Sesame seeds Can anyone tell me if this is true please?!!!!!

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  1. Chocciebutton

    Chocciebutton Well-Known Member

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    I am now just over 16 weeks pregnant and have tried to eat a little more healthy in the last few weeks ......lots of fresh fruit etc....
    I have been eating those sesame snap bars....the sesame seeds that are in a little bar set in like syrup. Anyway I was going through the checkout today in the supermarket and the lady said I shouldnt be eating them while pregnant as they are used to cause abortion?? Anyway I didnt take too much notice and ate 2 while I was waiting for the taxi as I was starving and when I got homeI decided to google it out of interest and it does seem to come up with ...yes it is used to cause miscarriages!!!! Now I am worrying over the slightest thing at the oment and now I am really worried! Has anyone else eaten these or know if this is true?
     
  2. mumoffive

    mumoffive Well-Known Member

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    No, googled it and seemingly its an old Indian wives tale. x
     
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    Chocciebutton Well-Known Member

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    mumoffive.....thats the conclusion I came up with! But it has put me off eating them a little now....normally I wouldnt have eaten 2 bars but I was starving and hadnt had time for a proper lunch so had them and some fruit! I dont worry to much about my eating while pregnant, I do try and eat healthily but it was just the fact that this woman pointed it out!
     
  5. CeeCee2010

    CeeCee2010 Mummy to Jessica xxx

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    Lol I was addicted to sesame seeds on bread and Ryvita in First tri. I heard the same thing and phoned my midwife in a blind panic. Her response (and I quote) "What total codswallop!" Lol I don't think she was overly concerned ... Check with your GP or midwife if it puts your mind at ease but I personally wouldn't worry hun X
     
  6. Chocciebutton

    Chocciebutton Well-Known Member

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    Ive just seen on another site that it is good for you in moderation
     
  7. GersPrincess

    GersPrincess Mummy of 3, soon to be 4!

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    I've never heard that, and if it were to have that kind of effect on a pregnancy, I'm fairly certain it would be on the food standards agency list of banned foods in pregnancy, we'd all get told to avoid it with all the other stuff we get told during our booking in appointments and there would have to have some kind of warning on the box about not eating during pregnancy.
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    GersPrincess Mummy of 3, soon to be 4!

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    I've never heard that, and if it were to have that kind of effect on a pregnancy, I'm fairly certain it would be on the food standards agency list of banned foods in pregnancy, we'd all get told to avoid it with all the other stuff we get told during our booking in appointments and there would have to have some kind of warning on the box about not eating during pregnancy.
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  9. Chocciebutton

    Chocciebutton Well-Known Member

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    ceecee2010...lol I was debating phoning my midwife up, have only just seen her this morning, but had visions she might say similar lol
     
  10. Lawhra

    Lawhra NowProudMumOfTwo!!

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    They are so yummy! Luckily it seems it's fine. Some people ay, scaremongering.
     
  11. SamiraNChris

    SamiraNChris Hayden & expecting #2 :D

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    oooh youve scared me now! my MIl made us a thai green curry thing the other night and served it with chicken on the side which had sememe seeds covered on the chicken! and i was sick it all up half way through the meal! i went back after as I felt fine after eating it and after having the other half i was sick again!!!

    im sure it wasnt the seeds though! probs bean not liking the flavours in the curry lol! il have a looky online now xx
     
  12. SamiraNChris

    SamiraNChris Hayden & expecting #2 :D

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    jessica716 Mummy to a rainbow baby

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    i have them every day.... Theyre my little snack for when i'm feeling peaky at work and need something to tide me over!
     
  14. Chocciebutton

    Chocciebutton Well-Known Member

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    Thanks ...im not going to worry about it anymore, I have got to try and stop worrying so much I was never ever like this with my 15 year old and 6 year old, I dont know if I am worrying more as I am older...39 in April,I dont know!
     
  15. Sooz

    Sooz Paige & Mason's Mum!

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    I've been eating sesame bagels quite a lot with no ill effects and I've certainly not seen any advice against eating them. I haven't seen those little bar things for ages.....thought they'd stopped making them....where did you find them? :haha:
     
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    Chocciebutton Well-Known Member

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    Sooz they were in waitrose....I wouldnt shop there through choice, its justthat I live rural and its the only bloomin supermarket, tesco and asda dont deliver here, they drive through here though to get to everywhere else!!!!!!
     
  17. Sooz

    Sooz Paige & Mason's Mum!

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    Cheers.....typically we don't have a conveniently local Waitrose. :dohh: :haha:
     

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