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Pregnancy diet plan?

Pregnancy diet plan?

None: See your obgyn for discussion of eating correctly...Please do not go on a diet!.... You are not fat you are pregnant ..Be blessed.. ...Read more

Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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Anyone know what is a healthy pregnancy diet?

Anyone know what is a healthy pregnancy diet?

Nutrition: Get in healthy proteins like red & black beans, chickpeas, fish (low mercury), poultry (75 to 100 gm of protein/ day). Calcium (1, 000 mg per day) with tofu, almonds, dairy products or eggs. Iron (27mg/day) from whole grains & green leafy veggies. Folic acid (600 to 800 mg/day with foods like melon, spinach, tomatoes, strawberries & turnips. Avoid deli meats, pate, unpasteurized milk & imported. ...Read more

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Having a Healthy First Trimester (Tip)

Having a Healthy First Trimester

Fetal development during the first trimestre is the most active.And you baby grows quickly. ...See more

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Managing Gestational Diabetes (Checklist)

Attend a diabetic counseling and nutrition class
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Ask about fetal monitoring and biophysical profiles
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Suggest me the best pregnancy diet,and whether spigadoro pasta will be good for pregnant??

Suggest me the best pregnancy diet,and whether spigadoro pasta will be good for pregnant??

Most pasta is fine: Normal, healthy women do not have to alter their foods and drinks while they are pregnant, as long as their diet is a healthy, natural diet that doesn't contain items that aren't good for a developing baby (such as fish with higher mercury levels, etc...). Prenatal vitamins can be taken. Haven't heard of Spigadoro brand pasta, so don't know if there's anything special about it. ...Read more

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Which is now the top post pregnancy diet and exercise?

Which is now the top post pregnancy diet and exercise?

Reduce weight: My philosophy is that the best way to lose weight is not by dieting, but by changing your lifestyle to a healthier one. You don't need a drastic diet. Make small changes. Eat the right portions, eat 3-5 small meals a day, cut back on carbs and sugars, increase lean protein/veggie/fruit/water intake, and start doing some cardiovascular exercise. Breast feeding also tends to make you lose weight too. ...Read more

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Having a Healthy First Trimester (Tip)

Having a Healthy First Trimester

The minimum requirement for a positive pregnancy is bhcg rising 80%, doubling every 48 hrs. ...See more

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Can Carnitine deficiency have adult onset or become symptomatic in a normal healthy person? If so what would cause it, liver is fine. Pregnancy, diet?

Can Carnitine deficiency have adult onset or become symptomatic in a normal healthy person? If so what would cause it, liver is fine. Pregnancy, diet?

Yes : Primary carnitine deficiency is an autosomal recessive disorder, with onset in infants, children or adults. In adults it usually occurs after a fast. The initial diagnostic lab is a plasma carnitine level. Some cases require more sophisticated tests. There are many other causes of carnitine deficiency, however, the most common in adults being an adverse side effect of statins. Why do you ask? ...Read more

Dr. Ana Adelstein
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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