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Is it safe to eat seafood during pregnancy?

Is it safe to eat seafood during pregnancy?

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 more

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Dr. James Dukelow
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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


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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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Is it safe to eat sushi during pregnancy?

Is it safe to eat sushi during pregnancy?

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 more

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Is it safe to eat nuts during pregnancy?

Is it safe to eat nuts during pregnancy?

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 more

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Is shark safe to eat during pregnancy?

Is shark safe to eat during pregnancy?

NO: Shark is one of the types of fish that has the highest mercury content, and the EPA advises pregnant women to avoid Shark along with Swordfish, King Mackerel, and Tilefish. Websites from the EPA and HHS can give you more information about the safety of fish in pregnancy, as can your obstetrician. ...Read more

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Is eggplant safe to eat during pregnancy?

Is eggplant safe to eat during pregnancy?

Yes: Eggplant consumption during pregnancy is okay. However, since eggplant contains oxalates, consuming an excess of eggplant with an underlying history of kidney or gall bladder disease could lead to problems, so be careful. ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat tofu during pregnancy.?

Is it safe to eat tofu during pregnancy.?

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

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Is it safe to eat eggplant during pregnancy?

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

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Is it ok to eat seafood during pregnancy?

Yes: Generally yes but seafood as you are aware must be from a reputable source and cooked properly. ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat pineapple during pregnancy?

Is it safe to eat pineapple during pregnancy?

Yes : Pineapple is safe & healthy. The acidity can affect your teeth so as always, brush & rinse after meals. ...Read more

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Is it safe for baby to eat tuna during pregnancy?

Is it safe for baby to eat tuna during pregnancy?

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 more

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Is it safe to eat chicken during pregnancy?

Is it safe to eat chicken during pregnancy?

Pregnancy ; chicken: Worse case scenario is its association with salmonella . But if you know your source , i think this is not a problem. However my advise would be to decrease the intake of fish due to risk of mercury poisoning. ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat cabbage during pregnancy?

Is it safe to eat cabbage during pregnancy?

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

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Is it safe to eat american cheese during pregnancy?

Yes: Any pasteurized milk cheese is ok. American cheese almost always falls into that category. Check the label. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Food Safety (Definition)

Food safety refers to the safe preparation and storage of food in the home. Most often, this refers to adequately cooking meats to kill off harmful bacteria. Food safety may also refer to the safe production of food ...Read more