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A 38-year-old female asked:

i am 18 weeks pregnant ate an entire bag of corn tortilla chips (i know, unhealthy) but guaranteed fresh date was a week ago.i didn't know until i ate them. will this hurt my baby?

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Dr. Terry Edwards
Family Medicine 26 years experience
No: it would be very unusual for your sutuatiuon to do harm to your baby. especially if the chips were sealed until you opened them. make sure you re on a prenatal vitamin with folate (folic acid) and you are not a smoker. good luck
Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 40 years experience
Not because of date: I wouldn't be concerned re: the fresh date but strongly advise avoiding genetically modified (GM) corn,esp. when pregnant.If not organic,those chips had GM corn & oil. GM corn contains Bt-toxin, a pesticide proven to pass into your baby & that disrupts immune function.Hopefully no lasting harm was done but I advise pregnant women to avoid GM foods. See http://bit.ly/1ol5To3 & http://bit.ly/19XAX7E
Dr. Randy Baker
Dr. Randy Baker commented
Holistic Medicine 40 years experience
Provided original answer
It has not been definitively proven that eating GM foods will harm your baby, and the vast majority of babies born in the US in recent years have had mothers who ate GM foods during pregnancy, but GM foods have not been proven safe to eat, esp. in pregnancy. Until more research is done I believe it is wise to apply the "precautionary principle" and minimize intake of such foods.
Jun 6, 2014

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