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Is it safe for me to eat large amounts of chocolate during pregnancy?

Is it safe for me to eat large amounts of chocolate during pregnancy?

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 more

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Dr. Michael Gabor
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Pregnancy (Definition)

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


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I gained 42 lbs in pregnancy and baby looks on track to be 8.5-9lbs. Dr keeps saying it's a chubby baby with big belly. My fault for overeating??

I gained 42 lbs in pregnancy and baby looks on track to be 8.5-9lbs.  Dr keeps saying it's a chubby baby with big belly.  My fault for overeating??

No: Appropriate weight gain for each mother during pregnancy varies. It depends on where you started, too. Try to eat healthy and stay active. Some babies are born at 9 pounds no matter how much weight is gained. ...Read more

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Is it safe for me to eat cured or smoked foods during pregnancy?

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 more

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I constantly crave and eat mashed potatoes and french fries, is that safe for me to eat during my pregnancy?

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

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Is it safe for baby to eat tuna during pregnancy?

Is it safe for baby to eat tuna during pregnancy?

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 more

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During 3 weeks pregnancy is it ok to have two mugs coffee and also eat chocolates during the day?

No: Research on caffeine in pregnancy has shown that more than a single cup of coffee per day increases your risk of miscarriage. We don't know what effect caffeine might have on a developing fetus, but we think that amount is safe. ...Read more

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Is it safe to drink chocolate during pregnancy?

Is it safe to drink chocolate during pregnancy?

Yes: Chocolate drinks are safe but ensure that you drink it in moderation. They are high in calories. Best wishes Dr M ...Read more

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Is it safe to consume drinking chocolate during pregnancy?

Is it safe to consume drinking chocolate during pregnancy?

As long as: U are not diabetic and in moderation, and as long as your wt gain is not excessive but you should ask your OB to make sure it is ok with your ob. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Overeating (Definition)

Overeating is a clinical finding that can be the result of mental health or physical condition or, in some young children, due ...Read more