Pregnancy Nutrition

January 9, 2014


From Aptaclub Ireland channel

Foods to avoid during pregnancy

Seafood high in mercury:

  • Swordfish
  • Shark
  • King mackerel
  • Tilefish
  • Limit to 8 -12 ounces of seafood a week:
  • Shrimp
  • Crab
  • Canned light tuna (limit albacore tuna, chunk white tuna
  • and tuna steak to no more than 6 ounces, or 170 grams, a week)
  • Salmon
  • Pollock
  • Catfish
  • Cod
  • Tilapia

Raw, undercooked or contaminated seafood

Undercooked meat, poultry and eggs

Unpasteurized foods- milk, cheese

  • Brie
  • Feta
  • Camembert
  • Blue cheese
  • Mexican-style cheeses,
  • such as queso blanco, queso fresco and panela
  • Avoid unwashed fruits and vegetables

Avoid large quantities of vitamin A

  • Portion control liver intake

Excess caffeine – less than 200 milligrams a day
(~2-8 oz cup of coffee)

Avoid alcohol all together.

{ 128 comments… read them below or add one }

mdanner4505 June 18, 2014 at 9:17 pm

eat food whole meals, bagels with homemade soup, whole grain bread, pasta and brown rice, to get more fiber, achieve and maintain a healthy body weight, eat plenty fruit and vegetables.

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Csutherland February 22, 2015 at 8:46 pm

don’t really care to much for the brown rice

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mfranklin1` March 11, 2017 at 12:30 pm

me either. White rice tastes so much better.

mjones13 March 11, 2017 at 10:25 pm

I’ve found that brown rice when soaked in a sauce is better.

frayos February 25, 2015 at 10:02 am

I agree as my wife ate all the health foods she could and now we have spoiled rotten kids who are very healthy. Now if I could just get them to eat healthy.

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rmartinez0751 January 20, 2016 at 11:24 am

thats a bigger challenge

HunterMcWhorter February 24, 2016 at 10:33 pm

Whenever I decide to get married and have kids, I will be completely involved in the diet with my wife to help out as much as I can, this seems to be a tedious process.

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knichole March 1, 2016 at 9:08 pm

It is a tedious process because it lasts not only for the during process but also after. It helps the woman and the child grow and prepare for the changes ahead.

ppendergrass June 15, 2016 at 11:48 am

I think that is a great idea. My husband went with me as much as possible to the store when I was pregnant.Even though the mother gains weight, the father will as well. Remember to get what is best for her and the baby, but get things that you need as well in your diet. I suggest if cookies are a good thing to have around for yourself, you hide it from your wife. My husband made the mistake of not hiding his, and he hardly had any of them once I hit my last 3 weeks of pregnancy. 😉 I know bad diet suggestions, but cravings happen, even to the men.

rrink October 4, 2016 at 1:59 pm

It’s pretty hard to keep up with a pregnant woman and her cravings. The only cravings I’ve really had was Captain Crunch cereal and cinnamon rolls. My husband had the most cravings of all. I think it’s called sympathy cravings. He always wanted weird things, which I was pretty jealous of.

DGPatton October 5, 2016 at 12:14 pm

For me as well. Healthy eating is a group effort.

key_ash3 March 3, 2017 at 10:21 pm

this is what it said at the beginning of the video, but later on in the video it goes more in depth.

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pbridges9020 June 17, 2014 at 7:56 am

Have no children but very informative, very important Video for anyone who is Pregnant but I did learn a lot about different foods.

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frayos February 25, 2015 at 10:04 am

I agree as my wife ate a healthy diet and now I have two spoiled rotten kids who are very healthy. Now, if I could only get them to eat healthier.

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lefj1979 February 24, 2016 at 10:39 pm

same here ive never been pregnant since im a man but at least I know what to not cook for an expecting spouse

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sgerhardt September 6, 2016 at 8:03 pm

Its a good video, but if you dont have kids and never been around a pregnant woman, let me tell ya, don’t get in the way of a pregnant woman and her cravings. :)

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wslaughter February 9, 2017 at 2:07 pm

lol! very true!

sparks June 5, 2014 at 10:44 am

I knew that when you are pregnant, you must avoid certain fish. I just didn’t really know what types of fish or what the reason was for avoiding them. I don’t like fish or any seafood, so when I was pregnant, I didn’t worry about what fish I needed to avoid. Because I always avoid fish all together.

