With such a spice as ginger, almost every woman is now familiar. Some of them especially love pickled ginger. Before pregnancy, some women ate it with great pleasure. But can it be used in the period when a woman is expecting a child? Does it harm the future baby?
Useful properties of ginger
On the body, the product has the following effects:
- With the use of ginger improves the work of the digestive tract. At the same time, when it enters the stomach, it can irritate the mucous membrane. This suggests that ginger should be eaten with extreme caution. Ginger root can correct the state associated with poisoning, intoxication. Ginger contributes to the destruction of parasites in the intestine.
- The use of ginger helps to thin the blood. But during pregnancy or during the menstrual period, this phenomenon may be associated with negative consequences. This pickled product is quite capable of causing heavy bleeding.
- Ginger has a general tonic effect on the body. The state of health improves, working capacity increases.
- With this spice can eliminate headaches. It appears as a natural analgesic.
- With the use of ginger, the tone of the uterus becomes higher. But during pregnancy, this property has another feature. The fact is that such a circumstance may contribute to the threat of miscarriage. Pregnant women need to use it in much smaller quantities than before pregnancy. It is better, if possible, to completely eliminate ginger from the diet, if there is an increased uterus tone.
- Ginger root is an excellent preventive measure against the occurrence of inflammatory manifestations in the throat. With it, you can eliminate angina, sinusitis, and other unpleasant conditions. But it can be used by pregnant women only in the first trimester. Further use can be carried out only after consulting a doctor.
If we consider the effect on the body of ginger as a whole, then it is associated with positive aspects. With it, you can get rid of extra pounds, resist colds and many other diseases. But pregnant women, its consumption should be the most minimal.
Ginger and pregnancy
Ginger is useful or harmful - this question does not give rest to almost all pregnant women. If there are no pronounced contraindications, it is possible to eat ginger in limited quantities to a pregnant woman. As for the second and third trimesters, during these periods, the consumption of ginger by a pregnant woman should be kept to a minimum. If a woman does not eat ginger at all, then it is not dangerous for her. On the contrary, consumption of ginger can lead to various undesirable consequences. And this applies to absolutely any period of pregnancy.
Especially careful woman needs to be in the period of menstruation, since it can lead to increased bleeding.
Already starting from the first trimester, you should gradually reduce the consumption of ginger in food. It is forbidden to use ginger in the following conditions:
- Increased temperature. Ginger can contribute to its transition to fever, and this is very dangerous for both the woman and her fetus.
- If skin diseases occur, then ginger can only aggravate the condition. It contributes to the aggravation.
- Ginger root should be excluded from the diet if there are problems with pressure. You should not use this product if there is hemorrhoids or liver pathology.
- Ginger tea is a delicious drink, but you can’t drink it for those who are prone to allergic reactions.
- The presence of gallstone disease is also a reason for limiting ginger. It enhances the production of bile, and the presence of stones hinders its outflow. This can lead to unpleasant consequences.
- If you use ginger in large quantities, you may experience undesirable manifestations on the part of the digestive tract.
- Drinking ginger during pregnancy can cause a risk of bleeding.
- Do not use ginger to those who have problems with the stomach. This is especially true in the presence of peptic ulcer.
In any case, before you begin to use pickled ginger, you must consult your doctor. Only he can give an exact answer to the question about the possibility of eating ginger in a pregnant woman.