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What you can and can t eat when pregnant in general?

What you can and can t eat when pregnant in general?

Please discuss thiis: With your OB and get a pregnancy book , that will tell u like what to expect when you are expecting or the one published by teh american college obgyn , u can find both online. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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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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Can you please tell me fruits not to be eaten while in pregnancy?

Can you please tell me fruits not to be eaten while in pregnancy?

Fruits: There typically are no fruits that are off limits during pregnancy. There was however a listeria outbreak last year involving cantaloupe but that has been resolved. ...Read more

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What can and can t you eat when pregnant in africa?

What can and can t you eat when pregnant in africa?

Avoid Some Foods!: There are foods to avoid to prevent food borne illness whether in africa or elsewhere. Avoid any raw fish/shellfish, & unpasturized cheezes such as brie or blue cheeze, unless it says pasturized & unless it's sufficiently chilled. Avoid more than 12 onces of fish per week especially fish at risk of being high in mercury (large fish such as swordfish) to protect baby's developing nervous system. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how risky is it to not eat well during pregnancy?

Can you tell me how risky is it to not eat well during pregnancy?

Very risky: A developing fetus is using Mom's bloodstream as a "cafeteria line" to obtain ALL the necessary ingredients for proper assimilation of physical structures and most importantly THE BRAIN! ...Read more

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How not have a baby during pregnancy without abortion? Which you can do at home to secretly lose your baby? Please help I don't want to be pregnant and I want to lose it.

How not have a baby during pregnancy without abortion? Which you can do at home to secretly lose your baby? Please help I don't want to be pregnant and I want to lose it.

A doctor can help: Humans naturally get pregnant and have babies, by having sex. Otherwise, we humans might go extinct. It would be unnatural to somehow at home easily get rid of a baby fetus. A woman needs to go to a women's clinic, an Ob-Gyn doctor, or a primary care doctor who prescribes abortion pills (and be very early in the pregnancy) to ask for help to get rid of her baby fetus. It's a big, serious decision. ...Read more

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What food should I not eat during pregnancy?

What food should I not eat during pregnancy?

Junk food: Junk food is defined as none nutritional food that can offer little or no value to a growing fetus. Food from the four basic food groups concentrating on fruit and vegetables is a preferable. ...Read more

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How can I make sure I am eating the right things during pregnancy?

How can I make sure I am eating the right things during pregnancy?

A diet guide: There are a number of excellent books on pregnancy and nutrition. If you have food allergies a nutritionist may help. A good balanced diet, plenty of protein, lots of vegetables, plenty of color variety. Avoid fried foods, too much red meat and limit fish, especially large filets. Sugar and sweets should be avoided or limited. A pregnant metabolism is a slow metabolism. ...Read more

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What kind of fruits can I eat during pregnancy?

What kind of fruits can I eat during pregnancy?

Mostly all the same: Be careful. Gestational diabetes is the result of excessive sugar intake including fruit which causes high blood sugar levels, which then make your Insulin levels rise. Plus the hormone changes in pregnancy make blood sugar problems worse. . Over time the chronically high Insulin levels lead to Insulin resistance and eventually gestational diabetes. ...Read more

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Can you eat or take anything to increase your chances of having a boy during early pregnancy?

Can you eat or take anything to increase your chances of having a boy during early pregnancy?

Get a boy: No there is not a diet that will help you get a boy. May i ask why a sixteen yr. Old is thinking about having a baby? This is a huge responsibility and expense. Have you thought this through? Suggest you discuss this with your parents or a professional. ...Read more

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What to eat to help with nausea during pregnancy?

What to eat to help with nausea during pregnancy?

Medication: Ginger supplements are helpful to some. Eating frequent small meals can be helpful. There are several medications that can help. Diclegis is a great option. ...Read more

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Is a baby diet what you're supposed to eat when you are pregnant?

Is a baby diet what you're supposed to eat when you are pregnant?

Healthy diet: A pregnant woman should follow a healthful balanced diet. It is sometimes difficult to find time to make all the foods that are recommended. However, a visit to a nutritionist or a site recommended by an OB provider can make it easier to plan ahead and buy and prepare healthy foods. There are prenatal care guides that obs follow for determining the correct number of calories. ...Read more

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How to treat urine retention during pregnancy? What do eat and do not eat in this case?

How to treat urine retention during pregnancy? What do eat and do not eat in this case?

Here are some ...: What you eat would not affect how you urinates, but if kidneys function normally, more water intake than what the body needs will force kidneys to excrete more urine for self protection so to urinate more often. However, the care for urinary retention in pregnant women is not different from what should be done for all humans, that is, to avoid further bladder damage from further over-distention.. ...Read more

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Can you suggest what fish to eat when pregnant?

