A 50-year-old member asked:
is brinjal during pregnancy safe?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Yvette Westford answered
19 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: By Brinjal, do you mean Eggplant? Only in the Indian cultures Brinjal is suggested to be avoided during pregnancy (Ayurveda) A normal eggplant has lots of vitamin A, dietary fiber iron. These are essential nutrients that are needed during pregnancy. It is believed that eggplants contain large amounts of phytohormones that may cause contractions so use your judgement. Moderation is key.
Answered on Apr 15, 2017
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