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Is it safe to eat candy while pregnant?

Is it safe to eat candy while pregnant?

Yes: In moderation. Preg metabolism is slow and weight easy to gain hard to loose. ...Read more

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Dr. Sheila Smith
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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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My friend from germany sent me a lakritz, i love that candies, is it safe to eat them during pregnancy?

My friend from germany sent me a lakritz, i love that candies, is it safe to eat them during pregnancy?

Avoid: Lakritz (licorice) is best avoided during pregnancy (theoretical risk of miscarriage and premature labor). That said, many licorice products contain anise oil instead, which should be okay. I think the german candies have real licorice, though. ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat canned tuna when pregnant?

Is it safe to eat canned tuna when pregnant?

Yes: Tuna is safe for consumption as long as you are eating reasonable amounts. To reach detectable levels of Mercury from canned tuna one would have to eat approximately 26 cans of tuna per week. ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat kimchi when 16wks pregnant?

Is it safe to eat kimchi when 16wks pregnant?

Kimchi: Like most things during pregnancy, you probably don't want to eat kimchi daily, but well made kimchi should be fine. ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat ranch dressing while pregnant?

Is it safe to eat ranch dressing while pregnant?

Not unsafe: It is not unsafe unless you are allergic to something in the dressing. ...Read more