I am 11 weeks pregnant and I want to know if using an Elliptical machine is safe and until when can I use it. I have no health problems.” Unless your health care provider tells you to abstain from exercise, staying active is good for you and your baby-to-be during pregnancy. An elliptical machine … [Read more…]
Say Yes to the Fish: Picking Pregnancy-Safe Seafood
While certain kinds of fish are high in mercury and other chemicals, small fish are a great pregnancy food, high in protein, B vitamins and good fats. It’s also quick and simple to fix: you can simply pan sear, serve with ginger, garlic or soy, roll up in fish tacos or grill white fish with slivers … [Read more…]
I Drank During Pregnancy, Now What?
Q. I am 35 weeks pregnant and have had 1 or 2 glasses of wine per night. Im a little scared now with everything I’ve read about FAS and I’m wondering if there is any testing that can be done to ensure my baby’s well being.” It’s true that drinking alcohol can have a number of serious effects on a … [Read more…]
Are Artificial Sweeteners Safe?
Is it safe to use Sweet-N-Low while pregnant or should I avoid it?” Sweet ‘N Low is a trademarked brand of granulated saccharin, an artificial sweetener. Saccharin was introduced in 1907, but even after more than a century still not a lot is known about its affect on pregnant women or fetuses. We … [Read more…]
Is it Safe to Scour My Shower During Pregnancy?
I’m 16 weeks pregnant, is it safe to scrub my shower with a cleanser containing bleach, or with bleach spray?” While you don’t want to get cleanser on your skin, or in your eyes, nose or mouth (or on your clothes), of course, scrubbing a grimy shower or sink with some cleanser on a sponge while … [Read more…]