11 doctors weighed in:

Is it safe to eat non-organic foods during my pregnancy?

11 doctors weighed in
Dr. Lesley Meister
Obstetrics & Gynecology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Decreasing the amount of harmful chemicals and pesticides during pregnancy is a good idea, however some foods are not exposed to the same level of chemicals as others.
Those without thick a protective outer cover are more susceptible during the growing process and therefore require more chemicals and pesticides e.g. Blueberries, strawberries. See this link for further info: http://www.Foodnews.Org/.

In brief: Yes

Decreasing the amount of harmful chemicals and pesticides during pregnancy is a good idea, however some foods are not exposed to the same level of chemicals as others.
Those without thick a protective outer cover are more susceptible during the growing process and therefore require more chemicals and pesticides e.g. Blueberries, strawberries. See this link for further info: http://www.Foodnews.Org/.
Dr. Lesley Meister
Dr. Lesley Meister
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Dr. Monica Popov
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

It is safe to eat non-organic foods in pregnancy.
It is important however to wash all fruits and vegetables thoroughly before eating.

In brief: Yes

It is safe to eat non-organic foods in pregnancy.
It is important however to wash all fruits and vegetables thoroughly before eating.
Dr. Monica Popov
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Dr. Alan Greene
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

But... If i were going to choose one time in life to opt for more organic food choices, it would be during pregnancy and early childhood.
Early development is a time of great opportunity. We want the best building blocks and the fewest toxic exposures. Switching to organic foods can help with both.

In brief: Yes

But... If i were going to choose one time in life to opt for more organic food choices, it would be during pregnancy and early childhood.
Early development is a time of great opportunity. We want the best building blocks and the fewest toxic exposures. Switching to organic foods can help with both.
Dr. Alan Greene
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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

The overwhelming majority of the world eats nonorganic foods.
Follow basic nutrition guidelines for overall wellness.

In brief: Yes

The overwhelming majority of the world eats nonorganic foods.
Follow basic nutrition guidelines for overall wellness.
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Dr. Kevin Fleishman
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: No

I think it is more important to avoid processed foods.
There is not much research on organic vs non organic foods and effects on pregnancy and birth.

In brief: No

I think it is more important to avoid processed foods.
There is not much research on organic vs non organic foods and effects on pregnancy and birth.
Dr. Kevin Fleishman
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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Yes

Rather than focusing on organic vs nonorganic (which is a hard question to answer), focus instead on eating mostly unprocessed foods, mostly a plant-based diet.

In brief: Yes

Rather than focusing on organic vs nonorganic (which is a hard question to answer), focus instead on eating mostly unprocessed foods, mostly a plant-based diet.
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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