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I have pcos and I eat low net carbs per day, high healthy fats,moderate protein and dairy and abundant veggies is it safe to continue during pregnancy?

I have pcos and I eat low net carbs per day, high healthy fats,moderate protein and dairy and abundant veggies is it safe to continue during pregnancy?

See dietitian: Congratulations on being so health conscious. The person to best address your question would be a dietitian. I suggest your doctor put in a dietary consult for you. You can have the consultant take a close look at you eating habits and match them up with dietary needs in pregnancy, specifically making sure you get the appropriate amount of calories. ...Read more

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Pregnancy (Definition)

If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more


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My son drinks a lot pees a lot don't eat a lot but eats mostly carbs could he be diabetic? I was when i was pregnant

My son drinks a lot pees a lot don't eat a lot but eats mostly carbs could he be diabetic? I was when i was pregnant

Any weight loss ?: Unless your kid is losing weight in spite of his extra eating and drinking, diabetes is less likely than a drinking habit.The more you drink, the more you change how your kidney handles the water in your blood, tossing more of it out to stay in balance.Diabetics loose glucose in the urine as well as the fluid, so a simple dipstick urine can often separate the two.Diabetics pee out glucose. ...Read more

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I passed by GD screening test @24w pregnant (108). Is it possible to develop GD anyways? I eat lots of carbs (whole grain mostly). I'm 33w PCOS

I passed by GD screening test @24w pregnant (108). Is it possible to develop GD anyways? I eat lots of carbs (whole grain mostly). I'm 33w PCOS

It is: still possible, and if you're overweight you should be rechecked lated during the pregnancy. Women w/PCOS have a much higher incidence of gestation diabetes during pregnancy and true diabetes later in life. Work w/a good dietitian now to improve your diet during pregnancy. Work on diet, exercise and weight loss after delivery. ...Read more

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I am 18 days late on my period took 5 pregnancy tests , all negative i 2-3 hours at the gym daily & i don't eat carbs. Could that be why i'm late?

I am 18 days late on my period took 5 pregnancy tests , all negative i 2-3 hours at the gym daily & i  don't eat carbs. Could  that  be why i'm late?

Could be: Women athletes who workout strenuously often miss or stop their periods until they change their workout routine. I would eat carbs for energy as complex carbs breakdown slowly and level out blood sugar levels. I think oatmeal and potato are best especially red skin yams. ...Read more

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Is it safe to follow a carbohydrate-restricted (<100g per day) diet during pregnancy?

Is it safe to follow a carbohydrate-restricted (<100g per day) diet during pregnancy?

Restrictive diets: It is definitely not a good idea to be on any kind of restricted diet during pregancy. You want a full, balanced diet to feed two people now. ...Read more

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I am over weight can I eat low carb or low fat to lose weight during this pregnancy. I'm 295 at last weigh in. I don't look it but i am. What to do?

I am over weight can I eat low carb or low fat to lose weight during this pregnancy. I'm 295 at last weigh in. I don't look it but i am. What to do?

Decrease intake.: Controlling how many calories you consume daily will be your best bet to control your weight. Your height also plays an important role (bmi) in your risk for complications of pregnancy, so consult with your obstetrician to set realistic goals of weight by the end of the pregnancy (gain less than 10 lbs would be a good idea). Avoid sodas, bread, pasta, fried food, eating out - prefer grilled food. ...Read more

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33.4weks pregnant, can i start walking as an exercise?.. if i take non fat milk will it contribute to my carbs ntake?got big tumy for a 33wek doc said

33.4weks pregnant, can i start walking as an exercise?.. if i take non fat milk will it contribute to my carbs ntake?got big tumy for a 33wek doc said

Exercise: Exercise is recommended during pregnancy unless you have been placed on bedrest by your doctor for a complication. Walking is good choice. Milk of any kind has calories and carbohydrates if that is what you are asking. ...Read more

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Is it better to avoid high fructose corn syrup or limit sodium, calories, and carbs during pregnancy ?

Is it better to avoid high fructose corn syrup or limit sodium, calories, and carbs during pregnancy ?

Neither: There is no evidence that any of those dietary restrictions are helpful during pregnancy. Avoiding excessive weight gain is great, but your goal for weight gain depends on your starting weight. If you are already obese (BMI > 30), then you should gain very little weight during the pregnancy, and eating a low calorie, low carb diet can help. You should NOT try to lose weight, though! ...Read more

Carbs (Definition)

Carbs is an abbreviation for carbohydrates. The human body breaks down carbohydrates into basic sugars such ...Read more