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Is it safe to eat foods with MSG while pregnant

A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Msg in pregnancy is controversial becomes some studies showed problems in mice exposed to large doses. Those risks have not been shown in human studie ... Read More

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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience Family Medicine
Less MSG, better: I don't believe there is a big risk of msg in regard to pregnancy, but generally the less chemicals you put in your body the better especially when y ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Cohen
21 years experience Sports Medicine
Yes: Msg is a flavor enhancer that causes no problems for most people. Some individuals note side effects from msg including headache, flushing or stomach ... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alireza Raboubi
14 years experience Family Medicine
....: please avoid consuming MSG, especially during pregnancy
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
I think you're fine: The better Chinese restaurants do not add this flavor enhancer. Monosodium glutamate is the sodium salt of one of the most common building blocks of y ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Moeller
37 years experience Dermatology
Vitamin A: Too much vitamin a causes birth defects. Ask your OB about safe amount of dietary sources.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liza Kunz
Dr. Liza Kunz answered
20 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Yes: As long as it doesn't give you nausea or vomiting.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Rochester
25 years experience Family Medicine
No: not good idea, esp if dairy or cream, cheese sauces involved. Very easy to contract staph or other toxin type food poisoning from bacterial growth on ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Sure : Other than giving you heartburn spicy food is fine. Your baby is not sharing the food you eat with you.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: I think what is more important is eating lots of fruits and vegetables and eating a diet of unprocessed food. By that i mean cook your food yourself. ... Read More

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