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What Are Some Good Foods To Eat If I Am Pregnant With Multiples
If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more
What are some good foods to eat while breast feeding and to also help you loose weight from pregnancy?
Balanced diet: Try to have a protein and some dairy at each meal, along with vegetables and fruit. Avoid large portions of starch and avoid sugar and processed food. More calories are used up than when not breastfeeding, so if you can eat regularly and sensibly and avoid snacking on junk and sugary foods, you will have a very good chance of losing weight. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I am currently 12 weeks pregnant, I eat a good amount of fast food. I am pretty busy and don't cook much. Will this affect my child?
Yes.: Nutrition is very important throughout pregnancy! Be sure and take a prenatal vitamin daily! Your baby needs plenty of green leafy vegetables and fruits daily. Protein intake is important also. Start with a simple cookbook and easy meals. Work towards a goal of limiting fast food to once a week, then less optimally! Congratulations on your pregnancy! ...Read more
What foods are good for a diabetic women who is planning for pregnancy. Can i eat kiwi fruit. I am currently using folic acid for past one month.
Healthy: A healthy well balanced diet that includes lean protein, fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts, whole grains. Try to avoid processed foods- they can affect your Insulin level. Try to stay away from too many saturated fats. Unsaturated fats are healthier. Try to eat complex carbohydrates as 60% of your diet. Protein as 20% and try to limit fat to 20% of your diet. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No RAW meat/fish: Besides raw meat/fish (n minimize processed meats/cold-cuts), you should be eating a healthy, well balanced diet, and regular exercises just like everyone else should. You may need a bit more iron/calcium/folic acid which are provided in your prenatal vitamins. Only eat more to gain about 25-30lbs total during pregnancy. Consult doc or nutritionist if needed. Congrats on the pregnancy. Good luck. ...Read more
Whole foods: I always recommend a diet of whole foods ... Real food. Not food that comes out of a box or bag or package. Eat real meat and vegetables. A small amount of fruit. Dairy if you tolerate it. Lots of water. Cook and eat at home not at restaurants. :) ask around to find your local farmers and make friends with them! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there a comprehensive app of all foods that are safe to eat when pregnant, and those that arent?
Many apps: Try "pregnancy companion" - it's put out by a couple of board certified ob/gyns & my patients like it. I give my patients the book "what to expect when expecting" & they tell me that it's also pretty good. Acog also has a website that makes "info" sheets available & as always, i'm sure you're OB provider is an excellent resource for any questions you may have. Good luck. ...Read more
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