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Q&A: Eating right during pregnancy?

What are the guidelines for healthy eating during pregnancy? I want to eat right... but what does that really mean?

Re: What are the guidelines for healthy eating during pregnancy? I want to eat right... but what does that really mean?

The Bump Expert

Good nutrition during pregnancy is essential --the nutrients you give your body are the building blocks of strong, healthy growth for baby. During the next nine months, you'll need about 300 more calories perday than usual. The best way to get these in is by sneaking in two or three healthy snacks between three small meals. Eating frequent small meals (as opposed to a few large meals separated by long period without calories or nutrients) help baby get maximum benefit from what you eat. Here are a few more ways to give baby a healthy start (and keep yourself comfortable):

[ ] Drink eight to ten glasses (80-100 oz) of water each day

[ ] Pick fruits, vegetables and whole grains, which are healthy and prevent constipation

[ ] Eat high iron foods such as liver, shellfish,lean meat, poultry, fish, dried beans, green leafy vegetables and whole graincereals and breads

[ ] Choose whole grains over sugar cereals and whitebread

[ ] Avoid excessive caffeine (found in most sodas, coffee,tea, chocolate)

[ ] Don't skip meals -- even if you don't feelhungry, baby needs the nourishment

[ ] Use our prenatal nutrition checklist to keep track of food groups and servings every day

Denise Gershwin, CNM

re: Q: Eating for Two?

So then what are the GOOD types of fish to eat during pregnancy? My mom makes fish soup every year for Christmas and I want to give her some recommendations!

montvamj |

re: Q: Eating for Two?

My doctor told me I could have one serving of seafood a week, but not to exceed that. She said as long as that's all I'm having, the mercury intake from the fish will be so minimal that it wouldn't hurt the baby. So you should be ok with whatever your mom normally puts in her soup, as long as you don't overindulge and don't have any other fish that week.

NerdBride_D&D |

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It's hard for me to eat all meals... I don't throw up all the time I just always feel sick to my sick to my stomach... but because of this blog I'm ordering a bagle as I write...

christna76 |

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oddly, my Dr said eat whatever i want, whenever i want...but eat throughout the day.

Eclypze |

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My Dr. told me I could eat whatever I want to but that I should have 6 small meals instead of 3 big meals over the course of the day.

pete82 |

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can i eat shrimp? i see different things some say yes some say no does anyone know if it is ok? also how do i get my ticker to saty up on messsage?

CHAPPYWIFE |

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I think eating shrimp is fine. As far as fish goes, new studies that I have seen have shown that the benefit you receive from the oemga-3s in the fish far outweigh the chance of too much mercury-- but this depends on the type of fish you have. Smaller fish like salmon and trout are safer, but bigger fish like tuna can have more mercury.And with the diet in general, at our birthing center we tell all our moms to try and get 80-100 grams of protein a day and stay away from sugar.

kathleenso |

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I've always heard that you shouldn't eat a lot of liver, because it has so much vitamin A in it .

angela_ |

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Hi! It’s important that we understand the geniuses of our concern about mercury contaminated fish before we make a determination for ourselves and our children. Mercury is emitted into the environment through several processes, including fossil fuel burning. When it attaches to the water vapors from, for instance, a coal-fired power plant, it rises into the atmosphere and returns to earth as rain. The rain is absorbed by plants which are eaten by small animals that are eaten by larger animals. Mercury (particularly methylmercury – the kind that goes through the cycle I just wrote about) is called bio-persistent. Meaning it lasts in the environment and very few creatures are equipped to metabolize it (break it down). So, when you select fish to eat, because we know fish are good for us and our children, try to select fish with a lower likelihood of mercury accumulation. This means that a fish’s lifespan is more important that it’s size because a short-lived species is less likely to have eaten as much matter with mercury in it. The Environmental Protection Agency has a webpage to help you navigate this little mess… I hope it helps. I used to work in a job that dealt with this quite frequently, so feel free to ask more questions. I think it is really important that we all understand this for us and our children. The EPA website is: http://epa.gov/mercury/advisories.htm

allison.mahaney |

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Ok, I'm almost 5 weeks and I am absolutely revenous. I feel hungry all the time and it's like no matter how much I eat I still feel shaky. Is this normal or do I need to be concerned about this?

rcollier_17 |

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I'm 7 weeks...and can't stomach a thing. I'm worried I'm not eating enough!

draper |

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I can't eat the normal sized meals I used to eat. I get a sick overstuffed feeling. Before I could eat a whole foot long at Subway. Now I can barely eat the 6 inch.

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I'm nearing 7 weeks - I'm constantly hungry, no real vomiting, just that nauseas feeling . . . but I am having a hard time keeping away from the not so healthy treats.

Walleska |

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I'm 8+ weeks and I cant finish a regular meal either. I'm also having alot of difficulty getting my water in. I stay nauseated, except during meals but if I eat or drink too much I do vomit. I used to eat big meals & drink over 80 oz but week 5 changed that! I now eat 5-7 meals a day and chew on celery or ice between meals.

wana |

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I seem to have no appetite at all. Surely eating less than I was before. I'm too tired to eat lately. Hopefully the cravings will start so something will sound appetizing. Any recommendations?

kateandjt |

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I have been having very bad heartburn. No nausea, and not really hungry either; funny thing though, once I start eating I realize that I am hungry, but then I get full so quickly that I stop eating. Odd how our bodies work. Tums for the heartburn seem to work, but then I get really burpy (gross!) .

AECollins |

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I'm 7 weeks. Everyone thought I was crazy because I would get so full so quickly! I would take a couple of bites and feel like I had just been through a buffet line a few times. Ugg. . . Glad to know I'm not the only one!

Elissa Bird |

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I understand the extra 300 calories per day while pregnant. However, my pregnancy was a little unexpected and I was dieting and exercising. I would limit my caloric intake to 1500 calories a day. The books say that a non dieting woman should normally intake 2200 cal per day and if you add the 300 to that, I am seeing that I should be taking in 2500 calories per day. Is this right? I'm 5'5" and I am overweight at 168 lbs. What caloric number should I be focusing on during this pregnancy?

AGSkelton |

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So how much caffeine is too much caffeine? I'm TTC and would like to get my caffeine addiction under control before I'm prego. How much caffeine is allowed while pregnant?

rebeccabey@hotmail.com |

Q&A: Eating right during pregnancy?

