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Can I eat basil during pregnancy

A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Lawson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
Limited intake: Some of the oils of herbals can stimulate the uterus and cause contractions. You're probably better off adding some basil to meals instead of ingesti... Read More
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Sure : There are no restrictions on basal during pregnancy
Dr. Irving Harper
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
Not a good idea: Pregnant women or those trying to conceive should not use basil since it lowers the levels of estrogen.

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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 41 years experience
No: Some people say that large amounts of basil might induce miscarriage in early pregnancy but millions of women have eaten lots of pesto during pregnanc... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Whiting
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Healthy stuff!: A healthy, well-balanced diet rich in fruits and vegetables and the proper amount of grains and protein is best for pregnancy. Best wishes!
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Junk food: Junk food is defined as none nutritional food that can offer little or no value to a growing fetus. Food from the four basic food groups concentrating... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
A Verified Doctoranswered
32 years experience
Odd question: Hi. I must be missing something. Hot chips as in potato chips or French fries? Yes, of course it's OK. I'd stay away from hot paint chips and hot cow ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
No restrictions: There are no restrictions on mushroom or any fruits and vegetables during pregnancy
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. (Liz)Phuong Tran
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Eat healthy foods: Eat healthy foods , take prenatal vitamins, do not consume alcohol or any drugs, limit your caffeine intake.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Healthy diet : Eat a healthy diet and exercise daily. Avoid uncooked or unwashed food. There are no restrictions on the temperature of beverages during pregnancy.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Victor Bonuel
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
It's a fish so it: Should be fine with caution.Some fish esp.The bigger fish like stingray may have higher levels of merçury compared to smaller.The studies on this matt... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Cucumbers can be: Eaten during pregnancy. Ensure that you wash all produce well.