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Iam 5 week pregnant. foods to eat and foods to avoid during pregnancy?

Iam 5 week pregnant. foods to eat and foods to avoid during pregnancy?

Pregnancy diet: Balanced diet .Wash all vegetables. Prenatal vitamins. Avoid smoked, uncooked meats(deli)/poultry/seafood ,rare meats- could harbor bacteria( listeria).Fish high in mercury. Fresh,washed, greens- there have been infections in bagged salads. Rarely listeria has been in soft unprocessed/pasturized cheese and ice cream. Avoid alcohol. Discuss with doc www.americanpregnancy.org/foods-to-avoid ...Read more

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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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What drinks and food to avoid during pregnancy?

What drinks and food to avoid during pregnancy?

Alcohol/uncooked foo: Avoid the following in pregnancy: unpasteurized dairy products/juices, undercooked meats (including poultry/fish), alcohol, excessive fish consumption (no more than twice weekly), taking into account fda recommendations regarding specific fish content in methylmercury (in general avoid large fish). Be careful about fresh fruit/salads - they must be washed thoroughly by someone you trust. ...Read more

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Which foods aren't safe to eat during pregnancy?

Which foods aren't safe to eat during pregnancy?

Most are safe: The main focus in should be nutrition and eating a healthy diet. Avoid more than 1-2 servings per week of high mercury fish such as shark and swordfish. Just like non pregnant women - avoid raw or uncooked meats and eggs. Avoid unwashed fruits and vegetables especially sprouts. Avoid unpasteurized diary products such as raw milk and soft cheeses. ...Read more

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Which foods aren't safe to eat during pregnancy?

Which foods aren't safe to eat during pregnancy?

Food: I dont know of any food in moderation besides salt which would be dangerous. Alcohol is not a good choice. ...Read more

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What are the best foods to eat during early pregnancy?

What are the best foods to eat during early pregnancy?

See this link : Here is a link to the ACOG patient info page on nutrition in pregnancy: http://www.acog.org/~/media/For%20Patients/faq001.pdf?dmc=1&ts=20140528T0843536016 ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat non-organic foods during my pregnancy?

Is it safe to eat non-organic foods during my pregnancy?

Yes: Decreasing the amount of harmful chemicals and pesticides during pregnancy is a good idea, however some foods are not exposed to the same level of chemicals as others.Those without thick a protective outer cover are more susceptible during the growing process and therefore require more chemicals and pesticides e.g. Blueberries, strawberries. See this link for further info: http://www.Foodnews.Org/. ...Read more

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What's the healthiest diet to eat when pregnant?

What's the healthiest diet to eat when pregnant?

ACOG: See the latest recommendations about pregnancy diet, weight gain, and exercise during pregnancy at www.Acog.Org. Follow the 'patient' links. ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat really spicy foods during pregnancy?

Is it safe to eat really spicy foods during pregnancy?

Doesn't hurt: Eating spicy foods will not harm baby. Might cause wicked heart burn though :) might want to be careful if breast feeding spicy food might cause baby issues. ...Read more

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Can you eat chocolate during pregnancy?

Can you eat chocolate during pregnancy?

Of course!: Just do not carry it to excess (as with all things!). There is some caffeine / stimulant properties in it, but usually this is not a factor in reasonable serving sizes. Ask your OB if any specific concerns. ...Read more

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Are dips safe to eat during pregnancy?

Are dips safe to eat during pregnancy?

Dips?: If you mean cheese dip, salsa, etc...Yes, they are safe. What have you heard about these that made you ask the question? ...Read more

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Could you eat the seeds in kiwi during pregnancy?

Could you eat the seeds in kiwi during pregnancy?

Yes: I've never heard that there is anything wrong with eating kiwi in pregnancy. Healthy and safe. ...Read more

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What are some foods I can eat during the day to satisfy my munching cravings?

What are some foods I can eat during the day to satisfy my munching cravings?

