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Is Eating Raw Seafood A Symptom Of 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
Yes: Sushi should be avoided because of the risk of bacterial infection. It may be relatively uncommon but why risk it. ...Read more
Unknown: Some pregnant women may develop a certain tendency to eat uncooked food like raw rice. There are no known studies in pregnant women on the effect of eating raw rice. I do suspect that an upset stomach, constipation and bloating may result. I recommend you resist the temptation and try cooking the rice. ...Read more
I've been eating a lot of chicken and broccoli alfredo lately, is the alfredo cheese safe to eat during this pregnancy?
Alfredo cheese: Yes you can eat alfredo cheese safely. You dont have to worry about listeria. ...Read more
Few: For an orange, one will get mild queasiness and usually nothing else--definitely not RUQ pain ...Read more
What is the possible risk/consequence of eating nearly every hour if you only eat nutritional foods, like raw veggies - cooked squash- fruit-tofu..?
Lack of a balanced life: Given all the wonderful things to do in this world, one should not try to eat something every hour. While this kind of behavior is not dangerous, it would certainly interfere with leading a healthy balanced life of work, play, exercise, sleep and eating. I would be worried about underlying anxierty/control issues if eating every hour would become one of my patient's priorities in life, and want to investigate further into why that patient would even want to try such a thing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
So much sushi from a menu comes with uncooked fish. The taste may be interesting but is eating raw tuna, etc., always healthy?
Depends: There are certain fish which are more risky depending on your gender and age because of mercury; others because they are poisonous unless properly handled (fugu, or pufferfish). In general, eating raw food is riskier than properly cooked. That being said, if the sushi is properly prepared, your risk of illness is generally low. ...Read more
Is lobster safe to eat during pregnancy like in a bisque? Only raw seafoods or high mercury fish like tuna are a problem, right?
Lobster: Lobster, prawns, scallops, etc are safe during pregnancy. Many large ocean fish now contain unacceptable levels of mercury due to mans contamination of the sea. Fish can be a very good food during your pregnancy. One to two servings a week is recommended. The fish high in mercury are king mackerel, shark, swordfish and tilefish. Tuna is actually ok, but salmon would be a better choice. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is eating raw garlic good for me!? And is there a difference in nutrient intake is I swallow it whole or chew it ?
Is it still binge eating disorder if the "binges" are happening multiple days a week? Or every meal is a copious amount of food & feeling too full
Usually yes: One should be eating only the amount needed each day that matches the number of calories she uses up each day (or eat less than that amount, if wanting to lose weight). Eating large amounts of food at one meal is binge eating if one already gets plenty of food or calories that day. Eating large amounts at one time, because that's the only meal she gets that day, would be considered normal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Shells? : Peanut shells are not meant to be eaten regardless of whether or not you are pregnant. Crack the shell and enjoy the delicious nut inside. Then throw the shell away. ...Read more
11 week pregnancy. Can my wife eat a grilled meat product (beef) such as steak ? If yes what is the limitations ? Also the recommended cooking method
Yes!: Beef is a good protein source, and grilling reduces fat, besides making it delicious! that might be important if she is still nauseous. But the minimal impurities induced by grilling meat are not of concern unless all she eats is grilled beef! what she needs to watch is consumption of certain kinds of fish (mercury). A proper balanced diet and prenatal vit. Are great. No alcohol or tobacco please! ...Read more
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