Can you suggest what fish to eat when pregnant?

Limit raw Fish: Pregnant women and most others should limit the ingestion of raw meats especially raw fish. Raw shellfish may cause hepatitis. Raw fish such as herring may cause parisitic or roundworm infestations. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are good foods to eat or not eat when you are going through chemo?

Could you tell me what are good foods to eat or not eat when you are going through chemo?

More starches,avoid : Avoid fried/greesy foods. Usually relatively bland foods will be more appealing, seasoned /spiced foods may cause nausea. Steam from hot food may not agree..So use less than steamy hot foods. Cold cuts and fruits are more appealing.Rich foods are hard to digest so go with pasta and more starch based foods. ...Read more

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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!!

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

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Can we eat brinjal during pregnancy?

Sure: There is no reason you can't eat eggplant during pregnancy ...Read more

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What is best to eat during pregnancy?

What is best to eat during pregnancy?

Healthy stuff!: A healthy, well-balanced diet rich in fruits and vegetables and the proper amount of grains and protein is best for pregnancy. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Can you eat chocolate during pregnancy?

Can you eat chocolate during pregnancy?

Of course!: Just do not carry it to excess (as with all things!). There is some caffeine / stimulant properties in it, but usually this is not a factor in reasonable serving sizes. Ask your OB if any specific concerns. ...Read more

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Is it okay to eat tina during pregnancy?

Is it okay to eat tina during pregnancy?

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 more

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Wat to eat during pregnancy for fair baby?

Nothing different: Skin color and tone is determined by genetics and sun exposure (which your baby doesn't have), so there aren't any particular foods that would increase the chance of having a fair baby. ...Read more

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What to eat for baby fare during pregnancy?

What to eat for baby fare during pregnancy?

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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Is it okay to eat maracuya during pregnancy?

Is it okay to eat maracuya during pregnancy?

Looks like it: Maracuya is another name for passionfruit. It's a healthy diet choice, very sweet with a high water content, rich in vitamins and antioxidants. Its many varieties are eaten widely in many cultures around the world. Enjoy. ...Read more

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What food should I not eat during pregnancy?

Junk food: Junk food is defined as none nutritional food that can offer little or no value to a growing fetus. Food from the four basic food groups concentrating on fruit and vegetables is a preferable. ...Read more

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Is it okay to eat hot chips during pregnancy?

Is it okay to eat hot chips during pregnancy?

Odd question: Hi. I must be missing something. Hot chips as in potato chips or French fries? Yes, of course it's OK. I'd stay away from hot paint chips and hot cow chips, however...indigestion and bad breath. ...Read more

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What to eat during pregnancy to get fair baby?

Unknown: There is no known food that can impact the skin tone of a baby. You can also teach your baby the value of being a fair person in life. Then they will truly be great and not just fair. ...Read more

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Is mash good to eat during a pregnancy and why?

Is mash good to eat during a pregnancy and why?

Mash is ok: Mash (mashed potatoes) is high in starch and a good source of energy. Several pregnant women have nausea, especially during the first trimester. Mash is easy on the stomach and can be a good thing to eat when nothing else is tolerated. ...Read more

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Which foods aren't safe to eat during pregnancy?

Which foods aren't safe to eat during pregnancy?

Food: I dont know of any food in moderation besides salt which would be dangerous. Alcohol is not a good choice. ...Read more

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Which foods aren't safe to eat during pregnancy?

Which foods aren't safe to eat during pregnancy?

Most are safe: The main focus in should be nutrition and eating a healthy diet. Avoid more than 1-2 servings per week of high mercury fish such as shark and swordfish. Just like non pregnant women - avoid raw or uncooked meats and eggs. Avoid unwashed fruits and vegetables especially sprouts. Avoid unpasteurized diary products such as raw milk and soft cheeses. ...Read more

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Are sprouted grains safe to eat during pregnancy?

Are sprouted grains safe to eat during pregnancy?

Controversial: There have been so many cases of sprouts contaminated by e. Coli or other pathologic bacteria, it's difficult to advise. If you know the producer of the sprouts is fastidious about their handling & preparation, they should be ok but if there is any doubt, don't risk them. ...Read more

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Is it important to eat more fat during pregnancy?

Is it important to eat more fat during pregnancy?

NO: Eat a balanced meal, especially protein, fruits and vegetables. Pregnancy is not a time for fad diets of any kind. High fat diets are not for anyone, especially during pregnancy you do not want to gain excessive weight during your pregnancy. ...Read more

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Could you eat the seeds in kiwi during pregnancy?

Could you eat the seeds in kiwi during pregnancy?

Yes: I've never heard that there is anything wrong with eating kiwi in pregnancy. Healthy and safe. ...Read more