A 26-year-old female asked:
My friend from germany sent me a lakritz, i love that candies, is it safe to eat them during pregnancy?
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Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Avoid: Lakritz (licorice) is best avoided during pregnancy (theoretical risk of miscarriage and premature labor). That said, many licorice products contain anise oil instead, which should be okay. I think the german candies have real licorice, though.
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Last updated Nov 20, 2013
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