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Dr. Eric Weisman
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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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Is it good to eat raw or cooked sushi while pregnant??

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Is it good to eat raw or cooked sushi while pregnant??

Safer than you think: It's usually safe to eat sushi and other dishes made with raw or cooked fish when you're pregnant. However, depending on what fish the sushi is made from. For more information bring up your concerns with your gynecologist or OB-GYN. ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat raw oysters while pregnant?

Is it safe to eat raw oysters while pregnant?

No raw shellfish: Avoid any shellfish that are raw or undercooked. Do not eat any shellfish harvested during a red tide or when there are similar algae problems. Avoid any fish or shellfish that are obtained from areas near industrial pollution. Avoid smoked seafood. Avoid mecury. Fish with very high potential mercury levels: shark, swordfish, marlin & king mackerel, big eye & ahi tuna & orange roughy. & tilefish. ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat deli meat while pregnant?

Is it safe to eat deli meat while pregnant?

No: From the centers for disease control: "?do not eat hot dogs, luncheon meats, cold cuts, other deli meats (e.g., bologna), or fermented or dry sausages unless they are heated to an internal temperature of 165°f or until steaming hot just before serving." at http://www.Cdc.Gov/nczved/divisions/dfbmd/diseases/listeriosis/. ...Read more

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Is it ok to eat porgy fish while pregnant?

Is it ok to eat porgy fish while pregnant?

Avoid.: Porgy fish was noted to be high in mercury the last time this was checked. Be safe and don't. See http://www.ewg.org/research/brain-food/fish-women-should-avoid ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat cooked red snapper while pregnant?

Where was it caught?: According to the fda red snapper normally has moderate to low mercury levels. However, studies are now being done on fish from the gulf of mexico where mercury levels in some fish are more elevated. ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat shell fish like mussels, prawns when you are pregnant?

Is it safe to eat shell fish like mussels, prawns when you are pregnant?

Most Seafoods are : Safe to eat during pregnancy. Preferably eat the cooked ones and not raw to prevent ingestion of parasites and bacteria.Check the link below for useful tips. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/pregnancy-and-fish/pr00158. ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat scrammbled eggs while pregnant?

Is it safe to eat scrammbled eggs while pregnant?

Yes: Wash hands well after handling the shells and the raw egg, and then cook and enjoy. Don't eat raw or undercooked. But eggs are an excellent source of protein during pregnancy, so it's fine to enjoy them, even on a daily basis. ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat raw oysters while I am pregnant?

Is it safe to eat raw oysters while I am pregnant?

Raw shellfish: Avoid any shellfish that are raw or undercooked. Do not eat any shellfish harvested during a red tide or when there are similar algae problems. Avoid any fish or shellfish that are obtained from areas near industrial pollution. Avoid smoked seafood. Avoid mecury. Fish with very high potential mercury levels: shark, swordfish, marlin & king mackerel, big eye & ahi tuna & orange roughy. & tilefish. ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat feta cheese while pregnant?

Is it safe to eat feta cheese while pregnant?

Yes: First of all the entire country of greece seems to have no problems with eating feta and having babies. The issue with soft cheeses is not the cheese per se but that soft cheese may be made from unpasteurized milk and that can be linked to listeria infection. Most cheese in america is made from pasteurized dairy including feta. In addition, listeria can grow in any spoiled food, not just dairy. ...Read more

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Is it ok to eat canned tuna while pregnant? How much seafood is ok during pregnancy i dont eat beef or pork?

Is it ok to eat canned tuna while pregnant? How much seafood is ok during pregnancy i dont eat beef or pork?

"Seafood" diet: Thankfully, you are on a seafood food and not "see any food" diet. Fish is an excellent source of protein during pregnancy including tuna, with one major exception. Fresh fish caught in mercury poisoned and infested lakes is off limits to pregnant mothers and generally the rest of the population as well. ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat seafood while pregnant?

Is it safe to eat seafood while pregnant?

Yes: Higher levels of mercury are found in certain types of seafood. Seafood to avoid in pregnancy include tilefish, swordfish, king mackerel, and shark. Other seafood should be limited to 6-12 ounces per week. ...Read more

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Is it ok to eat silver fish when pregnant?

Is it ok to eat silver fish when pregnant?

Too much Mercury.: Apparently Silver fish has a very high Mercury content, and should be avoided completely while pregnant. ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat eggs benedict from restaurants while pregnant?

Is it safe to eat eggs benedict from restaurants while pregnant?

Sure: There are no egg restrictions during pregnancy at all except that they should be cooked. ...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

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Is it safe to eat sushi while pregnant?

Is it safe to eat sushi while pregnant?

No: All foods consumed during pregnancy should be well cooked to reduce the risk for infection. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Food Safety (Definition)

Food safety refers to the safe preparation and storage of food in the home. Most often, this refers to adequately cooking meats to kill off harmful bacteria. Food safety may also refer to the safe production of food ...Read more