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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/

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Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 59 years experience
Ginger: There is no real evidence to substantiate the idea that too much ginger can cause birth defects.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
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/
Last updated Nov 28, 2017
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