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Is Eating Ragi Good During Pregnancy
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
It expands: Eating raw rice is probably not the cleanest idea and since the cooking process kills off germs. Also, it expands a lot when it absorbs water in your stomach and could make you feel quite ill. I recommend cooking it first. ...Read more
Very good: It is important to eat as healthily as possible while pregnant ; parsley is incredibly healthful as it is a rich source of phytonutrients as well as vitamins k, a ; c. It's esp. Beneficial to eat in the weeks before ; in early pregnancy as it is also a good source of folate, (folic acid) which prevents certain birth defects (more than foic acid). See http://www.Whfoods. Com/genpage. Php? Tname=foodspice;dbid=100. ...Read more
What to do if I'm pregnant 4th month running and I want to know that, do eating pomegranate is good during pregnancy or not?
Mash is ok: Mash (mashed potatoes) is high in starch and a good source of energy. Several pregnant women have nausea, especially during the first trimester. Mash is easy on the stomach and can be a good thing to eat when nothing else is tolerated. ...Read more
Not always: Laying down if perfectly normal -- but during pregnancy, and non — pregnant. Pregnancy may cause more feelings of fatigue and tiredness, and rest is appropriate. However, even during pregnancy, it is important to have healthy habits -- moderate exercise is good for mom and baby. ...Read more
Usually good: Sex during pregnancy is fine under most circumstances. Contraindications would be if there is bleeding, or a threat of serious bleeding, preterm labor or sometimes threatened preterm labor, when bedrest is prescribed, or after your water breaks. Many women find their sex drive heightened in the second trimester due to increased pelvic blood flow and congestion. ...Read more
No: Methi leaves (AKA fenugreek) is sometimes used to stimulate labor and help with breast milk production. So, first trimester use would not be recommended. In addition, Methi leaves can low your blood sugar and again that's not advisable. No one has studied Methi leaf safety in pregnancy, so you are only likely to read positive info in non medical websites. ...Read more
Friends and family : No easy answer, ... But support form friends, family, and hopefully the father can help greatly. Having a baby is very stressful, and the hormonal changes your body goes through only adds to that stress. If your emotions seem to be getting the best of you, let your dr. Know, as it is very common and they can help you too. (yoga and breathing exercises can help also). ...Read more
Prenatal vitamin: Although the value of vitamins in pregnancy is not clear, any prenatal vitamin will do. The role of DHA in impeovingnfetal brain development is suggested, but not proven. If you are just now trying to get pregnant, there is definate benefit of Folic Acid supplementation to reduce the risk of birth defects like spina bidida. Any women's vitamin or OTC prenatal vitamin should have the necessary amt. ...Read more
Sometimes: Sperm does contain some prostaglandin which is a substance that can stimulated contractions. Sex during pregnancy is usually fine for a normal pregnancy. If there is any risk pre-term labor, bleeding during pregnancy or placenta previa and some other conditions, usually sex is not recommended. ...Read more
Beans and greens!:
Here are some iron rich foods:
red meat (make sure it is well cooked)
egg yolks (cooked)
dark, leafy greens (spinach, collards)
dried fruit (prunes, raisins)
iron-enriched cereals and grains turkey or chicken giblets
beans, lentils, chick peas and soybeans
artichokes. ...Read more
Cardiovascular: Cardiovascular exercise is good overall exercise for anytime. Like with any exercise program, start slowly and proceed with care. If you already exercise, you can usually continue with those provided they are not contact sports. Otherwise, resistance training, aerobics, walking are usually fine. I recommend seeing your OB for more detailed information that is tailored to you. Go in good health. ...Read more
Is there a good way of testing during pregnancy to know if your child with have mental retardation?
Good prenatal care: Obstetricians will test for most of the detectable forms of mental retardation, such as down's syndrome, during their assessment of a woman's pregnancy. Tools such as ultrasound, amniocentesis, and choriovillous biopsy are quite useful, as is a full knowledge of the family history,. ...Read more
Need suggestion for international flight travel during pregnancy, which week is good, and travel tips.
Check with airline: You should check to see how far you can be to travel. A lot of airlines won't let you fly internationally beyond 30 weeks. I would say 2nd trimester is the best time to travel. ...Read more
I would like to find out is it normal not to have gained weight during pregnancy...im 17/18 weeks and haven't gained anything really...
not "usual" it my not indicate any abnormalities..however.. I would ask your OB if all is well and consult with your Family Physician and/or Internist (PCP=Primary Care Provider) !
Hope this is helpful
Dr Z ...Read more
Can fertisure f capsule be taken during pregnancy? Any side on pregnancy? Which time is good to take capsule, at breakfast- at lunch or at dinner?
Prenatal vitamin : Just take a standard prenatal vitamin once per day. That's all you need. ...Read more
Not really: By pain killers do you mean simply ibuprofen or tylenol (acetaminophen)? These can be used during pregnancy if needed. They do not recommend ibuprofen in the 3rd trimester. If you mean narcotic pain killers then they are not "good." Sometimes they are necessary because of serious medical condition and can be used short-term without harming the baby. ...Read more