I was sick for a few weeks from about week 7 until week 9. I tried looking at caloric intake, which I've never done in my life, but right now in week 10, I could care less about a calorie and whether I get enough, I just want to eat period! I'm still not at the point where I can eat meals like I used to. I will say that I am doing much better, about a weekend ago, we had pancakes, I took 2 or 3 bites and ate my fruit, this past weekend, I left about 3 or 4 bites of pancake on my plate. I've lost weight...I don't know if it's due to my husband sprinkling a little flax seed on my veggies and me living in the bathroom this morning or what. I just want everything to be ok.

GenesisTwo18 |

Q&A: Eating right during pregnancy?

I understand the extra 300 calories per day while pregnant. However, my pregnancy was a little unexpected and I was dieting and exercising. I would limit my caloric intake to 1500 calories a day. The books say that a non dieting woman should normally intake 2200 cal per day and if you add the 300 to that, I am seeing that I should be taking in 2500 calories per day. Is this right? I'm 5'5" and I am overweight at 168 lbs. What caloric number should I be focusing on during this pregnancy? ..... AGSkelton- That was my situation too. I was working out and counting my calories all last year preparing to be at a good weight for my wedding last May. Then let it go a little after the honeymoon and found out I was pregnant. Big surprise! So I asked the doctor about how many calories to take in and she discouraged me from counting calories and said instead to eat "healthy" and to eat 5-6 times a day. I do better with counting calories but am trying to focus on what I eat now. She also said my current excercise plan wouldn't work either because I used resistance machines which is like lifting weights and she said not to do that anymore. I feel a little lost!

berbechtold |

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If you are wary about eating fish during your pregnancy because of the mercury levels, but still want to get the benefit of the omega 3's, try flax seed. You can sprinkle ground flax seed on cereal, oatmeal, yogurt, etc. and get the same benefit as eating fish.

firefly3581 |

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Just eat your 4 food groups

jenjohns81 |

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I am literally just pregnant, but everything I have read says, Fruits, green leafy veggies, whole grains and protein and Folic Acid...lol Anyone further along have any thoughts?

mamamoo |

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I am having the problem of not being hungry, but forcing myself to eat. I am scared to lose weight, but have never had the problem of putting it on, so I need to be careful with that too. I am trying to stay within a normal range, but I don't know what that is because I was dieting before I found out I was pregnant, so I am all sorts of confused.

michkev11 |

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balanced meals, taking vitamins, drinking plenty of water, staying away from caffeine, and alcohol.

sleboni@yahoo.com |

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I'm a highly certified personal trainer, and pregnant with my 2nd right now. The basic guidlines are that you should consume an extra 300 calories a day. East 6 small meals a day, spaced about 3 hours apart, and make sure that your meals contain both protein and carbohydrates as it will hold you over longer, keep your sugar from dropping (fainters), and also keep you from gaining too much weight. always add lots of veggies to your meals as they contain lots of needed fiber that will not only keep your insulin and sugar levels from spiking and dropping (causing you to faint) but also help with weight management. Because your blood volume will increase so much by the end of your pregnancy, you will need to drink up to a gallon of water a day. now, just because you used to eat 2500 calories a day doesnt mean you can or should add 300 extra calories to that. you should add 300 calories to the amount of calories you should have been eating before the pregnancy. a good rule of thumb is to multiply a healthy body weight for your height and age by 16, and then add 300 calories to that. ex: i'm 5'4. a good weight for me is 120. so i multiply 120 by 16 which equals 1920, and then ad 300 calories to that. this will help you get all the calories and nutrients that you and your baby need, while saving you the complications of too much weight gain. remember, everybody is different. listen to your body. if this doesnt work for you, then try something else. everybody's body responds differently to different things. i used this formula with my first baby, and shes as healthy as can be. i had a natural, uncomplicated, and easy delivery. if you have any questions, i'm more than happy to help. :)

alinamarie |

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Ugh...I'm 14 weeks and still can't seem to hold anything down! I've lost 12 pounds. My Dr gave me some Zofran (which is GREAT, but only lasts 4 hours and can only be taken once per day) and told me not to worry about nutrition, but to just eat whatever sounds good to me that I think I can hold down. I feel so bad, because I was a pretty healthy eater before I got pregnant, but all I seem to be able to eat is cereal, ice cream, rice and beans, plain pasta and McDonald's french fries. Fruit, vegetables, meat, and even the smell of coffee makes me so sick! They said the baby is okay and growing as normal, but I am still worried we aren't getting the nutrients we need. Ugh. I am hoping things will get better since my 2nd trimester is starting.

CharlotteColes |

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Remember, when we here the phrase "eating for two" we're talking about you and a very tiny person, not two adults. You only need about 300 more calories a day, not double your normal amount!

angelofmusic219 |

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i also dont seem 2 b able to eat very much a few bites of food makes me full or sick i am 11wks and im also worried about not feeding my baby enough i've never had problems with eating that is why i am over weight i've lost weight but i also have been working at a sweat shop for about 5mos so i think thats why is i sweat alot and i was i lost some weight before i got pregnant so im jus more concerned with not bein hungry

lenamarie88 |

Q&A: Eating right during pregnancy?

I am 8weeks today! I usually love to cook and experiment with food (healthy/ fresh food). I can barely toast a slice of bread now. I don't think I am hungry until my husband puts food in front of me. I am having a hard time getting protein. Any ideas?

HuntemerBaby |

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I really don't like fruits right now, or tomatoes. I usually love fruits! I know I am missing out on a lot of good nutrition, but they are all so sour and weird tasting for me! ANy suggestions?

krishonduras |

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The best that I can!

alegriao |

Q&A: Eating right during pregnancy?

i always feel hungry but once i start eating i feel full and cant finish my meal unless its a snack fruit... any suggestions?

tim<3slucy |

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I am extremely early in on my 3rd pregnancy. While reading through this I saw many women saying they weren't hungry or couldn't eat protein. My 2nd pregnancy I had quite a few fainting spells because I couldn't handle eating much first thing in the morning. I started getting the Carnation breakfast powder and adding it to milk. It is very high in protein. It did the trick for me in the mornings. I got to where I would add a banana to it too and make a yummy morning drink. Hope this trick helps.

suzie29 |

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A little bit of cottage cheese on wheat toast saved me during my first pregnancy, it was one of the things I could consistently eat. I was told by a friend that protein in the morning is helpful to combat morning sickness.

