Nuts?!

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  1. Vicyi

    Vicyi Me & Mine

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    I've had a major craving for fruit & nut choc n been eating it without even thinking, then yesterday i went food shopping and commented to OH that i fancied peanuts but cant coz im pregnant and he replied with 'well you've been eating fruit and nut' i hadnt even realised!! :blush: Obv i knew i was eating nuts but hadnt even made the connection!! lol :dohh:
    Do you think its ok to eat nuts in pregnancy? I dont have ANY known allergies in my family except codine (my mum) but my brother did had asthma when he was younger...
    What do you laldies think?
     
  2. JessiHD

    JessiHD Mummy to Joshua :)

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    Yes, absolutely no problem eating nuts, even peanuts.

    NHS advice:

    Nuts
    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, hayfever 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.

    If you have any queries, talk to your GP, midwife or your health visitor.
     
  3. Vicyi

    Vicyi Me & Mine

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    I hear that it can cause nut allergy if you have allergy or asthma in the family? Is that just another rumour? lol x
     
  4. Vicyi

    Vicyi Me & Mine

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    Also what about crabsticks and prawn cocktail? I asked MW but she wasnt much help. lol
     
  5. JessiHD

    JessiHD Mummy to Joshua :)

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    They did think that but there have been loads of studies on this and there is no evidence that this is the case. The Government only changed it's mind this August.
     
  6. JessiHD

    JessiHD Mummy to Joshua :)

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    The seafood issue is more about food poisoning than allergy, unless you are allergic yourself. I'm personally steering clear but I don't think it's the end of the world if you have the odd well cooked prawn.
     
  7. Louise N

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    I think the nuts in chocolate fruit & nut are hazelnuts so you should be fine with them. It's peanuts only that they recommend to avoid but only then if there's a history of peanut and other allergies in the family.
     
  8. littlepne

    littlepne Mum of One :)

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    Don't you just love the NHS - don't eat something you're allergic to!
     
  9. xpatchx

    xpatchx Wife, Mummy and pregnant!

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    I've got a nut allergy, and Asthma, and my parents didn't touch nuts =) If it's gonna happen, it will. =) You'll be fineeee.
     
  10. JennTheMomma

    JennTheMomma Mommy of 1 & Expecting #2

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    Nuts are really healthy for you. I eat nuts in pregnancy, good source of protein.
     
  11. littlegoth666

    littlegoth666 Well-Known Member

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    i love that choc with a madness its funny i agree i panic about the nuts but cant help it
     
  12. JessiHD

    JessiHD Mummy to Joshua :)

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    I also love it when a packet of peanuts says 'Caution -may contain peanuts'!
     
  13. Lara310809

    Lara310809 Mum of 3 girls

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    My midwife actually encouraged me to eat nuts. She said if there are no known allergies amongst you or your OH, then there shouldn't be a problem. A few people may blame their kids' allergies on the fact that they ate nuts during the pregnancy, and I wouldn't argue with them, but at the same time, doctors have done studies on mums that refrain from eating nuts (despite there being no known allergies), and some of their babies have been born with an intolerance/allergy.

    It's your choice at the end of the day. I'm eating nuts, and I don't have any feeling that it will be bad for my baby.
     

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