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Prenatal Dietary Concerns

What foods you should be eating while pregnant and what foods, vitamins and supplements are most healthy during pregnancy

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What should you avoid eating while pregnant?

Fish is a great and healthy food to have while pregnant! Its a simple matter of what TYPE of fish to avoid like the large salt water fish that contain high levels of mercury. Fresh water fish like trout, catfish, fish sticks, flounder, salmon, craoker, and haddok are ok to eat. Tuna can be eaten in moderation (one serving a week). Large fish like shark, tile fish, swordfish, tuna steaks, sea bass, Halibut and other LARGE saltwater fish are known to contain...
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What should you eat while pregnant?

When you go for your first prenatal appointment, your doctor should give you a list of foods to eat, and foods to stay away from. The most important thing you want to eat is green, leafy vegetables. The nutrients in vegetables will help your baby when developing. Fruits are good to eat during pregnancy also, but you may want to limit fruit if you are at risk for gestational diabetes. ...
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Does everybody vomit during pregnancy and feel tired and not like any food at all and smells make them sick but they do not vomit at five to six weeks pregnant?

I am almost 6 weeks pregnant. I've been vomiting about 3 times a day for the last 5 days. I just took an Ester C vitamin (1000mL), it's a big vitamin C tablet. I bought it at CVS. I felt much better after an hour. Vitamin C isn't for everyone, that is, too much isn't safe for the baby. From what I am seeing on the internet you can have morning sickness as soon as 1 week after conception and there after,...
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Can pregnant women eat capers?

It is generally recognized as being safe when used as food. Do not use take it as a supplement as it is used by some to induce menstruation or, if pregnant, cause a miscarriage. ...
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Can pregnant women eat sweet corn?

Unless the doctor said no corn, pregnant women can eat sweet corn. If she is retaining water (very swollen feet and hands) or having high blood pressure, she might have to eat it without salt. ...
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Is linguine and clams safe to eat during pregnancy?

Fish and seafood should be eaten in moderation while you are pregnant and/or breastfeeding due to the levels of mercury that can be contained within them. The recommended amount is 8 to 12 oz or less a week. ...
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Healty food to help having a baby?

I heard that chocolate during pregnancy makes the baby happier
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Is it safe to eat raisins during pregnancy?

Yes. The only things you should avoid is alcohol, caffeine and raw meat, raw fish and raw seafood. All vegetables and fruits are fine. ...
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Can a pregnant woman take palmwine?

It is preferable to avoid alcoholic beverages during pregnancy.
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Are shrimp insects?

No, shrimp are not insects, they are crustaceans.
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Can you eat raspberry jam while pregnant?

Yes of course you can. You can eat all fruits and berries.
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Is it safe to eat shrimp while pregnant?

Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Recommendations The FDA advises that pregnant women, women who may become pregnant, nursing mothers, and young children should avoid eating shark, swordfish, king mackerel and tilefish due to high levels of mercury in these fish. The FDA also recommends that pregnant women can safely eat an average of 12 ounces of other types of COOKED fish each week You may eat up to 6 ounces (one average meal) of albacore tuna per week. Emphasis is placed on choosing...
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Can you eat double cream when pregnant?

My wife cant get enough of the stuff - drinks it like milk! She is 32 Weeks pregnant and all seems to be going well. ...
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Can you eat camembert while pregnant?

No you cant eat Camembert when your pregnant. My sister is pregnant and she has this list of stuff not to eat and Camembert one of them. ...
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Is it safe to consume Acesulfame Potassium sweetener while pregnant?

I have been researching artificial sweeteners for a few years. Acesulfame potassium certainly has the least amount of studies indicating adverse side effects compared to other artificial sweeteners. I have found a study showing increased instance of mutations in DNA (only occurred in male mice http://ntp-server.niehs.nih.gov/htdocs/GMM-studies/GMM02.html). I haven�t found any studies showing increased formation of cancerous cells. Acesulfame K has an excellent shelf life (5 years) and does not break down when cooked or baked. It is very low in arsenic (3 ppm max)....
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Is it safe to use hair remover creams such as Sally Hansen during pregnancy?

No, not necessarily. According to Helene Curtis, the maker of Sally Hansen hair removal cream: "These products have not been tested on pregnant women. Please consult your doctor before using them." I never heard of it harming pregnancy I'm pretty sure that it is safe to use during pregnancy and breast feeding if you are unsure if a product is safe to use during this time read the packaging warnings or ask your doctor or pharmacist . Good Luck and God Bless!!! ...
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What beauty treatments are safe during pregnancy?

Pregnant woman are generally advised to avoid chemicals and fumes. At this time it is not known if hair dye is a risk factor, but the tests that have been conducted so far indicate that it is unlikely. Laser facial hair remover is thought to be safe during pregnancy. Bleaches or depilatories are not recommended during pregnancy mainly because they can be absorbed into the skin and there has been no study done to determine the effects on a developing fetus. I'm not to...
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Is it safe to eats nuts during pregnancy?

Most women can, and should have nuts while pregnant. They are rich with protein, omega 3, fiber and additional nutritional ingredients that both the mother and the baby need. They are especially recommended for vegan and vegetarian pregnant women since they don't have meat and fish, which are main sources of protein and omega 3. ...
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Is it difficult to get pregnant if the father drinks too much?

Yes, since alcohol can affect the sperm's condition. It could lower the sperm count. Maybe your partner should have himself checked by a urologist. Furthermore, combined with the man's drinking habits there is an extreme risk of catastrophic birth defects, mental retardation, or straight miscarriage that can badly damage the woman's system, which might prevent any future reproduction ability. ...
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What will happen if I don't eat during pregnancy?

You will get nauseous and eventually weak and pass out so someone will take you to a hospital. The baby can get different types of damages both physically, mentally and emotionally. ...
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Is salivating normal during pregnancy?

From what I've read, it's pretty normal. Your body is in overdrive at this point and you have more of everything. It's very annoying and I have found I tend to 'over salivate' at very inconvenient moments. I mostly notice it when I am bending or looking down. (thanks, gravity!) Luckily, I have a husband who just laughs it off, even when I can't. I hope that knowing you're not alone makes you feel better even though I have no suggestions...
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Is vinegar good for pregnant women?

There's a lie/myth/rumor going around that vinegar can be used for abortion but it's safe and will not make you miscarry. ...