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What Is The Good Diet In Pregnancy
Well-balanced, fresh: There are many people in most OB offices who can provide pamphlets or list of links to recommended diets and recipes. Women should ask for these. Many of us recommend organic or locally grown food. Most suggest that women make their own food rather than buy mixes or processed products. The diet must be balanced and have the right amount of essential nutrients for pregnancy--see cdc, march of dimes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more
Most pasta is fine: Normal, healthy women do not have to alter their foods and drinks while they are pregnant, as long as their diet is a healthy, natural diet that doesn't contain items that aren't good for a developing baby (such as fish with higher mercury levels, etc...). Prenatal vitamins can be taken. Haven't heard of Spigadoro brand pasta, so don't know if there's anything special about it. ...Read more
No: If you are already eating a healthy, well balanced diet, then you don't need to change. There are some changes in mineral and vitamin recommendations that can be supplied through a prenatal vitamin. You do not need to "eat for two." the increased calorie requirements during pregnancy amount to approx. 300 cal/day which is not a significant amount. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pregnancy: Eating well balanced meals is important at all times, but it is even more essential when you are pregnant. There are essential nutrients, vitamins, and minerals that your developing baby needs. Most foods are safe; however, there are some foods that you should avoid during pregnancy. Check out http://americanpregnancy.Org/pregnancyhealth/foodstoavoid.Html for more info. ...Read more
No: There's no data to allow one to answer this question. On the other hand, logical thinking would lead one to conclude that there's no way the fetus would "know" what you are eating. The placenta, which is the interface between mother and baby, only transfers fundamental nutrients like Amino Acids and glucose; not "broccoli flavor molecules.". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Its been 15 months after my baby delivery. Is it possible to reduce my pregnancy pouch now through diet and exercises ?
Hi. Im done with my drlivery 10 days back, wanna lose pregnancy weight as soon as posdible, help me out with effective diet nd exercise.
Losing weight: To lose weight, get ur resting metabolism rate done(weight loss centers do this). This determines the total number of calories you need to lose 1-2lbs/week. Decreasing 500cal/day will give you a 1lb wt loss in 1wk; drink water (1/2 your body weight), eat small meals about 150-200cal 2-4x/(depending on your metabolism rate) and 500cal/meal at night: lean protein/veggies; avoid carbs, . ...Read more
Changed my diet, working out, and still can't lose the pregnancy weight. 5 ft 6 weight 146 and was 130 two years ago pre pregnancy. Any solutions?
More in then out: At 22 you should be able to lose the weight. What kind of exercises you are doing and your diet is very important. Taking in less calories than you burn is the most important factor but not the only one. What you eat, when you eat and the amounts are of utmost important. Skipping meals is out, breakfast is a must, exercise more, increase protein, less carbs. ...Read more
Im 14weeks pregnant and have put on too much weight. Is the soup diet safe in pregnancy for 1 week as I am over 210lbs and don't want to get any bigger?
HF/LC, Ex ; Daily Wt: No "certain diet"; always an issue of quantity in, retained ; out. High fat foods, of natural origin, ? likely stored as fat; carbs most converted to fat ; stored. Exercise also a factor. With pregnancy, ? water retention for amniotic fluid (swimming pool for baby, if your will, also an issue). Weigh food ; self daily, after commode, nothing on, on scale to 0.1 lb, record food eaten ; experiment. ...Read more
Eat Smart: Try to incorporate fruits, vegetables, protein, carbohydrates, and healthy fats into your everyday diet. Eat small meals throughout the day so that you won't overeat all at once. If you have cravings allow yourself to have them every once in a while, otherwise you will crave them more. You can eat healthy and still enjoy yourself! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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