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What Food 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Heavy weightlifting: In general, exercise in pregnancy is not only safe, but offers health benefits. We suggest avoiding oxygen-depriving exercises like heavy weightlifting or marathon running. Two great rules of thumb while working out: keep your pulse rate under 140 or maintain the ability to converse with your exercise partner! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Uncooked/unpasteur.: Unpasteurized cheeses, such as brie, feta, and bleu cheese, are not safe to eat during pregnancy because they could contain listeria. This bacteria can cause an infection in your baby. Other foods to avoid include raw or undercooked meat, shellfish, and eggs. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
IF fit-2 main things: Being involved in a fitness activity is a consideration for pregnant women in stable health with no complications who have time and want to exercise (beyond normal activity). However, even they should always follow these key rules: 1 ask their most experienced OB providers what can be done now and ask again at every visit and with each new diagnosis or problem 2 avoid lying flat on the back & pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Food: I assume you are taking interferon for hepatitis c infection. There is really nothing special to avoid while using interferon. But make sure you are well hydrated, drink plenty of fluids. Try to avoid any spicy food, since it can cause upset stomach (interferon can also cause upset stomach). Avoid alcohol completely. ...Read more
Most are okay: Unless you are thiking aout some very unusual dietary chcoices, few foods are not okay in moderation. Limiting total amount of mercury-containing fishes consumed, and avoiding uncooked meats are two. ...Read more
Can you tell me what I should eat while I am taking warfarin (Coumadin, Jantoven)? What foods should I avoid?
Warfarin is a blood-thinning medication that helps treat and prevent blood clots: There is no specific warfarin diet. However, certain foods and beverages can make warfarin less effective in preventing blood clots. It's important to pay attention to what you eat while taking warfarin. One nutrient that can lessen warfarin's effectiveness is vitamin K. It's important to be consistent in how much vitamin K you get daily. The adequate intake level of vitamin K for adult men is 120 micrograms (mcg). For adult women, it's 90 mcg. While eating small amounts of foods that are rich in vitamin K shouldn't cause a problem, avoid eating or drinking large amounts of: Kale, Spinach, Brussels sprouts, Parsley, Collard greens, Mustard greens, Chard, Green tea. Certain drinks can increase the effect of warfarin, leading to bleeding problems. Avoid or drink only small amounts of these drinks when taking warfarin: Cranberry juice, Alcohol. Talk to your doctor before making any major changes in your diet and before starting any over-the-counter medications, vitamins or herbal supplements. If you are unable to eat for several days or have ongoing stomach upset, diarrhea or fever, consult your doctor. ...Read more
Pregnancy diet: It is recommended to avoid fish high in mercury (swordfish, tilefish, mackerel, shark). Avoid raw or undercooked seafood and undercooked meat and poultry. Avoid unpasteurized foods/dairy products. Limit caffeine intake to 200mg per day. Also avoid herbal teas and alcohol. Keep a balanced diet and remember to enjoy foods in moderation. Good luck and enjoy your pregnancy! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dieting: That's a tricky question because in all honesty, dieting rarely works for long term weight loss. What works is understanding what foods are good and bad for you, then making a change in your lifestyle by making better choices. Strict diets are a setup for failure. Eat appropriate portions, eat carbs and sugars in moderation. Lean protein, veggies, & fruits are your friends. ...Read more
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