A 28-year-old female asked:
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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/

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Dr. Oscar Novick
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
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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Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
Safe in moderation: It is wise to be cautious re: the use of all herbs in the 1st trimester ; yes, too much ginger may be harmful. Research shows up to 1000 mg a day in d ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
No it will not: No there is no evidence that it will.
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
It should not impact: The efficacy of oral contraceptives.

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