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How To Avoid Overeating During Pregnancy
I gained 42 lbs in pregnancy and baby looks on track to be 8.5-9lbs. Dr keeps saying it's a chubby baby with big belly. My fault for overeating??
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
Alcohol/uncooked foo: Avoid the following in pregnancy: unpasteurized dairy products/juices, undercooked meats (including poultry/fish), alcohol, excessive fish consumption (no more than twice weekly), taking into account fda recommendations regarding specific fish content in methylmercury (in general avoid large fish). Be careful about fresh fruit/salads - they must be washed thoroughly by someone you trust. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unknown toxicities.: Because with many chemicals the potential toxicities to the developing fetus are not completely known. To be honest everything is a chemical. And of course your body does not know a natural chemical from a not natural chemical. Only your brain "knows" the difference. Better advice: do not expose yourself to out of the ordinary products needlessly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Route of exposure: The three most common routes of exposure to toxins are oral (ingestion), respiratory (breathing in), transdermal (through the skin). Learn the potential toxins and avoid the routes above. Remember each toxin or toxoid has an entry route & specific combination of symptoms. Some common are tobacco smoke and smog in air, heavy metals and pharmaceuticals for oral, and oil based toxic substance 4skin. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Healthy diet: By watching you intake of starches and sweets and healthy lots of lean protein and veggies, you should do fine. Also, exercise isn't always contraindicated in pregnancy (except those on bedrest). There are pregnancy aerobics, pregnancy safe yoga and certainly walking is usually very safe (again if not on bedrest) ...Read more
Careful: There are probably at least a dozen. The one i can name off the top of my head is raspberry leaf tea.. Be very cautious about this. Medications are derived from plants so herbal teas can have impact. Research each herbal tea on a reliable botanical website. ...Read more
I am pregnant. I ate snap peas in a cooked dish. Are they dangerous during pregnancy or is it just the sprouts that shpuld be avoided?
Is it possible to loose weight and keep fit during pregnancy? If yes, what type of food should the person eat and also avoid? Thanks.
Can the pregnancy/fetus be effected in 1st-2nd month of pregnancy by cosmic rays during flight? Or should I avoid flight during pregnancy?
Relax: There is no documented evidence that these have any more effect on the fetus than they would if you were on the ground. ...Read more
Not many: I tell my patients that as long as they are not bleeding they can continue all exercises they were doing prior to pregnancy. It's important to stay hydrated throughout the workout. You obviously wouldn't want to be involved in any exercises that can cause trauma to your abdomen. ...Read more
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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