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Suffering from pregnancy gout. Any complications for the baby? What foods to avoid?

Hi, I am 30 weeks pregnant and generally healthy however over the weekend, I apparently suffered from a bout of pregnancy gout (as diagnosed by my chiropractor). It has since dissapated but I have two questions: firstly, could there be complications for my baby that are associated with this condition?

Secondly, what foods do I need to avoid? A snapshot of my diet from last week included below (please note I have not drunk any alcohol since learning I was pregnant, nor have I taken any medications):

Breakfast - Weet-bix cereal with low fat milk + piece of mutligrain toast/buttered + boiled egg + pregnancy supplement

Morning tea: banana or rockmellon + cup of tea

Lunch: one of - tuna/tomato/low fat cheese and avocado on multigrain bread or bacon/avocado/tomato/lettuce and low fat cheese on multigrain or potato and leak soup with two pieces of multigrain bread; followed by a fruit bun or hot cross bun or the like

Afternoon tea: apple/small can of corn + tea

Dinner: generally a piece of meat (steak, chicken, pork) with steamed vegetables (carrots, zucchini, peas potato and corn)

Dessert: chocolate (it was Easter!)

Apart from my two teas a day, I generally only consume water - probably about 2.5L a day). On some evenings I will have a glass of apple juice with my dinner meal and a half glass of milk before bed.
Asked On : Thu, 11 Apr 2013
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Hello dear,
Thanks for the query, Gout is a Autoimmune disease, where high uric acid gets accumulated as sodium urate in small joints. Best treatment is avoid foods which leads to high protein level. Limit Poultry, meat, fat,fructose corn syrup,,avoid alcohol. Choose complex carbohydrate diet, drink plenty of water and low fat diet. Avoid stress, and heavy work. All the best.
Hope I answered your question, Kindly reply me if you have any further queries or any comments. I will be very happy to help you.
Dr Arif
Answered: Thu, 11 Apr 2013
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