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What Fruit Is Unsafe During Pregnancy
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
Most fine in : Moderation. Large amounts of fresh pineapple (contains bromelain) may soften the cervix ; stimulate smooth muscle contraction. However, many women eat pineapple throughout 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
Why is bad to eat maracuya (passion fruit)seeds during pregnancy, I ate a bit what will happen now?
Dragon Fruit: Dragon fruit (pitahaya or pitaya) which is native to south ; central america is a healthy food to eat during pregnancy. A 100 gram serving contains 1 mg of fiber, 1 mg of iron as well as magnesium, potassium ; calcium. It also contains vit c ; b vitamins. It is a rich source of lycopene (helps to lower blood pressure ; helps to prevent cancer. ...Read more
Have a doubt about pomegranate fruit during pregnancy.? First 6week to 12 week? Please advise, if possible please provide the list of fruit good?
Guava: Guava can be eaten during pregnancy with one caveat. They should be well washed prior to peeling. There may be toxoplasmosis or listeriosis (as well as other parasites/ bacteria) on the peel. These can enter the food when it is cut. This info is per the american pregnancy association. ...Read more
Is stevia, splenda, or nectresse (erythritol, sugar, monk fruit extract, molasses) or aspartame safe during pregnancy?
Generally yes: There is no specific problem w/aspartame in pregnancy according to the nih. It does not cross the placenta, and is not a risk to you unless you have phenylketonuria — a rare genetic disorder. However, it is always prudent to limit all meds, supplements and the like during pregnancy except as instructed by your ob>. ...Read more
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
Mostly all the same: Be careful. Gestational diabetes is the result of excessive sugar intake including fruit which causes high blood sugar levels, which then make your Insulin levels rise. Plus the hormone changes in pregnancy make blood sugar problems worse. . Over time the chronically high Insulin levels lead to Insulin resistance and eventually gestational diabetes. ...Read more
Which fruits are harmful when pregnant? is it ok to take lemonade instead of other fizzy drinks during pregnancy?
With minor dysphagia, I have to make smoothies of fruits and veggies I have difficulty in chewing. Will this harm baby during pregnancy?
How can I bring down my bmi during pregnancy? I eat lots of veggies and fruits currently 17 weeks pregnant!
BMI: It is probably OK but please consider seeing a nurse practitioner. ...Read more
Is it safe to eat 1500 calories during pregnancy since I'm overweight and my new diet is healthy (lean meats, veggies, fruits, whole-grains)?
It depends on your current weight and the level of obesity. You should talk to your Ob about it. As long as you take in the essential vitamins and have a good mix of diet choices, you should be fine. I applaud you in taking the initiative to maintain your weight during this critical time of your life.
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All fresh fruit!: Pregnant women can safely consume all fresh (preferably organic) fruits and vegetables provided they wash them well with clean uncontaminated water and are not allergic to them. If you have been diagnosed with diabetes mellitus talk to nutritionist about the amount and type of fruits to consume. Don't overdo it with carrots/tomatoes because they can cause hypervitaminosis an — a potential teratogen. ...Read more
The last 3 days everytime I eat anything, including fruit I feel very nautious. Could it be a bug or pregnancy?
Avoid: The british journal of nutrition had an article that showed unripe or semi-ripe papaya could be unsafe in pregnancy b/c it causes uterine contractions.... In rats. So, there have been no human studies, but since papaya isn't essential to a healthy diet, we just tell women to avoid. Have an apple instead! ...Read more
Can going on an all veggie and fruit smoothie diet affect the pill and my protection against pregnancy?
Can I eat pomegranate in pregnancy. .as m 6 mnths pregnant and eating this fruit since 4th of pregnancy. And worried now....
You can: During pregnancy, you only need about 300 extra calories each day in your second and third trimesters. However, you also need more of a number of essential nutrients, and it is best to get these extra calories from nutrient-dense foods rather than supplements. Pomegranates can also provide a number of nutrition and health benefits during pregnancy. ...Read more
The last 3 days everytime I eat anything I feel nautious. Even fruit, could this just be a bug? Or is it time for a pregnancy test?
Yes, pregnancy test: Any time you think you might be pregnant, it's best to check. There are lots of reasons to be nauseated, including a "bug", an ulcer, food poisoning, gallbladder problems, new medication, etc, but you want to know if you are pregnant, as soon as possible. If the test is negative, and you continue to be nauseated, it's important that you be seen by a doctor. ...Read more
Is it okay for me to eat dried fruit with sulphur dioxide in it in pregnancy? I have never had a bad reaction to sulfur dioxide before.
What are fibre foods to eat in pregnancy I am suffering with constipation but drinking water and eating healthily+ lots of fruit it is quite painful?
Fiber supplement?: It sounds like you are doing many of the right things. The best high fiber foods are fresh fruits and vegetables and whole grains. Water is important too. If this is not working then try adding some prunes or prune juice. If you continue having constipation try adding a fiber supplement such as metamucil. ...Read more