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Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Can A Pregnant Woman Eat Nigerian pepper soup, Bitter leaf, Ugu and Hot Leaf?

Good morning Aunty Eya. God bless you for this forum. Please ma, this is my first pregnancy and I don't want to make mistakes eating the wrong foods.  I crave pepper soup daily  and now am scared the hot pepper in there
might affect my baby? Should I stop eating pepper soup for now or there's  no problem? Another thing is very old water,  sometimes enjoy chewing the ice blocks and is that ok, I hope am not freezing my unbon baby? I eat a lot these days, everything but my husband is worried too that the way Ieat hot leaf and Bitterleaf soup might affect the baby.  Please help me clarify.  Aunty help me post anonymously please ma.

44 comments:

  1. People should know that uterus is quiet different from stomach, ur food goes to stomach, ur baby is in d uterus, one does not affect d odr, do tnx in moderation.MrsAjaryee

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  2. MrsAjarjee,

    Who told you that?
    There are foods that affects pregnancy,

    @ poster,
    You can eat ordinary pepper soup with less pepper, don't add uda, uziza etc
    You can take saint leaves.

    Cold water/ice is not advisable according to old wives, its better to avoid.


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    1. I chewed ice through out my first pregnancy, did not harm me neither did it harm my baby..had vaginal delivery, I pushed 4times in my 39th week..old wives tale ain't real biko

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  3. @ New jwel, I don't think so, I have 3 kids and I used pepper soup in controlling nausea since that is the only thing my system can accept at that time, and I never had any issue. One thing that people don't understand is that uterus is difference from stomach.

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  4. My dear, I understand exactly how you feel. Just eat everything in moderation as too much of everything is bad... Good luck dear and my God see us through this phase of our lives safely Amen.

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  5. @Prisco,

    What kind of pepper soup are you talking about?

    If you take pepper soup made with uda, uziza in the early stages, you might abort ur baby.
    If stomach is different from uterus why does abortion pills works?

    Pineapple has caused a friend miscarriages ..

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    1. Pineapple ke???? That's new...How??

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    2. I believe New Jwel. Some pregnant moms induce labour at home by eating much pineapples. That doesn't work for everybody.

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    3. Yeah pineapple not nice in pregnancy.i read too n was told.

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  6. Pineapple is used by some women to induce labour even though for me, even a truck load will digest easily and smoothly with no cramps at all. Anything that causes cramps or running stomach might affect pregnancy oh. When a pregnant woman complains of stomach problems, whether cramps or purging, people get worried. Pepper soup is cry good, helps control nausea in most pregnant women but we shouldn't make it too spicy. The hotness shouldn't be the type that can purge you. The whole body is connected. A pain on your toe affects every part of your body. If you eat unhealthy, too hot and say poisonous food, the baby will surely be affected even though the digestive and reproductive organs are not the same.

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  7. is Uziza leave good for 3 week pregnant mother

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    1. Uziza leaf is a vegetable that can be eaten by anyone pregnant or not. Our bodies are different so, I'll advise you eat everything in moderation.

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  8. Good evening all, please I will love to know if I can eat black soup prepared with only efinrin (scent leaf) plenty onion and very little ginger/garlic at almost 16weeks of pregnancy.

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  9. Pls can I drink uziza leaf water at 13 weeks?

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    1. Sorry Gina, I don't know uziza leaf water, is it like juice? Uziza leaf is safe but I really don't know about the water o.

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  10. AnonymousMay 26, 2017

    Old is uziza seed safe for pregnancy of four weeks

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    1. Uziza seed is almost same as leaves, eat everything in moderation. I ate uziza seeds in white soup while pregnant.

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  11. Hello, I am 14 weeks pregnant, can I eat onugbu soup(bitter leaf soup made with cocoyam paste)? Abacha but without potash and uziza. Is ugba healthy for me?

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    1. Congratulations Vera, yes, you can eat all those yummies but please do not add potash.

