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Should You Avoid Poppy Seed Dressing While Pregnant
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
Some say there's a risk of listeria in hummus & to avoid while pregnant. Should i avoid it? I'm pregnant. I buy whole foods brand.
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Big fish, spicey foo: In general, there is little you have to avoid with following exceptions: big fish like shark, tuna, swordfish that tend to collect more mercury - once a month at most; spicey foods - if you haven't already experienced it, heartburn is almost a staple of pregnancy and spicey foods only make this worse; caffeine (no more than 250mg/day); and alcohol. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
31 weeks pregnant. Ate basil pesto today. Read after it may not be safe during pregnancy to eat basil pesto. Should i be concerned?
It is safe: It is safe, if you are eating not only salad dressing, but salad and variety other food. ...Read more
Cats : Cats get toxoplasmosis by eating raw meat. If you have cats 100% indoors it would be unlikely that you would be exposed. The only way you can be exposed is by contact/ingestion of spores in an affected cat's feces. So to avoid it, get someone else to change the litter box. If that is not feasible, use gloves when changing litter and be sure to wash your hands. You can't get from petting a cat. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
5 weeks pregnant and I used a honeysuckle essential oil once before knowing it should not be used while pregnant. Do you think I harmed my baby?
Doubtful: with one time use. Essential oils should always be diluted - so hopefully that was diluted. Congratulations. ...Read more
In moderation: It's ok to eat tuna in pregnancy in moderation. It should be fully cooked, not raw. You should only eat one to two servings of seafood a week because seafood has mercury in it. Seafood also has a lot of great nutrients for a developing baby so if you enjoy it, just do it in moderation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on recipe: During pregnancy you are supposed to avoid soft cheeses: feta, brie, camembert, blue-veined cheeses and mexican style cheeses such as queso fresco, queso blanco and panela that do not state they are pasteurized as these cheeses can harbor listeria which can increase your risk for preterm labor, miscarriage and stillbirth. If there's no soft cheese used to make the dip, your ok. ...Read more
I CAN'T THINK OF: Any reason why not. Moderation please...Get a more detailed answer ›
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