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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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
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
Mushrooms: I have not read anything about mushrooms being unsafe, but make sure that they are washed very well prior to eating. ...Read more
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