Jump to content

Mangoes safe during pregnancy?

  • Please log in to reply
20 replies to this topic

#1 Wywy'sMum

Posted 22 November 2012 - 12:12 PM

I'm six weeks and morning sickness has hit! urghh. The only thing I could stomach for lunch was half a mango. After I ate it I did a quick google serch and there seem to be a lot of people saying you shouldn't eat it while pregnant (great).. Is this true or are these people just being over cautious? It's a fruit and fruit are good, right?

#2 Babushka Doll

Posted 22 November 2012 - 12:14 PM

I've never heard of this......

Im 29 weeks and just devoured one after my  lunch, I will continue to do so until forever!!!

#3 Feral-as-Meggs

Posted 22 November 2012 - 12:18 PM

How could there be a problem with a fresh one you peel yourself.  

I just googled and it seems to be a Chinese cultural belief.

#4 (feral)epg

Posted 22 November 2012 - 12:20 PM

Umm, what???

The ONLY situation I can imagine where you would avoid mangoes would be gestational diabetes.
They're healthy, they come neatly and hygienically packaged, they taste great.

#5 ~Jot~

Posted 22 November 2012 - 12:20 PM

Never heard of this! I've been eating plenty of mangos.

#6 elegie

Posted 22 November 2012 - 12:22 PM

Yep and you're not supposed to eat onion rings, carrots or chocolate either. Seriously, where do people get this stuff???

Google tells me it's a Chinese thing - because it's a 'cold' food (as is all fruit) and you need to keep your uterus warm.

Eat what you want.

Ed to add - I am eating what I want. Salad, sprouts, smoked chicken, soft cheese included.

Edited by elegie, 22 November 2012 - 12:23 PM.

#7 runnybabbit

Posted 22 November 2012 - 12:23 PM

Wow, it's our first mango season (moved to North Queensland at the start of the year) and we've picked over 100 free mangoes and I've been going nuts!

I'm almost 34 weeks pregnant. wink.gif

Pretty sure they are fine.

#8 Guest_AllegraM_*

Posted 22 November 2012 - 12:27 PM

It would be wrong not to eat mangoes during mango season! Thanks to my parent's bountiful tree, I get an endless free supply of Bowens and get through one or two every day.

#9 seaside_feral

Posted 22 November 2012 - 12:30 PM

Never ever heard of mangoes not being safe. I have eaten several this pregnancy & absolutely plan to keep eating them! I love them!!! Agree with EPG that the only thing to watch would be the sugar level if you get GD & even then I wouldn't think they would be a complete no-no, just in sensible moderation.

#10 Wywy'sMum

Posted 22 November 2012 - 12:34 PM

Well thanks every one original.gif I thought it would be safe.. I think I need to just trust my gut and stay away from google. Some people go way over the top!

#11 elle-M

Posted 22 November 2012 - 12:45 PM

Yum, mangoes. I've been eating one every day!

#12 butterflydreaming

Posted 22 November 2012 - 12:49 PM

I'd be in trouble if I couldn't eat mangos, both my pregnancies I've craved them and have gone nuts once they come into season. Currently eating at least two a day, one for breakfast and one for dessert.

From a western point of view there is nothing wrong with them in pregnancy but if you follow Chinese or aurvedic (Indian) medicine system there are issues such as the belief that mango is a cold food and cold food (including most fruit and pretty much all salad or uncooked vegetables) should be avoided.

#13 brindle

Posted 22 November 2012 - 12:53 PM

I spent the first 10 weeks of my pregnancy eating mangoes. Was the only thing I could stomach when the morning sickness hit.

Mangoes, blueberries and crushed pistachios on top. Yummo!

#14 Feral Grey Mare

Posted 22 November 2012 - 12:53 PM

Absolutely true! Mangoes should not be eaten by pregnant women, all men, women over 55 and under 50, anyone not born in Southern NSW and anyone who is not a Swans supporter. Then there might be enough left for the rest of us.....

#15 ~Winter~

Posted 22 November 2012 - 12:53 PM

if i'm not allowed to eat mangoes while pregnant, i'm not having a baby!

when it's a fruit you are peeling and chopping yourself, i can't see the issue. if it was precut, maybe.

#16 Soontobegran

Posted 22 November 2012 - 12:59 PM

QUOTE (Wywy'sMum @ 22/11/2012, 01:34 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think I need to just trust my gut and stay away from google. Some people go way over the top!

I think that is good advice to yourself. Google is often a pregnant woman's worst enemy.
Good luck and enjoy your mangoes. original.gif

#17 Natttmumm

Posted 22 November 2012 - 01:39 PM

Yep your right that way over the top. I eat mangos all the time and did with my other pregnancies too.

#18 Koobie83

Posted 22 November 2012 - 02:05 PM

I've heard the same about grapes.

What a load...

Mangoes are PACKED full of vitamin C, antioxidants, vitamin A, folate (hello!) B vitamins, potassium and other great stuff your baby needs.

I don't get the whole 'cold' food vs 'warm' food thing. You aren't a lizard, you are warm blooded and your stomach is full of acid which would neutralise any temperature change by the food anyway.

I've eaten quite a few this pregnancy and a whole bunch of grapes this morning.

I don't think your GP or OB would be concerned...

#19 Mrsjessiccas

Posted 25 November 2012 - 08:43 PM

I had never heard of this but ate one today just before seeing your topic post and panicked! I believe everyone is correct in saying they should be fine, don't stress! Enjoy original.gif

#20 Unatheowl

Posted 25 November 2012 - 08:45 PM

PLay it safe OP, dont eat anything at all until you give birth.

