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Can a pregnant women eat or drink honey?

Can a pregnant women eat or drink honey?

Probably: it is probably safe for the pregnant mother to consume honey by and infant under 1 year of age should not be exposed to honey due to the risk of botulism ...Read more

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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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Can pregnant women take royal jelly honey for coughing?

Can pregnant women take royal jelly honey for coughing?

Won't help: It's just a classic health fraud. If you're interested in supplements and natural healing, get with an evidence-based holistic practitioner in your community ...Read more

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I'm pregnant and have bad cough is it ok to drink a honey tea?

I'm pregnant and have bad cough is it ok to drink a honey tea?

Yes: Honeyed tea should be ok during pregnancy. There are other cough medicines that are ok as well. Check with your OB to be sure. ...Read more

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Can I have manuka honey while pregnant?

Can I have manuka honey while pregnant?

Yes: There are no contraindications to using honey in pregnancy. be aware of its high sugar content however and use with moderation. ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat honey while pregnant?

Is it safe to eat honey while pregnant?

Yes: I'm guessing the concern here is over the recommendation not to feed honey to infants less than one year of age. Infants in their first year can have their intestines colonized by the bacteria that produces botulism toxin. Honey can contain these bacterial spores, but does not contain the toxin, so it will not harm you or your fetus if you ingest it. ...Read more

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If honey makes me itch when i eat it should I not eat it while pregnant?

If honey makes me itch when i eat it should I not eat it while pregnant?

I wouldn't: If a food product makes you itch, i'd avoid it entirely until i'm convinced i don't have a food allergy. I'm not familiar with an allergy to honey, but i assume it's possible. I'd certainly discuss this concern with your obstetrician. It would be ironic, i suppose, if honey gives you hives. Good luck. ...Read more