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Is honey safe during pregnancy?

Is it safe to eat honey while I’m pregnant?


Is it safe to eat honey while I’m pregnant?

The Bump Expert

You’re probably paranoid about honey because you know that the sweet, sticky stuff is a no-no for babies until after their first birthday. That’s because honey can contain bacterial spores, which can be toxic to a baby’s tiny, underdeveloped digestive system. Contamination is rare, but it happens.

Thankfully, it turns out that if you’re pregnant and honey is your cup of tea (or a necessary part of it), it’s perfectly safe to indulge, as long as the honey is pasteurized. Pasteurization is your pregnancy best friend -- the process kills disease-causing bacteria that can be dangerous to you and even more so to your unborn baby. (You should also avoid unpasteurized milk, cheese and juices.) Most commercially available honeys have gone through this process, but avoid raw honey, and triple-check labels when you’re shopping at a farmers market or farm stand. If there’s any question as to how the honey was processed, go ahead and pass.

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Jenna McCarthy

Is honey safe during pregnancy?

Im crushed! I love my natural honey! :(

tlcsharp |

Is honey safe during pregnancy?

Honey isn't pasteurized the same way dairy products are or even for the same reasons. Honey gets pasteurized only so that it doesn't crystalize as fast. So either way, raw or not, honey is good to go. :-)

jq481 |

Is honey safe during pregnancy?

Yes its totally safe to consume honey during pregnancy, honey contains contain spores of bacteria that cause botulism. These spores may be harmful for a born child but not for one which is inside the womb because the acidity of an adult's digestive system is enough to kill these spores that's why there won't be any risk for a women if he consumes honey. Apart from honey a pregnant mother have to take many other nutrition food items to keep her body strong, for other nutitive options you can check this website http://www.aptaclub.ie/pregnancy/pregnancy-nutrition/

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