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lomut March 4, 2015 at 8:23 pm

I don’t like all fish but I do enjoy tuna and sushi. This was a bit upsetting for me when I found out that I have to limit fish intake due to the mercury content and that I have to avoid uncooked fish altogether. Good thing I don’t plan on getting pregnant anytime soon because I’m not ready to part with my love for eating these fish just yet :)

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JPrichard March 3, 2016 at 5:37 pm

I totally understand!

AToney86 March 11, 2016 at 12:33 am

I’m not a fan of fish either but I’m also told that some fish is needed during pregnancy so I’m a little confused.

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tlampinen July 5, 2016 at 1:32 am

i was told to avoid fish when i was pregnant, i never payed much attention to the exact fish because i rarely ate fish in the first place. Learned some things from this video, definitely informative with great information for expecting mothers.

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wslaughter February 9, 2017 at 2:08 pm

oh yeah for sure!

amandap20 October 4, 2016 at 4:53 pm

Yea I did not know that pregnant women had to watch what types of fish to eat. I guess that is a good thing for me for whenever to decide to have kids, because I hate fish.

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ltutt October 6, 2016 at 10:02 am

I knew seafood was not good to consume during pregnancy but I didn’t realize which types of fish to avoid.

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MeagonPorter October 7, 2016 at 2:54 pm

Same here. I had an idea of what foods to avoid so I just avoided a lot of different foods all together. No fish or processed meats and stiff like that.

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Epeppers October 7, 2016 at 10:31 pm

I Knew that fish was something that you maybe had to avoid but I didn’t even think about the list of other things that you must avoid as well.

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jdurfee October 8, 2016 at 1:00 am

There were a few types of fish on the list that I did not know were bad during pregnancy.

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ssteele June 28, 2017 at 9:39 pm

I have also heard that you should stay away from fish, especially shellfish.

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Sdecker May 30, 2014 at 4:14 pm

My best friend just had a baby and she will be very interested when I go and share what i’ve learned from this video! She is usually a health “freak” though so I bet she followed what this video suggested exactly! But I did not know so I will be able to carry this information with me for when I get pregnant. It is obvious though that when someone is pregnant, they need to be very critical about what they intake into their body.

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afriedl October 5, 2016 at 5:42 pm

Probably the best time to be a “health freak” is when you are eating for two!

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k. williams May 5, 2014 at 5:34 pm

Women that are pregnant should eat healthier and be more aware of what they are putting into their bodies. Afterall, they are eating for two.

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pbridges9020 June 17, 2014 at 7:58 am

I agree! You hear many times you are eating for two but many women think Eat for 2 when it comes to amount. Wrong! Great Information!

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lmanning June 23, 2015 at 2:39 pm

I agree. When I was pregnant I tried to eat as healthy as possible.

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Chelsea Vogel Hunter January 25, 2016 at 6:44 pm

i also did i always enjoyed eating healthy and researching pregnancy so when i was pregnant this video would have been so useful.

lwalker June 25, 2015 at 7:00 pm

Yes, I agree that pregnant women are eating for two and should most definitely be aware of what their putting in their bodies.

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mcash97 January 25, 2016 at 5:33 pm

this video would be very helpful for them and their developing baby. totally agree

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kneal September 12, 2016 at 9:47 pm

I am very young and don’t have kids yet. But I know when the time is right I need to eat healthily and be aware of every food I eat. Because in pregnancy nutrition is more important than ever. You are not only eating for your health but your baby’s health as well.

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EPUGH September 28, 2016 at 12:50 pm

That is the way I see it! Just like smoking and drinking or drugs while pregnant… It isn’t just your body you are effecting anymore. Have to do what is best for the baby at all times!

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pharrell7786 May 2, 2014 at 4:45 pm

and so should the fathers for health reasons and encouragement.

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pharrell7786 May 2, 2014 at 4:45 pm

pregnancy is a beautiful thing so mothers should treat their bodies as a temple always.

