Mommy to be Fit Tips by Valerie Orsoni

  • Mommy to be Fit Tips by Valerie Orsoni
Drink unsweetened and unflavored coconut water to replenish your potassium stores (easily depleted during pregnancy) while tantalizing your taste buds! Indulge in duck or foie gras. These foods are full of much necessary iron. Pictured: Jessica Alba
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  • NYC_midwife
    NYC_midwife

    Even thought it is delicious, pregnant women should not eat foie gras. It's made from duck livers....all liver is high in vitamin A, large doses of which are associated with fetal malformations...a normal serving (3 oz-ish) of foie gras contain many times the RDA. Also foie gras has higher rates of being contaminated with listeria, which, if the mother is infected with can cause stillbirth or miscarriage. Celebuzz, maybe best to check the credentials of Valerie Orsoni. I'm a midwife (and currently pregnant myself) and very familiar with these guidelines..