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Food That Should Be Eaten During Pregnancy
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
No unhealthy: Either. Food aversions are something that we don't understand incredibly well, just like food compulsions. But it's unlikely to be unhealthy if it's only fish and just during your period. This may just be something unique to you and the respective hormone changes that occur during your menstrual cycle. ...Read more
Pregnancy diet: In general you want to eat a low carbohydrate, vitamin rich diet. So, lots of veggies, lean protein. Avoid too much lake fish and some fatty salt water fish may be an issue, avoid excessive sugar and caffeine. Most OB providers will have a healthy pregnancy diet you can have and online there are lots of resources for pregnancy diets. Its mostly common sense. If you eat healthy so does baby! ...Read more
Possible miscarriage: It is thought that eating a large amount of bitter melon might cause miscarriage or pre-term labor. Many women do have some in pregnancy without ill effects but it might be wise to avoid. See http://naturalmedicinejournal.Com/article_content.Asp?Edition=1;section=2;article=371 ; http://ehealthforum.Com/health/dangers-of-bittergourd-during-pregnancy-t371406-a1.Html. ...Read more
Is it true that eating spicy food during pregnancy causes the baby to grow with hair? What types of foods should be avoid during pregnancy?
Infant food allergy: Infants can show food reactions in the first months/yr even if they have never been offered up to that point. In theory, pre-natal exposure late in pregnancy may have triggered their reaction, even if mom doesn't have a problem with the material. Some infant rxns are major: facial swelling, hives, frothy pink stools or less intense: chronic congestion, recurrent rhino-sinusitis. Testing can confirm. ...Read more
I would like to know about the food and dietary products that need to be avoided during pregnancy?
Foods: 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. Avoid alcohol & caffeinated beverages. Avoid mecury. Fish with very high potential mercury levels: shark, swordfish, marlin, king mackerel, big eye & ahi tuna & orange roughy. See v. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can happen.: That can happen. It may also make it more difficult for you to fall asleep at night. It is recommended that you eat all meals at least 2 to 3 hours prior to bedtime & that dinner be moderate in size at the most. ...Read more
Is it safe to eat sushi while pregnant, if you have been eating it 1-2x per week prior to being pregnant?
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