Is it safe

Eating Deli Meat During Pregnancy

Kimberly A. Tessmer's picture


Dear Nutritionist,
I am very worried I did something harmful for my baby. I am 19 weeks pregnant.

I went to Panera for lunch and got a chicken sandwich. I ate a few big bites before it occurred to me that the cold chicken might be a bad idea. I looked it up and realized that we are not to eat cold chicken sandwiches while pregnant.

How badly did I mess up? What are the odds I've hurt by baby?

Think I Have a Cold...Is It Ok to Take Day-quil?

Cynthia Flynn's picture


Dear Midwife,
I am going to be 8 weeks tomorrow according to the doctor. I am trying to avoid being extremely stressed out. But the last few days I haven't feeling good, and that is stressing me out more than anything else. My doctor didn't tell me to avoid stress I just know my mom had to, So I wanted to just to make sure nothing goes wrong.

The Elite Athlete in the Third Trimester

Alexandra Powell Allred's picture


Dear Fitness Expert,
I am now 29 weeks pregnant. I just wanted to know if it is safe to use the elliptical machine without the arm handles at the gym. Before I got pregnant I would stay on it for 2 hours / 13 miles. I do at least an hour now at the low intense level.

I have asked 3 doctors at the practice during my appointments and everyone has a different answer. I don't know what I should do, and going to the gym makes me feel better and have been going everyday for 10 years. Is it safe?

Thank You,