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What kind of fruits can I eat during pregnancy?

What kind of fruits can I eat during pregnancy?

Mostly all the same: Be careful. Gestational diabetes is the result of excessive sugar intake including fruit which causes high blood sugar levels, which then make your Insulin levels rise. Plus the hormone changes in pregnancy make blood sugar problems worse. . Over time the chronically high Insulin levels lead to Insulin resistance and eventually gestational diabetes. ...Read more

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Pregnancy (Definition)

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 kind of fruits should I eat during pregnancy period?

What kind of fruits should I eat during pregnancy period?

Low sugar fruits: And nothing strange or that you have not eaten in the past as pregnancy is not the time to experiment. ...Read more

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How much can I eat during pregnancy yet avoid excessive weight gain?

How much can I eat during pregnancy yet avoid excessive weight gain?

Balanced diet: Imagine your blood stream as the "cafeteria line" for your unborn fetus and how critical it is that the nutrients for growth be present when needed. The acog.Org website( or your ob);has a pamphlet and information about how much to eat during pregnancy and composiiton of the diet.. ...Read more

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Can we eat brinjal during pregnancy?

Can we eat brinjal during pregnancy?

Sure: There is no reason you can't eat eggplant during pregnancy ...Read more

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What is best to eat during pregnancy?

What is best to eat during pregnancy?

Healthy stuff!: A healthy, well-balanced diet rich in fruits and vegetables and the proper amount of grains and protein is best for pregnancy. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Can you eat chocolate during pregnancy?

Can you eat chocolate during pregnancy?

Of course!: Just do not carry it to excess (as with all things!). There is some caffeine / stimulant properties in it, but usually this is not a factor in reasonable serving sizes. Ask your OB if any specific concerns. ...Read more

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Wat to eat during pregnancy for fair baby?

Wat to eat during pregnancy for fair baby?

Nothing different: Skin color and tone is determined by genetics and sun exposure (which your baby doesn't have), so there aren't any particular foods that would increase the chance of having a fair baby. ...Read more

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What to eat for baby fare during pregnancy?

What to eat for baby fare during pregnancy?

Healthy, balanced: A healthy, balanced diet is recommended. You do not need to "eat for two", increasing your calorie intake by 200 cal per day may be enough to support growth and development. Avoid excess caffeine, seafood (risk of mercury exposure), and eat plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables. Make sure fruits and vegetables are well washed. Make sure that the food is prepared fresh. ...Read more

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Is it okay to eat maracuya during pregnancy?

Is it okay to eat maracuya during pregnancy?

Looks like it: Maracuya is another name for passionfruit. It's a healthy diet choice, very sweet with a high water content, rich in vitamins and antioxidants. Its many varieties are eaten widely in many cultures around the world. Enjoy. ...Read more

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What food should I not eat during pregnancy?

What food should I not eat during pregnancy?

Junk food: Junk food is defined as none nutritional food that can offer little or no value to a growing fetus. Food from the four basic food groups concentrating on fruit and vegetables is a preferable. ...Read more

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Is it okay to eat hot chips during pregnancy?

Is it okay to eat hot chips during pregnancy?

Odd question: Hi. I must be missing something. Hot chips as in potato chips or French fries? Yes, of course it's OK. I'd stay away from hot paint chips and hot cow chips, however...indigestion and bad breath. ...Read more

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What to eat during pregnancy to get fair baby?

Unknown: There is no known food that can impact the skin tone of a baby. You can also teach your baby the value of being a fair person in life. Then they will truly be great and not just fair. ...Read more

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Is mash good to eat during a pregnancy and why?

Is mash good to eat during a pregnancy and why?

Mash is ok: Mash (mashed potatoes) is high in starch and a good source of energy. Several pregnant women have nausea, especially during the first trimester. Mash is easy on the stomach and can be a good thing to eat when nothing else is tolerated. ...Read more

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Which foods aren't safe to eat during pregnancy?

Which foods aren't safe to eat during pregnancy?

Food: I dont know of any food in moderation besides salt which would be dangerous. Alcohol is not a good choice. ...Read more

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Which foods aren't safe to eat during pregnancy?

Which foods aren't safe to eat during pregnancy?

Most are safe: The main focus in should be nutrition and eating a healthy diet. Avoid more than 1-2 servings per week of high mercury fish such as shark and swordfish. Just like non pregnant women - avoid raw or uncooked meats and eggs. Avoid unwashed fruits and vegetables especially sprouts. Avoid unpasteurized diary products such as raw milk and soft cheeses. ...Read more

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Are sprouted grains safe to eat during pregnancy?

Are sprouted grains safe to eat during pregnancy?

Controversial: There have been so many cases of sprouts contaminated by e. Coli or other pathologic bacteria, it's difficult to advise. If you know the producer of the sprouts is fastidious about their handling & preparation, they should be ok but if there is any doubt, don't risk them. ...Read more

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Is it important to eat more fat during pregnancy?

Is it important to eat more fat during pregnancy?

NO: Eat a balanced meal, especially protein, fruits and vegetables. Pregnancy is not a time for fad diets of any kind. High fat diets are not for anyone, especially during pregnancy you do not want to gain excessive weight during your pregnancy. ...Read more

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