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#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 seashells

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 eM_Mille

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




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