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Is it bad to eat seafood when pregnant?

Is it bad to eat seafood when pregnant?

Moderation/no sushi: Eating seafood is ok as long as you do so in moderation (being aware of mercury levels in the seafood you eat for your geographic region). Fish high in mercury include tuna, ahi, swordfish, sea bass, mackerel, tilefish, shark, marlin, etc. Additionally, you should only eat cooked seafood, avoiding the raw seafoods where infection risk is higher. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Is it safe to eat really spicy food when pregnant?

Is it safe to eat really spicy food when pregnant?

Sure : Other than giving you heartburn spicy food is fine. Your baby is not sharing the food you eat with you. ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat lobster when pregnant?

Mayo Clinic says....: According to mayo clinic lobster should be cooked until it is "milky white." if you are pregnant. No undercooked shell fish. The good news is that mercury content is usually relatively low in lobster. Enjoy. ...Read more

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Is it bad not to eat ur cravings when pregnant?

Is it bad not to eat ur cravings when pregnant?

Depends : It depends on what you are craving. If you are craving red meat or some other high protein, high iron food, you should probably give in. If you are craving sweets, you can probably have some (if you are not diabetic) but maybe not as many as you crave. Some women have "pica" and want to eat dirt or chalk - do not do this, but see your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat canned tuna when pregnant?

Is it safe to eat canned tuna when pregnant?

Yes: Tuna is safe for consumption as long as you are eating reasonable amounts. To reach detectable levels of Mercury from canned tuna one would have to eat approximately 26 cans of tuna per week. ...Read more

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Is it ok to eat really spicy chips when pregnant?

Is it ok to eat really spicy chips when pregnant?

Yes: Studies have shown that spicy foods are in the mouth of the beholder. The sensation of spicy is due to an enzyme. This is a genetic thing. Spicy foods don't burn your stomach or affect the baby. ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat pepper when pregnant?

Is it safe to eat pepper when pregnant?

Yes!: Black pepper is an excellent source of manganese, with just 2 teaspoons of pepper containing over 12 percent of your daily recommended value of the mineral. The same amount of pepper also contains 8.6 percent of the daily recommended amount of vitamin k. It is afe during pregnancy, just do not go overboard! ...Read more

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Is it ok to eat silver fish when pregnant?

Is it ok to eat silver fish when pregnant?

Too much Mercury.: Apparently Silver fish has a very high Mercury content, and should be avoided completely while pregnant. ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat smoked duck when pregnant?

Is it safe to eat smoked duck when pregnant?

Smoked duck PG?: I would think it would be no problem unless you have high blood pressure or swelling. Discuss with your Dr. ...Read more

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It is bad to eat too much sweets when pregnant?

Not good.: It is not particularly wise. For two reasons. #1 the pregnant female doesn't handle sugar loading as well as non pregnant females and some women develop gestational diabetes. #2 the caloric density of sweets may cause excessive weight gain which will be hard to remove later. One should eat a balanced diet and gain weight as directed by their obsetrician. ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat kimchi when 16wks pregnant?

Kimchi: Like most things during pregnancy, you probably don't want to eat kimchi daily, but well made kimchi should be fine. ...Read more

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It is safe to eat mangos when you're pregnant?

It is safe to eat mangos when you're pregnant?

Although in some: Cultures, caution is suggested when eating mangos if pregnant, there isn't significant evidence for this. However, if you have gestational diabetes - use only in moderation. Do not partake if you are allergic to mangos. ...Read more

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Is it bad to sleep?Right?After you eat?

Is it bad to sleep?Right?After you eat?

Yes.: Eating heavy food does make you sleepy especially. And that can convert all the calories into fat, whereas if you do light excercise like walking , it helps digest the food better and not all the consumed calories are deposited in the body in the form of fat. Also there is hiher chance of getting reflux (heart burn) symptoms. ...Read more

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Is it ok to eat raw flour during pregnancy. I have started craving it.

Is it ok to eat raw flour during pregnancy. I have started craving it.

No: Cravings for specific foods are generally an indication of a vitamin or mineral deficiency. Please indicate to your prenatal care provider that you are having these specific cravings. Your provider is likely to recommend further testing to determine if you have a nutritional deficiency that can be corrected. ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat fish n shrimps in pregnancy? I'm 17weeks

Is it safe to eat fish n shrimps in pregnancy? I'm 17weeks

Yes: Fresh water fish and shrimp. Fish and shrimps from fish tank may have mercury and not ideal in pregnancy ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat seafood while pregnant?

Is it safe to eat seafood while pregnant?

Yes: Higher levels of mercury are found in certain types of seafood. Seafood to avoid in pregnancy include tilefish, swordfish, king mackerel, and shark. Other seafood should be limited to 6-12 ounces per week. ...Read more

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What foods not to eat when pregnant?

What foods not to eat when pregnant?

No RAW meat/fish: Besides raw meat/fish (n minimize processed meats/cold-cuts), you should be eating a healthy, well balanced diet, and regular exercises just like everyone else should. You may need a bit more iron/calcium/folic acid which are provided in your prenatal vitamins. Only eat more to gain about 25-30lbs total during pregnancy. Consult doc or nutritionist if needed. Congrats on the pregnancy. Good luck. ...Read more

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I am pregnant, can I eat button mushroom but not canned is it safe to eat ?

I am pregnant, can I eat button mushroom but not canned is it safe to eat ?

Mushrooms: I have not read anything about mushrooms being unsafe, but make sure that they are washed very well prior to eating. ...Read more