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Ginger intake in pregnant women - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Practicing since : 2004
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User :   hello doctor
Doctor :   hi
User :   can pregnant women take ginger?
Doctor :   how can i help you
Doctor :   For Health purposes please provide your Age, Gender, Location, Occupation, Marital status, Height and Weight, Waist Circumfrence.
User :   is ginger intake does any harm to the growing foetus?
User :   thats not my question
User :   can u answer to the point please
User :   as there is short of time
Doctor :   yes u can take
User :   oh thank u
Doctor :   there is no harm
Doctor :   ur welcome
User :   but some recet literature says its not advisable?
User :   whats ur comment on it?
Doctor :   Small amounts of fresh ginger are probably okay, but large amounts of ginger may contribute to contractions of the uterus,
Doctor :   this may be more pronounced in women who have had a miscarriage
Doctor :   Ginger seems to stimulate circulation in the pelvis and is sometimes used to bring on a menstrual period
User :   oh ok
User :   oh ok
Doctor :   One or two cups of ginger tea a day is probably fine, although for a woman who has suffered miscarriages I would recommend avoiding it altogether in the first trimester
Doctor :   There have not been many scientific studies of the effects of herbs in pregnancy, so we really do not "know" what is safe and what is not
User :   ok
User :   oh ok
User :   thank you so much doctor
Doctor :   better to avoid
Doctor :   ur welcome
User :   may i know ur name please?
Doctor :   bye for now
User :   ok
User :   thanks and bye
Doctor :   bye
User :   ok..
User :   bye
Doctor :   bye for now
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