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Is it safe to eat smoked duck when pregnant?

Is it safe to eat smoked duck when pregnant?

Smoked duck PG?: I would think it would be no problem unless you have high blood pressure or swelling. Discuss with your Dr.

Dr. James Chapman
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Is it safe to eat pickled sausage while pregnant?

Is it safe to eat pickled sausage while pregnant?

Ingredients matter: Nitrates in preserved food, are recommended at lower levels of consumption in pregnancy. SO the receipt should be reviewed for safety in pregnancy.

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Is it safe to eat non-organic produce while pregnant?

Is it safe to eat non-organic produce while pregnant?

Yes: The debate regarding organic vs nonorganic is a tough one to resolve. Whether organic or not, focus on eating largely a plant based diet of unprocessed foods, .

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Is It safe to eat lobster while pregnant?

Generally - yes: The mercury content is not particularly high. Insure that it is fully cooked incase there are any parasites.

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Is it safe to eat wild keta salmon I am 2-3weeks pregnant?

Is it safe to eat wild keta salmon I am 2-3weeks pregnant?

Sure, but...: Eating omega-3-rich proteins like low-mercury fish is very healthy for pregnant women, but make sure wild salmon is well cooked (at risk of undesired parasitic infections like anisakis worms).

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Is it safe to eat sushi while pregnant.?

Is it safe to eat sushi while pregnant.?

Raw fish?: A pregnant woman "can" eat sushi, but it is safer to eat other foods instead of sushi. One reason is the mercury in fish. A person who eats more than 2 servings of fish a week may be taking in too much mercury. A second reason is that sushi often has uncooked seafood in it. Uncooked seafood can contain live viruses, bacteria, and parasites; but cooking the food usually kills those things.

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Is it safe to eat non-organic foods during my pregnancy?

Is it safe to eat non-organic foods during my pregnancy?

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/.

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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.

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9 weeks pregnant and wanting cake made in store (sobeys) not sure what they use to make the icing, is it safe to eat?

9 weeks pregnant and wanting cake made in store (sobeys) not sure what they use to make the icing, is it safe to eat?

Cake is safe: Cake and icing are safe to eat in pregnancy. Foods to avoid in pregnancy include: unpasteurized cheeses and dairy products, deli meat, predatory fish. Other fish such as salmon and tuna should be eaten sparingly, no more than 1-2 times a week. Make sure you are drinking enough water, at least 2 liters a day. Congratulations

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Is it safe to eat lentils/beans that have been soaked overnight and the cooked thoroughly in a pressure cooker to kill any bacteria. I'm pregnant?

Food safety: Eating cooked lentils/ beans are fine. However, it may be best not to eat uncooked bean sprouts during pregnancy.

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Are M&M safe to eat during pregnancy?

Within reason: As long as you are not diabetic, are eating a relatively healthy diet otherwise, and are not gaining too much pregnancy weight, a few M&Ms here and there are not going to hurt anything. Enjoy.

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Is shark safe to eat during pregnancy?

Is shark safe to eat during pregnancy?

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.

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Are dips safe to eat during pregnancy?

Are dips safe to eat during pregnancy?

Dips?: If you mean cheese dip, salsa, etc...Yes, they are safe. What have you heard about these that made you ask the question?

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I know pregnant women should avoid salicylic acid; however, I heard that berries are high in salicylic acid. Is it safe to eat berries when pregnant?

I know pregnant women should avoid salicylic acid; however, I heard that berries are high in salicylic acid. Is it safe to eat berries when pregnant?

Salicylates: An insightful question, that taught me a bit. Yes berries do rate "high" in content for salicylic acid as do a lot of other spicy or tasty foods. Compared to an aspirin your consumption is miniscule, so enjoy most healthy foods as you are eating "for two" now.

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Are 10-15 gr of goji berries per day safe in pregnancy? So far, I've taken this amount every day (i don't eat meat):is my pregnancy (4 month)in danger?

Are 10-15 gr of goji berries per day safe in pregnancy? So far, I've taken this amount every day (i don't eat meat):is my pregnancy (4 month)in danger?

Unknown, prob. Fine: As is often the case, there is little research on this subject. Some people say that goji berries contain betaine (; perhaps other compounds) that can cause miscarriage but if you did not have a miscarriage in the first 3 months it is unlikely now. Others recommend 10 gr/day- see http://www. Thesuperfoods. Net/goji-berry/should-you-take-goji-berries-during-pregnancy I think you should not worry!

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Is it possible for you to eat acai when pregnant?

Is it possible for you to eat acai when pregnant?

Allergy: Unless a woman has an allergy towards acai or other berries, the antioxidants in acai berries help her body fight free radicals and potentially lower the risk of abortion or miscarriage.

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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