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Is it safe to eat nitrates while pregnant?

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 more

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Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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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 splenda while pregnant?

Is it safe to eat splenda while pregnant?

Yes: Unknown, it was accidentally discovered while developing a pesticide. Rat studies only showed an imbalance in bowel flora. Humans report migraines being triggered. I recommend as natural as possible in pregnancy. ...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 safe to eat bananas while pregnant?

Is it safe to eat bananas while pregnant?

Yes: No concerns whatsoever with bananas unless you have had problems with excessive weight gain or gestational diabetes. Bananas have a high glycemic index, so they stimulate Insulin more than other fruits and veggies. Otherwise, enjoy! ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat shellfish while pregnant?

Is it safe to eat shellfish while pregnant?

Yes: The major concern with seafood in pregnancy is mercury content which is just not very high in shellfish. Tuna and swordfish are the variety most associated with high mercury content. ...Read more

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Is It safe to eat lobster while pregnant?

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. ...Read more

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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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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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Is it safe to eat honey while pregnant?

Is it safe to eat honey while pregnant?

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 more

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Is it safe to eat foods with msg while pregnant?

Msg: Msg is considered safe to add in food products as per fda, however some people have reactions to msg including fast heartrate. ...Read more

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Is it safe to exercise while pregnant?

Is it safe to exercise while pregnant?

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 more

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Is it safe to drink ensure while pregnant?

Yes: But why do you need ensure . It is always better to eat nutural food than processed food . If you have risk for gestational diabetics you may use glucerna. Discuss with your oby. ...Read more

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

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

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 more

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Is it safe to eat pepper when pregnant?

Is it safe to eat pepper when pregnant?

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 more

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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