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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/. ...Read more

Dr. Austina Cho
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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 safe to eat squid ink pasta/squid ink paella during pregnancy? Currently 5 months pregnant.

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. ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat homemade egg fried rice during pregnancy? I made it fresh & piping hot thoroughly cooked with a little soy sauce & veggies? 35wks preg

Is it safe to eat homemade egg fried rice during pregnancy? I made it fresh & piping hot thoroughly cooked with a little soy sauce & veggies? 35wks preg

Yes, very safe: There is a very small risk of salmonella (a bacteria) from undercooked eggs but cooking thoroughly eliminates that risk. Eggs are one of the healthiest foods to eat, esp. In pregnancy, but I strongly advise choosing organic/pastured eggs when possible.
See https://www. Foodsafety. Gov/risk/pregnant/chklist_pregnancy. Html ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat pistachios and mix dried fruit and nuts mix during pregnancy? Is there any risks to baby? I’m in my Third trimester

Is it safe to eat pistachios and mix dried fruit and nuts mix during pregnancy? Is there any risks to baby? I’m in my Third trimester

Third trimester diet: What you have described is in general very safe, especially in the third trimester. There are virtually no risks to the fetus under normal consumption standards. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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? ...Read more

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Is eating the Greek food Saganaki (fried Kasseri Cheese) safe to eat during pregnancy? I have read it's unpasteurized.

Is eating the Greek food Saganaki (fried Kasseri Cheese) safe to eat during pregnancy? I have read it's unpasteurized.

Mixed signals, here: As I imagine you have discovered, this question is a conundrum. General pregnancy advice is to avoid soft, unpasteurized cheeses in pregnancy. While Kasseri is unpasteurized, it is hard and there are many anecdotal reports about eating it safely in pregnancy. The CDC does not include kasseri in its list of cheese to avoid when pregnant:queso fresco/blanco/panela; brie; Camembert; blue-veined; feta ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat maple syrup in pregnancy on pancakes? All in moderation as it is a sugar.

Is it safe to eat maple syrup in pregnancy on pancakes? All in moderation as it is a sugar.

In moderation: Are you thinking about Maple Syrup Disease? It is due to a genetic condition. Maple syrup on pancakes sounds delicious (in moderation). ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat yogurt during pregnancy? We have known that it contains live cultures and bacteria.

Is it safe to eat yogurt during pregnancy? We have known that it contains live cultures and bacteria.

Being Pregnant: Yes. Of course. Can you imagine how many pregnant females eat yogurt every day in the world and are just fine? ...Read more

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Is safe to eat frozen pangasius fish during pregnancy?

Catfish: Catfish is safe for consumption. All fish is is safe it is the amount that is the concern. Fish that are high in mercury (Swordfish, Shark) should be eaten in limited amounts. ...Read more

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Is Fage greek yogurt safe during pregnancy? It lists pasteurized milk as an ingredient but wanted to make sure as I am currently pregnant.

Is Fage greek yogurt safe during pregnancy? It lists pasteurized milk as an ingredient but wanted to make sure as I am currently pregnant.

Yes: Yes it is safe. Remember our statement is nothing is truly safe except air and water and we are not really sure about them. To my knowledge there is nothing in the literature that states yogurt is harmful. Congratulations and have a healthy pregnancy ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat nuts during pregnancy?

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 eat tofu during pregnancy.?

Is it safe to eat tofu during pregnancy.?

Yes: Soy eaten in healthy amounts and in the freshest preparation and in moderation is probably fine. It has been listed as a controversial food. So if in doubt, communication with your ob-gyn would be helpful. ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat oranges during pregnancy?

Is it safe to eat oranges during pregnancy?

Yes: Oranges are a great source of vitamin c and good for you and your baby. ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat eggplant during pregnancy?

Yes: In some traditional cultures--haiti & japan- eggplant is not permitted during pregnancy. There is no scientific reason for this & many do eat it. Be sure to eat it cooked as raw eggplant is not very digestible.

Do avoid undercooked animal foods, rare meat, raw oysters, clams, sushi, unpasteurized milk, raw eggs, raw cookie or cake dough. These are truly unsafe. ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat ginger during pregnancy?

Is it safe to eat ginger during pregnancy?

Yes, in moderation: Several research studies have found ginger to be both safe ; effective in treating "morning sickness." in these studies the most common dose used was 250 mg 4 times a day. A good summary of the research can be found at http://www. Bastyrcenter. Org/content/view/631/ ; http://bit. Ly/1egsdzs
some authorities are concerned large doses could have adverse effects on the fetus so moderation is advised. ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat cabbage during pregnancy?

Is it safe to eat cabbage during pregnancy?

Yes: Diet during pregnancy should contain lots of fruits and vegetables. These should be washed well to remove pesticides. Organically raised fruits and vegetables are safer. Cabbage is somewhat difficult to digest, and may cause some problems with the gallbladder or intestines. If it doesn't bother you, it is okay. Moderation is important. ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat honey during pregnancy?

Is it safe to eat honey during pregnancy?

Yes of course: Honey is a very healthy food that has been consumed by pregnant women for thousands of years. ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat pineapple during pregnancy?

Is it safe to eat pineapple during pregnancy?

Yes: Pineapple is safe & healthy. The acidity can affect your teeth so as always, brush & rinse after meals. ...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 seafood during pregnancy?

Is it safe to eat seafood during pregnancy?

Yes: The healthiest people in the world eat a lot of fish. The benefits of dha on fetal brain development was actually observed in women who ate a lot of fish. There has never been any reported case of mercury poisoning from too much fish consumption in the United States. ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat chicken during pregnancy?

Is it safe to eat chicken during pregnancy?

Pregnancy ; chicken: Worse case scenario is its association with salmonella. But if you know your source, I think this is not a problem.
However my advise would be to decrease the intake of fish due to risk of mercury poisoning. ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat flax bread during pregnancy?

Is it safe to eat flax bread during pregnancy?

Yes: The rda for carbohydrates in pregnancy is 175 grams daily. Your diet should contain a wide variety of carbs and flax seed can be a healthy part of your daily intake. ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat hemp nut seeds during pregnancy?

Is it safe to eat hemp nut seeds during pregnancy?

Safe and healthful: Hemp seeds are one of the most nutritious of all foods, one of the best sources of protein and essential fatty acids and a good source of many vitamins and minerals. They are non-toxic and not only safe to eat in pregnancy but one of the healthiest foods you can eat. ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat american cheese during pregnancy?

Yes: Any pasteurized milk cheese is ok. American cheese almost always falls into that category. Check the label. ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat really spicy foods during pregnancy?

Is it safe to eat really spicy foods during pregnancy?

Doesn't hurt: Eating spicy foods will not harm baby. Might cause wicked heart burn though :) might want to be careful if breast feeding spicy food might cause baby issues. ...Read more

Freezing (Definition)

Freezing is to mean turning liquid into solid form by lowering the temperature. Water begins to freeze at 32 degree f or 0 degree celsius. Freezing reduces the movement of the substance/object--solid. Also commonly used in daily communication--police says to a perpetraitor "freeze" and hopefully the bad boy/girl stays solid/still (just for fun :-)). Have ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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