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A 26-year-old female asked:

Eating raw rice during pregnancy is good or bad?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
It expands: Eating raw rice is probably not the cleanest idea and since the cooking process kills off germs. Also it expands a lot when it absorbs water in your stomach and could make you feel quite ill. I recommend cooking it first.

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A 46-year-old member asked:

Eating raw rice in pregnancy effect baby?

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Dr. Robert Kent
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 12 years experience
Not recommended: I would avoid it as there have been contaminates such as mercury that has been found in raw rice. That, along with possible gastrointestinal infections, i would avoid it, but that's more personal opinion rather than outright, proven rule. If you do eat raw rice, cleanse and rinse very well. I hope this helps and best of luck with the pregnancy!
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A 28-year-old member asked:

Can eating raw rice affect me and the baby during pregnancy?

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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
You mean swallowing: Uncooked rice? Your teeth will be a hot mess and cracked. Please wash it and take powder off it.
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A 21-year-old female asked:

Eating raw rice effect on pregnancy?

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Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim
Urgent Care 19 years experience
Hard to say: If the rice is sterile and not dirty I do not see any effects. However if the rice is soiled and contains bacteria you will likely have problems with infection. I would cook the rice.
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A 26-year-old female asked:

Eating raw rice during 9th month pregnancy will cause any affects?

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Dr. Mary Zozulin
Obstetrics and Gynecology 34 years experience
Not likely: Eating raw rice is not of itself dangerous. However if the rice is not clean and dried and just from the fielf then eating it could be dangerous from bacteria that could be on the rice. Listeria is especially a dangerous bacteria for the unborn child and the mother may not have illness much worse than a cold. It is recommended to now eat any foods or meats that are not thouroughly cooked when preg

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