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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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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 fruits are best for a pregnant woman?

What fruits are best for a pregnant woman?

Fresh!: All fresh fruits are good during pregnancy, unless you have allergies that limit your choices. Make sure they are washed well if you are eating their skins - or remove the skin to be sure (and still wash them with plenty of fresh, running water). ...Read more

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What are considered the common vitamins to have a healthy pregnancy?

What are considered the common vitamins to have a healthy pregnancy?

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

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What are some good nutrition goals to have in pregnancy?

What are some good nutrition goals to have in pregnancy?

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 more

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What sort of foods should i avoid during pregnancy?? Which one are most healthy for me?

What sort of foods should i avoid during pregnancy?? Which one are most healthy for me?

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

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What are the recommended fertility test for women and first things for women to do?

What are the recommended fertility test for women and first things for women to do?

Sperm count: Keep a good menstrual chart for your doctor to review. Just to make sure you ovulate regularly. Semenalysis should be the first test because it is cheaper than any tests you are going to have. ...Read more

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Pls what are the benefits of folic acid before pregnancy? And what are the other things I should know when preparing for pregnancy? Thanks

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 more

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What kind of food that good for pregnancy women?

What kind of food that good for pregnancy women?

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 more

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What kind of antibiotics that are safe for pregnant women?

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What kind of antibiotics that are safe for pregnant women?

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

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What are the best foods for someone pregnant with pku?

What are the best foods for someone pregnant with pku?

PKU diet!!!: It is of paramount importance to stick to the pku diet to avoid damaging the brain of the developing fetus. Consult your doctor immediately for advice. ...Read more

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What are the best daily vitamins for women?

What are the best daily vitamins for women?

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

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What are some good foods to eat if I am pregnant with multiples?

What are some good foods to eat if I am pregnant with multiples?

Unprocessed: Eat fish. It is the best way to get dha. Eat unprocessed foods. Fresh fruit and vegetables, skim milk and whole grains. Make all your food yourself. ...Read more

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What are the best foods for 7 months pregnant?

What are the best foods for 7 months pregnant?

Prenat. Vit.: Make sure that you are taking prenatal vitamins. Otherwise consume a healthy, well rounded diet. ...Read more

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What are the best drugs for asthma in a pregnant woman?

What are the best drugs for asthma in a pregnant woman?

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 more

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What are some ways to have a healthy pregnancy?

What are some ways to have a healthy pregnancy?

Healthy pregnancy: Avoid tobacco, caffeine, alcohol, illicit drugs ; unnecessary medications. Remain physically active and eat healthfully. Take your prenatal vitamins and keep all prenatal appointments. Take care. ...Read more

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What are the preparations and checklist to get pregnant?

What are the preparations and checklist to get pregnant?

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 more

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What kind of fruit that good for pregnancy women?

What kind of fruit that good for pregnancy women?

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

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What are the best multi-vitamins to take for women?

What are the best multi-vitamins to take for women?

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

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What are the best things to eat while you are pregnant?

What are the best things to eat while you are pregnant?

Healthy, balanced.: No one thing - just maintain a healthy, balanced diet and normal weight for your height, while taking folic acid, prenatal vitamins and calcium. ...Read more

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What are the best vitamins, foods and fruits to get pregnant fast?

What are the best vitamins, foods and fruits to get pregnant fast?

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