So we are aware that fruits are essential for the body during pregnancy but there are some to limit during pregnancy. You might be wondering, Really? Yes, really. Pregnancy is a whole adventure on its own and in most cases challenging for women in regard to their holistic well-being. While everyone is expecting the newborn, the tales of morning sickness, mood swings, and midnight hunger can be pretty daunting. Diet is essential for pregnant women all through the 3-phases but there are some to avoid as well. There are some Experts who disclosed a list of fruits to avoid or limit during pregnancy as they pose a potential risk to the mother and fetus which we will talk about here.
Eating this fruit when pregnant can induce labor when it’s not time yet. Eating too much of it can result in stomach problems like diarrhea hence dehydration. Most doctors believe you can eat pineapples in small portions since the fruits contain essential nutrients needed by the body. To be safe, it is best to limit the intake of pineapples during the first trimesters of pregnancy. If still confused about this, discuss the options with your doctor.
Similar to pineapples, if you are to consume grapes, take in moderation when pregnant, then it can be a low pregnancy risk fruit.
Both the ripe skin and seeds of papaya are unsafe to eat when pregnant. Taking unripe papaya or the ripe skin and seeds when pregnant will lead early labor or miscarriages in most cases. Most people tend to avoid papaya all through their pregnancies, you can discuss more with your doctor on this.
Some fruits have lots of sugar in it, when consumed for pregnant women can cause gestational disorder. For this reason, it is advisable to completely avoid fruit juice and maintain your fruit intake to be small servings size. This will help you get the desired nutrients and keeping out the excess sugars from your system. Always wash your fruits thoroughly with running water especially the ones you are cutting or peeling. Safety is important for both mother and baby, do not use detergents, bleach or soaps to clean your fruits because of the chemicals. Don’t forget to discuss options with your doctors on key points to get adequate amount of nutrients for you and your baby. Best of luck in your pregnancy journey towards a healthier you and baby!