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pharrell7786 May 2, 2014 at 4:43 pm

no offense to smokers but i cannot stand to see pregnant mothers smoke.

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msorters January 25, 2015 at 9:36 pm

Its awful! How horrible for their babies and themselves.

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Freeman KL January 28, 2015 at 3:34 pm

Yes, I personally think it is a form of abuse.

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adaniel7 February 24, 2015 at 4:15 pm

In agreement with this comment.

mswitzer February 23, 2015 at 10:54 pm

I agree. Smoking while pregnant is so terrible. It can cause so many problems.

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jreyes August 30, 2015 at 4:47 pm

I totally agree!! And it’s very upsetting to sit outside a women’s center and watch them light up as they exit the door!!

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MCogburn3 March 9, 2014 at 8:54 pm

Ah~ that Irish accent~!! XD ♥♥ Loved it~!! Great video, and very informative~!! Who knew they call a buggy a charlie~ :) What is Cous-Cous, tho?!! So much information: Fiber, Fruits+Vegetables, Calcium -3 servings during pregnancy; watch your cheeses- Protein, and Fats~!! Most importantly, Folic Acid and Vit. D O.o wow that’s a lot~!!

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scasteel February 28, 2017 at 12:48 pm

yes, I wish that I had known all of this through my pregnancy’s. The accents were quite interesting to hear the whole video as well. She looked like she did not want to eat some of the stuff, I know it can be hard to eat that healthy!
Sheena Burrow

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Jordan Lewis March 6, 2014 at 4:00 pm

This video was interesting! i have heard people say that when your pregnant you shouldn’t eat certain foods but never really knew there was so much!

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aharrington5312 February 24, 2015 at 5:55 pm

I knew about just not eating tuna because of all of the mercury. But I ate normally with both of my pregnancies and my babies turned out just fine. I did not know about all of these foods they talked about on the video.

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mbarrett2289 March 8, 2017 at 12:59 am

I know what you mean! It was nice to learn about what people actually mean when they say to stay away from certain foods. It was also really interesting to learn about folic acid.

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awagner March 6, 2014 at 12:33 am

One thing that a lot of pregnant women forget is that they are not just caring for their body; they have another person they are caring for and trying to get all the nutrients for them as well. I would hope that their best interest is trying to make sure their baby is in the best health possible. Some of them do try to get their baby the best care possible, of course, but it bugs me when I see a pregnant person smoking or drinking, or just, in general, being very unhealthy, because their bodies have grown to the point where it can handle it, but an infant has very low tolerances for anything unhealthy.

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fcarter-doreau June 19, 2014 at 11:43 am

I totally agree with you!! In fact how is it not considered child abuse to smoke while pregnant…it is for drinking and in the state where I live smoking in the car with a child under 12 is illegal, so it definitely should be while pregnant! I have seen even the most normally selfish people choose to devote the time while pregnant to focus on great health choices for the good of their child…in my opinion it’s a part of that natural mothering ability and instinct that one should have! I have also seen the awful negative effects caused from smoking while pregnant and then who is left to deal with the aftermath… the poor babies that are effected and often times their health issues lead to long expensive hospital stays and medical bills that are very often picked up by the taxpayers! It’s just a bad situation all together and those poor babies shouldn’t have to suffer because of very poor decisions by people who shouldn’t even procreate, and I know that sounds harsh, but it is ridiculous in my opinion!

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Ashley July 24, 2016 at 11:15 pm

It is important to eat for the health of the baby. When being pregnant you really have to watch what you eat.

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Aowens March 6, 2014 at 12:33 am

One of my best friends just found out she is pregnant. I can’t wait to show her this video!

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Natasha Toudouze March 5, 2014 at 9:53 pm

I always wondered why they said to avoid seafood but now I understand why because of mercury.

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Ashleigh W. July 7, 2016 at 9:16 pm

Being a fish lover that would be difficult!

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eramsey4317 March 8, 2017 at 12:48 pm

I never realized Tuna was a fish that that needed to be limited during pregnancy, because I definitely ate some tuna fish sandwiches a good handful of times.

