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Loss of pregnancy or miscarriages had become an issue of concerns in many countries of the world today which is the phenomenon when a woman loses her pregnancy either due to stress, use of abortifant, kind of food taken etc. No expectant mother will be glad to lose her pregnancy after some period of weeks or months of being pregnant. Kindly move on with me as i outline some food types or fruit you need to avoid to prevent Miscarriages especially during the first trimester of pregnancy. These include;

1. Pineapple



Pineapple is known to be an acidic fruit with a sweet taste. It's rich in vitamin and fiber but leads to uterine contractions when consumed frequently and it's never ideal for a pregnant mother during her first trimester because it lead to miscarriage. Morealso, Pineapple contains bromelain, which is an enzyme that breaks down protein. It can soften the cervix and could result in early labour. This is the more reason it is strongly advisable to avoid consuming pineapple to avoid still birth and miscarriages.

2. Sesame Seed

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Sesame seed is a meal rich in saturated fat, dietary fiber and vitamins. Despite the high nutritional value of sesame seed, it's quite unfortunate that it has the potential to cause miscarriage in women pregnancy especially when consumed with honey which can results into a persistent contraction of the uterine walls impairing the growth and development of the unborn foetus.

3. Bananas



It is no doubt that eating bananas during pregnancy is considered safe, but in certain cases, they should be avoided. Pregnant women suffering from allergies and those who have diabetes or gestational diabetes are strongly advised against eating bananas. Bananas contains a latex-like enzyme called chitinase which is a known allergen that increases body heat. So women who are allergic to chitinase are advised not consume bananas which can result to an unwanted miscarriage. Morealso, diabetic people are strongly advised to avoid eating bananas too because of the unregulated amount of sugar contents in bananas.

4. Watermelon



It is known that watermelon is generally healthy for the heart and it enables our body to flush out poisonous waste called toxins thereby regulating the loss of water in the body through hydration. Despite this, it should be known that eating watermelon during pregnancy may expose your baby (foetus) to the various toxins that the watermelon flushes out. If consumed in excess, the sugar content in it may raise your blood glucose levels. At times, the diuretic ultrafilterating properties of watermelons can even flush out the essential nutrients along with toxins from your body. Besides, pregnant mothers are advised to desist from watermelon because it's a cold inducing food which could lead to uterine contractions predisposing the p and cause miscarriage.

5. Raw eggs:



Raw eggs has been known to cause many unwanted pregnancy symptoms which include uterine contractions. So it's advisable to desist from taking raw egg as it has the potential of causing miscarriages in pregnant mother. Besides, taking raw egg is unhygienic.

6. Pawpaw



Despite the fact that Papaya is a macronutrient essential for the body proper functionality, it can cause a shoot up in your body temperature which is not good during pregnancy. Apart from this, it causes uterine contractions, bleeding, and even miscarriage due to its latex content. So it is safe to avoid eating both ripe as well as unripe pawpaw.

7. Frozen Berries


Pregnant ladies should avoid frozen berries or anything that has been freeze-dried or frozen over extended periods of time. It is always a good idea to consume fresh fruits rather than opting for frozen berries. The original flavour and nutrients in berries are lost if you freeze it, and eating the same can be toxic to both you and your baby. This is why you may want to opt for fresh berries rather than the frozen or canned variety.

8. Tamarind



Though it is usual or always natural to crave for something desirable during pregnancy, and you might think of tamarind instantly, but eating tamarind during pregnancy does more harm than good. Tamarind has long been used as an antidote to morning sickness and nausea. However, moderation is the key with regards to eating tamarind. Tamarind contains high amounts of Vitamin C, which is capable of suppressing the production of progesterone in your body if taken in excess. Low levels of progesterone can lead to miscarriages, pre-term birth, and even lead to cell damage in the foetus. So it is safe during the first trimester to desist from consuming too much tamarind.

So from the few points I've outlined above, i hope you can now see the need to help safe a life of a pregnant mother out there. Miscarriage is never a desirable thing but it's better to beware of these outlines to prevent cure later in a hard way. Thank you

For more details on women's health, kindly go through the references below.





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You did awesome with this post. In fact, these foods/fruits are sometimes prescribed holistically to induce labor much late in pregnancy. This is informative.

Well done.

Thank you for stopping by @kei2. I'm glad to see that you found this post informative. Do have a wonderful moment.

It was my pleasure. Thank you.