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How much more should I eat if I am pregnant?

How much more should I eat if I am pregnant?

300 calories: In general, 300 additional daily calories are all that is needed to ensure adequate fetal growth and optimal nutrition for mother and baby. Women who enter pregnancy significantly underweight may need to eat additional calories to compensate for their pre-pregnancy health status. ...Read more

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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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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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How much should I be eating and how often if I am pregnant?

How much should I be eating and how often if I am pregnant?

ASK YOUR OB: That is the job of your OB to answer your questions about that after you have had an exam and your OB has done an assessment of you, but generally eat 3 normal meals or some people eat smaller meals and a snack in between your doc can go over your eating and refer u to a nitricianist if necessary. ...Read more

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How much iron do I need if I am pregnant to be healthy?

How much iron do I need if I am pregnant to be healthy?

27mg daily: The typical diet confers 15 mg of elemental iron per day. The recommended daily dietary allowance of ferrous iron during pregnancy is 27 mg. Every patient will have a health screen questionnaire and blood tests at the beginning of pregnancy. Your ob/gyn will review these results and clarify your needs. ...Read more

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How much iron do I need if I am pregnant?

How much iron do I need if I am pregnant?

30mg/day: The recommended allowance for pregnant and breastfeeding women is 30mg/day. Iron absorption is actually enhanced during pregnancy, but because of a relative hemodilution coupled with increased oxygen needs, it's essential that the mother's iron stores be sufficient. ...Read more

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If I am anorexic, am I healthy enough to be pregnant?

If I am anorexic, am I healthy enough to be pregnant?

Don't know: Only your doctor can answer that. Don't need to tell you that anorexia takes a serious toll on your body. Pregnancy does as well. The two together are at the very least not good. Moreover, you may be like most anorexics who have stopped having periods. If so, you have the added hurdle of overcoming anovulation (failure to ovulate) before you can even get pregnant. ...Read more

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Hello , I would like to know how much I should be eating and how much I should excercise?

Hello , I would like to know how much I should be eating and how much I should excercise?

No set amount: There is no set amount regarding eating or exercising. As long as your weight is stable than just continue your daily routine. If you start gaining weight, then you should start counting calories and trying burn them off with exercise. ...Read more

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How should I know that I am pregnant by symptoms?

Breast soreness: Besides morning sickness, which not all women experience, and missing your period, many women experience breast tenderness. ...Read more

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How much protien should I be consuming if I am working out?

How much protien should I be consuming if I am working out?

Depends: It all depends on the level of working out. If you are trying to gain mass, you want more protein and calories in than going out - if trying to tone, you want high protein and less carb/calories. On average for someone your age and working out, id aim for 50-60g of protein (or more) per day. ...Read more

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Not too sure if i can get pregnant, how am i supose to know i can?

Not too sure if i can get pregnant, how am i supose to know i can?

Try: Basically, have regular, unprotected sex and try. Now if there is something in your medical history that makes you worried about infertility, you could see a fertility specialist and get some basic tests done. But those tests can be misleading if you have never tried to become pregnant in the first place. ...Read more

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How much weight should I be gaining each month if I am already overweight?

How much weight should I be gaining each month if I am already overweight?

Depends: If you are overweight then i would stress eating a largely plant based diet of unprocessed food. The majority of your diet should be fruits and vegetables and fish. You should exercise everyday for at least 45 minutes. Walking, prenatal yoga, etc are examples. If you eat right and exercise, you may not put on any weight or even lose some initially. ...Read more

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Hi doctor, I am not sure if I am pregnant or not, if I am I would be 12 weeks. I haven't missed a period, how can I be sure I am not pregnant?

Hi doctor, I am not sure if I am pregnant or not, if I am I would be 12 weeks. I haven't missed a period, how can I be sure I am not pregnant?

???: If you have had a period in the past 12 weeks and have had no additional sexual activity, you can't be pregnant. Period means not pregnant. If you have doubts or can't recall your calendar and sexual activity, do a pregnancy test. ...Read more

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How can I be sure I am pregnant?

How can I be sure I am pregnant?

Pregnancy test: There are many symptoms that my suggest that you are pregnant (nausea, breast tenderness, fatigue), but the only way to tell if you are pregnant is a pregnancy test, or an ultrasound. Nowadays, the urine tests sold over the counter are very accurate. ...Read more

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How much can I drink if I am pregnant ?

How much can I drink if I am pregnant ?

No safe amount.: There is no research that has identified a 'safe' amount of alcohol in pregancy. You have to consider that everything you put in your mouth, you give to your baby. So it's probably better to abstain while pregnant. ...Read more

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If I am eating as normal am i not likely to have appendicitis?

If I am eating as normal am i not likely to have appendicitis?

Appendicitis: Usually gradual onset mid abdominal discomfort that gets worse and moves to the right lower abdomen, getting worse over 24-48 hours. Usually do not feel like eating. Sometimes fever or vomiting. Painful abdomen to move around or walk. See a doctor for an exam. ...Read more

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I am 24 weeks pregnant and think I might be having a miscarriage. How do I know for sure and what should I do?

I am 24 weeks pregnant and think I might be having a miscarriage. How do I know for sure and what should I do?

Go to hospital: At 24 weeks the baby may be viable meaning it may survive if born. If you think something is wrong or that you may be going into preterm labor then you should be seen in your closes labor and delivery as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Would i be able to tell if i was pregnant? If so, how? What would i feel if i push on stomach 3-4 weeks?

Would i be able to tell if i was pregnant? If so, how? What would i feel if i push on stomach  3-4 weeks?

Pregnancy test: Pushing on stomach is not going to be a reliable way to tell whether you are pregnant. Better to use a urine pregnancy test. You can ask your doctor to do the test for you or buy a test from drug store. Here is additional reading for you: http://www.Plannedparenthood.Org/health-topics/pregnancy/pregnancy-test-21227.Asp. ...Read more

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What should I eat if I am having liver problem?

What should I eat if I am having liver problem?

Many options...: There are many kinds of liver problems including some that cause excessive accumulation of metals eg. Copper and iron. For those disorders a diet low in those minerals(copper and iron) is recommended. For almost all other types of liver disease there are no specific restrictions. Alcohol should be avoided in all liver disorders. Good luck! ...Read more

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How do I know if I am allergic to a food? I took IgG test which was negative. If i eat the food, how much time after eating should I know it is safe?

How do I know if I am allergic to a food? I took IgG test which was negative. If i eat the food, how much time after eating should I know it is safe?

You can not be: Allergic to food and igg test does not tell anything for allergy.You say food, which food you mean you are allergic to.If you have symptoms of food allergy you need to consult an allergist to find out which food you are allergic to by proper testing. ...Read more