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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. Neigatha Graney
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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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Is it safe to eat chia seeds during pregnancy and how much of them?

Is it safe to eat chia seeds during pregnancy and how much of them?

Chia seeds: Chia seeds are safe and nutritious. The seeds can help add fiber to the diet and help fight constipation. The blond or white chia seems to be the best. ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat a lot of peanut shells during pregnancy?

Is it safe to eat a lot of peanut shells during pregnancy?

Shells? : Peanut shells are not meant to be eaten regardless of whether or not you are pregnant. Crack the shell and enjoy the delicious nut inside. Then throw the shell away. ...Read more

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Is it a bad idea to drink green smoothies prior and during the pregnancy? Since many people drink it only to lose fat only?

Is it a bad idea to drink green smoothies prior and during the pregnancy? Since many people drink it only to lose fat only?

Depends: It all depends on what you put in your PURE green smoothy. Normally it is made up of vegetables ( spinach) and fruits such as banana. If these are the only ingredients thats fine. Avoid parsley. Please do not make this your only nutrition. Just drink it as a supplement to your other meals because, you will neet your fats and proteins etc etc. everything in moderation. ...Read more

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Im wondering what a safe amount of milk to drink per day is and is cordial healthy even if its sugar free because of the sugar replacement chemicals?

Im wondering what a safe amount of milk to drink per day is and is cordial healthy even if its sugar free because of the sugar replacement chemicals?

Cordial milk?: Not sure what cordial is. In general, milk is usually a healthy food, although it does contain a lot of fat and calories. It is not a necessary food though, and people who are lactose intolerant or who can otherwise not tolerate milk can do without it completely in their diet with no negative health consequences. If you are going to drink a lot of milk, low-fat may be better. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it true to not drink caffeine drinks or eat fish while pregnant? I thought fish would be healthy for the babys brain development.

Is it true to not drink caffeine drinks or eat fish while pregnant? I thought fish would be healthy for the babys brain development.

Mercury: The issue with fish is related to mercury poisoning. For most fish, it is fine, but avoid shark, swordfish, king mackerel, or tilefish because they contain high levels of mercury. The fda recommends no more than 2 meals (12oz) per week of fish low in mercury. Five of the most commonly eaten fish that are low in mercury are shrimp, canned light tuna, salmon, pollock, and catfish. ...Read more

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I'm pregnant 24 weeks, is it safe to drink peppermint tea? If yes what is the safe daily proportion of it? Thanks

I'm pregnant 24 weeks, is it safe to drink peppermint tea? If yes what is the safe daily proportion of it? Thanks

as far as we know: For obvious reasons no one does research giving drugs or herbs to pregnant women to study adverse effects, but peppermint tea has a long history of use by pregnant women and appears safe. There is no evidence it is harmful. See http://www.Drweil.Com/drw/u/qaa366713/is-peppermint-safe-during-pregnancy.Html - the expert consulted says it is safe to have 3 cups a day but more may be ok too... ...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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Is it true that eating spicy food during pregnancy causes the baby to grow with hair? What types of foods should be avoid during pregnancy?

Is it true that eating spicy food during pregnancy causes the baby to grow with hair? What types of foods should be avoid during pregnancy?

Not true: Spicy food does not affect your baby's hair. Foods to avoid during pregnancy are seafood high in mercury, undercooked meat poultry and eggs, unpasteurized milk, unwashed fruits and vegetables and alcohol. ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat nuts during pregnancy?

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

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Is it safe to drink a lot of caffine ?

Is it safe to drink a lot of caffine ?

What's a lot?: Excess caffeine can lead to irritability, insomnia, panic attacks, anxiety, tremors, agitation, GI distress including esophageal reflux, cramps, indigestion , diarrhea, muscle twitching, cramps, increased sensitivity to to low blood sugar, palpitations, funny heart rhythms, and more. Excess is a relative thing. If you get the above, you're drinking too much. ...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 sodas with caffeine during pregnancy?

Is it safe to drink sodas with caffeine during pregnancy?

Avoid caffeine!: Avoid caffeine in pregnancy! there is a dose-dependent relationship (the greater the amount/dose, the more the risk) between caffeine intake and miscarriage risk in pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is parsley tea safe to drink if there is already a stone too large to pass and is in the utterer ?

Is parsley tea safe to drink if there is already a stone too large to pass and is in the utterer   ?

Antioxidant: Parsley is consider a good antioxidant . The problem is not the tea, is to see a urologist or nephrology and determine what you need. Normally is recommended drink clear water, diuretics some times, depends of the stone , antibiotics, if is indicated. The tea as a liquid could help ...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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