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Is It Safe For Me To Eat Cured Or Smoked Foods During Pregnancy
Here's the diet.: Eat only meats, fish, and poultry and eggs that are fully cooked. Avoid unpasteurized dairy products and fruit/vegetable juices. Wash fresh fruits and vegetables under running water before eating. Avoid raw sprouts. So to answer your question.....Only if fully cooked. ...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
Sure: Just don't "drink in from the bottle." (smile) ...Read more
Yes and no: Chocolate is safe and a pregnancy staple according to many patients. It does have caffeine and calories, both of which are detrimental in large quantities. How much is too much? There is no data on this. Terence, a roman comic dramatist is known for the quotation, "moderation in all things". This too for pregnancy applies. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I constantly crave and eat mashed potatoes and french fries, is that safe for me to eat during my pregnancy?
Cravings: Its not uncommon to have certain cravings during pregnancy. The only issue in your case is that you are craving starches, which might lead to excessive pregnancy weight gain and increased baby size. Big babies mean higher c section rate, more likely to cause vaginal tears at birth and later in life more bladder issues. Eat your spuds, but make sure to eat some veggies and lean protein too. ...Read more
Most are safe: The main focus in should be nutrition and eating a healthy diet. Avoid more than 1-2 servings per week of high mercury fish such as shark and swordfish. Just like non pregnant women - avoid raw or uncooked meats and eggs. Avoid unwashed fruits and vegetables especially sprouts. Avoid unpasteurized diary products such as raw milk and soft cheeses. ...Read more
Depends: According to the fda, light canned tuna is considered "low" in mercury, whereas tuna steaks (albacore tuna) are considered "higher" in mercury than their canned counterparts. As such, one can safely eat up to 12 ounces of light canned tuna per week, or up to 6 ounces of albacore tuna per week. This is assuming no other consumption of mercury-containing seafood. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Decreasing the amount of harmful chemicals and pesticides during pregnancy is a good idea, however some foods are not exposed to the same level of chemicals as others.Those without thick a protective outer cover are more susceptible during the growing process and therefore require more chemicals and pesticides e.g. Blueberries, strawberries. See this link for further info: http://www.Foodnews.Org/. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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