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What's 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
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
Yes: In some traditional cultures--haiti & japan- eggplant is not permitted during pregnancy. There is no scientific reason for this & many do eat it. Be sure to eat it cooked as raw eggplant is not very digestible. Do avoid undercooked animal foods, rare meat, raw oysters, clams, sushi, unpasteurized milk, raw eggs, raw cookie or cake dough. These are truly unsafe. ...Read more
Yes: Diet during pregnancy should contain lots of fruits and vegetables. These should be washed well to remove pesticides. Organically raised fruits and vegetables are safer. Cabbage is somewhat difficult to digest, and may cause some problems with the gallbladder or intestines. If it doesn't bother you, it is okay. Moderation is important. ...Read more
Yes in newer data: In 2008 some data suggested heavy nut diet in pregnancy might increase childhood asthma in those under 8 years but large danish study contradicted this information.Pregnant moms who ate peanuts regularly had children with 21-34 % reduced rate asthma compared with kids whose mom's had eaten no nuts during pregnancy. Interesting, eh? Eat nuts! less asthma says newest research. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ask your OB: Being able to make the best food choices in pregnancy requires knowing a lot about the condition of the fetus and oneself, knowing safe food handling practices and being aware of which particular foods might have toxins or infectious agents associated with them. It is always a good idea to ask an experienced and informed physician or dietitian about the best diet for pregnancy and breastfeeding. ...Read moreSee 10 more doctor answers
Yes: Soy eaten in healthy amounts and in the freshest preparation and in moderation is probably fine. It has been listed as a controversial food. So if in doubt, communication with your ob-gyn would be helpful. ...Read more
Depends: According to the fda, light canned tuna is considered "low" in mercury, whereas tuna steaks (albacore tuna) are considered "higher" in mercury than their canned counterparts. As such, one can safely eat up to 12 ounces of light canned tuna per week, or up to 6 ounces of albacore tuna per week. This is assuming no other consumption of mercury-containing seafood. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: The healthiest people in the world eat a lot of fish. The benefits of dha on fetal brain development was actually observed in women who ate a lot of fish. There has never been any reported case of mercury poisoning from too much fish consumption in the United States. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, in moderation: Several research studies have found ginger to be both safe ; effective in treating "morning sickness." in these studies the most common dose used was 250 mg 4 times a day. A good summary of the research can be found at http://www.Bastyrcenter.Org/content/view/631/ ; http://bit.Ly/1egsdzs some authorities are concerned large doses could have adverse effects on the fetus so moderation is advised. ...Read more
Yes: Decreasing the amount of harmful chemicals and pesticides during pregnancy is a good idea, however some foods are not exposed to the same level of chemicals as others.Those without thick a protective outer cover are more susceptible during the growing process and therefore require more chemicals and pesticides e.g. Blueberries, strawberries. See this link for further info: http://www.Foodnews.Org/. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
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