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What foods should I avoid while pregnant?

What foods should I avoid while pregnant?

Big fish, spicey foo: In general, there is little you have to avoid with following exceptions: big fish like shark, tuna, swordfish that tend to collect more mercury - once a month at most; spicey foods - if you haven't already experienced it, heartburn is almost a staple of pregnancy and spicey foods only make this worse; caffeine (no more than 250mg/day); and alcohol. ...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 type of food should I avoid during pregnancy?

What type of food should I avoid during pregnancy?

Avoid: Avoid excess fish consumption. Avoid tuna. Avoid unpasteurized cheeses. Avoid deli meets (cold cuts). Minimize caffeine consumption. Should be ok if cooked. ...Read more

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I'm pregnant and have high blood pressure, what food should I avoid?

I'm pregnant and have high blood pressure, what food should I avoid?

Blood pressur: One of the commonest thing to do is to avoid high sodium intake, (almost all canned foods have high sodium content ) and have freequent check ups and maitain a calm attitude. ...Read more

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My twin boy g6pd results is 0.3 and 0.4 they are 10 days old and delivered at 37 week of pregnancy. ..What food should I avoid? Is this result danger?

My twin boy g6pd results is 0.3 and 0.4 they are 10 days old and delivered at 37 week of pregnancy. ..What food should I avoid? Is this result danger?

Get explanation: It's not clear what units are in use, so i can't tell you whether this is a severe case (rare, serious restrictions) or a mild case ("no fava beans and watch out for some antimalarial meds.") find out which, and don't complicate your kids' lives more than you need to especially if it's the mild type, which is extremely common. ...Read more

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Please suggest what foods do you have to avoid when your pregnant?

Please suggest what foods do you have to avoid when your pregnant?

Foods to avoid: Avoid deli meats & imported soft cheeses (listeria), raw meat (steak tartar), raw fish(sushi), raw shellfish, things made with raw eggs (salmonella), pate & refrigerated smoke seafood that is not subsequently cooked. No unwashed vegetables or fruit. Avoid alcohol & caffeinated beverages. Avoid mecury. Fish with very high potential mercury levels: shark, swordfish, marlin & king mackerel, see v. ...Read more

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I just found out I am pregnant. What are foods I should now avoid?

I just found out I am pregnant. What are foods I should now avoid?

Raw: Raw foods should be prevented. Meat and poultry should be well cooked. Avoid sea dweller fish and tuna they are the one with highest content of mercury. ...Read more

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What are foods I should avoid and foods I should eat more of while pregnant?

What are foods I should avoid and foods I should eat more of while pregnant?

Avoid salt: Basic diet with balance of protein, fat & carbs - lots of fresh fruits and veggies avoid salt , canned or preserved foods - diet that allows for max weight gain of 20 lbs do not skip meals -. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my wife just got pregnant, what foods should she avoid?

What do you suggest if my wife just got pregnant, what foods should she avoid?

Preserved meats: Meats preserved with nitrates, limited. Seafood from top predator fish, should be limited as well. ...Read more

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Why are pregnant women more at risk for food-borne illnesses? What are they and how can they avoid them?

Why are pregnant women more at risk for food-borne illnesses? What are they and how can they avoid them?

Cook and wash: Pregnant women are more at risk because their immune system goes into a bit of hibernation in order to avoid rejecting the growing babe as "foreign". Food borne illness is bacteria on food. Ways to avoid: Cooking meats well, avoiding lunch meats and unpasteurized cheese, avoiding sushi, washing fruits and vegetables. ...Read more

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What foods should I avoid during pregnancy?

What foods should I avoid during pregnancy?

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

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What foods are to be avoided during pregnancy?

Pregnancy diet: In general you want to eat a low carbohydrate, vitamin rich diet. So, lots of veggies, lean protein. Avoid too much lake fish and some fatty salt water fish may be an issue, avoid excessive sugar and caffeine. Most OB providers will have a healthy pregnancy diet you can have and online there are lots of resources for pregnancy diets. Its mostly common sense. If you eat healthy so does baby! ...Read more

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What drinks and food to avoid during pregnancy?

What drinks and food to avoid during pregnancy?

Alcohol/uncooked foo: Avoid the following in pregnancy: unpasteurized dairy products/juices, undercooked meats (including poultry/fish), alcohol, excessive fish consumption (no more than twice weekly), taking into account fda recommendations regarding specific fish content in methylmercury (in general avoid large fish). Be careful about fresh fruit/salads - they must be washed thoroughly by someone you trust. ...Read more

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What is a list of foods I should avoid in pregnancy?

What is a list of foods I should avoid in pregnancy?

There are some...: Avoid any raw or uncooked foods. Any foods left out on your counter or a deli counter should not be eaten. Generally, any deli meats should be cooked prior to consumption. Avoid any unpasteurized dairy foods or soft cheese with "veins" in it. Wash hands and foods properly; clean utensils/countertop after preparing meats and fish. ...Read more

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Foods to avoid during pregnancy pregnant for 1st time?

Foods to avoid during pregnancy pregnant for 1st time?

Food: Of course avoid alcoholic drinks. Minimize caffeine. Avoid unpasteurized cheeses or dairy products. Avoid deli meats. Minimize fish consumption to twice monthly. ...Read more

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If i'm trying to get pregnant should I avoid certain foods or drinks?

If i'm trying to get pregnant should I avoid certain foods or drinks?

Food drink prenancy: Avoidance of alcohol is strongly recommended. As for foods nothing specific except for inadequately cooked fish and meat due to possible microorganisms contamination. For same reason fruits and vegetables should also be washed appropriately. While pregnant various food may not be tolerated that otherwise are not bothersome. ...Read more

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Iam 5 week pregnant. foods to eat and foods to avoid during pregnancy?

Iam 5 week pregnant. foods to eat and foods to avoid during pregnancy?

Pregnancy diet: Balanced diet .Wash all vegetables. Prenatal vitamins. Avoid smoked, uncooked meats(deli)/poultry/seafood ,rare meats- could harbor bacteria( listeria).Fish high in mercury. Fresh,washed, greens- there have been infections in bagged salads. Rarely listeria has been in soft unprocessed/pasturized cheese and ice cream. Avoid alcohol. Discuss with doc www.americanpregnancy.org/foods-to-avoid ...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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My friends is pregnant. Are there any foods she should avoid? She is vegitarian. Is that safe when pregnant?

My friends is pregnant. Are there any foods she should avoid? She is vegitarian. Is that safe when pregnant?

Pregnancy: I'm sure your ObGyn will give you a list, if not, ask for one. This is a website to get you startedhttp://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-living/pregnancy-week-by-week/in-depth/pregnancy-nutrition/art-20043844?pg=2. ...Read more

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My wife is pregnant. She's been nauseous when smelling certain foods and eating to the point she doesn't want it. What can she eat to avoid this?

My wife is pregnant. She's been nauseous when smelling certain foods and eating to the point she doesn't want it. What can she eat to avoid this?

Medicine: Nausea, vomiting, food aversion and a heightened sense of smell are almost universal symptoms of early pregnancy. Fortunately there are several medications that can help. Diclegis, zofran, Reglan and Phenergan (promethazine) are commonly used and can be prescribed by her doctor. ...Read more

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