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cosborne March 5, 2014 at 7:22 pm

I understand where people come from that you need to eat healthy for your baby and watch your diet as if you were not pregnant, but i cant help but wonder. Why not eat those lil things you werent able to eat while not pregnant. Your going to gain weight regardless so why not splurge a little.

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Ssmith5449 November 29, 2015 at 5:21 pm

I agree!!! You should reward yourself every now and then. It’s hard to be completely health conscious when eating for you and your unborn.

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Ashleigh W. July 7, 2016 at 9:14 pm

I can understand the want to splurge but I feel like when a women is pregnant that is when they should be the most conscious about what they consume. So many women over indulge and develop high blood pressure, diabetes, and it complicates their pregnancies, not all but some.

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cosborne March 5, 2014 at 7:20 pm

I do not have children but videos like this will be very helpful for when i do want to have children. Information like this will actually stick with me.

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Natasha Toudouze March 5, 2014 at 9:55 pm

Yes it was very informative.

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MSmith March 5, 2014 at 5:12 pm

I never ate really anything harmful when I was pregnant with either child. But I can’t help but sometimes wonder if me not getting the proper nutrition when I was expecting my 2nd child caused some of his problems in development?

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bkulis March 5, 2014 at 4:35 pm

I found this video very I interesting. I am a single lady who is not pregnant and does not plan to be until I am married. But the advice was good and will be helpful in the future. Eating healthy while pregnant keeps the body healthy and it should decrease putting on more weight. So many women think that because they’re pregnant they need to eat way more and can eat anything they want. It is true that women need to eat a little more because they are eating for two, but they shouldn’t overdue it or eat unhealthy things. It’s good to keep a healthy diet while pregnant or not pregnant.

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ethacker March 5, 2014 at 2:28 pm

I have a twin sister so that is expecting so this video was very informative. She has been very curious if she is eating correctly throughout her pregnancy and her doc says she is but I guess her motherly instinct makes her question it! According to this video, she is eating everything 100% right! Her baby is just growing healthy and happy with all of it’s nutrients! She wondered about her tuna intake because of some sushi she likes, her doc informed her small portions were ok as mentioned in this video.

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iramirez March 5, 2014 at 1:02 pm

I remember my Anotomy and Physiology teacher telling us that being pregnant is a crucial state for the body. I have not had children but if I do I definitely will be eating all the healthy foods. I can not believe the number of women these days that don’t take care of their bodies when they are pregnant it is really sad because of the problems babies can develop because of their mother’s poor health.

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ckuhn March 5, 2014 at 12:55 am

I personally have not had children but i have been around many pregnant women and they always talk about how they get weird cravings and what all they eat. Not always being the healthiest things. It drives me crazy because you would think they would want to eat and be super healthy for their baby. But then again i have not experienced this.

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wbukowski March 5, 2014 at 12:46 am

This video was really interesting and it had a lot of useful information about what women should avoid eating will pregnant, along with what they should eat. It was interesting that there were some cheeses that pregnant women should avoid. Great video!

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Ashleigh W. July 7, 2016 at 9:11 pm

I was surprised by the cheese too!

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srussell August 25, 2016 at 8:40 am

I didn’t realize that there were certain cheeses that you couldn’t have. I knew about the fish to avoid but the cheese really surprised me.

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bjohnson October 1, 2016 at 2:44 pm

The cheese was the most shocking part of this video. I was not expecting that at all.

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LaurenRogers October 5, 2016 at 10:11 pm

The cheese surprised me too!

chobbs March 4, 2014 at 7:53 pm

I have never been pregnant, but I hope that when I am I will remember this video. This video had a lot of great information that would be helpful to any pregnant woman seeking advice. The “quality versus quantity” portion of the video was the part that really stuck out to me.

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Katarina Lazic March 3, 2014 at 3:14 pm

This video was very helpful for future use! I have never been pregnant, so it doesn’t do much now. When I do planning on having kids, I will know what to eat and what I should stay away from.
I was looking at the foods that you need to avoid and it said feta cheese. I was a little shocked and saddened. Cheese is my weakness.

