Peanuts During pregnancy

nlakshmi

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It's fine to eat peanuts while you're pregnant as long as you and your husband have no history of allergies.

If either of you has a history of allergies the advice is mixed. At the moment, some experts say that you should not eat peanuts during pregnancy. This is because of the belief that peanut allergies may be triggered when tiny amounts of peanut protein cross the placenta. But it now seems that this isn't the case.

Experts have recently taken another look at the research into peanut allergies. They have decided that there's just not enough evidence to show that avoiding peanuts will affect your child's chances of becoming allergic to nuts.

Despite this new line of thinking on nut allergies, you may still feel reluctant to eat nuts, and that's understandable. Talk to your doctor if you have a family history of allergy and are worried about the effect eating nuts will have on your baby. It's also worth remembering that, as long as you're eating a healthy balanced diet, excluding nuts from your diet will not do you or your baby any harm.
 
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