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Can I have raw mango in pregnancy? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 26-Mar-2013
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User:Hi Doctor
User:Hello you remember me?
User:Thank you so much .
User:My baby is fine
Doctor:You are absolutely welcome
User:I took a scan on friday as you told my baby is fine. the heart beat is is good.
Doctor:yes, i remember
User:but till 4 months doctor advised me for a bed rest
User:Thankyou so so much
User:i was telling my family members abt your advise
User:millions of thanks
Doctor:You are welcome , again
User:I have a doubt again
Doctor:please proceed
User:Can we have raw mango? I am 2 months pregnent now.
User:today i just had some 5 to 6 small piece of raw XXXXXXX mango
Doctor:yes, well cleaned and washed mangos are fine
User:will thataffect my baby i am so afird. I want to have some thing tangy so i had it
Doctor:You may be having morning sickness, and you will want to eat spicy and salty foods, to prevent it
Doctor:so as long as it is fresh, and clean and well washed it is fine
User:you are right doctor. I want to have some thing tangy and salted always. Nad also some times need sweets too .
Doctor:yes, the nausea, will cause craving to eat and increase hunger
Doctor:that is normal too
User:Actually what i ate today was raw mango with little salted.
Doctor:that is fine
User:i was so confued doctor and afriad too. As my doctor advised ripe mangoes.
User:so i never took it
User:so today had some salted mango
Doctor:ok , that is absolutely fine to eat them
User:she asked not to take grapes, magoes, jackfruit,papaya,pineapple.
Doctor:it is possible that, these foods are eaten with the skin intact, so eating unclean fruits with chemical fertilisers
Doctor:hence she might have adviced not to eat them
User:thank u so much doctor. i can hav a good sleep now. one more thing
Doctor:papaya seeds , do have increased androgen like activity
Doctor:hence some times women may eat them unknowingly
User:i am intaking folic acid tablet will i be having loss of hair due t this?
Doctor:hence papaya like fruits are avoided during pregnancy
Doctor:folic acid is very important for growth of all body parts including hair
Doctor:and it is given during and before pregnancy, to avoid nervous system abnormality
User:ohhhh. sorry doctor then some one gave me a wrong information on this. I am clear abt this. So i can intake raw salted mango during pregnancy also.
Doctor:yes, that is fine
Doctor:but avoid eating too much of them
Doctor:as the excess salt can increase your blood volume and blood pressure
Doctor:eating them occasionally like once a day is fine
Doctor:eating them, all through the day is not advised
Doctor:You an try to sip lime water, instead
Doctor:which will help control the nausea in your case
User:Thank you so so so much doctor. You really made my day. You know how much afriad and confused. You really cleared me. One more thing after i chat with you on that day i was so happy,clear and was not feeling depressed after that day on wards. And after hearing the result i was thinkiing abt you and your advise only. Millions of thank doctor.
Doctor:You are absolutely welcome
User:ok doctor. Thank you good night sweet dream. Again thank you so much.Bye bye take care.
Doctor:BYE for now
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