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cgreene March 3, 2014 at 9:05 am

“Quality over quantity…” very good advice not only for pregnant women but for anyone wanting to maintain a healthy balance with eating and weight. I knew the importance of whole wheat breads but I was happy to hear that white bread is ok from time to time. I usually get whole grain pastas and rice for extra fiber and I like the fact that she gave alternative foods for the high fiber group. Good video.

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Ashleigh W. July 7, 2016 at 9:10 pm

I agree. So many women over eat assuming its good for the baby, but it is unhealthy. Whole grains, fresh veggies, and protein is all you need! All in moderation!

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CLovell March 3, 2014 at 12:48 am

This video was helpful for me, hopefully I remember all this someday

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hyoung1 March 3, 2014 at 12:30 am

Eating foods with a lot of folate in them help tremendously with the formation of the neural tube in an unborn baby. I took so much of it with my second child and she was born just fine, my oldest however was born with a defect in his spine, but this was also due to many health issues carried by me. When I was pregnant the first time, I craved potatoes ALL the time. It didn’t matter how they were cooked, baked, boiled, fried, even potato chips! The second time around, I craved cereal. It was basically all I would eat. Life was my favorite cereal, which isn’t too bad health-wise. Since I’m not a huge fan of steaks, I took Iron supplements during both pregnancies and it helped with my “low-energy” mood and lethargy. I had a very low appetite while pregnant, but I did take part in consuming sushi, but I limited this to a few times during the second pregnancy, the first I did not eat it at all. ( I love how the shopping cart is referred to as “the trolley”)

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jostie March 2, 2014 at 9:04 pm

I’ve never been pregnant but one day when I am I hope to remember these things or revisit this video.

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ckuhn March 5, 2014 at 12:56 am

I am the same way. But these tips and video could be helpful for in the future!

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Stephanie Herndon March 1, 2014 at 2:57 pm

I pretty much was aware of all of this and followed it religiously when I was pregnant with my daughter. My doctor was always saying he wished all of his patients were as good as I was mainly because of my weight gain, but I wasn’t naive too the fact that the minute you have your child the weight just “poof” disappears. Believe me i have met many women that honestly believed that. But during pregnancy it is very important to maintain a good diet and low intensity exercise like walking is great for the mother and baby.

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beasterling March 1, 2014 at 1:29 pm

It is extremely important to limit everything in life, so the saying goes. All things in moderation. However when you’re talking about the health benefits of our children there isn’t anything we wouldn’t do to ensure their safety which is why its so important to be aware of the “rules” so to speak and have good pre-natal care during your pregnancy.

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ACOOPER March 1, 2014 at 12:36 pm

I’ve never been pregnant but this video was extremely helpful and one day I hope to revisit it.

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jemerson February 27, 2014 at 4:55 pm

I believe that it is so important for pregnant women to do exactly what they need to do for the health of themselves and the baby. I hope that these videos and comments will ignite a spark that will help some of them to do the right thing.

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mdanner4505 June 21, 2014 at 9:02 pm

these videos are very helpful and good tips on how to eat healthy plus how to take care of yourself and your baby.

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Ashleigh W. July 7, 2016 at 9:09 pm

So many women need to educate themselves on their diet during pregnancy and this video is a big help!

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tynapp July 24, 2016 at 5:15 pm

I agree pregnancy seems like it would be the time if any to turn your nutrition around.

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hlong1 September 14, 2016 at 1:41 pm

I completely agree with you! My husband and I are planning on starting a family and I am already researching what healthy choices I can make for the baby and me.

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aeasley February 26, 2014 at 4:18 pm

My boyfriend’s sister is pregnant and this would be great information for her. Then again, I’ll be pregnant one day and hopefully I’ll remember all this and be able to apply this to my diet.

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ccantrell1 January 24, 2015 at 7:54 pm

You should use these tips for your future child! They are very helpful and to the point! which puts less stress on you during that time as well!

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JALSTON February 26, 2014 at 4:07 pm

When I found out I was pregnant, my OBGYN gave me a list of foods to avoid and I was so surprised because I had never thought about that aspect of pregnancy. This is definitely a resource that should be used more frequently.

