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What to eat for baby fare during pregnancy?

What to eat for baby fare during pregnancy?

Healthy, balanced: A healthy, balanced diet is recommended. You do not need to "eat for two", increasing your calorie intake by 200 cal per day may be enough to support growth and development. Avoid excess caffeine, seafood (risk of mercury exposure), and eat plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables. Make sure fruits and vegetables are well washed. Make sure that the food is prepared fresh. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Fiala
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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 to get boy baby during pregnancy?

How to get boy baby during pregnancy?

Same way every time: Urban myth may have you believe you can pre-select your offspring but that is bogus.If you go the test tube baby route you might be able to pretest embryos & have them implanted, but that is tedious & expensive.You get pregnant & get whatever the successful sperm has made.(the sperm determines the sex)you have the same chance for boy or girl any pregnancy. ...Read more

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How to get fair and health baby during pregnancy ?

How to get fair and health baby during pregnancy ?

See Obs: Follow your Obs recommendations and directions. Prenatal care will help and is extremely important. ...Read more

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How can I maintain a healthy weight during pregnancy?

How can I maintain a healthy weight during pregnancy?

Healthy weight: Please see your obstetrician or nurse practitioner to help you through this. Both are very good at caring for you. Best of luck with baby on the way - enjoy! ...Read more

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What to eat during pregnancy to get fair baby?

What to eat during pregnancy to get fair baby?

Unknown: There is no known food that can impact the skin tone of a baby. You can also teach your baby the value of being a fair person in life. Then they will truly be great and not just fair. ...Read more

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How to keep gingivitis bacteria low during pregnancy to avoid preterm labor?

How to keep gingivitis bacteria low during pregnancy to avoid preterm labor?

That's Easy: That's an easy one. All you have to do is what you should be doing already anyway. Brush thoroughly after each meal, floss at least once a day, and see a dentist/hygienist as often as recommended. If they think every 6months is good, then that's what you should do. If your dental team suggests a shorter interval, that's what you should do. Also, eat healthy and don't smoke, and you should be fine. ...Read more

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Best super foods to eat during pregnancy? Best vitamins besides pre natal to take? Best things in general to help your baby during pregnency?

Best super foods to eat during pregnancy? Best vitamins besides pre natal to take? Best things in general to help your baby during pregnency?

Hello....: There is not such a thing as super-foods during pregnancy or better vitamins than pre-natal. Want to help your baby? Be happy, calm, enjoy life, worry less ...Read more

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How is stress dangerous to the baby during pregnancy?

How is stress dangerous to the baby during pregnancy?

Can affect baby: Stress can potentially cause the baby to be smaller than if mom is not stressed. Lots of stress in pregnancy increases the possibility that the baby will be colicky ( that has been my experience). Babies feel the emotional response of the mother. Hopefully a pregnant mom will find tools to help manage the stress (breathing is #1 and available anytime anywhere). Talk to the OB doc as well. ...Read more

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What can you do during pregnancy to ensure your unborn child will be healthy?

What can you do during pregnancy to ensure your unborn child will be healthy?

BEFORE conception: Consume .4 mg. of Folic Acid daily to reduce risk of Neural Tube Defects & of Autism. A flu vaccine at least 2 mos. prior to conception & immunity to measles & rubella also reduce risk of Autism. Don't drink, smoke, use drugs or meds not okayed by your OB when attempting pregnancy because fetal organs form 3-8 weeks after conception. Early & regular OB care will guide you through pregnancy. ...Read more

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What exercises or activities can be performed during pregnancy for normal delivery/to avoid surgical delivery?And to stay my baby healthy and safe?

What  exercises or activities can be performed during pregnancy for normal delivery/to avoid surgical delivery?And to stay my baby healthy and safe?

Normal exercise ok: Exercise is ok in pregnancy. If you are starting a new program start gradually and keep hydrated while exercising. Avoid repeated jumping and bouncing exercises in the third trimester. If you are very athletic prior to getting pregnant you should be able to continue most of the same activities when pregnant. Always check with your doctor before starting an exercise program. ...Read more

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How to maintain healthy shape of breast after pregnancy?

You may not be: Able to control the shape/size of your breast after pregnancy. However, bra can affect appearance. Up to 85% of american women are wearing incorrect bra size. Encourage you to take care of your breasts by going to a bra specialty store for a professional fitting ; help w design selection. You will also be taught how to properly settle your breasts into the bra. If is worth the effort. ...Read more

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How old do your baby gotta be to stop eating during the night?

How old do your baby gotta be to stop eating during the night?

After 3 months old: At each check-up, the doctor can confirm the baby is fine. Parents patiently wait 3 months before most babies sleep better at night. Until then, parents switch off at night for one feeding, so the husband can use a bottle for one of the feedings while the wife gets a chance to sleep a 4-hour stretch during the night. After 3 months of age, most babies can sleep about a 6-7 hour stretch at night. ...Read more

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Wat to eat during pregnancy for fair baby?

Nothing different: Skin color and tone is determined by genetics and sun exposure (which your baby doesn't have), so there aren't any particular foods that would increase the chance of having a fair baby. ...Read more

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How can you ensure your baby is healthy?

How can you ensure your baby is healthy?

Jealthy Baby : Have a good post natal exam for the baby and regular follow up for checks; weights;length and head circumference , and scheduled immunizations . All the. Best ...Read more

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What can pregnant women do to ensure their unborn baby has a healthy circulatory system?

What can pregnant women do to ensure their unborn baby has a healthy circulatory system?

Eat healthy: Eat healthy, go to your OB visits, avoid teratogenic food/chemicals. Dont smoke. Once the system is developed, it will have the highest likelihood of being in good shape ...Read more

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Will being sick during pregnancy harm the baby in any way?

Will being sick during pregnancy harm the baby in any way?

No: If you are talking about morningsickness, your baby will be fine. If the vomitting gets to be too much and leads to dehydration, then there can be issues . So try to stay hydrated, and if you can't keep liquids down then seek attention. ...Read more

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How do you avoid baby getting mom's HIV in pregnancy?

How do you avoid baby getting mom's HIV in pregnancy?

Pre-natal/natal care: Present aggressive management of pregnant HIV moms has reduced fetal/neonatal transmission from ~ 40 to less than 5%. By reducing mom's viral load, the transfer of the disease may be avoided.The babies receive meds at birth until later testing verifies that they escaped the disease. ...Read more

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How long a baby should sleep to stay healthy?

How long a baby should sleep to stay healthy?

12-14 hours as an in: Most newborns sleep nearly 20 hours /day, but gradually are awake more. Yoing infants usuallt sleep 12-16 hours or more/24 hours. Over the months they sleep one extended period and then 2long naps - about 2-4 hours and 1-2 shorter naps about an hour or so. ...Read more