Can Vinegar Cause a Miscarriage?
The first concern a mother to be has is how to keep the baby healthy and safely carry it to term. This concern often raises questions in the mind of the pregnant mother. These questions revolve around the dos of a healthy pregnancy and don’ts that may lead to miscarriages.
Most miscarriages occur for reasons you have no control over. Sometimes miscarriages are a result of trauma both emotional or physical. There are in fact, numerous reasons that may hurt your unborn baby. It’s often difficult to pinpoint the exact cause. However, there are certain known facts about foods that lead to miscarriages. Learning what kind of foods cause miscarriages may help put your mind at ease and help you improve your chances for having a healthy, full-term pregnancy by avoiding these foods.
During pregnancy, many common foods and beverages can cause unanticipated problems for the expectant mother or her unborn baby. The American Pregnancy Association advises pregnant women to avoid the foods that have unwanted effects while the baby is in your womb. Likewise, some people suggest that common vinegar, also known as acetic acid is a food ingredient which must be avoided during pregnancy.
The truth however is that vinegar is absolutely nontoxic and ultimately harmless during pregnancy. There are no known risks associated with drinking vinegar at any stage of pregnancy, and it may even offer health benefits to the expectant mother.
For many this may even come as a shock that in old times, midwives recommended pregnant women to use vinegar as a holistic method for preventing iron deficiency anemia. In 2002, a group of German scientists investigated the effects of vinegar on the blood iron levels of pregnant women. The authors of the study found that vinegar helps to prevent anemia, and no adverse reactions were recorded. Some women use vinegar to treat discomforts such as nausea and heartburn during pregnancy, but no clinical trials have investigated the efficacy of these folk remedies.
Isn’t that cool. Makes me wonder why women don’t start using vinegar for its comforts during pregnancy instead of actually avoiding it?
It is also true, vinegar and other tart treats are common cravings during pregnancy. According to the American Pregnancy Association, pickles are a popular, if stereotypical, food interest among expectant mothers. Although cravings for tart foods are ultimately harmless to pregnant mothers, it is important to consult your health care provider if you begin experiencing strong cravings for vinegar itself. A desire to eat non-nutritive substances such as vinegar, starch, clay, sand or ashes may indicate the presence of pica — a pregnancy symptom related to nutritional deficiencies and mental illness.
Unless you are not overdoing it or are not taking apple cider vinegar or any other compound form, vinegar is safe and definitely something you can add to your meals for flavor.
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