Laura7 |

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first pregnancy here........ all i want to eat are heavy filling foods. and its weird though alot of the foods i want to eat are white, i do tend to substitue them for whole grains bread, eat a lot of all bran fiber cereal with two kinds of fruit, etc. and since i am on my feet all day at work, i bring a bagged lunch of healthy and non healthy snacks. hehe just as long as you add in your fruits and veggies (you definitely need the fiber and vitamins) you should be fine.

ViLLieVaL |

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I believe you can eat anything with limitations. For example, you don't eat chocolate every day and have a cup of coffee as well. Don't cut out fish, just make sure its properly cooked and not bottom feeders.

Mela007 |

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I want to eat ALL of the time. I too crave plain (white) bagels and just things that are bad. Fruit sounds nasty veggies sound ok to me but most things I usually like sound so gross, it flips my stomache just thinking about it!

atlmns |

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My doctor gave me a whole list of things to eat and not eat. Number one on the list to NOT eat is shellfish. It's got higher levels of bacteria that can build up in your system and harm your baby. And she also said to avoid fresh water fish, which tends to have higher levels of mercury.

coletheresar |

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I'm 10 wks and I am NEVER hungry. My husband keeps trying to "force" food on me. If I'm eating less often than I should be, what is the MOST important foods that I need to be eatinng?

mommytobe03 |

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I am at my 9th week and my stomach will only handle bland foods. I have seen myself eating more in the mornings. I use to not be a big breakfast eater, but since I have been pregnant scrambled eggs, turkey bacon, and cinnamon toast works. Other days I will eat oatmeal, yogurt, waffles, and sometimes pancakes or bisquits. I still find myself snaking through out the day and if I don't eat I begin to feel nauseus. One of the best meals I have ate was fish tacos not spicy at all. Weird but it settle really well. Spicy foods don't like my stomach at all so word of advice I would stay away.

apriljoy4 |

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Im happy to hear that I am not alone. I haven't ate hardly anything the last 6 weeks. Everything absolutely everything sounds and just isnt appealing and when I try to force my self to eat something I would normally like its not appetizing at all. Not much vomiting Im just nauseous all the time. Im 11weeks and I have lost 15-20lbs and im worried. Hopefully it will get better now that im almost in my second trimester and I will start craving foods I cant wait to be able to eat again I miss food. lol

Dancer86 |

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This is my second pregnancy and I'm 11 weeks and can hardly eat anything besides cereal, yogurt, fruit, cheese, crackers and anything beef. This is the same thing that occurred during my 1st pregnancy and my dr says the baby will take what ever nutrients it needs from your body whether you eat or not. In other words, it's like an alien it is going to be fed regardless, you may lose weight on the other hand. Right around my 4th month of pregnancy with my first, my appetite kicked in and I couldn't stop eating and food actually tasted good and I gained all the weight I needed too plus some. So don't worry too much if you are not able to eat balanced meals or much of anything at first, eat what you can, you will make up for it when the morning sickness subsides.

sptish |

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Eesh, just reading all of this is making me so naseous. I am 8 weeks pregnant and just the idea of food makes me want to run to the bathroom. My poor husband generally cooks dinner at night because he gets home first, and I generally have to turn him down every night because the idea of most foods make me naseous. I used to LOVE Buffalo Wild Wings mild wings.. but now, the idea of chicken.. Ugh.. let's not even go there. If it weren't for Jello Vanilla and Chocolate swirl pudding, I would probably have not eaten a thing. The strange thing is, I've only been ACTUALLY sick one time. But, it never fails throughout the day if I start thinking about food.. I get sick. Which makes it hard to sit at work and think about lunch and dinner.. :( I can't wait until this gets better so I have a normal appetite again.

CrystalNANTM |

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I wouldnt worry to much ladies, the doctors are right when they say the baby will be fed regardless if you eat. I lost 20 lbs my first 18 weeks, I'm now at 22 and eat like crazy and have gained it all back. Yes you feel guilty for not wanting to eat, and husbands dont help, but its not forever!

RachelGrayinAK |

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To deal with the nausea, try vitamin B6. I had nausea each morning. The day after I started taking the B6, it went away.

CATH83 |

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I am at 18 weeks & I had major aversions to most foods. I loved cooking until weeks 4-12 - then I couldn't stand the thought of it!! Matt would cook or we would eat out. I could handle foods that others prepared. I also blended frozen fruit, organic protien powder and 2% milk into smoothies - easy on the stomach and nutritious! During your first few weeks, don't over-worry about the baby's nutrients if you feel sick, just eat the foods you can stomach. In the second trimester, you will feel tons better and can better manage proper nutrients. It helps to keep a food calendar on your fridge or on your phone. Mark off how many servings of fruit, protien, veggies, dairy, legumes, etc you eat. At the end of the day, have a snack of whatever group you're lacking. If you've fulfilled everything, treat yourself! I usually give in (just a little) to my cravings because if I eat a couple of cookies every evening with a glass of milk, it prevents me from eating a whole box for lunch one day.

lovelifeeveryday |

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I'm almost 16 weeks. I woke up very lightheaded one morning last week and I called my doctor when it didn't go away after i ate two small meals. She said to make sure to pair a carb with a protein, even with small meals/snacks. I would recommend peanut butter and crackers or cheese and crackers. It seems to help.

msdribeiro |

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im 13weeks and i have los alot of weight and this is my first child. im trying to eat health but i just keep losing weight. My dr told me to eat small proportions throughout the day but i just keep losing weight

arcangeldemarquezgonzalez |

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Ginger or any kind ladies help with morning sickness, I keep ginger snaps on hand, i as really helped me.

mrs.williams09 |

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Ok, I am new to the pregnancy thing and I have only had one real craving, Tuna! I was told by a friend that if the Tuna was frozen below a certain temp for 3 days that it kills the potential parasites. (I know the mercury is still there) Does anyone know if that is true?

