Can You Eat Seaweed Vegetables When Pregnant?
I want to ask I am 6 weeks pregnant, but I eat seaweed vegetables cooked for ointment, but a little r nIs it safe? I read in the health article may, but want to make sure. R nThank you
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During pregnancy, pregnant women must be more selective in choosing foods because what we eat can affect the health of both the mother and the fetus. There are many foods and drinks around us, which in fact when consumed can have a negative impact on both mother and baby, both for their health and safety in the womb, as well as the condition and development of the little one after birth. These hazards can be in the form of contamination with germs, harmful minerals, or content of hazardous substances.
Foods that are classified as dangerous for pregnant women that should be limited or avoided are:
Seafood containing high mercury, for example tuna, mackerel, bluefish, sea bass. Mercury can lead to the development of the brain and nervous system in babies. Fishes with low mercury levels that are still allowed are catfish, salmon, tilapia, shrimp, etc.
Raw meat and raw eggs, which have the potential for bacterial infection
Raw vegetables, potentially infectious with toxoplasma gondii germs. This bacterial infection can cause the death of the unborn baby, brain disorders, blindness, hydrocephalus
Too much caffeine
Offal, especially liver, because liver contains high doses of vitamin A which has the potential to cause developmental problems in the fetus
Seaweed can be consumed by pregnant women and is beneficial because it is rich in nutrients such as omega 3, omega 6, fiber, iodine, etc. for the growth and development of babies and maternal health. However, make sure that the seaweed that is consumed has been washed and cooked thoroughly to avoid germs and parasites
For details on the portions per day of foods that can be consumed by pregnant women and you can discuss further information with your obstetrician.
Here are tips that you should do regarding food consumption during pregnancy:
Limit or avoid the foods mentioned above during pregnancy
Wash hands before eating
Wash food before processing
Make sure the meat and vegetables are thoroughly cooked
Get enough fluids with 2 liters of water per day
Sufficient nutritional needs for you and your baby during pregnancy, of course, from foods that are rich in nutrients and safe
If there is nausea, you can check with your gynecologist to be given anti-nausea drugs that are safe for the womb. Do not let you and your fetus become malnourished because of your nausea and vomiting
In addition, don't forget during pregnancy to have regular pregnancy check-ups (ANC), do vaccines on schedule, avoid stress, avoid excessive physical activity.
That is the explanation from me. Hope it helps and useful :)
dr. Princess Claudya