A 28-year-old female asked:
can i drink ginger beer (26 grams- not mg- fresh ginger) in 1st trimester? i have been for m/s, but read too much ginger can cause birth defects & m/
2 doctor answers
Dr. Oscar Novick answered
57 years experience Pediatrics
Ginger: There is no real evidence to substantiate the idea that too much ginger can cause birth defects.
Answered on Mar 6, 2014
Dr. Heidi Fowler answered
24 years experience Psychiatry
Ginger Beer.: Ginger Beer - Although historically a fermented alcoholic drink – Ginger beer is usually sold as a soft drink in this time & age. However, some brands do still contain alcohol. Avoid alcohol during pregnancy. In general, adults should not take more than 4 grams of ginger daily -- from all sources. REF: http://www.livestrong.com/article/504737-how-much-raw-ginger-can-you-eat/
Answered on Nov 28, 2017
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