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Reginia Jennings February 25, 2014 at 7:35 pm

I found this video very informative and interesting. I love to eat almost all fresh water fish and seafood. I bet most expectant mothers do not know this information I know i did not. I know seafood was good for you but didn’t realize the list was that long

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jostie March 2, 2014 at 9:01 pm

I agree! When my sister was pregnant she had no idea what was good for her and what she needed more of and what she needed to cut back on.

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Cstrickland5947 February 25, 2014 at 4:37 pm

I wish I had knew more of this when I was pregnant, but my son is healthy so it’s ok. I looked up all the food I couldn’t have so I knew most of the foods on here. I only gained 25 pounds during my pregnancy, I ate healthier when I was pregnant than I do now.

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Stephanie Herndon March 1, 2014 at 2:59 pm

I only gained 19 pounds and yes I had much healthier habits when i was pregnant than I do now.

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Emerson February 24, 2014 at 2:19 am

it is so important for pregnant women to do exactly what they need to do for the health of themselves and the baby. I hope that these videos and comments will ignite a spark that will help some of them to do the right thing.

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kbeard7948 February 23, 2014 at 11:33 pm

This video was extremely interesting. I didn’t realize that pregnant women should avoid so much food. I knew of seafood, but that list was much longer than I expected!

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wbukowski March 5, 2014 at 12:43 am

I didn’t realize either that there were so many different foods that they have to avoid. It was interesting learning about what pregnant women should and shouldn’t eat.

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wearnest February 21, 2014 at 4:07 pm

This was very helpful advice. This is some advice that should be passed around, because many pregnant women either eat too much or too less. Mostly it is too much. They seem to do nothing but eat. Since they do eat a lot they should know which foods that they should actually be eating.

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kbeard7948 February 23, 2014 at 11:34 pm

I agree about most pregnant women don’t meet their target intake of food or that they exceed it, and I think that is partly because most people aren’t aware of the proper foods to eat that ensure healthier lifestyles.

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hyoung1 March 3, 2014 at 12:42 am

I think that this is true but I also believe that they take total advantage of that whole “eating for two” statement. Which has actually been proven to be false.

Ldavis February 20, 2014 at 6:21 pm

I ate almost anything when I was pregnant. I did take my supplements but I was younger. This is good to know for the future.

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mjoyner February 20, 2014 at 12:45 am

When I was pregnant I had a lot of problems with eating different foods I could not eat meat unless it was hamburger

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Reginia Jennings February 25, 2014 at 8:01 pm

I completely understand, i had the same problem except I could not eat any meat the smell made me sick.

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JALSTON February 26, 2014 at 4:05 pm

I was the exact same way. I just thought I was crazy because I had never heard of that before. I am so glad to know that someone else shared that problem.

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hyoung1 March 3, 2014 at 12:36 am

I was the same way too! During my first pregnancy the smell of anything fried also made me so sick. It was terrible, but my second pregnancy, I did not experience that.

preed February 17, 2014 at 12:37 pm

In my recent pregnancy I asked a lot of questions about food and I didn’t always get a straight answer. I wish I had seen this video at the time it would have explained a great deal. One thing that is very clear is the fact that a pregnant woman’s diet is not much different than a regular diet except for avoiding a few things or increasing the intake of other things.

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RAPAPM September 30, 2016 at 1:29 pm

my doctor is strict about my diet because I am hardly eating. Granted I do watch what I eat. But the pregnancy diet is just bascily what to avoid.

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bpryor February 15, 2014 at 4:45 pm

This video has a lot of good information. Wish I would have had it while I was pregnant. One of my first weird cravings was blue cheese. I did not know that it was not healthy during pregnancy. Also, the lady was saying that it was important to stay with the brown variety. When she picked up the bagels and potatoes I was shocked because I figure they had a lot of starch. I love bagel and potatoes so if I would have know they were okay to eat I would have loaded up!

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mboswell February 13, 2014 at 2:38 pm

As i see there are lots of things that expectant mothers should avoid in thier diets. Also that are many things they can eat and be healthy for the mom and the new baby.

