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What Are The Good Foods For Pregnant Women
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
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
Folic Acid, Iron &: Calcium. Get in healthy proteins like red & black beans, chickpeas, fish (low mercury), poultry (75 to 100 gm of protein/ day). Calcium (1, 000 mg per day) with tofu, almonds, dairy products or eggs. Iron (27mg/day) from whole grains & green leafy veggies. Folic acid (600 to 800 mg/day with foods like melon, spinach, tomatoes, strawberries & turnips. ...Read more
Get enough protein!: Consider the percentage protein in the food you choose. With food labels, a simple way of doing this is to compare the quantity of protein in grams to the energy content in calories. This is not a scientific comparison but is a rule-of-thumb when shopping. The closer the ratio of the protein grams to calories is to 1:10, the better the nutrition, for example 22 grams protein vs 220 calories. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Here's the diet.: Eat only meats, fish, and poultry and eggs that are fully cooked. Avoid unpasteurized dairy products and unpasteurized fruit/vegetable juices. Wash fresh fruits and vegetables under running water before eating. Avoid raw sprouts. Other than that anything goes - eat a well balanced meal. ...Read more
Pls what are the benefits of folic acid before pregnancy? And what are the other things I should know when preparing for pregnancy? Thanks
Avoid birth defects: The use of folic acid in a prenatal vitamin is to avoid incomplete neural tube closure (spinal bifida ) which is an avoidable birth defect. Avoidance of alcohol, smoking, opioid abuse, and extreme physical sport activities in the last trimester are also recommended. Eating a well balanced diet is essential as well, Just remember that you(& your blood stream) are the "cafeteria line" for the fetus ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stock up on fresh!: This is a time to have fun with food. A balanced diet is key. A nutritionist or information provided by OB can lay out the number and type of calories. Beyond that it is up to expectant couple to buy (or grow) the foods that meet the dietary requirements. Farmers markets, friends, family can all provide nourishing basics and foods that are tasty (like produce, tofu, beans, dairy, lean meats etc). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Check with your doc.: Double check with your doctor. He or she usually would not prescribe something that is not safe, while knowing that you are pregnant. Best wishes. ...Read more
None: If you get at least 15 minutes of sun a day and eat a variety of vegetables, fruits, nuts, beans, whole grains, and wild fish you probably don't need any. Some people still need vitamin d and vegans need B12 but only a blood test can say for sure. Don't take pills unless you are sure you need them and you know exactly what they do. ...Read more
All are best: Pulmicort and Atrovent (ipratropium) HFA are class b drugs. All others are class c. If Pulmicort and atrovent (ipratropium) fail to control your asthma do not hesitate to take any class c asthma drug recommended by your physician. The best drug for your fetus is oxygen. Uncontrolled asthma deprives the uterus of oxygen. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Health Check: Start prenatal vitamins Genetic history of parents. If Positive, genetic counseling prior to conception Healthy pre-pregnancy weight, Exercise Routine stop smoking, alcohol and recreational drugs Menstrual calendar Medical Problem checklist such as Diabetes Mellitus or High Blood Pressure. Make sure your medications are safe for pregnancy. If Diabetic, make sure your blood sugar is normal. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
All fresh fruit!: Pregnant women can safely consume all fresh (preferably organic) fruits and vegetables provided they wash them well with clean uncontaminated water and are not allergic to them. If you have been diagnosed with diabetes mellitus talk to nutritionist about the amount and type of fruits to consume. Don't overdo it with carrots/tomatoes because they can cause hypervitaminosis a - a potential teratogen. ...Read more
None: Contrary to popular belief, women are better off not taking a multivitamin unless they are pregnant or have known deficiency. A number of recent studies show a correlation between multivitamins and increased death rates. Better to get your vitamins and minerals naturally from food and sun (vitamin d) then to take synthetic vitamins or.Natural ones stripped away from other synergistic nutrients. ...Read more
Won't help: Best to focus on physical fitness at this key time rather than "magic pills." if you are trying to conceive, be sure you have enough Folic Acid on board for baby's sake & your physician may offer a cheap multivitamin-and-mineral prep. These won't help you get pregnant, nor (based on real evidence-based science, and in spite of all the glitzy ads) will any other supplement. ...Read more
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