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What fruit is not safe to eat during pregnancy?

What fruit is not safe to eat during pregnancy?

Most fine in : Moderation. Large amounts of fresh pineapple (contains bromelain) may soften the cervix ; stimulate smooth muscle contraction. However many women eat pineapple through out pregnancy without issues. Passion flower is not recommended by some during pregnancy because some substances it contains may cause uterine contractions (per medline plus). ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat seafood during pregnancy?

Is it safe to eat seafood during pregnancy?

Yes: The healthiest people in the world eat a lot of fish. The benefits of dha on fetal brain development was actually observed in women who ate a lot of fish. There has never been any reported case of mercury poisoning from too much fish consumption in the United States. ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat tofu during pregnancy.?

Is it safe to eat tofu during pregnancy.?

Yes: Soy eaten in healthy amounts and in the freshest preparation and in moderation is probably fine. It has been listed as a controversial food. So if in doubt, communication with your ob-gyn would be helpful. ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat nuts during pregnancy?

Is it safe to eat nuts during pregnancy?

Yes in newer data: In 2008 some data suggested heavy nut diet in pregnancy might increase childhood asthma in those under 8 years but large danish study contradicted this information.Pregnant moms who ate peanuts regularly had children with 21-34 % reduced rate asthma compared with kids whose mom's had eaten no nuts during pregnancy. Interesting, eh? Eat nuts! less asthma says newest research. ...Read more

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Is whiting fish safe to eat during pregnancy?

Is whiting fish safe to eat during pregnancy?

Yes : Whiting have relatively low levels of mercury. ...Read more

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Is shark safe to eat during pregnancy?

Is shark safe to eat during pregnancy?

NO: Shark is one of the types of fish that has the highest mercury content, and the EPA advises pregnant women to avoid Shark along with Swordfish, King Mackerel, and Tilefish. Websites from the EPA and HHS can give you more information about the safety of fish in pregnancy, as can your obstetrician. ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat sushi during pregnancy?

Is it safe to eat sushi during pregnancy?

Ask your OB: Being able to make the best food choices in pregnancy requires knowing a lot about the condition of the fetus and oneself, knowing safe food handling practices and being aware of which particular foods might have toxins or infectious agents associated with them. It is always a good idea to ask an experienced and informed physician or dietitian about the best diet for pregnancy and breastfeeding. ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat eggplant during pregnancy?

Yes: In some traditional cultures--haiti & japan- eggplant is not permitted during pregnancy. There is no scientific reason for this & many do eat it. Be sure to eat it cooked as raw eggplant is not very digestible. Do avoid undercooked animal foods, rare meat, raw oysters, clams, sushi, unpasteurized milk, raw eggs, raw cookie or cake dough. These are truly unsafe. ...Read more

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Is it safe for baby to eat tuna during pregnancy?

Is it safe for baby to eat tuna during pregnancy?

Depends: According to the fda, light canned tuna is considered "low" in mercury, whereas tuna steaks (albacore tuna) are considered "higher" in mercury than their canned counterparts. As such, one can safely eat up to 12 ounces of light canned tuna per week, or up to 6 ounces of albacore tuna per week. This is assuming no other consumption of mercury-containing seafood. ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat chicken during pregnancy?

Is it safe to eat chicken during pregnancy?

Pregnancy ; chicken: Worse case scenario is its association with salmonella . But if you know your source , i think this is not a problem. However my advise would be to decrease the intake of fish due to risk of mercury poisoning. ...Read more

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Is eggplant safe to eat during pregnancy?

Is eggplant safe to eat during pregnancy?

Yes: Eggplant consumption during pregnancy is okay. However, since eggplant contains oxalates, consuming an excess of eggplant with an underlying history of kidney or gall bladder disease could lead to problems, so be careful. ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat pineapple during pregnancy?

Is it safe to eat pineapple during pregnancy?

Yes : Pineapple is safe & healthy. The acidity can affect your teeth so as always, brush & rinse after meals. ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat cabbage during pregnancy?

Is it safe to eat cabbage during pregnancy?

Yes: Diet during pregnancy should contain lots of fruits and vegetables. These should be washed well to remove pesticides. Organically raised fruits and vegetables are safer. Cabbage is somewhat difficult to digest, and may cause some problems with the gallbladder or intestines. If it doesn't bother you, it is okay. Moderation is important. ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat flax bread during pregnancy?

Is it safe to eat flax bread during pregnancy?

Yes: The rda for carbohydrates in pregnancy is 175 grams daily. Your diet should contain a wide variety of carbs and flax seed can be a healthy part of your daily intake. ...Read more

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Is safe to eat frozen pangasius fish during pregnancy?

Is safe to eat frozen pangasius fish during pregnancy?

Catfish: Catfish is safe for consumption. All fish is is safe it is the amount that is the concern. Fish that are high in mercury (Swordfish, Shark) should be eaten in limited amounts. ...Read more

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Is it ok to eat seafood during pregnancy?

