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What You Can And Cannot Eat During Pregnancy
I'm very early in my pregnancy and cannot stop eating, is this normal? I am literally hungry day and night! I get up many time during sleep to eat!!
It is normal.: Congrats! It is normal to want to eat everything when your pregnant. Usually this comes in waves as there will be periods during your pregnancy when your appetite will be low. Be careful. Depending on your weight now, you don't want to gain more than about 30 pounds. It is okay to eat...just eat healthy foods. Fruits and veggies, not ice-cream and cake. LOL. Enjoy!! ...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
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
Tuna??: 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
Healthy, balanced: A healthy, balanced diet is recommended. You do not need to "eat for two", increasing your calorie intake by 200 cal per day may be enough to support growth and development. Avoid excess caffeine, seafood (risk of mercury exposure), and eat plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables. Make sure fruits and vegetables are well washed. Make sure that the food is prepared fresh. ...Read more
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