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What to eat and not to eat while pregnant at home?

What to eat and not to eat while pregnant at home?

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

Dr. Katharine Cox
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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 many calories/day should you eat while pregnant?

How many calories/day should you eat while pregnant?

Depends: Depending on your pre pregnancy rate a good starting point would be 2000-2200. This needs to be individualized. But going on a diet is never a good idea. ...Read more

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What foods to not eat while pregnant?

What foods to not eat while pregnant?

Check FDA webpage: This link to the fda's website about food safety in pregnancy summarizes how to avoid listeria, mercury and toxoplasma: http://www.Fda.Gov/food/foodborneillnesscontaminants/peopleatrisk/ucm081819.Htm. ...Read more

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How much crawfish is safe to eat while pregnant?

How much crawfish is safe to eat while pregnant?

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

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What does one eat to stay healthy while pregnant?

Basics: Here is a basic but helpful article: http://www.Livestrong.Com/article/328771-meal-plan-for-pregnant-women/. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what food to eat while pregnant?

Can you tell me what food to eat while pregnant?

Diet- pregnancy: There really is no specific diet during pregnancy. A healthy and well-balanced diet is essential rich in protein, multivitamins esp folic acid, calcium, magnesium and other essential minerals. ...Read more

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What to eat and not eat while pregnant on a trip?

What to eat and not eat while pregnant on a trip?

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

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What energy can I take while pregnant to stay awake?

None: Would not recommend any type of stimulant during pregnancy try be active as much as possible exercise increase serotonin in brain and that is natural. ...Read more

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Im trying to eat healthier how can I start and what should I eat ?

Im trying to eat healthier how can I start and what should I eat  ?

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 more

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Exactly how much should I eat while breastfeeding and exercising?

Exactly how much should I eat while breastfeeding and exercising?

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

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How long do I need to walk per day while pregnant to maintain weight?

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

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What to not eat while pregnant at restaurant?

What to not eat while pregnant at restaurant?

Nothing raw: Nothing which may be infected: no raw food, sushi, fresh cheeses that are not pasteurized, such as feta or mozzarella, some cold cuts, raw eggs, etc. Also no alcohol! ...Read more

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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?

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?

GERD: Typically patient will take an antacid like PPI for 1-2 months to see if symptoms subside. Change in diet may help also. Once pt feeling better you can consider stopping medication and starting to eat some of the offending foods, but as baby steps. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me how long will it take for me to be able to eat solid foods again after getting braces?

2-3 days: You can eat solid foods now, but understand that a lot of chewing is uncomfortable. My own daughter had braces put on last year. 2-3 days of soups and pastas-- we had steak by the 3rd night. ...Read more

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Can you eat tuna while pregnant?

Can you eat tuna while pregnant?

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 more

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Can you tell me how to diet and eat right while working afternoons?

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

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How can I eat healthy without having time to prepare food?

How can I eat healthy without having time to prepare food?

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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How can you stay toned and healthy while pregnant?

Exercise: There are some great pregnancy fitness dvds that you can buy on line and do in the privacy of your home. Aerobic activity is excellent. ...Read more

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How long did it take active pregnant women to lose baby weight?

How long did it take active pregnant women to lose baby weight?

It varies: First, it depends on breast feeding (a little longer) activity level (more is better) sadly, some never succeed ! ...Read more

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What foods can I eat to get easily pregnant

What foods can I eat to get easily pregnant

Healthy diet: You should eat a healthy, balanced diet to set yourself up for a healthy pregnancy, but diet/foods do not increase your chances of conceiving. ...Read more