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6 Foods That Can Lead To Miscarriage In Pregnancy

A healthy diet is a must for pregnant women. It is said that a pregnant woman has to eat for both herself and the baby in the womb.

They need to eat a balanced diet that has all the essential nutrients to suffice the baby’s nutritional needs too.

Eating unhealthy sometimes is fine until and unless it is approved by the doctor. We do understand the craving attack that every expecting mother goes through the nine months.

But along with that, it is necessary to stay away from certain foods that harm the unborn. In other words, these foods may lead to miscarriage.

Here’s a list of such foods that a pregnant woman must avoid in pregnancy:

1. Unripe pawpaw: Unripe pawpaw and green pawpaw have components that act as laxatives and bring on premature labor. Pawpaw seeds are also rich in enzymes that cause contraction of the uterus, resulting in a miscarriage.

2. High Mercury fish: Pregnant women should be careful while consuming fish. Avoid varieties having high mercury content like mackerel and tuna. Excessive mercury intake can adversely affect the baby’s developing brain and nervous system.

3. Pineapple: Pineapple contains bromelain, which softens the cervix and starts untimely labor contractions, resulting in a miscarriage.

Pregnant women can take moderate amounts of pineapples during the early stages of pregnancy. When pineapple is consumed in heavy amounts (7 to 10 whole fruits), it might cause bleeding. Remember to consult your gynecologist for more.

4. Caffeine: Caffeine, when consumed in moderation, is quite safe during pregnancy. Still, it is advisable for pregnant women to observe some restraint, as increased levels of caffeine during pregnancy can lead to a miscarriage or an underweight baby.

Moreover, caffeine has a mild diuretic effect, so it should be consumed in limited quantities. Caffeine is not only present in coffee, but also in tea, chocolates, and some energy drinks.

5. Seafood: Seafood such as oysters, crabs, prawns can cause miscarriage. A pregnant woman must avoid seafood to avoid miscarriage. This is because the seafood could be polluted with listeria a specific bacteria which can lead to miscarriage.

Moreover, it is not like you cannot eat seafood altogether. However, research suggests women limit their intake of seafood because seafood has high levels of mercury when consumed in large amounts can hamper your child's neuropsychological development.

6. Spices: Spices such as garlic, fenugreek are foods that can cause miscarriage in the first trimester. They are responsible for blood thinning and bleeding, increasing the risk of complications during pregnancy. Also, it can stimulate the uterus to contract and lead to premature labor.

Pregnancy is one of the best journeys for a woman. Therefore, maintaining health during such days is essential. Consider this list of food, and avoid them to avoid miscarriage or premature labor.

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