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How To Eat While Pregnant
Well balanced diet: A well balanced diet is recommended in pregnancy with all food groups represented. Typical weight gain in pregnancy for a average weight woman is 20-30 lbs for the pregnancy. There are many websites which have further guidance on specifics of well balanced diet in pregnancy. ...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
Doubt it's been stud: I strongly doubt it's been studied scientifically, but like anything else (particularly during pregnancy) moderation is the key. Don't do anything that could endanger your fetus, because you only get one chance with no "do-overs". After delivery you can go hog (or crawfish) wild. ...Read more
No change: If you are traveling in the us your diet can be the same as if you are at home. While you are traveling abroad, i would recommend maintaining a well balanced diet but would be smart about where you get your food. Reputable resturants are likely fine where as street vendors in foreign counties may be less certain. As in all pregnancies, avoidance of intake or raw risk and meats is ill advised. ...Read more
Healthy eating: Start by eating only fresh whole foods and avoiding refined, processed foods. I also suggest generally only non-hydrogenated oils, such as olive oil. Also, generally avoid white bread, refined cereals, and eat at least 3 servings of fish weekly. Never skip breakfast, and do not eat after 6 pm. Have 6 servings of fresh fruit and veges daily, but twice as many grren, leafy veges as fruits. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Follow your weight.: No one can tell you. Your own brain and body will tell you. Eat protein 3 times a day and avoid processed foods, flour and sugar. As long as your milk is plentiful and you are not gaining weight you are doing well. You may even lose weight slowly without problems, 1-2 pounds per week. But stable weight is possible even as you convert fat into muscle into fat. Eat lots of leafy and green vegetables. ...Read more
Diet and exercise: Walking briskly 30 minutes a day is adequate for cardiovascular health. To maintain weight you must eat a diet balanced with fruits, vegetables, whole grain, lean protein, and adequate calcium from dairy such as low fat yogurt or skim milk. Your OB can tell you an estimate of your caloric needs per day according to your present weight and how far along your pregnancy is. ...Read more
I was wondering how long will it take for acid reflux/gerd to heal and how will i know if im able to eat the foods that i use to eat again or will i?
In moderation: It's ok to eat tuna in pregnancy in moderation. It should be fully cooked, not raw. You should only eat one to two servings of seafood a week because seafood has mercury in it. Seafood also has a lot of great nutrients for a developing baby so if you enjoy it, just do it in moderation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Plan your meal: Bring your own food, prepare your meal ahead of time. A peanut butter sandwhich on whole grain bread with or without lettuce is a good meal. Elvis would have added a banana to the peanut butter and there you have a healthy fruit. Bring a healthy fruit every day with you to work. ...Read more
This is hard: But can be done. Just make sure that plants (fruits and veggies) make up the majority of what you eat. ...Read more
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