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ethacker March 5, 2014 at 3:30 pm

I agree with you, pregnant women have a lot to choose from and 98% of it is very tasty too! That’s great for them and the baby as well

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ccantrell1 February 13, 2014 at 10:47 am

When I was pregnant I was lucky that I couldn’t even be around any seafood before I would blow chunks…. I never had any problems with my pregnancy, but my doctor didn’t have to tell me that I wasn’t eating the proper nutrient for myself or my baby. I did take prenatal vitamins which was a huge help in my baby’s development. If I could do it all over again I would definetly eat healthier meals in better proportions.

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aschaeffer February 10, 2014 at 3:38 pm

This video highlights just one of the reasons prenatal care is so important. Any Ob/Gyn worth their salt will advise you on dietary changes that need to be made to help ensure an healthy pregnancy and birth. If for any reason you do not consult a professional as soon as you learn of your pregnancy, please refer to a resource similar to this one. My wife had little trouble adjusting with exception to the alcohol and caffeine limitations.

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mhicks February 8, 2014 at 2:48 pm

It seems that when you are pregnant you still follow the same guidelines for healthiness as if you aren’t pregnant but you do have to be more cautious about consuming foods that you do need! I did not know about the Folic Acid when you are pregnant. The seafood part sort of confused me only because under the video it showed foods to avoid. But if it is not undercooked then it is ok!

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sladet February 5, 2014 at 8:58 pm

That was very interesting, although i am not pregnant now, I wish i would have known these things but its good my children are healthy, my youngest is allergic to a lot of things I didn’t eat. I wonder if this has anything to do with her allergies to certain things.

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k. williams May 5, 2014 at 5:31 pm

I doube it, kids develop most allergies on their own.

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wwalker3804 February 5, 2014 at 3:29 pm

At 71 years of age and not having any direct younger family, this information may help if I come into contact with some younger pregnant women.

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dbalding7689 February 4, 2014 at 10:24 pm

I have a friend who just learned that she is pregnant. She will be a teen parent, and I know she’s scared and doesn’t really know what to do and I’m someone around her age group that she can go to for advice. I look forward to sharing this information with her!

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btubbs February 12, 2014 at 9:13 am

Seeing as how “teen age group” women use to be the child bearing age, Im sure she will bw fine. You might suggest clean eating to her.

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Reginia Jennings February 25, 2014 at 8:02 pm

Your friend will be fine it may be a little more difficult for her at first but she will be fine.

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btubbs January 29, 2014 at 9:32 am

The avoidance of fish for pregnant women has been around for years due to the mercury content. This raises a question in my mind. I live on Lake Quachita or Ouachita, I eat fish a few times a week probably. It seems like almost every time I over due it a little I awake the next morning with a very metallic taste in my mouth and the slightest feeling that I can compare to a hangover. Can any one explain this? I am also curious about allergies. I have no known allergies and neither did my ex-wife. She was type one diabetic and would often use peanut butter to bring her sugar levels back up. My daughter is highly allergic to peanuts and no one in my family is. Doctors have expressed to me that childhood allergies are usually due to what the mother ingested during pregnancy. Is there a correlation between what my ex-wife ate and my daughters allergies?

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dbalding7689 February 4, 2014 at 10:18 pm

That is a really good question! I’ve never thought about it in terms of allergies and what the mother ate during pregnancy, but my mom craved Mexican food while she was pregnant with me and I absolutely love Mexican food. Either there is a relationship or it’s a really big coincidence!

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beasterling March 1, 2014 at 1:25 pm

Same here, my son loves chocolate and thats what his mother ate all the time during her pregnancy with him.

pharrell7786 May 2, 2014 at 4:43 pm

Chocolate isn’t bad for as long as you eat it in moderation.

Ashleigh W. July 7, 2016 at 9:03 pm

I don’t have any children but I have friends that do, and I have watched their pregnancies and noticed they had fish, and plenty of fast food which is not the best but does happen. I wish they would have watched this video, who would have thought you need to avoid soft cheeses. I wonder why some doctors say to avoid all fish. Its good to know that certain fish is safe to have when your pregnate.

Jgaines October 6, 2016 at 12:36 am

I also craved Mexican food. I love it and could not eat it because of the white queso. I also worked at taco bell during my pregnancy so I ate a lot of that too. Not good.

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