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Foods to be avoided during pregnancy - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   I'm 7 weeks pregnant. I have a few questions on diet..
User :   Doctor, Is it OK to have chicken liver ?
Doctor :   If it well cooked and its not spicy you may have them.
User :   ok
User :   Do you approve consuming the following foods?
User :   Shrimps, Chicken liver and heart , dried fish , KFC , goat curry
User :   ignore chicken liver
Doctor :   Its better to avoid sea food.
Doctor :   You should also avoid meat that is not properly cooked.
Doctor :   liver can contain high amount of vitamin A which is usually not recommeded during pregnancy.
User :   ok
User :   and so are you also saying Shrimp is not good during pregnancy ?
Doctor :   Hence it is not recommended too, However, its consumption once in a while is fine.
Doctor :   Sea food especially the once which are high in mercury.
User :   Is Shrimp okay ?
Doctor :   If it has not been smoked and refrigerated once, it is fine.
Doctor :   The use of meat is not recommended every day.
User :   you mean refrigerated before or after cooking ?
Doctor :   I mean when you are buying it.
User :   its a froken shrimp
Doctor :   That should be fined.
Doctor :   All these precautions are to avoid unwanted infections.
User :   ok and what kind of fish you recommend ?
Doctor :   The chances of infections are high, if you are not well aware of the freshness of the product, the use of smoked and refrigerated products.
Doctor :   It applies both to sea food and other non vegetarian food items.
User :   what about Kentucky Fried Chicken ? Are they safe ?
Doctor :   Fish such as tuna fish, telefish, swordfish, King Mackerel or shark can contain high amount of mercury and needs to be avoided.
User :   KFC?
Doctor :   KFC are said to be safe.
Doctor :   You may use them.
User :   DOES IT contain MSG?
Doctor :   I cannot comment on this, as I have little knowledge on the preservatives used.
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