Food Myths In Pregnancy (Hindi) | By Dr. Mukesh Gupta
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In the second and third trimester, eating spicy food may cause: heartburn, as your growing uterus forces stomach acids higher into your esophagus. indigestion. nausea. diarrhea, gas, and bloating. an increase in gastroesophageal reflux (GERD) symptoms. Spicy food will increase acid reflux and aggravate heartburn, especially in the late months of pregnancy. If you decide to eat spicy food, pair it with a glass of milk to minimise heartburn.
Honey can also help prevent heartburn after eating a spicy. Can you eat spicy foods during pregnancy? ANSWER A majority of pregnant women experience indigestion as a result of hormonal changes and pressure from a growing uterus.
Myth: Spicy food—or any food—induces labor. Though an overdue woman would love to pop a jalapeño and go into labor, it just doesn’t work that way. Eliza Ross, MD, OB-GYN, of the Cleveland Clinic said that there’s no evidence that spicy food causes labor. For example, spicy undercooked and raw eggs, poultry, meats, seafood, and deli meats should be avoided, because they have a higher chance to cause listeriosis in pregnant mothers causing miscarriage or preterm labour. There are no studies that prove spicy food is harmful for pregnancy.
Eating Spicy Isn’t Harmful To The Baby. However, Avoid If You Feel Discomfort Or The Baby Refuses To Drink Milk. Pregnancy induces a wariness and caution toward what you eat, drink, and do. A similar feeling and myth surround spicy foods during pregnancy.
It is believed that eating hot and spicy foods can lead to miscarriage and induce labour. Fact: There is no evidence to support this myth. The only disadvantage of eating spicy food is the heartburn and gas that you may have to suffer through later.
If you include a moderate quantity of spicy food in your diet during pregnancy, it will do you no harm. 4. Myth: Spice during pregnancy causes blindness in babies. The truth: Eating spicy foods during pregnancy is perfectly safe but may lead to heartburn. It is a long-standing myth that spicy foods are not good for the human body at all. Actually, the excess of anything is bad and the same rule applies to spicy foods also.
Several studies conducted around spicy foods have proved that they are high in nutrients such as calcium plus vitamins A and C, and there’s some evidence that hot chillies can also reduce cardiovascular disease risk, help. This is because, according to the myth, craving salty and spicy food is related to the birth of a baby boy. The old wives’ tale also confirms that if you are craving for sweets while you are pregnant, you are going to have a baby girl.
Here too, it’s a no from science.
List of related literature:
|from Childbirth Across Cultures: Ideas and Practices of Pregnancy, Childbirth and the Postpartum|
|from AWHONN’s Perinatal Nursing|
|from Perinatal Nursing|
|from Praying Through Your Pregnancy: An Inspirational Week-by-Week Guide for Bonding with Your Baby|
|from The Girlfriends’ Guide to Pregnancy|
|from Encyclopedia of Medical Anthropology: Health and Illness in the World’s Cultures Topics Volume 1; Cultures – |
|from The Positive Birth Book: A new approach to pregnancy, birth and the early weeks|
|from What to Expect When You’re Expecting 4th Edition|
|from The Pregnancy Countdown Book: Nine Months of Practical Tips, Useful Advice, and Uncensored Truths|
|from Essentials of Chinese Medicine|