When a woman gets pregnant she has to be mindful of the things she does, her daily activities will be affected and so will her eating habits, routine, and diet, a pregnant woman will have to condition herself to avoid certain foods and drinks, for example, smoking, some drugs, alcohol, caffeine, and more are not suitable to be consumed by pregnant women if they want to protect their unborn children from any form of harm and to keep her in good health.
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There are other foods that pregnant women should avoid, there are even fruits, so today I'll be telling you about one of them, it is actually a fruit and if you're a pregnant woman then you should by all means avoid eating unripe papaya.
Papaya is a good fruit that is rich in vitamin C and other nutrients, it has a sweet taste, a fine colour and it is enjoyed by many, the only issue is that when it is unripe it semi-ripe then a pregnant woman should avoid it as it is dangerous to her baby's health and in the end can lead to a miscarriage. This is as a result of the latex contained in unripe papaya, it is so abundant that it causes early uterine contractions which can lead to a miscarriage. I wish this for no pregnant woman, and for this reason, I urge all pregnant women to avoid eating unripe papaya just to avoid miscarriage.
Unripe papaya also contains papain this substance can trigger early labor in pregnant women.
Generally, we should watch what we eat, know the content of what we eat, and know the effects of the foods we consume, this will help us to live healthier and avoid unwanted health issues.
(Sources: anmum.com, parenting.firstcry.com)