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Is getting the pneumonia vaccination a good idea for a healthy, non-smoking pregnant woman?

Is getting the pneumonia vaccination a good idea for a healthy, non-smoking pregnant woman?

Likely safe, but...: It would likely be safe to receive a pneumonia vaccine, but typically there is no reason to recommend it. Do consider a flu vaccine when in season, and tdap for pertussis protection. ...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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Would it be a good idea for females to have more iron rich foods during pregnancy?

Would it be a good idea for females to have more iron rich foods during pregnancy?

Yes: As the pregnancy continues more iron is needed for the healthy growth of the baby. Iron rich foods will be very helpful in addition to taking the prenatal vitamins with iron. ...Read more

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I am getting tired of the same old healthy food everyday. Any ideas for good snacks?

I am getting tired of the same old healthy food everyday. Any ideas for good snacks?

Healthy snack ideas : Ideas: 1 square of high quality dark chocolate. String cheese wrapped in a piece of low-salt ham. Apple slices with cashew butter. Fresh avocado slices wrapped in a slice of turkey. Raw veggies and hummus. 1 handful raw almonds. Berry smoothie with protein powder and ground flax seeds. Warm pear with ricotta cheese, sprinkled with cinnamon. Cup of edamame (boiled soybeans). More? ...Read more

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What do I need to do diet wise to get fasting glucose back into the normal range.Avoid fats at night?Is a bedtime snack a good idea or not?

What do I need to do diet wise to get fasting glucose back into the normal range.Avoid fats at night?Is a bedtime snack a good idea or not?

See below: If your fasting glucose is elevated but you are not diabetic you have about 60% of preventing progression of the process. You should lose about 10% of your body weight, more if you are overweight, exercise at least 30 minutes/day, 5 days/week and gradually increase the intensity of exercise. It may help to consult a nutritionist for advise about diet. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoc. ...Read more

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What are some good ideas for good '50 calorie or less' snacks?

What are some good ideas for good '50 calorie or less' snacks?

Fruit.: Fruit is low in calories, high in nutritive value and often contains some fiber. The down side of your strategy is that there's no room to include some protein, which is important. Perhaps a little bit of yogurt with your fruit? I'd rather see you invest some more calories and include protein with your carbohydrates. ...Read more

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I am f/25, 5'3 and 193lbs.What is my recomended weight?Will 2 healthy meals a and 2 snacks(fruit)help me lose lbs?Is fasted cardio a good/bad idea?

I am f/25, 5'3 and 193lbs.What is my recomended weight?Will 2 healthy meals a and 2 snacks(fruit)help me lose lbs?Is fasted cardio a good/bad idea?

listen to your body: If overweight with ovarian cyst , one needs 6 small equal meals with a slow anti-inflammatory grain like quinoa, buckwheat groats, or amaranth at each meal and fresh vegetables more than fruit and small amounts of high quality protein from beans, fish, high quality eggs, and grass fed meat. Relax and de-stress and aim for 60 minutes of fun movement exercise spread through the day. ...Read more

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Is snacking only without meds a good idea with close blood sugar level monitiring?

Is snacking only without meds a good idea with close blood sugar level monitiring?

Snacking: Is a very bad idea for anyone with diabetes, as it makes it more difficult or even impossible to control your blood sugar properly. ...Read more

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15 weeks pregnant. Awful pain in both upper thighs and knees when I walk. Had U/S done to rule out blood clots and came back good. Any ideas?

15 weeks pregnant.  Awful pain in both upper thighs and knees when I walk.  Had U/S done to rule out blood clots and came back good.  Any ideas?

Leg pain: Hi grc123, your symptoms sound suspicious for sciatica in pregnancy. As you can imagine tremendous stress is put on the lower back during pregnancy, especially L4-L5, where the sciatic nerve originates. Low heeled shoes, arch supports, firm bed, physio, heat and cold packs, and sleeping on your side with a pillow between your legs can be helpful. Sometimes a long walk can be helpful. ...Read more

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I'm pregnant. What are some foods/snacks that are good to eat for me and the baby?

I'm pregnant. What are some foods/snacks that are good to eat for me and the baby?

Healthy snacks!: Nuts, veggies, some fruits (preferably berries). Good quality proteins, dairy products like cheeses ; milk. Eggs are terrific. Some whole grains, but in general it's best to avoid too many refined carbohydrates and processed foods. ...Read more

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Is being pregnant 2.5 months after having 2 c-sections a good idea?

Is being pregnant 2.5 months after having 2 c-sections a good idea?

You tell us: I am sorry but what did your OB say? What type of C-section did you have? This specific question, while very important, cannot be answered on the internet without some history and an examination. ...Read more

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Is having sex in a pool while pregnant a good idea?

Is having sex in a pool while pregnant a good idea?

Avoid overheating.: Higher temperatures, as in a hot tub, should be avoided, but in a normal pool, there should be no problem. In fact, the relative weightlessness may make intercourse more comfortable. ...Read more

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What is good to eat when pregnant for snacks?

What is good to eat when pregnant for snacks?

Fruits & vegetables: Fruits and vegetables contain the cofactors need for fetal growth. ...Read more

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Im pregrnant is it a good idea to get Brazilian wax? And is it better than shaving?

Im pregrnant is it a good idea to get Brazilian wax? And is it better than shaving?

Whatever you choose: I can see no reason a wax would interfere with your pregnancy. Whether you wax or shave is more an individual choice. Some like it one way while others choose different. ...Read more