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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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Dr. Arthur Balin
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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?

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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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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I'm pregnant, 2 months, after each food i feel very bad(acidity). Is there any way, how to avoid acidity. I eat very healthy, soups, mild boiled food.

I'm pregnant, 2 months, after each food i feel very bad(acidity). Is there any way, how to avoid acidity. I eat very healthy, soups, mild boiled food.

Smaller meals +: You can start with smaller lighter meal fare eaten more frequently, slowly and not lying down thereafter. Don't forget to drink plenty of water to neutralize the stomach acid. ...Read more

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What food to be avoided during pregnancy?

What food to be avoided during pregnancy?

Food in pregnancy: Of course avoid alcohol completely. Minimize caffeinated products. Avoid deli meats and unpasteurized cheeses. Minimize fish consumption to twice weekly. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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