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Avoid These Fruits During Pregnancy

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Published: Wednesday, August 3, 2011, 15:14 [IST]

Avoid These Fruits During Pregnancy

Pregnant women need to be very careful in their diet. During pregnancy, the woman is surrounded with suggestions on what to eat and what not to eat. It is believed that fruits are good for every time but there are few fruits to avoid during pregnancy.

Fruits to avoid during pregnancy:

Papaya: Pregnant women should avoid eating papaya as it can lead to miscarriage or early labor. Unripe and semi-ripe papayas are rich in latex which leads to uterine contractions. It is believed that ripe papayas are good to eat during pregnancy as they are rich in vitamin C and nutrients which cures pregnancy problems like heartburn and constipation. Papaya mixed with honey and milk is an excellent tonic for pregnant woman during lactation. To be on the safer side, avoid having papayas.

Black grapes: Medical professionals advice that pregnant woman should avoid fruits like grapes. Black grapes are one of the fruits to avoid during pregnancy specially during the first trimester as it builds heat in the body which is harmful for the baby.

Pineapples: Avoid this fruit during the pregnancy stage. Pineapples are rich in bromelain which can soften the cervix thus leading to early labor. Pregnant woman can have few slices of pineapple but not during the first trimester. To induce labor you can have ample of pineapple juice but it is advisable to consult your doctor before deciding.

It is very important to avoid unwashed and unpasteurized fruits or vegetables during pregnancy. This will prevent the pregnant woman from getting infections from toxmoplasmosis. Caution in your diet will help in having a healthy and safe delivery. Avoid these fruits during pregnancy and stay safe.

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