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Dr. Jeff Livingston
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes : Eggplant is fine.

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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
40 years experience Holistic Medicine
Good for most but...: Eggplant is a relatively healthy food, but it is a member of the nightshade family and some people do not tolerate foods from this family well- they c ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Roy Arnold
47 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: It is a very healthy vegetable. Eating plenty of fruits and vegetables can help you and your baby grow healthily. Thanks for trusting HealthTap!
Dr. David Duncan m.d.
42 years experience Family Medicine
Diet while pregnant.: Absolutely. While pregnant, you should eat a wide range of fruits and especially veggies. Continue to be active. Avoid eating a lot of sugar, satur ... Read More
Dr. Stephen Southard
15 years experience Internal Medicine
Not widely: Recognized as a food to avoid. There is culturally, some anecdotal reports, about contractions and prematurity but it's not particularly well support ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Kingsford
35 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Eggplant consumption during pregnancy is okay. However, since eggplant contains oxalates, consuming an excess of eggplant with an underlying history o ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
45 years experience Travel Medicine
Yes: In some traditional cultures--haiti & japan- eggplant is not permitted during pregnancy. There is no scientific reason for this & many do eat it. Be s ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
33 years experience Family Medicine
Nothing: Consuming raw vegetables is not a problem in pregnancy.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
33 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: People can have adverse reactions to ingesting eggplant, possibly due to the pharmacologic action of histamine and other non-protein components, rathe ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Eggplant.: It is reportedly a myth that eating eggplant parmasian causes a woman to go into labor.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Whiting
27 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
A habit to break...: Raw rice won't harm your pregnancy unless it is contaminated with a germ that can harm your pregnancy. When rice is cooked, all the germs are killed ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Immature eggplants: Can cause gas in some people.

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