Muncher: Hi, muncher protein and fat have natural abiltiy to satisfy your hunger!find that most of my pre diabetic obese patients do very well following a lower glycemic index plan.Look on websitesplease do not eat lots of starches during unless you exercise alot..1+ hr of sweating exercise/ daystick to lean protein, veg, fruits , nut butters, small amounts. You will not feel empty!. Don't eat frequent! ...Read more

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Are sprouted grains safe to eat during pregnancy?

Are sprouted grains safe to eat during pregnancy?

Controversial: There have been so many cases of sprouts contaminated by e. Coli or other pathologic bacteria, it's difficult to advise. If you know the producer of the sprouts is fastidious about their handling & preparation, they should be ok but if there is any doubt, don't risk them. ...Read more

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What food , fruits, vegetables are good to eat during diet to get flat stomach while breastfeeding?

What food , fruits, vegetables are good to eat during diet to get flat stomach while breastfeeding?

Your diet won't work: you must exercise to become physically fit--more important than y9ur diet. Learn how to eat healthy. Be sure you do not have vitamin D deficiency. ...Read more

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Best super foods to eat during pregnancy? Best vitamins besides pre natal to take? Best things in general to help your baby during pregnency?

Best super foods to eat during pregnancy? Best vitamins besides pre natal to take? Best things in general to help your baby during pregnency?

Hello....: There is not such a thing as super-foods during pregnancy or better vitamins than pre-natal. Want to help your baby? Be happy, calm, enjoy life, worry less ...Read more

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What are the best foods to eat during early pregnancy?

See this link : Here is a link to the ACOG patient info page on nutrition in pregnancy: http://www.acog.org/~/media/For%20Patients/faq001.pdf?dmc=1&ts=20140528T0843536016 ...Read more

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What food should I not eat during pregnancy?

What food should I not eat during pregnancy?

Junk food: Junk food is defined as none nutritional food that can offer little or no value to a growing fetus. Food from the four basic food groups concentrating on fruit and vegetables is a preferable. ...Read more

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Iam 5 week pregnant. foods to eat and foods to avoid during pregnancy?

Pregnancy diet: Balanced diet .Wash all vegetables. Prenatal vitamins. Avoid smoked, uncooked meats(deli)/poultry/seafood ,rare meats- could harbor bacteria( listeria).Fish high in mercury. Fresh,washed, greens- there have been infections in bagged salads. Rarely listeria has been in soft unprocessed/pasturized cheese and ice cream. Avoid alcohol. Discuss with doc www.americanpregnancy.org/foods-to-avoid ...Read more

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What are the top 5-10 foods i can eat to best prepare my body for pregnancy?

What are the top 5-10 foods i can eat to best prepare my body for pregnancy?

Well balanced diet: Just as in everyday life, one shoud eat fruits, veggies, lean protein like chicken/turkey breast or fish (not sushi) and multigrain bread and perhaps brown rice and black beans. To make sure that you have the Folic Acid and dha on board you can also take an over- the-counter prenatal vitamin with dha in it. Avoid tobacco, alcohol, and drugs. Regular exercise 45 min daily is also recommended. ...Read more

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What if i gained 10 pounds during my 30 week of pregnancy. Is it ok? What kind of food shoulf i eat to lose a little bit of weight ?

That is too much: Discuss with your OB , your OB can refer u to a pregnancy dietician, and u need to cut down on the carbs and salt , and eat higher protein, esp at night for dinner at the max wt gain should be 4 pounds in 4 weeks. ...Read more

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Which foods aren't safe to eat during pregnancy?

Food: I dont know of any food in moderation besides salt which would be dangerous. Alcohol is not a good choice. ...Read more

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Which foods aren't safe to eat during pregnancy?

Most are safe: The main focus in should be nutrition and eating a healthy diet. Avoid more than 1-2 servings per week of high mercury fish such as shark and swordfish. Just like non pregnant women - avoid raw or uncooked meats and eggs. Avoid unwashed fruits and vegetables especially sprouts. Avoid unpasteurized diary products such as raw milk and soft cheeses. ...Read more

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Is it safe for me to eat cured or smoked foods during pregnancy?

Is it safe for me to eat cured or smoked foods during pregnancy?