MrsSarahG |

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I was told by my doctor that regular canned tuna is fine but only once or twice a week. It still has a small amount of m ecury but all is okay with moderation.

tugs1984 |

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Well im 8 weeks pregnant and nausea and heartburn seem to be taking over. I can't eat like i used to before i was pregnant and have lost about 5 pounds in the last week .I'm eating enough even if i dont want to but yet i still lost weight and truthfully i think its all going to my fiance cause the five punds i lost he gained. As for the whole Tuna shrimp thing ....Im totally craving them but am scared to eat them because of the mercury.

f.font07@yahoo.com |

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hey there! I think everything in moderation is a good rule of thumb.I am pregnant with my 4th (yes - nutty I know...) btw...What does TTC stand for?

fourthchild |

Q&A: Eating right during pregnancy?

I do not eat right. can v8 help

kittie309 |

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TTC= trying to conceive. I couldn't figure that out right away either. Pregnant by about 4 weeks. haha.. my other kids are 8 and 12 so kind of a gap there! I don't know who is asking about v8 and why but it's the best thing in my morning.

littleirishsarah |

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I am about 4 weeks pregnant with my first and I am scared that I am not going to be able to get my foods in. I like maybe two veggies and fruits are even more scarce in my diet. I love meat, but not fish!

babymcnutt |

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Kittle309 - as with anything, just take the v8 in moderation. Keep in mind the amount of sodium it has. Also, I made the mistake of buying v8 Fusion and only afterward did I find out that it has sucralose, which is an artificial sweetener - just thought you should know because some people aren't comfortable with artificial ingredients.

javikris1010 |

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I went to the doc and she assured me that as long as I try now, I can make up for it later. I am loosing, extremely nauseated 20 hours a day (i'm usu ok right when I go to bed) all i want is strawberries, fresh guacamole, and hemp granola. Its very hard to eat. uggghh. but I promise that forcing yourself to eat a few bites every couple of hours feels better than being so weak you can' t do anyhting.

elfgirl11 |

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Is there any guidelines for vegetarian moms... how do we get the extra iron and proteins that we need? Thanks!

sgarciagata |

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Getting enough calcium,protein & carbo

michshell73 |

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Well, am 7 weeks, eating pretty good. Drinking the water, working on getting a little more sleep. I am getting my fruit and veggies,, not always the leafy green ones but need to open the broccoli at home. Sometimes, you can't stress over a lot of things,, if you know you are doing your best and eating the foods that are healthy, then it seems that you will still be okay.

KK1974 |

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Well, i am 9 + weeks now and would like to share a little secret! I felt nauseated, vommited, had heartburn, and just plain felt nasty from about week 5 until last week. Then I found these little Seasickness bracelets called "Sea Band" which work great for morning sickness! Now I feel 80-90% better al the time (just very slight nausea and heartburn occasionally)! It hing this was the best 6 dollars I have ever spent in my life so I highly suggest it! The only problem is that now that i don't feel so sich, I am starting to have LOTS of cravings :-)

debugger |

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Actually, i do have a question... Is it ok to eat liver? My husband is appalled that i am even suggesting it (because he says it is a filter for everything bad in the body of an animal) but i am thinking it has a lot of iron and would actually be good to eat (besides the fact that i am craving it...). Thanks in advance for any suggestions or advice!

debugger |

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I'm just over the four week hump (just found out this weekend), and today the need for smaller, constant meals hit. Some of my favorite foods are no longer so tasty -- I hope that goes away soon. I'm hoping that keeping better-hydrated will help.

The_Quiet_One |

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Oh, I feel for you ladies in your 1st trimester. So glad that is over!! I'm 30 weeks now but was sick from week 4 to week 17... yes, I said 17. The doctor said oh, it goes away by week 12, then it was 14, and I still had it. Everyone is different. I was completely miserable and tried everything. Ginger, the seabands, etc. etc. The thing that helped me was Unisom at night and B6 the next morning. Look it up or ask your doctor, both are safe. Hope you all get over it soon.

brandyruck |

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Is salt and pepper squid okay to eat? I've really been craving chinese food =S

maristellaca |

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Eating a well balanced organic diet. Staying away from artificial foods, caffeine, raw fish, high mercury fish, soft cheeses & some herbs.

Portiasmom07 |

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I really want to eat right, and to these guidelines, but how can I do that when some foods just do not agree with my stomach, and other foods just make me sick thinking about them.

jnmheim |

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Hi I have just found out I am 4 wekks gone, this is my first pregnancy and I am living in Thailand. I am not hungry and the thought of food makes me feel sick. Worried as I have no idea what's in the food over here. My boyfirend is Thai and cooking for me, but hard as free school meals at my work have no guidelens. Any help?

vikisheena |

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I am 10 weeks along and am so nauseous all the time. I don't eat any meat bread or veggies at all because it makes me sick. I've also quit taking my vitamins, they make the nausea ten times worse and they make me vomit. really gardettos are the only thing that I'm eating most of the time. I haven't been too concerned up until now but I'm starting to worry.

katelen |

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I am 10 weeks and feel sooo small!! i really feel like I'm not eating enough. My fiancee and mother in law tries to make me eat because I've lost weight. My stomach was showing a bit and now it looks like I'm getting smaller. I try to eat all day but most of the time I don't feel like it. I wonder if the more I eat the faster the baby grow?

pangiee |

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My diet changed dramatically a few months ago. I was eating anything people would ask me to try. I fell in love with sushi...I am now 6 weeks pregnant and it is so hard to resist all the new found foods. The only real problem i am having with eating is that I am craving everything but can only eat small portions at a time. I now eat 1/4th of what i used to eat and feel super full. I eat about six small portions a day with snacks between.

