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jeebee 04-01-2011 04:15 AM

Licorice during pregnancy safe?
 
Ok, so I ate a ton of licorice during both of my first 2 pregnancies... actually it was one of my major cravings. So anyway tonight right after I had eaten a massive bag of salted dutch licorice and posted about how i was craving it all week on facebook, my sister sent me a message and said it can cause a miscarriage! Ever heard of that?

rainydaysunshine 04-01-2011 05:27 AM

Re: Licorice during pregnancy safe?
 
It does seem to be contraindicated for pregnancy. Also, there are studies suggesting heavy consumption during pregnancy increases cortisol levels in children. I would say a piece now and then wouldn't be a problem, but maybe no more whole bags :)

jeebee 04-01-2011 05:42 AM

Re: Licorice during pregnancy safe?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by rainydaysunshine (Post 12634395)
It does seem to be contraindicated for pregnancy. Also, there are studies suggesting heavy consumption during pregnancy increases cortisol levels in children. I would say a piece now and then wouldn't be a problem, but maybe no more whole bags :)

Darn. Once I start I can't stop!!

rainydaysunshine 04-01-2011 06:17 AM

Re: Licorice during pregnancy safe?
 
Lol, then it's no more for you!

misskira 04-01-2011 07:09 AM

Re: Licorice during pregnancy safe?
 
I had read about it maybe raising blood pressure. But that's only TRUE licorice. So depending on what you're eating or what you like, it might not be a big deal. There is lots of fake licorice out there, so if you like that it might be an option too. Licorice is one of my favorites and I craved it really bad with my first. I would limit myself to one Panda licorice bar. That way I didn't have a whole bag to tempt me.


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