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How Bad Is Stale Food In 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
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
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
I just found out im pregnant & have an early pregnancy & I wanted to know is eating spicy food or eating hotchips bad?
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?
10 weeks pregnant, I have pcos & I've consumed a lot of foods containing large amounts of splenda this week I &was just informed its bad for pregnancy?
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
Bad gerd during pregnancy- after I started feeling like food was getting stuck in throat. Took nexium for 2 weeks and it resolved, stopped taking it and now feeling that kind of stuck feeling again. Should I have kept taking nexium longer?
GERD: As long as your OB is okay with taking Nexium, then start it again. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Ice cream: Both my wife and I craved ice cream during both pregnancies. ...Read more
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
No: No not under normal circumstances however salt may make you retain fluid. ...Read more
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
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
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
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