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What A Pregnant Woman Should Eat
Balanced diet: This depends upon age, state of health, pregnancy, and special needs. The usual food pyramid is a good starting point. In general heavy on servings of vegetables and fresh fruits with occasional meats and dairy products. If you have some issues, a nutritionist can be of help. Your family doctor can make a recommendation. ...Read more
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
Avoid alcohol.: It is recommended that you not drink nettle leaf, fennel, sassafras, rosemary (in large amounts), hibiscus, ephedra, licorice root, raspberry leaf, oregano, cinnamon, anise, senna or sage tea. Encourage you to limit caffeine intake -so if you drink white, red, yellow or green tea- try to make it decaffeinated. Ginger, lime, barley, peppermint and thyme tea are safe during pregnancy. ...Read more
Pregnancy Nutrition: There are lots of good online nutrition resources -- including articles focused on pregnancy -- For example --- Pregnancy nutrition: Healthy-eating basics http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/pregnancy-week-by-week/in-depth/pregnancy-nutrition/art-20046955 Pregnancy diet: Focus on these essential nutrients http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/pregnancy-week-by-week/in-depth/pregnancy-nutrition/art-20045082 ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Healthy diet: A pregnant woman should follow a healthful balanced diet. It is sometimes difficult to find time to make all the foods that are recommended. However, a visit to a nutritionist or a site recommended by an OB provider can make it easier to plan ahead and buy and prepare healthy foods. There are prenatal care guides that obs follow for determining the correct number of calories. ...Read more
Sushi & pregnanc: Sushi should be avoided during pregnancy for two reasons. (1) risk of bacterial infection complicating the pregnancy. (2) risk of exposure to mercury complicating the pregnancy. Certainly not worth the risk during pregnancy. Cooked sushi or vegetable-only sushi should be fine, but then we'd worry about the person making the sushi having washed his hands after handling raw fish. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What did you OB say?: You need to ask your ob, you want to eat healthy once you have normal bowel function, and avoid foods that cause constipation, excessive gas or heartburn, right after a csection, i tell my pts to chew gum as that helps bowel motility and helps prevent bowel problems afterward. ...Read more
Eat your steak!: A pregnant woman can definitely eat steak, but it should be cooked all the way through. Some may think this ruins the steak. To have a steak that is cooked well-done but still tender, try a thinner cut. ...Read more
Ummmm..: Uh, oh, this question sounds like a disaster waiting to happen. Whenever, one asks a question in this manner, it brings up concerns about the possibility of an eating disorder. If you do have an eating disorder please be candid with your obstetrician & your nutritionist (should be work with one). ...Read more
During pregnancy, what causes a female to get nauseated after eating if she dost ingest some type of green veggie my pregnant fiance get's sick after eating if she dose not eat a green vegetable with every meal. Can you tell me why?
That : That is a very good question that I have often thought about. No one knows what evolutionary purpose morning sickness caused, to be sure. It was probably to avoid certain poisonous types of food that were bad for pregnancy. Some women get no morning sickness at all, and some women get such severe morning sickness they can only have tube-feedings. Women crave and are repulsed by completely diffferent types of foods. Some women can't eat vegetables, some crave them; some women can't eat meat, some crave it. It is very variable but may have to do with nutritional issues and evolution; no one knows for sure. I hope your fiancee is feeling better soon; morning sickness usually improves by 12-14 weeks. ...Read more
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