CalynM |

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Im about 5 weeks now and had horrible nausea and vomiting all of last week. i couldnt keep ANYTHING down (not even water). now the vomiting has subsided but i still have no appetite. i was able to eat 4 bites of some boston market chicken and green beans but i am still worried that i am not getting enough nutritioun for my embryo! my first prenatal appointment isnt untol 10/29 and they cant tell me anything over the phone. =/

BlueberryAlice7 |

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BlueberryAlice7 - I have found these wonderful things called "Peggie pop Drops" I bought them at a store called motherhood and they help morning sickness, I was told they have ginger in them and I also have found any kind of ginger tea or dink really helps too. This may help you keep more nutrition down. I hope this helps

jjmartin09 |

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I understand you aren't supposed to eat a lot of fish because of mercury, but for some reason it's all I've been craving. And weird fish too, like sardines and anchovies! Any thoughts on why? I try to focus the majority of my meals around vegetables and a serving of lean of protien. It's hard though when I'm ravenous. I have to eat a lot of veggies to feel full.

mwhalen |

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rcollier, that seems odd to me. Every pregnancy is different, but if you're constantly shaky, you should definitely mention that to your doctor. Your blood sugar might be out of whack, or you might have some other deficiency that will end up being an easy fix. For some reason, my potassium runs low when I'm pregnant, but is fine otherwise. I'm almost 14 weeks and am just now starting to get my appetite back, but again, every pregnancy is unique (just like every baby), so I wouldn't worry if you don't follow all of the norms. Just watch for bleeding, severe pains, etc. and relax and do your best. :-)

mcginnie86 |

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I think that as long as you try really hard to eat all the greens, and beans, and fruit, you should be able to indulge once in awhile lets say...into a CAKE...lol

chargergirl46 |

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All of the above

1plus3 |

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I'm a bit heavier without being pregnant and my doctor wanted me to try and avoid gaining weight. It was inevitable that I would gain, but 65lbs was just not acceptable (my mother gained 65lbs in her first pregnancy, which was me! ^^) I'm now on week 37 and I've only gained 13 pounds. If you find yourself always hungry... in my first trimester I was starving, and now in my last month I'm even hungrier! I've found that carrots, cheese, crackers, and light and fit strawberry yogurt really hit the spot! I have to really suggest the yogurt as a substitute for extra sweet deserts or a bag of chips as a snack. It's super tasty and I don't like yogurt regularly, but the Light and Fit tastes super good and is one of the healthiest yogurts out there. Also, with water, I bought a 48 ounce refillable water bottle and fill it to the top right before work starts. I find that sipping it down through a straw helps me drink quicker and I'm able to get down two full bottles in an 8 hours work day without even thinking about it. That's your 8 glasses right there! I just drink down one full bottle before lunch, full it up for lunch, and drink the rest until it's time to clock out. It makes measuring much easier.

Joscerelle |

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I've never been a big eater, but now I'm hungry all the time. So I eat like a Hobbit - breakfast, second breakfast, elevensies, luncheon, afternoon tea, dinner and supper. I'm also drinking a lot of water since I'm always thirsty. I guess my body is just telling me what I need. So when I have to eat, I try to eat something healthy - although I look forward to having bizarre cravings :)

MadelineLAnselmo |

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I can't keep anything down at all! my doctor prescribed me prenatal vitamins and something called pramin for the nausea, but I have no appetite and when I can manage to eat it's like 5 bites and I'm stuffed. I can't even keep down my vitamins! I'm worried that the baby isn't getting enough food...

ferrariz807 |

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I'm a vegetarian, and I'm worried that I'll be keeping my baby from getting the nutrients that it needs during my pregnancy. Should I be worried about this?

JoyWinters |

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What are the guidelines for healthy eating during pregnancy? I want to eat right... but what does that really mean?

kristophe |

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To JOYWINTERS, though I am not a vegetarian, my brother and sister-in-law are vegans and happen to be a little over 3 months prego. They are doing fine. They read up on what they should eat and what is needed to have a healthy pregnancy with a vegetarian lifestyle. Do some research (i.e. check books out from the library written by authorities on the subject) and please discuss this with your doctor! you can have a healthy pregnancy. Good luck!

jbradberry |

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I just took the at-home pregnancy test 4 days ago but have probably been pregnant for a couple of weeks or so. Very excited, but also a bit nervous! I have been eating LOTS of fruits and veggies and find that I only eat them if I prepare them ahead of time and take them to work with me. I'm 5'4" and only 108 pounds and have never been able to gain weight no matter how much I eat... Though I'm eating healthy food, I'm thinking that I may need to resort to milkshakes (this is what my grandmother did!) to put on the extra pounds. Any suggestions for getting more calories while trying to eat healthy??

PaigeLR |

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more calcium, fruits and veggies

titlegirl1024 |

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What should i stay away from?

amiespinner |

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I have had the problem of eating and only having a few bites and I am very full. I am not sure if this is ok. Some days I feel like I could go for hours with out even thinking of food. I am 8 weeks and I hope it regulates a little bit.

Candim1920 |

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Hi, I'm just about at week 9 of my first, and I wanted to share a tip. I don't know if it's just me, but it's been a lifesaver. I was having crazy intense nausea and the most helpful thing I've found has been drinking a ton of water. Now I am drinking water pretty much at all times. Once my body became more hydrated, the morning sickness got a lot less severe. Right at first the water contributed to the nausea, but once I had more in me, everything got DRASTICALLY better. It even made my cravings and revulsion from certain foods less psycho!

spiregrain |

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KatLuv926 |

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Another good resource to use for proper nutrution, information on medications during pregnancy is ctispregnancy.org

ptaos |

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Is eating lunch meat really a no no? I always thought it was, but I have seen several posts where ladies are takling about munching down subway subs and turkey lunchmeat. If I can induldge that would be awesome. I am craving the california club from Jimmy John's!

bridetobe6808 |

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bridetobe2808 ~ They say not to eat the lunch meat due to lysteria bacteria. You can still have lunch meat but make sure it is well heated. If I want to have a sandwich I use my griller to make a panini or at subway I get it toasted so the meat is hot (usually I just get turkey). I wouldn't eat lunch meat all the time though...that's just me

KPRIEST7 |

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I try to eat lots of green veggies, and foods high in fiber such as pasta. Plus I'm taking prenatal vitamins with DHA. This link is pretty good on mentioning what is good and what to target http://www.webmd.com/baby/guide/eating-right-when-pregnant

eerojas |

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What about craw fish (craw daddy's) are they safe to eat?

rosebudbynicky |

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I am trying so hard to eat healthy. I work in fitness so I know what I need but my body is rejecting all the healthy foods. Meat and veggies are making me sick. All I can eat is some fruit and bread... I am 7 weeks and I know it will change soon, but any advice on how to keep the good foods down?

