Can pregnant woman eat pineapple?

@myfb2009 (8304)
Malaysia
April 6, 2009 4:50am CST
My mum and even my friends always advised me, not to eat pineapple whenever lm pregnant. Actually, it was an old wives tales that had been brought down to the new generation. They said it can harm the fetus since it's acidity is quite high and the pineapple flesh is quite sharpy and rough. Ever heard about it? Can share your experience about this?
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• United States
6 Apr 09
I have never heard of that before. I am currently pregnant and have been drinking a lot of pineapple juice. I would think if it was for acidity than lemons or other more acidic fruits would be banned, not pineapple. I have only heard good things about pineapple in general. It is one of the number one fruits to aid in digestion, which I think would be great for pregnancy.
• India
6 Apr 09
Hi, Please donot drink pineapple juice in PLENTY. It is causing Uterine contraction,which is not good in pregnancy. =Lahiri,Kolkata,India.
@myfb2009 (8304)
• Malaysia
15 Apr 09
Yes, it's good for digestion but lm not sure whether it's good for pregnancy or not. As l know, my mum or my friends always advice me not to drink pineapple during pregnancy.. Good luck to you on your pregnancy..
@carrine (2749)
• Philippines
15 Apr 09
why not consulting ur doctor instead of hearing from them huh? their not doctors,,
@myfb2009 (8304)
• Malaysia
16 Apr 09
Thanks for your advice. Actually, l ever consult my family doctor about it when l was pregnant. He told me that if want to consume abit of pineapple is alright. But, don't overeat it. Because not every human body can accept same type of food.
@forslahiri (1042)
• India
6 Apr 09
Hi, I can only share what I know,based on evidence. The source of this old-wives-tale is from ages pineapple is used in regulating Menstruation & as abortifacient.Drinking large amount of pineapple juice during pregnancy may cause uterine contraction,which is not good for pregnant women. =Lahiri,Kolkata,India.
@myfb2009 (8304)
• Malaysia
16 Apr 09
Thanks for sharing..Yes,l ever heard this matter too. So, l really didn't drink any pineapple juice during that time. But, l likes to drink other fruit juices..
@PinkyPosh (226)
• Canada
6 Apr 09
Ofcourse, It is not good for the Foetus when had in excess. But I'm not sure about the reasons you were told. What I have heard about pineapple in pregnant woment is that, pineapple increase the body heat so much that it might affect the womb. About the sharpy and rough nature... etc etc... not sure. Is it not digested???
@myfb2009 (8304)
• Malaysia
15 Apr 09
Wow, maybe that is another good reason, why lm not allow to consume pineapple during pregnancy time. Im not really sure whether it's easy to digest or not..
@hsofyan (3448)
• Jakarta, Indonesia
6 Apr 09
In my place, pineapple can be used to shed the womb. But it does not mean that pregnant women are forbidden to eat pineapple. If excessive, all the food / drink will be dangerous.
@myfb2009 (8304)
• Malaysia
15 Apr 09
Thanks for sharing. Yeah, if consume excessive of everything will of course be dangerous.