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Is junk food bad for pregnancy?

Is junk food bad for pregnancy?

Yes: Junk food often has empty calories, that is, calories without high nutritional value. Depending on what you are referring to, sometimes junk food can have additives that you may not want to expose your pregnancy to. There's a great reason (a baby) to try to eat a healthy as possible. Real food, not processed, is best. ...Read more

Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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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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I have an early pregnancy, is eating fast food all the time bad?

I have an early pregnancy, is eating fast food all the time bad?

While eating: "healthy" is optimal as much as possible. It's unlikely that "cheat" meals are going to create much harm. This may be different if you develop gestational diabetes or elevated blood pressures during pregnancy. Remember, pregnant women have been snacking on "junk food" binges for ages without any clearly concerning detriment to their babies! ...Read more

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Throughout pregnancy, would encouraging baby movement with drinks and food be a bad thing for baby? Or applying pressure or pushing on belly to move?

Throughout pregnancy, would encouraging baby movement with drinks and food be a bad thing for baby? Or applying pressure or pushing on belly to move?

Fetal movement: Babies often respond by movement due to food and sugar intake by moms. It helps if you lay down on your side after breakfast or lunch or dinner and take a note of baby movement for approximately one hr. ...Read more

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Difficulty swallowing foods like bread-- it seems like it gets a bit stuck but it goes down a few seconds later. Some foods are fine. Had bad reflux during pregnancies but resolved after births. Nexium helps with the swallowing. Gerd? Stricture?

Difficulty swallowing foods like bread-- it seems like it gets a bit stuck but it goes down a few seconds later. Some foods are fine. Had bad reflux during pregnancies but resolved after births. Nexium helps with the swallowing. Gerd? Stricture?

Yes: Both possible, if it works continue, omeprazole may be cheaper, do reflux precautions; elevate head of bead 6 inches, no food or only small snack before bed or 3 hours prior, 6 small meals instead of 3. see ear/nose/throat[ENT] dr. To get endoscopy to be sure no tumor or barrets esoghagitis. ...Read more

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Is spicry food ok to eat in pregnancy?

Is spicry food ok to eat in pregnancy?

Yes: Spicy food during pregnancy can aggravate heartburn, particularly as the pregnancy progresses. Heartburn can be a problem in pregnancy and certain foods can make that worse. Spicy foods will not harm the baby. ...Read more

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Hi, what is best food durig pregnancy?

Hi, what is best food durig pregnancy?

Healthy natural food: Healthy diets have natural foods that take time to chew but contain few calories. Examples include carrots, celery, and lettuce (with little or no salad dressing). When shopping for fruits, buy small ones no bigger than a tennis ball, because fruits have sugar. Drinks without calories include water and green tea. Surely avoid sugar ; simple starch calories. Eat some protein with each meal. ...Read more

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What foods are dangerous during pregnancy?

What foods are dangerous during pregnancy?

Foods: Anything you are allergic to of course, but most foods are relatively safe. The main thing is to stay aware from raw or improperly cooked food, improperly washed items and restrict your intake of high mercury containing fish (list of these available online). Look online for a healthy pregnancy diet to make good choices. ...Read more

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What foods should I avoid during pregnancy?

What foods should I avoid during pregnancy?

See below: Certain fish like tuna may have mercury and should be avoided. It may be more important to concentrate on what you should eat and for that please consult this site for advice.
http://www. Choosemyplate. Gov/. ...Read more

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Is spinache dip a good pregnancy food?

Is spinache dip a good pregnancy food?

If clean, yes: If you're sure it's clean, spinach dip can be fine to eat. However, there have been some outbreaks of listeria, a type of bacteria, in spinach and other fresh vegetables. If you wash your veggies carefully and prepare the dip yourself, you should be okay. It could be more problematic if you don't know how the dip has been cared for until you eat it (like sitting on a table for a long time, etc). ...Read more

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What causes food cravings in pregnancy?

What causes food cravings in pregnancy?

Unknown: We really don't know why some women have food cravings during pregnancy and why they may crave one thing over another. ...Read more

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What causes food aversions in pregnancy?

What causes food aversions in pregnancy?

Pregnancy hormones: Two hormones, estrogen and Progesterone are quite elevated in a normal pregnancy. Both are likely responsible for the nausea and vomiting (morning sickness) experienced in the early part of pregnancy. As the pregnancy progresses, the nausea gets better but most women continue to find that even the thought of certain foods makes them feel ill. Fortunately, things go back to normal after birth. ...Read more

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What is the best food for men before pregnancy?

What is the best food for men before pregnancy?

Healthy diet: Adopting a healthy lifestyle of eating healthy and exercise is good for both dad and mom and for optimal pregnancy. Vegetables and fruits with fish such as salmon at least twice a week, skinless chicken should be added to the main meal. ...Read more

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What foods should be avoided during pregnancy/ttc?

What foods should be avoided during pregnancy/ttc?