Amanda Matuz |

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For a while I could only eat SMALL meals, and only healthy foods. I kept crackers and a large glass of water by the bed at night so if i woke up I would eat just one or two crackers and drink water, it helped me not get sick too! Now when I am not hungry I drink 100% fruit and veggie drinks found (when ever I shop) near produce. They are amazing and so healthy! I can eat more now that I am 27 weeks too, but eating healthy is getting hard when I am to tired to cook.

KarolynnS1153 |

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When I first found out I was preggers. I couldn't eat anything healthy. I used to be to the gym 4-5 days a week, and running 5K's and training for a half. The only thing I could eat was pancakes they didn't make me sick and pineapple, and apples. The thought of chicken made me sick, it still does. I do drink a lot of fruit juices grape and apple I love! Cooking to very hard for me because I'll make something and then I can't eat it. ugh. :'( I'm only 17 weeks so I hope things get better. I love sushi! But have can't find any good answers on what is safe to eat. So I have just stayed away.

AlesiaS24 |

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WHat if I don't really like eating chicken or red meat.. What can I substitute with those and still get the nutrition..??

oceguera1991 |

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eating a balanced diet including fat, protien, carbs, fruit and veggies

emwilliams09 |

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What about sodium?? Is there an amount that I should not go over??

jess8232 |

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I am finding it REALLY hard to want to eat right. It seems like all of my cravings are for stuff I feel like I shouldn't be eating.

LeslieC30 |

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HI There, I have some question. I am 4 weeks pregnant. Is it safe if I take nutrition supplement ( IRON-FOLIC and CALCIUM MAGNESIUM). Thanks

danielandsom |

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is eating chile or anything spicy bad during pregnancy??

rhea2rod |

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Liver is a no no! I have read so much conflicting information on this site about what to eat and what not to. I'm not going to rely on thebump for this info anymore at all. My dr is the right person to ask. If the rest of you have questions, ASK YOUR DOCTOR!!! Don't ask a website or people's opinions. The only information you should trust is that which you get from your doctor.

kellikb17 |

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I'm 5'7' and 135 lbs. I was dieting before I got pregnant, so my calories were already down to 1200 - 1500 daily. I knew adding 300 calories to that would still not be enough. I asked my doctor today what my calories should be and she said between 2000 - 2200. We decided on 2000 calories daily for now - I'm at 8 weeks.

BJWilkinson |

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I'm finding it hard to eat a lot. my stomach gets a little tight throughout the day. I am keeping a bag of Apple cinnomon rice cakes in my purse to snack on. in the mornings nausea is really bad for me. i find i can eat cantalope, which i Love. I am also having troubles finding drinks that appeal to me.

tntwood |

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Will drinking chocolate milk give me the same nutrients as white milk?

indhira01 |

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tntwood, when I feel really nauseous, gingerale seems to work. They also make ginger flavored lollipops for pregnant women. Or you could try like a ginger snap, but those never appeal to me when I'm not feeling well.

chelsiebells |

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This is my second pregnancy im about 5 weeks i had a miscarriage in March. I believed i was 13 weeks then I went in for an ultrasound and they said the baby had been dead since week 9 and my body wouldnt let it go. I always thought I lost my baby because i had no appetite, Im also pretty small 5'4 105 pounds (110 now since ive been stuffing my face!) Im just trying to eat 3 good meals a day and some healthy snacks like sunflower seeds have alot of folic acid and I love them! But im so terrified of not eating enough that I over eat and just feel overstuffed!

AmandaR204 |

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I am now 18 weeks. I love hot food and salt, but I have been lowering my intake. I eat about fish once a week. In books I read it says that some fish is lower in mercury then others. My grandmothers told me to not eat salt and not that much hot food or my baby will come out with red eyes...lol

jjohnson115 |

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Just found out I'm pregnant! Yay! 24/7 nausea should have been a hint a few weeks ago! I haven't been vomiting but I can't seem to shake my extreme nausea. Has anyone else found that drinking water makes you even more nauseous? (if that's possible) I am used to drinking ALOT of water during my day, but now every sip makes me want to throw up!

Bridgettemorris |

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I am gluten & dairy free. What should I make sure I'm eating to help get the right nutrition?

Cassiestirman |

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I'm barely pregnant [5 weeks] and a bottomless pit. I also feel extremely thirsty I find myself drinking lots of water and after being an avid coffee drinker I could really care less for it right now.

halambe |

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Eating up to six small meals a day can be a benefit to mommy and baby. When I say small I mean no more than a fist size amount. You can get in all your nutrients and vitamins in these small servings and still manage to feed those cravings. Just make sure that you don't over indulge. The old eating for two myth that says you can eat whatever you want because your pregnant can come back to bite you in a BIG way. Every woman is different. Some women have a higher metabolism and others do not. If you're eating these small meals through out the day you are giving your body a chance to digest better and you're not throwing your metabolism off. Let me just add this: Exercise is a key ingredient to keeping your sanity during the long months ahead. (Yes, that means even after the baby.) You don't have to go running. Just find a routine that works for you and stick to it. - from a mom of three with one on the way

bikernun |

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I am just 5 weeks along but i have been reading everyones responses and see a lot of what i have been experiencing... week before last i was hungry all of the time, very very hungry (didnt know at this point that I was pregnant but i expected it) last week i had servere nausea round the clock, and although it had backed down some this week i have no appetite, nothing sounds good or looks good and i feel like i just have to pick something and eat it although i know i dont want it... plus headaches and heartburn for no reason.... its been an onslaught of symptoms and i am EXHAUSTED!

e7houk |

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I love seafood but my Doc says to stay away from shrimp (I AM CRAVING SHRIMP) any alternatives?

samdejesus |

Q&A: Eating right during pregnancy?

*samdejesus* My doctor said shellfish is fine which includes shrimp. I think what worries some people is its preparation so be careful at restaurants. It needs to be cleaned and deveined properly and thoroughly. When I prepare shrimp at home now that I am pregnant I butterfly the shrimp to devein and I completely cut off the tail and the meat closest to the tail. Hope this helps. Oh and also to be on the safe side do not have seafood more than twice a week.

LinM |

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I gave birth last year but of course everything was very hard for me. I started getting weight and I didn't want that so the doctor recommended some vitamin pills! After 2 months of using I developed a complication so I went to a drug rehab Florida center to get some help. They managed to help me and thank God the baby was alright!

