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My friend from germany sent me a lakritz, i love that candies, is it safe to eat them during pregnancy?

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Dr. Byron Hapner
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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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