it used to be that we were advised against eating it, (well i certinaly was with my last lo's) but i have been advised this time that so long as there are no nut allergys in my family then not to worry and i can eat them. so i do! x
My friend bought back some peanut butter m&ms from the States (can't get them here) and i have been chomping on them and had a couple of packs of chilli nuts too. I don't have any peanut allergies in my family and both scans have been fine. everything in moderation as they say unless there is a known family connection to a peanut allergy.
Iv always been told its fine unless someone in the family i.e father of baby etc has a peanut allergy. I loved peanut butter on toast when i was pregnant with my son and so far he is fine (he's 2 & half) and iv eaten it in this pregnancy too.
Like another poster said, most things in moderation are fine, i wouldnt touch blue cheese, pate etc but thats about it x
According to NHS website - "If you want to eat peanuts or foods containing peanuts (such as peanut butter) during pregnancy, you can do so as part of a healthy balanced diet, unless you're allergic to them or your health professional advises you not to.
The government previously advised women to avoid eating peanuts during pregnancy if there was a history of allergy (such as asthma, eczema, hay fever or food allergy) in their baby’s immediate family, but this advice has now changed.
The latest research shows that there's no clear evidence that eating peanuts during pregnancy affects the chances of your baby developing a peanut allergy."
Not really fond of peanuts atm anyway so doesn't really bother me.
I have a son who has an allergy to almonds and I never ate any nuts (unless they were in processing of the food) during my pregnancy with him but he is fine with peanuts so I have been known to indulge a few times...I believe everything in moderation
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