BellaShepard |

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I told you about my problem 2 days ago and now I want to tell you about a friend of mine. She had some issues in her childhood and she spent a lot of time in those drug rehab centers in New York but she got clean found a good guy and got married. Now she is pregnant and by wanting to eat healthy for the baby she started abusing vitamin pills! Her husband had to take her to run a lot of expensive test just because her doctor didn't say anything about those pills.

BellaShepard |

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I am sorry to hear about that Bella! Really hope your friend will feel better and give birth to a healthy baby. I have a friend that works at adental Tucson clinic and he told me that most women go see the dentist after they give birth and have some real problems with their teeth because of their eating habits during pregnancy. A recent study says that teeth problems cause early heart problems!

GuyLoach |

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The first week I found out I was eating super healthy, nothing but fruit and veggies and felt great. But, once the morning sickness set in the smell of cooking food just makes me gag. Almost everything I think might sound good, starts looking very un-appetizing after a few bites. The only things I can really stomach now, unfortunately, are breads, sweets, and crackers...all of which have basically no nutritional value, i feel nasty that i am gaining weight and not enjoying anything I eat...I guess this is normal?

shelbyn1cole |

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Well Shelby you should enjoy the food that you eat! I don't think it is normal to have a incredible appetite and not like the food after a few bites. When my wife was pregnant she had something similar and I had to make her take a dual diagnosis but the doctors said nothing was wrong. After 2-3 weeks she got back to normal and ate everything in her way.

GuyLoach |

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I just found out about our baby today, and I'm calculating around 8 weeks in. I haven't felt different at all, aside from feeling tired (which I attributed to starting a new job), and my eating habits don't seem to have changed...is this normal?

meganruth1007 |

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I'm 9 weeks and had no clue until now, no nausea no vomiting etc. as soon as I found out seems like it all came out, really nauseas in the mornings and coffee isn't appealing anymore. My Doc. gave me a prenatal with a calming additive and it worked!!! I reccomend it!

TrishReiser |

Q&A: Eating right during pregnancy?

I don't eat red meats, so what I eat is limited and I am a very picky eater. Lately I just don't have an appetite. I feel hungry, but not hungry. Food taste different now. Hubby and I have been married for 3 years and this is our 1st baby. Now 11 weeks and 2 days. Thinking before I eat can be a bit nerve racking.

Felina1980 |

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My Ob/Gyn says fish and even sushi is fine if it is prepared properly! The FDA fed us more of a myth about mercury poisoning and eating fish is very healthy for your baby who needs the fish oils for brain development. I was so relieved because I love fish! I live in Hawaii so the fish is very fresh generally. Check with your doc about local fish options and avoid any that may come from polluted waters or a dirty restaurant... otherwise, eat fish!. My Dr. is very well respected, studied at Harvard and actually is a consultant to the FDA.

Sidney77 |

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yes

jenniferedman |

Q&A: Eating right during pregnancy?

We should be eating small meals every three hours. I never leave home without a snack ( small turkey sandwich or a fruit) and I drink a lot of water.

renataj |

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Do not drink soda or fluids that may result in bad skin. I have learned that beverages that lead to bad skin can start with the beverages consumed by the mother during pregnancy.

DrButterFlyDres |

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I just found out that I am about 4 weeks pregnant and I was wondering how to manage the weight at an early stage...my pregnancy was unexpected and i was in the process of dieting and getting ready to get back heavy into my workout routine to try and lose about 20 pounds... i eat pretty healthy now but being only 5'2 i definitely dont want to gain too much weight and be unhealthy during my pregnancy. Do I still have time to lose the weight i need to to be at a healthier starting point. I am about 140 now and my goal is to be 120....

Momcryss |

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I'm 11 weeks and I want to know if it is safe to use Splenda. I've used it all my life but I'm worried it will hurt the baby somehow... Any info that you guys can share? Good luck to all of you!

andrerubini |

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Splenda is safe to use during pregnancy. Both of my pregnancy books say that it is safe and I've used since before I was pregnant. I use a little bit everyday in a cup of decaf and in my plain greek yogurt.

winny28 |

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I'm barely eating at all.... is this harmful for my baby?

fellinginlove |

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I am at week 11 and lost 5 kilos until now. The only thing I coul eat is green beans and ham since week 4/5. I had prunes also. The rest of the food, specially everything fried or greasy had to be taken away from the room, the smell disgusted me so much. My appetite is slowly coming back and the heartburn is lowering also. But very slowly! The kilos should start coming back soon. My doctor said not to worry about the kilo loss. Can't wait to fancy things I usually like to eat: everything!!!

Maellic |

Q&A: Eating right during pregnancy?

i want to know if its normal after i eat a big fat meal am stuffed but 30 min later am starving like i never ate whats wrong with me is this normal on my 9th week of pregnancy?

amoelvjes |

Q&A: Eating right during pregnancy?

I am 6 weeks pregnant and I am eating about the same or a little less than I usually do. I have definitely doubled my intake of water and other fluids. It is easier to eat healthier than I used to (more veggies) because it is all about the baby now.

erinbreithaupt |

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If you are pregnant I recommend whey protein. It is quite good and it can help you get the necessary daily intake of vitamins and minerals. My wife used this whey protein and she was very happy with it. Hope you find my advice useful.

SamuelDD |

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I'm about 5 weeks now and the thought of any kind of food makes me want to vomit. I work in a deli/bakery and spend most of my day fryi g chicken or baking cookies and the smells make me miserable. I'm constantly thirsty though so I don't worry about not getting enough fluids. My concern is that I've never liked fruits and now that I'm pregnant I know my baby needs them. Any suggestions on ways to get these nutrients?

kclouwhoo |

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My dietician says to eat as much as I want as long as it's healthy food. I'm 7 weeks pregnant, not feeling any nausea, and craving super healthy foods. I wonder if it's because my dietician started me on this track as soon as I found out I was prego. Right now, I'm excited about a 3 bean salad I made and dinner consisting of tilapia and veggies. Nervous about when things change and I'll start craving all the delicious (but incredibly unhealthy) food...

Tokkiepocs |

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I actually noticed I have been eating less since I found out I was pregnant. I am constantly nauseous it takes the appetite away, I try to snack on small things throughout the day. I carry almonds, fruit and have been totally craving carrots with ranch lol the one thing I have to get better at is drinking water I am absolutely horrible at drinking water. I plan on improving in this area and also including healthier options into my regimen along with light walking.

