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Is It Harmful To Eat Raw Rice During 9th Month Of Pregnancy
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
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
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 more
Not likely: Eating raw rice is not of itself dangerous. However if the rice is not clean and dried and just from the fielf then eating it could be dangerous from bacteria that could be on the rice. Listeria is especially a dangerous bacteria for the unborn child and the mother may not have illness much worse than a cold. It is recommended to now eat any foods or meats that are not thouroughly cooked when preg ...Read more
If you have: Gestational diabetes that is not well controlled - sweets could contribute to that. If your blood sugars are ok, would suggest just not eating a lot of low quality foods. ...Read more
Leukorrhea: Do you mean white discharge or leukorrhea? White discharge that has a watery, sometimes snot appearance is very common during pregnancy and is mucus that the cervix is producing. If there is vaginal itching, irritation, a foul odor, cramping, painful urination associated with discharge, it could be an infection and an evaluation by an ob is recommended ...Read more
During my 7th month of pregnancy I sniffed few drops of gasoline for few days. Could that be harmful to the baby?
Baby filtration: As long as you were not huffing / bagging (or intentionally inhaling gas fumes for an extended period of time), then small / passing exposures to usual urban environmental smells should be handily addressed by your protection systems (lungs / liver / etc.). ...Read more
What healthy food could I eat during my pregnancy so I won't gain much weight? Could I work out even though I am one month?
Many options: Be sure to eat a well balanced, nutritious diet containing lean protein, fruits, and vegetables. Avoid raw or undercooked food, as well as soft cheeses as they could contain bacteria that might harm the fetus. You can also take prenatal vitamins to supplement. Light, non-strenuous exercise is okay too, as long as you used to exercise before you became pregnant. ...Read more
Iam 2 month pregnant...mobile using is harmful during pregnancy.? What are the things that I have to avoid during pregnancy
A normal amount: U should not be gaining more than 1 lb a week. ...Read more
No evidence: Tamarind is commonly used in foods around the globe. It is used in the us in worcestershire sauce, in fact. From my review of its uses, I can find no reason why this would be contraindicated in pregnancy. On the other hand, I can find no data to suggest that it is safe or unsafe. Talk to your doctor and I am sure their answer will be similar. This risk is assumed low, but unknown. ...Read more
Is it ok if female during pregnancy ejaculate. .. Is there any harmful effect on baby? (5 month pregnant female)
Pregnancy: It is fine, just nothing too strenuous or freaky. ...Read more
Can a pregnant women during her first 3 months of pregnancy consume dates and honey. Or is it harmful for the kid during the first 3months?
Yes: There is no evidence that either of these products would contain any substance that would harm a developing fetus. ...Read more
Is it safe to eat squid ink pasta/squid ink paella during pregnancy? Currently 5 months pregnant.
Yes: Yes, it is probably ok. As you probably have seen, the biggest concern with fish is that there may be high levels of mercury, which can potentially be harmful. It may be helpful to check with your local food agency because mercury levels in fish are rated, for example albacore tuna and swordfish from the Gulf of Mexico are rated at higher mercury levels. Depends on where the fish comes from. ...Read more
In third trimester, gained 31 lbs so far, is this weight gain too much during pregnancy? I have 3 more months to go and more weight to gain, should I eat less? 115lbs 5'4" before pregnant.
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
Wifi: I have never heard of any dangers associated with a wifi router. ...Read more
Although there: Has been some study of mercury levels of some types of stingrays (i.e., myliobatid stingrays) - until more research is done on a wider variety of stingrays it might be prudent not to eat them when pregnant. ...Read more
NO: Shark is one of the types of fish that has the highest mercury content, and the EPA advises pregnant women to avoid Shark along with Swordfish, King Mackerel, and Tilefish. Websites from the EPA and HHS can give you more information about the safety of fish in pregnancy, as can your obstetrician. ...Read more
Yes in newer data: In 2008 some data suggested heavy nut diet in pregnancy might increase childhood asthma in those under 8 years but large danish study contradicted this information. Pregnant moms who ate peanuts regularly had children with 21-34 % reduced rate asthma compared with kids whose mom's had eaten no nuts during pregnancy. Interesting, eh? Eat nuts! Less asthma says newest research. ...Read more
Yes: Soy eaten in healthy amounts and in the freshest preparation and in moderation is probably fine. It has been listed as a controversial food. So if in doubt, communication with your ob-gyn would be helpful. ...Read more
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