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Just out of curiousity, what are some things I can do, eat or avoid, before ever becoming pregnant that will boost my chances to have a healthy baby?

Just out of curiousity, what are some things I can do, eat or avoid, before ever becoming pregnant that will boost my chances to have a healthy baby?

Folate supplements: Any woman thinking of getting pregnant should start daily folate. Plus avoid hot tubs and other ways of getting overheated. Talk to your doctor about any prescription medications. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Berry
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If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more


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So im pregnant. And i dont know what to eat to make a healthy baby?

So im pregnant. And i dont know what to eat to make a healthy baby?

Pregnancy diet/food: In terms of diet, eating a healthy diet is important. There are no specific limitations though one should be careful about mercury if consuming lots of fish. Be sure to take a prenatal vitamin with appropriate folic acid & iodine supplementation especially in iodine deficient areas. Obtain and f/u on proper prenatal care. Screen for infections, HTN, & diabetes as per your doctor ...Read more

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I'm pregnant and all I want to eat is won ton soup. Is won ton soup bad for baby?

I'm pregnant and all I want to eat is won ton soup.  Is won ton soup bad for baby?

Depends: If it is made from fresh ingredients trusted not to contain chemicals it should be safe. ...Read more

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Im 18weeks pregnant i try not to strave my baby even though i may not want to eat i eat.is it normal to feel your baby move little at a time?

Im 18weeks pregnant i try not to strave my baby even though i may not want to eat i eat.is it normal to feel your baby move little at a time?

18wk preg: It is very normal to feel your baby moving, and you should feel more and more movement as your baby grows. You diet is extremely important for both you and your developing baby. Suggest you google nutritional diets for pregnancy and request information from your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it okay to eat baby powder while your pregnant?

Is it okay to eat baby powder while your pregnant?

NO: No- ingestion of foreign substances is called pica: you should call your OB now and inform them if you have been ingesting powder. ...Read more

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I ate a sandwich it was a cold cut but heated I'm 38weeks and I ate lunch meat is my baby okay? Why can't we eat lunch meat while pregnant?I'm worried

I ate a sandwich it was a cold cut but heated I'm 38weeks and I ate lunch meat is my baby okay? Why can't we eat lunch meat while pregnant?I'm worried

Probably;listeriosis: if the cold cuts were heated until they were "steaming hot" you have no reason to worry. Unheated lunch meats MAY contain listeria, a bacteria that causes listeriosis, an infection that pregnant women are more susceptible to. But know that most lunch meat does not have listeria, so you're probably OK if not well-heated but don't risk again: http://www.newkidscenter.com/Deli-Meat-While-Pregnant.htm ...Read more

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I'm pregnant. What are some foods/snacks that are good to eat for me and the baby?

Healthy snacks!: Nuts, veggies, some fruits (preferably berries). Good quality proteins, dairy products like cheeses ; milk. Eggs are terrific. Some whole grains, but in general it's best to avoid too many refined carbohydrates and processed foods. ...Read more