Prego foods to avoid: When you are pregnant you should avoid raw or undercooked meat or seafood, unpasteurized dairy, and alcohol. Only have caffeine once a day. Avoid hotdogs (usually undercooked) and heat deli meat. Only eat seafood once or twice a week. ...Read more

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What type of food should I avoid during pregnancy?

Avoid: Avoid excess fish consumption. Avoid tuna. Avoid unpasteurized cheeses. Avoid deli meets (cold cuts). Minimize caffeine consumption. Should be ok if cooked. ...Read more

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Why am I having unusual food cravings in pregnancy?

No one knows: Weird food cravings are common in pregnancy. Some people even crave non-edible items (PICA) like dirt. It is ok to crave and eat different foods in pregnancy as long as they are healthy and as long as they are actually food substances. ...Read more

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Is there any benefit to food cravings in pregnancy?

Is there any benefit to food cravings in pregnancy?

Who knows?: Food cravings or aversions have been not been shown to correlate with a physiologic need during pregnancy or at other times. Maybe it's psychological. The important thing is to follow a healthy diet while pregnant to give your baby the best possible start in life. See http://www. Webmd. Com/baby/features/coping-with-pregnancy-food-cravings for an interesting discussion of this topic. ...Read more

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Are pregnancy food cravings and aversions for real?

Are pregnancy food cravings and aversions for real?

Many people have it.: Many pregnant women have this --quite common actually. We don't truly understand why, but possibly because of the rapid hormonal changes associated with pregnancy. Some become somewhat anemic and thus can crave/chew ice etc...
So, ask around...I am sure there are many women around your neighborhood....
Good luck on your pregnacy, if you are... ...Read more

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What food do I take to terminate a 4 weeks pregnancy?

Please discuss with: Your doctor. Terminting a pregnancy is not an issue for self treatment. If you do not have a doctor, please see if there is an organization that provides support for women's health, or your county health department. ...Read more

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From which day of pregnancy food aversions may start?

From which day of pregnancy food aversions may start?

Usually none: The food aversions or cravings may never occur in pregnancy and this symptom varies greatly from person to person. Best to maintain and normal healthy diet throughout the pregnancy. ...Read more

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Aside from pregnancy what could cause weird food cravings?

See below: Some nutritionists and healthcare practitioners believe that certain cravings are meaningful. For example, cravings for ice and bizarre substances like dirt and cigarette butts (a condition called pica have been linked to an iron deficiency – even though none of those items contain significant amounts of iron. Some physicians believe it's a lack of minerals but no one really knows.. ...Read more

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Is it safe for me to eat cured or smoked foods during pregnancy?

Is it safe for me to eat cured or smoked foods during pregnancy?

Here's the diet.: Eat only meats, fish, and poultry and eggs that are fully cooked. Avoid unpasteurized dairy products and fruit/vegetable juices.
Wash fresh fruits and vegetables under running water before eating. Avoid raw sprouts. So to answer your question.....Only if fully cooked. ...Read more

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Is aluminum foil safe to use in pregnancy to wrap and cook foods?

Is aluminum foil safe to use in pregnancy to wrap and cook foods?

Aluminum: Leaching of aluminum into food can happen. Short term risk to the baby is negligible, but long term risks from aluminum can occur with life long use. Minimize use of aluminum with food. ...Read more

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Does craving spicy food during pregnancy mean your having a boy?

Does craving spicy food during pregnancy mean your having a boy?

Not a predictor: Cravings come in all types and varieties as you know, but the association with a particular sex is usually just a happy coincidence. ...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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What is morning sickness during pregnancy usually from, what foods?

What is morning sickness during pregnancy usually from, what foods?

IT is not from foods: It is from your preg hormones, some foods can make it worse call your OB to get relief. ...Read more

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What are the risks associated with eating unsafe foods in pregnancy?

Gastroenteritis: Eating spoiled food or undercooked meat can give you gastroenteritis (nausea, vomiting and diarrhea). This is bad enough when you are not pregnant but completely horrible when you are pregnant. You can become dehydrated. Rarely infections like listeria which comes from spoiled food can cause a miscarriage. This is very rare however. ...Read more

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What kind of food can I take to increase hemoglobin levels during pregnancy?

Oral iron: It would be easier to take oral iron supplement and multivitamin. See this site for information on iron rich foods.
http://www. Webmd. Com/diet/iron-rich-foods ...Read more

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Is cooking wine safe for pregnancy? 8 weeks and ate food w/ white cooking wine. Thanks

Is cooking wine safe for pregnancy? 8 weeks and ate food w/ white cooking wine. Thanks

You are OK: Usually, cooking actually burns off most of the actual alcohol content in spirits like wine. At any rate, it is doubtful that you have had enough to do harm to your baby. However, to be safe, simply avoid these foods in the future, but don't worry about what you've recently eaten. ...Read more

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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 more

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Are there foods that will help get pregnant faster. I misscarried withn 5 weeks of pregnancy in june.

Not ovulating: A good healthy diet and good nutrition are important for getting and being pregnant. There are no specific foods to help you get pregnant faster. It's also good to take a vitamin with Folic Acid when trying. ...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