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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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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 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 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 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 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 lobster when pregnant?

Mayo Clinic says....: According to mayo clinic lobster should be cooked until it is "milky white." if you are pregnant. No undercooked shell fish. The good news is that mercury content is usually relatively low in lobster. Enjoy. ...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 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 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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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 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 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 boiled egg while pregnant?

Is it safe to eat boiled egg while pregnant?

Yes but be cautious: Yes it is but make sure you cook thoroughly to avoid salmonella poisoning. ...Read more

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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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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