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What Do I Eat During Pregnancy
Illegal opiates: There are a lot of things to NOT do during pregnancy, but I want to focus on the overuse of opiates by pregnant women and the impact on their unborn children who go through drug "withdrawal". There are several studies about the rising use of these drugs by pregnant women recently and it is a bad testimony to our profession (healthcare) to convey this message to the general public. ...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
Healthy natural food: Normal, healthy women do not have to alter their foods and drinks while they are pregnant, as long as their diet is a balanced, healthy, natural diet that doesn't contain items that aren't good for a developing baby (such as fish with higher mercury levels, etc...). Prenatal vitamins can be taken, as recommended by her Ob-Gyn doctor. One should avoid undercooked or raw foods, avoid alcohol, etc... ...Read more
Healthy eating: Healthy eating and appropriate snacks. Frequent small snacks will help avoid the out of control eating. You've heard "you need what you crave". Wrong! no one needs a dozen jelly donuts or a gallon of ice cream! much still depends on discipline. Remember a few months of discipline can equal a life time without a weight struggle. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Take a break: Sometimes during pregnancy sex just doesn't feel good. Don't feel pressured to do everything you did before. Fatigue, nausea, hormones can all affect how we feel about sex. And during pregnancy, your body is changing so much, it is hard to keep up. Try new positions or timing. But if sex makes you feel poorly, take a break for a while. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pregnant Hemorrhoids: Hemorrhoids are actually pretty common during pregnancy. Luckily, most times they can be managed with home treatment. This includes adding fiber to your meals, drinking more water, and using over-the-counter ointments for a limited time to stop itching. You also may use stool softeners to treat associated constipation. Good luck! ...Read more
See below: Certain fish like tuna may have mercury and should be avoided. It may be more important to concentrate on what you should eat and for that please consult this site for advice. http://www.choosemyplate.gov/. ...Read more
Common complaint: Many people have increased thin white discharge when pregnant. If your discharge is thicker, and cottage cheese like, or green/grey and fishy smelling, or if you are leaking amniotic fluid, talk to your doctor. ...Read more
What to do if I am 4 weeks pregnant and want to no what I shouldn't eat ive heard you can't eat ham?
See your dentist: During pregnancy there are hormonal changes that can cause gingival inflammation. You may have calculus present which only worsens the situation. It is perfectly safe to have dental cleanings during your pregnancy, in fact it is highly recommended. No harm will come to the baby. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Facts: If you have become a vegan out of revulsion for factory farming of animals (which bothers me as well), then i admire you. But you must realize that if you do not know exactly what you are doing, you are certain to ruin your health. Your food choices do not change when you are pregnant, and you owe it both to yourself and your unborn child to get with a sympathetic scientific physician to guide u. ...Read more
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