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Dr. Pam Yoder Dr. Yoder
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
years in practice
University of Illinois College of Medicine
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What is the good diet in pregnancy?

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 more

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Dr. Arthur Heller
2,585 doctors shared insights

Diet (Definition)

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


Dr. Robert Kwok Dr. Kwok
Pediatrics
29 years in practice
Baylor College of Medicine
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Suggest me the best pregnancy diet,and whether spigadoro pasta will be good for pregnant??

Suggest me the best pregnancy diet,and whether spigadoro pasta will be good for pregnant??

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

Dr. David Sneid Dr. Sneid
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
37 years in practice
Washington University School of Medicine
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Tell me diet in pregnancy?

Tell me diet in pregnancy?

Good healthy diet: A good healthy balanced diet combined with appropriate exercise. Talk w/your doctor and see a good registered dietitian. There should be some slow and steady weight gain during pregnancy that's natural. ...Read more

Dr. Craig Keathley Dr. Keathley
Obstetrics & Gynecology
20 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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Do I need to change my diet for pregnancy?

Do I need to change my diet for pregnancy?

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 more

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Dr. Padmavati Garvey Dr. Garvey
Obstetrics & Gynecology
25 years in practice
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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Can diet drinks be harmful during pregnancy?

Ok in moderation: Diet drinks should be ok in moderation. ...Read more

Dr. Arthur Heller Dr. Heller
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
39 years in practice
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
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How can my diet have an impact on my pregnancy?

How can my diet have an impact on my pregnancy?

Lots: Everything from mom's excessive weight gain, with risk for diabetes, high blood pressure, eclampsia, etc to adverse effects on developing fetus- malformations, small for dates, poor neuro development, etc. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Dansie Dr. Dansie
Family Medicine
12 years in practice
University of Utah School of Medicine
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What should be avoided during pregnancy in terms of diet?

What should be avoided during pregnancy in terms of diet?

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

Dr. Mark Pleatman Dr. Pleatman
Bariatrics
36 years in practice
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
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Can my diet in pregnancy have an impact on my child's food preferences?

Can my diet in pregnancy have an impact on my child's food preferences?

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 more

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Dr. Alan Patterson Dr. Patterson
Obstetrics & Gynecology
38 years in practice
Indiana University School of Medicine
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Its been 15 months after my baby delivery. Is it possible to reduce my pregnancy pouch now through diet and exercises ?

Its been 15 months after my baby delivery.  Is it possible to reduce my pregnancy pouch now through diet and exercises ?

Yes: But u need to have caloric restriction and a good exercise program with the proper exercises it will take hard work but u can do if u are comiitted. ...Read more

Dr. Seema Patel Dr. Patel
Holistic Medicine
23 years in practice
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
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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.

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

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Is it dangerous for me to diet during pregnancy?

Is it dangerous for me to diet during pregnancy?

Not the best time.: Women need nutrients while pregnant. Weight gain is normal (generally speaking) while pregnant. It is not in your best interest to try to lose weight at that time. ...Read more

Dr. Martin Morell Dr. Morell
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
25 years in practice
Ponce School of Medicine
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Is it dangerous for me to diet during pregnancy?

Is it dangerous for me to diet during pregnancy?

You: Must have a balanced diet, but smart choices can help you keep the right weight. ...Read more

Dr. Padmavati Garvey Dr. Garvey
Obstetrics & Gynecology
25 years in practice
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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Why is iodine important in my diet during pregnancy?

Why is iodine important in my diet during pregnancy?

Thyroid problems: The thyroid is a gland that controls every aspect of our bodies including that of the developing fetus. The thyroid needs iodine to function properly. ...Read more

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Dr. Padmavati Garvey Dr. Garvey
Obstetrics & Gynecology
25 years in practice
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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Why is copper important in my diet during pregnancy?

Why is copper important in my diet during pregnancy?

Process toxins: Humans need copper for many reasons but one of the most important is to process toxins. Specific enzymes designed to help our cells process toxins need copper to work. ...Read more

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Dr. Stacie Macdonald Dr. Macdonald
Obstetrics & Gynecology
18 years in practice
St. George's University School of Medicine
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Can I diet during pregnancy if I am already overweight?

Can I diet during pregnancy if I am already overweight?

No: Pregnancy is not the time to try to lose weight. It is challenging enough to maintain a healthy diet and exercise while pregnant. Depending on your starting weight, your doctor will reccomend an appropriate weight gain; anywhere from 10 - 35 lbs. ...Read more

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Dr. Joseph Jeu Dr. Jeu
Family Medicine
40 years in practice
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
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What kind of diet and exercises i can do during pregnancy to lose weigh?

No: It is not recommended to diet to lose weight during pregnancy. Eat a healthy diet, take prenatal vitamins and exercise to stay healthy for the rest of your pregnancy. Healthy baby first. ...Read more

Dr. Jay Abeles Dr. Abeles
Podiatry
28 years in practice
Des Moines University College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
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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?

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

Dr. Milton Alvis Jr Dr. Alvis Jr
Preventive Medicine
37 years in practice
The Dental School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
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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?

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

Dr. Chuck Shaffer Dr. Shaffer
Bariatrics
29 years in practice
Spartan Health Sciences University, School Of Medicine
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Pregnancy diet plan?

Pregnancy diet plan?

None: See your obgyn for discussion of eating correctly...Please do not go on a diet!.... You are not fat you are pregnant ..Be blessed.. ...Read more

Dr. Linda Bernstein Dr. Bernstein
Obstetrics & Gynecology
years in practice
St. George's University School of Medicine
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What's a healthy diet during pregnancy?

What's a healthy diet during pregnancy?

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 more

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Dr. Mathew Chengot
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Pregnancy (Definition)

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