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Doctor insights on: Healthy Diet For Women Pregnant In Her 40 S

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I know i'm suppose to eat healthy if i want to get pregnant but what kinda foods do i eat if i'm trying to get pregnant ?

I know i'm suppose to eat healthy if i want to get pregnant but what kinda foods do i eat if  i'm trying to get pregnant ?

Balanced & healthy: Get in healthy proteins like red & black beans, chickpeas, fish (low mercury), poultry (75 to 100 gm of protein/ day). Calcium (1,000 mg per day) with tofu, almonds, dairy products or eggs. Iron (27mg/day) from whole grains & green leafy veggies. Folic acid (600 to 800 mg/day with foods like melon, spinach, tomatoes, strawberries & turnips. Avoid alcohol and reduce caffeine. ...Read more

Dr. Pam Yoder
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Healthy Diet (Definition)

Pregnant women should eat a balanced, nutritional diet and increase their calorie intake to meet the needs of the developing fetus and their changing bodies. Eating a range of wholesome and nutritious foods during pregnancy is one of the most important things that women can do to ensure the normal development and growth of the fetus, and it can help to prevent prematurity and low birth weight. For the mother, good nutrition helps to prevent anemia, ...Read more


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Can there be a way to not gain weight during pregnancy but still eat healthy?

Can there be a way to not gain weight during pregnancy but still eat healthy?

Please put the : The health of you & your baby first. It isn't healthy to aim for no weight gain (although this does happen during some pregnancies). ...Read more

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How to explain you eat healthy during pregnancy without offending people? People get mad if I say no to food that I don't think will help my baby.

How to explain you eat healthy during pregnancy without offending people? People get mad if I say no to food that I don't think will help my baby.

Healthy diet: I would suggest that you tell people that you have been told by your OB that it is healthy to gain about 30 lbs in pregnancy and that it is recommended that you exercise and watch your diet to meet that goal. Excess calories are good for no one, including your baby. ...Read more

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Ddi (didanosine) I eat healthy for pregnancy so far?

Ddi (didanosine) I eat healthy for pregnancy so far?

Elaborate: Not sure what your diet is, but focus on fresh fruits, veggies and avoid processed food. Eat good sources of protein and donĀ“t neglect the water. ...Read more

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Don't have any insurance and I am 15 weeks pregnant i'm taking prenatal and trying to eat healthy what else should I be doing?

Don't have any insurance and I am 15 weeks pregnant i'm taking  prenatal and trying to eat healthy what else should I be doing?

Medicaid: You need to be getting insurance or getting medicaid. All pregnant women in the us are eligible for medicaid, get it. Healthy pregnancies and healthy births are related to good prenatal care, make it your number one priority. Nothing else is as important at this time. ...Read more

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What is the most important period during pregnancy to eat healthy?

What is the most important period during pregnancy to eat healthy?

First trimester?: Maternal nutrition is very important throughout peri conception, pregnancy and lactation. Arguably the ingestion of Folic Acid preconceptionally is the most important aspect, however healthy diet throughout pregnancy can prevent maternal-fetal or even remote complications decades later to the offspring. ...Read more

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I am experiencing intermenstrual bleeding with clots and severe cramping with back pain. I'm 40 and not pregnant. Any ideas? I workout, eat healthy.

I am experiencing intermenstrual bleeding with clots and severe cramping with back pain. I'm 40 and not pregnant. Any ideas? I workout, eat healthy.

Dysmenorrhea: We call this condition dysmenorrhea. if it becomes more frequent and heavier we call it Menometrorrhagia. several things can cause this condition. Need to see your GYN doctor for examination and evaluation. Recommend iron supplementation to help prevent anemia from the blood loss. ...Read more

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Having trouble loosing. I do exercise daily at the gym & i eat healthy but can't seem to loose the 85 pounds of baby weight i gained during pregnancy.

Having trouble loosing. I do exercise daily at the gym & i eat healthy but can't seem to loose the 85 pounds of baby weight i gained during pregnancy.

A/ W Dr. Munshower: Eat healthfully ; be physically active. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Do both cardio ; weight training. ...Read more

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Negative pregnancy test but all my symptoms are those of early pregnancy. I exercise and eat healthy how is this possible?

Negative pregnancy test but all my symptoms are those of early pregnancy. I exercise and eat healthy how is this possible?

Other possibilities: While i don't know what "all the symptoms" are from your point of view, the symptoms we normally associate with early pregnancy are merely suggestive and not definitive. They are all nonspecific and could have other explanations. While you ought to repeat the pregnancy test in a few days to be certain, you should consider getting a check up. ...Read more

Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
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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