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Is It Safe To Eat Nitrates While Pregnant
If you have to ask -: Nitrates - typically found in higher concentration in some drinking water and in cured meat products such as hot dogs and sausage - and not to be confused with nitro-related medications - are a health risk. And so definitely not recommended in pregnancy. Eat a wide variety of foods while pregnant including lots of fruits and vegetables - and keep on eating that way even when you're not pregnant! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Yes: I'm guessing the concern here is over the recommendation not to feed honey to infants less than one year of age. Infants in their first year can have their intestines colonized by the bacteria that produces botulism toxin. Honey can contain these bacterial spores, but does not contain the toxin, so it will not harm you or your fetus if you ingest it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: We generally encourage patients, with no contraindications, to exercise five days per week, 20-30 minutes a day. We usually avoid high impact-type of exercise. Walking, swimming, low-impact aerobics, exercise bike are all good types of exercise. Remember, calories in. And calories out (exercise), will help with proper weight gain in pregnancy. Ask your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Of course....: People have been getting pregnant ant successfully delivering healthy babies long before foods specifically marketed as "organic" we're popular. You need a balanced diet with caloric intake adequate to nourish you and your child. Follow the advice of your OB regarding diet, calories and multivitamin/supplements. Preparing your meals at home, with the occasional meals out is just fine. Congrats! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes!: Black pepper is an excellent source of manganese, with just 2 teaspoons of pepper containing over 12 percent of your daily recommended value of the mineral. The same amount of pepper also contains 8.6 percent of the daily recommended amount of vitamin k. It is afe during pregnancy, just do not go overboard! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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