Here's the diet.: Eat only meats, fish, and poultry and eggs that are fully cooked. Avoid unpasteurized dairy products and fruit/vegetable juices. Wash fresh fruits and vegetables under running water before eating. Avoid raw sprouts. So to answer your question.....Only if fully cooked. ...Read more

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What healthy food could I eat during my pregnancy so I won't gain much weight? Could I work out even though I am one month?

What healthy food could I eat during my pregnancy so I won't gain much weight? Could I work out even though I am one month?

Many options: Be sure to eat a well balanced, nutritious diet containing lean protein, fruits, and vegetables. Avoid raw or undercooked food, as well as soft cheeses as they could contain bacteria that might harm the fetus. You can also take prenatal vitamins to supplement. Light, non-strenuous exercise is okay too, as long as you used to exercise before you became pregnant. ...Read more

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What specific foods can I eat before glucose test during pregnancy?

What specific foods can I eat before glucose test during pregnancy?

FASTING: To get accurate result of glucose, you should be fasting before blood test. Just eat regular food. ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat really spicy foods during pregnancy?

Doesn't hurt: Eating spicy foods will not harm baby. Might cause wicked heart burn though :) might want to be careful if breast feeding spicy food might cause baby issues. ...Read more

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Is eating the Greek food Saganaki (fried Kasseri Cheese) safe to eat during pregnancy? I have read it's unpasteurized.

Is eating the Greek food Saganaki (fried Kasseri Cheese) safe to eat during pregnancy? I have read it's unpasteurized.

Mixed signals, here: As I imagine you have discovered, this question is a conundrum.General pregnancy advice is to avoid soft, unpasteurized cheeses in pregnancy. While Kasseri is unpasteurized, it is hard and there are many anecdotal reports about eating it safely in pregnancy. The CDC does not include kasseri in its list of cheese to avoid when pregnant:queso fresco/blanco/panela; brie; Camembert; blue-veined; feta ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat beer battered food during pregnancy?

Is it safe to eat beer battered food during pregnancy?

Yes: it is okay. Unless you are drinking the beer while you are preparing it or everything you eat the entire pregnancy is beer battered. In that case your weight gain would be more of a problem. ...Read more

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Can i eat food cooked with alcohol during pregnancy? I ate a shedded beef taco and didn't know they put cooking wine in before cooking.

Can i eat food cooked with alcohol during pregnancy? I ate a shedded beef taco and didn't know they put cooking wine in before cooking.

Cooking with alcohol: People sometimes cook with wine or other alcohol to flavor a dish. The actual alcohol usually cooks off through the heating process. So you should be fine with your pregnancy in eating such foods. Drinking alcohol would be very different, though. ...Read more

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How to explain you eat healthy during pregnancy without offending people? People get mad if I say no to food that I don't think will help my baby.

How to explain you eat healthy during pregnancy without offending people? People get mad if I say no to food that I don't think will help my baby.

Healthy diet: I would suggest that you tell people that you have been told by your OB that it is healthy to gain about 30 lbs in pregnancy and that it is recommended that you exercise and watch your diet to meet that goal. Excess calories are good for no one, including your baby. ...Read more

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Are cold foods safe to eat during pregnancy when microwaved? I just microwaved viennas. I'm 16 weeks pregnant.

Are cold foods safe to eat during pregnancy when microwaved? I just microwaved viennas. I'm 16 weeks pregnant.

Cold foods : It is best to make certain the foods consumed in pregnancy are cooked thoroughly, as bacterial illnesses like Listerosis can cause problems in pregnancy. The symptoms are those of common "food poisoning" (diarrhea, nausea, vomiting) but see your OB physician for treatment if symptoms develop, as some food born infections are more serious in pregnancy. ...Read more

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Developed so many food allergies during last pregnancy(1yr ago) now I can't hardly eat anything but meat-could these go away if I got pregnant again?

Developed so many food allergies during last pregnancy(1yr ago) now  I can't hardly eat anything but meat-could these go away if I got pregnant again?

More details: I am not aware of pregnancy creating food allergies and wonder what your reactions have been and to which foods. If you had severe morning sickness during the pregnancy, the reactions to food now may well be psychological. Consult an allergist if you want this problem resolved. ...Read more