Hopeless Romantic |

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eat less grease food, eat more fruits and veggies, a lot of water and drink milk at least twice daily

Mariatejada |

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I read that liver contains a high amount of the retinol form of Vitamin A. Excess Vitamin A may lead to birth defects. Is this true?

melloland123 |

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Having trouble getting water in? My fiance got me a soda-making machine. It was inexpensive and I can make bubbly water without all the sodium and nasty stuff in it. Instead of syrup, I add a little lemon. It settles my stomach and goes down so much more easily. Good Luck!

SarahandCorry |

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Making sure you take your prenatal vitamin every morning along with fresh vegtable and fruits, lean meat preferrably hormone and steriod free and whole grains. Drink at least 8 glasses of water a day. No alcohol

Checka33 |

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I'm so glad to hear that I'm not the only one feels scikly overstuffed after eating. I've had to reduce to kids meals:( But at least I get to eat more often...

1908Mommy |

Q&A: Eating right during pregnancy?

My prenatal vitamins made me nauseous and feel really drained. So my doctor gave me a prescrpition for chewables that didnt taste that great, but I feel a 100 times better.

mikesdaisy1025 |

Q&A: Eating right during pregnancy?

Drink LOTS of water. Make sure to cut out as much caffeine as possible. Make smart choices by having lots of fruits and vegetables. Try to stay away from greasy things

tlnz |

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This time however, she seems to have a rather strange appetite. She keeps eating frozen yogurt. google

EvelinaZZ |

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Not even 5 weeks but found out I was pregnant at 3. Been very nauseas and just queasy feeling for 2 weeks. I used to be able to eat large meals and now feel full extremely fast. Could have lived on turkey sandwiches pre-pregnancy, now the thought of it makes my stomach turn. Trying to work on eating the smaller meals several times a day. Had big plans to be a healthy eater during pregnancy but at this point if it sounds edible and i can keep it down I'll go with it!! Lack of energy in the evenings has put a damper on my exercise/jogging. Also working on this as i feel i am already gaining weight despite being sick

kjorgen1 |

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Seriously, eat whatever you want, they just dont really want you to eat anything excessively, I dont think anyone is going to eat 10lbs of liver or fish a given week. People have been eating anything and everything while pregnant since the beginning of time, I think we'll be ok. Yes, along the line there will be some mishaps with pregnancies but most of the time its really rare and inevitable.

trkittredgge |

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honeydew melon

amanda_foster09 |

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Balanced meals

mmeggers |

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Drink plenty of water and eat healthy!

Chulass80 |

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I'm five weeks. I have had trouble getting ANYTHING down. I'm also diabetic, and my doctor has me on a low glycemic index diet. The only food that sounds appealing is stuff I can't have: potatoes. :( Or something equally starchy.

Bethany Curia |

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I find that sometimes it is hard to follow all the guidelines given to you while being pregnant, and that includes eating healthy as well. I tend to go shopping and get the fruits and veggies that are in season or on sale, and I eat pretty healthy most of the time. I would try not to get too stressed out by the things you should and shouldn't do, and just make sure you and your baby feel good. It is okay to indulge; there's no point in getting stressed out by not indulging in certain things every once-in-a while. Stress is harmful to the baby too!

dbuice33 |

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Eating foods that are not only good for me but good for my developing baby so that we both are in good health. I want to eat right but Im not 100% sure what I should and shouldn't eat.

wilsonkr |

Q&A: Eating right during pregnancy?

I've always eaten right during my pregnancies, but from time to time at an elegant dinner party I crossed the line. It's normal as long as you return to your daily routine. Exceptionally you should eat something unhealthy if you crave for it.

lionking44 |

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I believe the best food for a baby is milk and yogurt. When my son was little, I even bought a donper frozen yogurt machine so he can eat fresh yogurt all the time.

deanjohnson |

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I see a lot of women worried about getting the correct nutrition in during the first trimester because you may not have an appetite or you may be eating terrible things! I started drinking the Advocare meal replacement shakes for breakfast! Yummy and packed with vitamins. Great on my tummy when I'm not very hungry but need to eat! Check them out: https://www.advocare.com/130134046/Store/ItemDetail.aspx?itemCode=T1361&id=A&flavor=a Just click how many you want and check out. It will ask you to create an account then check you ou! If you have questions contact me at naj1117@msn.com!

furturerayburg |

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I am approaching 7 weeks and I am hungry all of the time. My go to snack has been cheese And deli meats. I hear on some sites no deli meats and then I read they are ok. Can anyone clarify this?

skyler1105 |

Q&A: Eating right during pregnancy?

I like sweets (which I gave up), now I have lots of water instead with the occasional juice if I go out for dinner. I eat a lot of fruits which I know also contain sugar. Is it okay to continue eating loads of fruits as an alternative to the sweets I crave?? I like almost every fruit except bananas.

Berrychic2 |

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I am approx. 5 weeks pregnant based on my calculations and I am concerned because I am super thin and tend to get thinner when stressed. I have no appetite whatsoever and cannot seem to force myself to eat. Does anyone else have this problem?

eribear2323 |

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Once I hit week 6, nausea and morning (or rather, evening) sickness took over. I'm 14 weeks and finally starting to get some relief - I ate chicken tonight for the first time in two months! I know I haven't been eating enough of the "right" foods, but my doctor told me that while the nausea and vomiting continued to just eat whatever tasted good and make sure I took vitamins to make up the difference in nutrients. I think I have lost some weight but not a ton, my doc said that's normal and once I'm into my 2nd trimester and able to eat again, I can do a little catch up. The baby takes what it needs from you anyway. As long as I keep my vitamins down, I know baby will be okay.

jrowan422 |

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I was told to avoid sandwich and deli meats, and cold tuna and chicken salads because of risk of listeria.

shellybean3788 |

Q&A: Eating right during pregnancy?

There a lot of things you need to keep in mind to eat right during pregnancy but you shouldn't get overwhelmed by all this information coming from everywhere. Few simple rules will suffice if you are healthy. It's true, a soft serve machine would help a lot in this circumstance. There are a lot of helpful recipes online for a wider diversification.

lennn |