat lots of good fats, eat and drink well in moderation. Eat protein at all meals and do not skip meals! ...Read more