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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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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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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 are the best foods to eat during early pregnancy?

What are the best foods to eat during early pregnancy?

See this link : Here is a link to the ACOG patient info page on nutrition in pregnancy: http://www.acog.org/~/media/For%20Patients/faq001.pdf?dmc=1&ts=20140528T0843536016 ...Read more

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What foods to avoid during breastfeeding typically?

What foods to avoid during breastfeeding typically?

Highly seasoned food: Avoid highly seasoned foos, caffeinated beverages, foods not healthy for mom or babe. Also avaid any uncooked seafoods or any food that can pass any infectious agent on to mom or babe. ...Read more

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Best super foods to eat during pregnancy? Best vitamins besides pre natal to take? Best things in general to help your baby during pregnency?

Best super foods to eat during pregnancy? Best vitamins besides pre natal to take? Best things in general to help your baby during pregnency?

Hello....: There is not such a thing as super-foods during pregnancy or better vitamins than pre-natal. Want to help your baby? Be happy, calm, enjoy life, worry less ...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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What herbs must I avoid during pregnancy?

What herbs must I avoid during pregnancy?

Several: Pennyroyal, raspberry leaf, blessed thistle, aconite, slippery elm, tansy, many, many others. Consult with someone who knows before taking any medicinal herbs during pregnancy. If, however, it's something you find in the a standard kitchen spice rack, it's probably fine. ...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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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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Are there steps to take to avoid jaundice during pregnancy?

Are there steps to take to avoid jaundice during pregnancy?

Depends on cause: It is not normal for a mother to develop jaundice during pregnancy. Causes include: reactivation or exacerbation of a viral hepatitis carrier state, gallstones, autoimmune hepatitis or more seriously, pre-eclamptic liver disease and hellp syndrome. In some cases, this may be a relatively benign form of jaundice, called intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy. Thus the cause must be determined. ...Read more

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What kind of fruits can I eat during pregnancy?

What kind of fruits can I eat during pregnancy?

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

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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 are some things that I should avoid during during pregnancy?

What are some things that I should avoid during during pregnancy?

Top two: The top two things to avoid during pregnancy are radiation and toxic chemicals. Of course there are several others too numerous to name in this format. ...Read more

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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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Why to avoid paint during pregnancy?

Why to avoid paint during pregnancy?

VOC: Volatile organic compounds (voc) have been associated with some increased medical risks. (however, no specific risk of malformation has been identified.) fortunately, there are some paints manufactured with low voc that are likely to be better in pregnancy. ...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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20 weeks pregnant.Please tell what are the fruits & vegitables must avoid during pregnancy. I heard should avoid brinjal.Is it?

No restrictions : There are not restrictions on fruits and vegetables during pregnancy. Eggplant (brinjal) is fine as are all fruits and vegetables if you like them. ...Read more

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20 weeks pregnant.Please tell what are the fruits & vegitables must avoid during pregnancy. I heard should avoid brinjal.Is it?

No restrictions : There are not restrictions on fruits and vegetables during pregnancy. Eggplant (brinjal) is fine as are all fruits and vegetables if you like them. ...Read more

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Is dragon fruit safe during pregnancy?

Is dragon fruit safe during pregnancy?

Sure: There are no fruit and vegetable restrictions during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is passion fruit good during pregnancy?

Is passion fruit good during pregnancy?

Passion Flower: Passion flower is not recommended during pregnancy because some substances it contains may cause uterine contractions (per medline plus) http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/druginfo/natural/871.Html. ...Read more

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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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Why is bad to eat maracuya (passion fruit)seeds during pregnancy, i ate a bit what will happen now?

Why is bad to eat maracuya (passion fruit)seeds during pregnancy, i ate a bit  what will happen now?

Untrue: This is an urban legend. There is no contraindication to ingesting passion fruit or the seeds during pregnancy. In fact, during your pregnancy is when it is most important to be eating fruits and vegetables. ...Read more

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Is red dragon fruit safe to eat during pregnancy?

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

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Is it gud to have guava fruit during pregnancy?

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

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Is stevia, splenda, or nectresse (erythritol, sugar, monk fruit extract, molasses) or aspartame safe during pregnancy?

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

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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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What kind of fruit that good for pregnancy women?

What kind of fruit that good for pregnancy women?

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 a - a potential teratogen. ...Read more

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The last 3 days everytime i eat anything, including fruit i feel very nautious. Could it be a bug or pregnancy?

The last 3 days everytime i eat anything, including fruit i feel very nautious. Could it be a bug or pregnancy?

Either: It depends on your history. If you think you might be, then you should check with a home pregnancy test. If your symptoms persist, you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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Im n 6th month of pregnancy, is it gud to take papaya fruit?

Im n 6th month of pregnancy, is it gud to take papaya fruit?

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

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Can I eat pomegranate in pregnancy. .as m 6 mnths pregnant and eating this fruit since 4th of pregnancy. And worried now....

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

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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?

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

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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.

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.

Dried fruit: There are no restrictions on eating dried fruit during pregnancy. If this is a food you enjoy eating you may continue. Sulphur dioxide is a food preservative used in a variety of foods. ...Read more