Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Papaya in Pregnancy

Whether to have or not to have Papaya during pregnancy is a question ,which looms large over the head of every pregnant lady.
I have also seen many a qualified gynaecologists blacklisting Papaya in the items of eatables which a pregnant lady can have.
The fact is that there is no harm in eating ripe papaya.Raw Payaya contains latex and it has been found to increase the risk of miscarriage in pregnant mice in a random study.
No need to avoid Papaya if you wish to have it.


Praveen Gopinath said...

haha, cool.

There are so many such beliefs, prohibiting pregnants from eating either papaya, pineapple, jack-fruit, guava etc.

whenever a patient asks if she can eat any fruit, i tell this, and she can listen to this, and either eat all of it, because pineapple is ok for the person prohibiting papaya etc, or not eat any of it. :)

Dr Kaushiki Dwivedee said...