#21 VJs Mummy

Posted 26 November 2012 - 07:05 AM

I have eaten mangoes through out my pregnancies i love them and all my children were fine, i have also eaten them this time around when i can stomach them unfortunately for me this time im struck with all day bloody sickness and mangoes and fruit tingles ( lifesavers) have helped a tiny bit

1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users


First look at Renee Zellweger in Bridget Jones's Baby

Bridget is now in her 40s and is a successful publishing executive - but also has a pregnancy to contend with as well.

Newlyweds send bill to no-show guests

Planning a wedding can be stressful – and, as most newlyweds can attest, it can be very costly, too.

Claire Danes: acting out postnatal depression was difficult

Actress Claire Danes found it difficult pretending to have postnatal depression in Homeland, as she had just become a new mother herself.

Sneak peek: Geleeo self-cooling pram & high chair liners

We just spotted Geleeo, a brand new self-cooling pram liner you can buy in time for summer.

The moment a 92-year-old meets her great grandaughter

It's a heart-warming photo this family will treasure forever.

How to prepare for breastfeeding when you're still pregnant

While every woman's breastfeeding journey is different, many hurdles are shared. Knowing what to expect will enable you to make informed decisions if - or when - you meet challenges along the way.

Sneak peek: new Love Mae bamboo dinnerware designs

We do love ourselves some brand new designs in tried and true products. The renowned bamboo dinnerware from Love Mae has just had several more members join the family, in addition to a brand new website.

Mum who killed paedophile gets reduced sentence

A mother-of-five who killed a paedophile has had her jail sentence reduced by a judge who described her case as a "truly exceptional" one.

Toddler's silent debate with mum about naptime

He might not utter a single word - but this toddler is having a great debate with his mother about nap time.

Silence is golden ... or is it?

Silence is golden, or so the saying goes. But when it comes to children, quite the opposite is true.

Awards 2015: Vote now for a chance to win $2000

Vote for your favourite pregnancy, baby and toddler products for your chance to win your share of $2500 in cash prizes.

Scientists identify potential birth control 'pill' for men

Two drugs that help suppress the immune system in organ transplant patients may have a future as the long-sought birth control "pill" for men, new research suggests.

Running for beginners: taking the first steps

It's that time of year when the weather warms up and there's more opportunity to get out and go for a jog.

Tips for turning yourself into a morning person

Mornings are a great time to spend time in reflection or to get outside and get moving.

Thousands sign petition for unborn babies killed by domestic violence

Almost 8000 people have signed a petition calling for a law to recognise unborn babies killed by domestic violence in NSW.

Pregnant Sarah Harris tells body-shamers to 'get stuffed'

Television presenter Sarah Harris has a message for anyone who tries to body-shame pregnant women or new mums.

In defence of 'brexting'

Mums spend literally hours a day with a baby attached to their boob, or giving them a bottle. Surely they don't all need to be spent looking at the baby?

How a fellow passenger made a mum's day on a flight

As any parent who has ever travelled with a baby knows it can be a daunting experience. The stares and attitude of unsympathetic fellow travellers only serve to make the journey even more stressful. 


What's hot on EB

Stella McCartney honours mum with lacy bra

Fashion designer Stella McCartney has honoured her late mum, Linda McCartney, by designing a special bra for post-mastectomy patients.

Don't panic: A granddad midwife's guide for dads-to-be

Mark Harris has helped deliver 500 babies. And he's now telling fathers what to expect.

How to be a calm parent when you're feeling anything but

Being a calm parent takes a lot of work, sometimes more than is obvious to those around us.

The joy and isolation of being a stay-at-home dad

It's cool, kind of like a second childhood. I love him to bits and think, on average, I'm an okay dad. But I also want to talk about the other stuff.

How baby Teddy's short life is helping save thousands of lives

He may have only lived for 100 minutes, but that didn't stop baby Teddy from saving the lives of others.

A heartbreaking trail of missed chances in death of baby forgotten in car

A haunting reminder to stay mindful about babies in cars, especially as we approach summer.

What to do if your baby has tongue-tie

Tongue-tie can cause feeding problems. However once it is diagnosed, the condition can be easily treated.

How to move house without losing your mind

Some people move frequently, while others like to stay put. But everyone finds it stressful.

'She had nowhere to go': how new mum's life began to unravel

The birth of her first child should have been happiest of times for Campsie mother Phuong Cao, but friends say it marked the beginning of when her life began to unravel. 

Women giving birth to a son keep some of his Y chromosomes

It was an experiment doomed to failure - they were looking for male cells in female bodies. And their search was stunningly successful.

Photos: How babies fit in the womb

A gorgeous photo series shows babies in the first hours after their birth - as they were positioned in the womb.

Baby tries to persuade stubborn bulldog to walk, fails

We don't know what he's saying, but this baby has a very clear message for his bulldog pal: let's walk - NOW.

The best toddler gift ever? Nine gender-neutral play kitchen picks

Without a doubt, one of the best gifts for a toddler turning two or three is a play kitchen.

9 easy steps to improve your baby photography

With a few simple tips you can take your images from random happy snaps to lovely clean images that create beautiful lasting memories.



What are your favourite baby products?

The Essential Baby Awards are on now, and we need your help! Have your say on your top picks and you'll go in the draw to win a share of $2500.

Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.