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Diet for pregnant women?

Diet for pregnant women?

Low carb/low sugar: A diet low in sugar and carbs will minimize weight gain and the size of the baby. It will also decrease the risk of gestational diabetes. ...Read more

Dr. Ronald Krauser
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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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What foods, pregnant women not allowed to eat?

What foods, pregnant women not allowed to eat?

Avoid: Avoid deli meats & imported soft cheeses (listeria), raw meat (steak tartar), raw fish(sushi), raw shellfish, things made with raw eggs (salmonella), pate & refrigerated smoke seafood that is not subsequently cooked. No unwashed vegetables or fruit. Avoid alcohol & caffeinated beverages. Avoid mecury. Fish with very high potential mercury levels: shark, swordfish, marlin & king mackerel. ...Read more

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Are pregnant women safe to eat monggo beans?

Are pregnant women safe to eat monggo beans?

Monggo Beans: I am only aware of raw monggo bean sprouts as being contraindicated in pregnancy due to potential for food-borne illness. Ask your obstetrician for questions. ...Read more

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A healthy diet chart for post pregnant lady of 23years and 81kg?

A healthy diet chart for post pregnant lady of 23years and 81kg?

Healthy natural diet: "dieting" is not needed, as long as a breastfeeding woman eats only as many calories as needed to maintain her normal (pre-pregnant) weight. For example, if she was 140 pounds before pregnancy and is now 170 pounds, she should eat just enough for a 140 pound woman. Her 30 lb excess will be gradually used up in the production of breastmilk (25 ounces of breastmilk contains about 500 calories). ...Read more

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9 weeks pregnant, what are the protein drinks recommended for pregnant women?

9 weeks pregnant, what are the protein drinks recommended for pregnant women?

Eat healthier...: A healthy, well blanced diet of cooked meat/fish, leafy veggies, daries, carbs, and prenatal vitamins are better than any supplement during pregnancy. None of the protein drinks are "recommended"--they can be used if needed. Remember, these are processed foods and contain preservatives. So keep active, eat well, see you OB regularly. Congrats on the pregnancy and good luck to you. ...Read more

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Who makes up rdas for pregnant women?

Who makes up rdas for pregnant women?

Us government: Rda's are guidelines set by the food and nutrition board of the national research council. ...Read more

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Is a height to weight chart for women accurate?

Is a height to weight chart for women accurate?

For maney yes, but..: The are remarkably inaccurate for some people, although a reasonable guideline. The best is body composition analysis, which can be done at many places (my office, health clubs, etc.). For example, i weight 193, am 71 inches tall, and i trend toward heavy. But waist is 34 and my body fat is 15%. Very good. I always do composition studies: the only weight of tracking diet and exercise. ...Read more

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Women take follic acid to prepare their eggs for getting pregnant, what supplement can men take to prepare their sperm for fertilizing the eggs?

Women take follic acid to prepare their eggs for getting pregnant, what supplement can men take to prepare their sperm for fertilizing the eggs?

How to get pregnant?: There is nothing a young man would need to make their semen or sperm any more helpful than they already have. The Folic Acid situation is purely for woman without any equivalent needed for men. ...Read more

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How many kilos should a pregnant women gain during pregnancy?

Weight gain: The amount of kilos depends on starting weight in relation to height or the bmi. For instance normal weight gain is 10-14 kg. If you are overweight, the recommendation would be less and if you are underweight the recommendation would be more. ...Read more

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Karyotyping - is it done to check all pregnant women over age 35years?

Karyotyping - is it done to check all pregnant women over age 35years?

Not always: The decision to do an amniocentesis in order to do karyotyping is a personal decision and carries up to a 1 in 200 miscarriage rate. The information obtained would classically be used to decide upon termination or not as there is no treatable or correctable chromosome abnormality. At 35 years old and above, the risk of a chromosome defect is 1 in 200 or greater. ...Read more

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What are the prgnany for a 30 year old women using IVF for gender selection?

What are the prgnany  for a 30 year old women using IVF for gender selection?

Gender selection: If you do ivf with pgd for gender selection, if you conceive after transfer, you success rate would be about 995%. ...Read more

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Any girls get bad food cravings on their menstrual cycle?

Any girls get bad food cravings on their menstrual cycle?

Cravings: It is not unusual to crave sweets or salty foods or really anything during the premenstrual time period. Very typical of a lot of women. ...Read more

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Is humalog (insulin lispro) safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is humalog (insulin lispro) safe for  women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

Yes: Humalog (insulin lispro) is a fast acting Insulin molecule that is completely safe in pregnancy. We use it commonly for gestational diabetic control. ...Read more

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8mg/d estrogen start from cd12 to cd17 for bleeding during ovulation, is it effective? Need to consume every month?

8mg/d estrogen start from cd12 to cd17 for bleeding during ovulation, is it effective? Need to consume every month?

Try a different oc: At your age, you should be treated with a different contraceptive to manage this. See aprovider that specializes in this! ...Read more

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Can pregnant women eat gimbap?

Can pregnant women eat gimbap?

Cooked: If the filling is cooked, there is no reason for a pregnant woman to not eat it. I trust that for the sake of your and your baby's health, you are under the care of a doctor and taking prenatal vitamins. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Nutrition (Definition)

Nutrition is the synergistic combination of nutrients found in food and water that allows the human body to perform all essential ...Read more