Yes: Generally yes but seafood as you are aware must be from a reputable source and cooked properly. ...Read more

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Waiting for ob appt what fish is safe to eat during pregnancy (spec early pregnancy 4wks)? If the list of unsafe fish is shorter that would work too

Waiting for ob appt what fish is safe to eat during pregnancy (spec early pregnancy 4wks)? If the list of unsafe fish is shorter that would work too

Fish: Typically it's the deep, cold water fish that are higher in mercury. It would be easy to find a list online of fish that are high in mercury that you should avoid. I also tell my patients to avoid sushi. ...Read more

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Is shark safe to eat during pregnancy?

NO: Shark is one of the types of fish that has the highest mercury content, and the EPA advises pregnant women to avoid Shark along with Swordfish, King Mackerel, and Tilefish. Websites from the EPA and HHS can give you more information about the safety of fish in pregnancy, as can your obstetrician. ...Read more

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Are M&M safe to eat during pregnancy ?

Are M&M safe to eat during pregnancy ?

Within reason: As long as you are not diabetic, are eating a relatively healthy diet otherwise, and are not gaining too much pregnancy weight, a few M&Ms here and there are not going to hurt anything. Enjoy. ...Read more

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Are dips safe to eat during pregnancy?

Are dips safe to eat during pregnancy?

Dips?: If you mean cheese dip, salsa, etc...Yes, they are safe. What have you heard about these that made you ask the question? ...Read more

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Is eating the Greek food Saganaki (fried Kasseri Cheese) safe to eat during pregnancy? I have read it's unpasteurized.

Is eating the Greek food Saganaki (fried Kasseri Cheese) safe to eat during pregnancy? I have read it's unpasteurized.

Mixed signals, here: As I imagine you have discovered, this question is a conundrum.General pregnancy advice is to avoid soft, unpasteurized cheeses in pregnancy. While Kasseri is unpasteurized, it is hard and there are many anecdotal reports about eating it safely in pregnancy. The CDC does not include kasseri in its list of cheese to avoid when pregnant:queso fresco/blanco/panela; brie; Camembert; blue-veined; feta ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat non-organic foods during my pregnancy?

Is it safe to eat non-organic foods during my pregnancy?

Yes: Decreasing the amount of harmful chemicals and pesticides during pregnancy is a good idea, however some foods are not exposed to the same level of chemicals as others.Those without thick a protective outer cover are more susceptible during the growing process and therefore require more chemicals and pesticides e.g. Blueberries, strawberries. See this link for further info: http://www.Foodnews.Org/. ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat squid ink pasta/squid ink paella during pregnancy? Currently 5 months pregnant.

Is it safe to eat squid ink pasta/squid ink paella during pregnancy? Currently 5 months pregnant.

Yes: Yes, it is probably ok. As you probably have seen, the biggest concern with fish is that there may be high levels of mercury, which can potentially be harmful. It may be helpful to check with your local food agency because mercury levels in fish are rated, for example albacore tuna and swordfish from the Gulf of Mexico are rated at higher mercury levels. Depends on where the fish comes from. ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat homemade egg fried rice during pregnancy?I made it fresh & piping hot thoroughly cooked with a little soy sauce & veggies?35wks preg

Is it safe to eat homemade egg fried rice during pregnancy?I made it fresh & piping hot thoroughly cooked with a little soy sauce & veggies?35wks preg

Yes, very safe: There is a very small risk of salmonella (a bacteria) from undercooked eggs but cooking thoroughly eliminates that risk. Eggs are one of the healthiest foods to eat, esp. in pregnancy, but I strongly advise choosing organic/pastured eggs when possible.
See https://www.foodsafety.gov/risk/pregnant/chklist_pregnancy.html ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat pistachios and mix dried fruit and nuts mix during pregnancy? Is there any risks to baby? I’m in my Third trimester

Is it safe to eat pistachios and mix dried fruit and nuts mix during pregnancy? Is there any risks to baby? I’m in my Third trimester

Third trimester diet: What you have described is in general very safe, especially in the third trimester. There are virtually no risks to the fetus under normal consumption standards. ...Read more

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Is whiting fish safe to eat during pregnancy?

Yes : Whiting have relatively low levels of mercury. ...Read more

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Is lobster safe to eat during pregnancy like in a bisque? Only raw seafoods or high mercury fish like tuna are a problem, right?

Is lobster safe to eat during pregnancy like in a bisque? Only raw seafoods or high mercury fish like tuna are a problem, right?

Lobster: Lobster, prawns, scallops, etc are safe during pregnancy. Many large ocean fish now contain unacceptable levels of mercury due to mans contamination of the sea. Fish can be a very good food during your pregnancy. One to two servings a week is recommended. The fish high in mercury are king mackerel, shark, swordfish and tilefish. Tuna is actually ok, but salmon would be a better choice. ...Read more

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Is safe to eat frozen pangasius fish during pregnancy?

Catfish: Catfish is safe for consumption. All fish is is safe it is the amount that is the concern. Fish that are high in mercury (Swordfish, Shark) should be eaten in limited amounts. ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat seafood during pregnancy?

Yes: The healthiest people in the world eat a lot of fish. The benefits of dha on fetal brain development was actually observed in women who ate a lot of fish. There has never been any reported case of mercury poisoning from too much fish consumption in the United States. ...Read more

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Food Safety (Definition)

Food safety refers to the safe preparation and storage of food in the home. Most often, this refers to adequately cooking meats to kill off harmful bacteria. Food safety may also refer to the safe production of food ...Read more