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  12. Is potash dangerous in pregnancy?

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    1. Please avoid it until after delivery.

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  13. Is potash dangerous in pregnancy?

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    1. According to a diet expert Mrs. Iyabode Alabi, a dietician and former Head of Department of Dietetics, University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, Oyo State,“Most people add kaun to their meals but it is dangerous to the body. Kaun cannot be digested by the human body, so, when it is ingested, it just stays in the body and this can cause health problems.”

      Of great mention is the harmful effect of this substance in pregnancy where it can be used to increase uterine contractility and this has been suspected to have the ability to induce abortions in the early stages of pregnancy if used in high enough concentration.

      This was documented in the study entitled: “Effects Of Natron (Kanwa) Varieties on Murine Virgin Uterine Contractility” carried out by a team of researchers from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria.

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  14. This has been very educative. Thanks to everyone.

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  15. Please, is bitter leave extract okay for sugar control at 20weeks? Or how best can I eliminate my excess sugar.
    Thanks

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    1. Zainab please see your Doctor as soon as possible. Follow this link to see Nigerian foods with very little or no sugar... http://www.wivestownhallconnection.com/2016/07/50-nigerian-food-ideas-for-diabetics.html

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  16. Can I eat porridge with efirin in early pregnancy

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  17. Hello ma. I am 18 weeks pregnant. I used potash to boil my bitter leaf to wash the bitterness off b4 cooking. Is it safe? Thanks

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    1. Please avoid potash for now, until you are delivered of the bouncing cute baby.

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  18. AnonymousJuly 21, 2017

    Hello. I've read that bitterleaf is not good in early pregnancy. How about in egusi soup? I'm 6 weeks pregnant. Thank you.

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    1. Bitter leaf added to egusi soup is not much, just a sprinkle. If you are scared, then wait a bit more ok?

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  19. Hello. Ever since I got pregnant, I crave for only bitter leaf soup. Am at 21 week now. Am I safe

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    1. Bitter leaf soup is great but if after eating it you feel any discomfort, please don't try a second round.

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  20. Please I am pregnant in my second trimester. I started chewing raw bitter leaf yesterday and I noticed some uncomfortable abdominal pains that lasted for like 2 hours, today after chewing the bitter leaf, I noticed some blood stain. Please could be because of the bitter leaf or it is normal.

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    1. Stop already, may not be okj for your body.

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  21. Please I am pregnant in my second trimester. I started chewing raw bitter leaf yesterday and I noticed some uncomfortable abdominal pains that lasted for like 2 hours, today after chewing the bitter leaf, I noticed some blood stain. Please could be because of the bitter leaf or it is normal.

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    1. Please stop with the bitter leaf already. Bodies are different and what is normal for one pregnant woman might cause miscarriage for another. For vitamins you can take multivitamins. Your Doctor will recommend routine drugs that won't cause bleeding or discomforts. Safe delivery!

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  22. am yet to see one comment from a doctor that knows these.as far as am concern.food in your stomach process into 3 classes of chemical structure; (amino acids, carbohydrate and fatty acid). now it all depends on what food you eat.firstly when you about to eat any food know the nutrient content is very important.how in pregnancy food tend to be processed quickly then in non pregnant women.so therefore leading to so bloating,nausea,vomiting and etc.yes there are some few food that has acidic end product on your body when eating in excess.do you know even through pineapple is sweet it has high acidic content which good affect a normal non pregnant woman? nevertheless a pregnant mother.so as a pregnant mother knowing food content and eating food in moderate is important and for even non pregnant mothers of people.
    yes someone was right to state that the uterus is different from the stomach but remember that what you eat is not what you pass out.therefore, our food is been processed(breakdown)to various site that needs the essential nutrient.processed process been carried my the blood to various site.such as the uterus too.

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  23. Am in my 37wk can I eat bitter. Leaf soup?

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    1. You are almost there Oluwatosin. Congratulations. I ate bitter leaf soup for all my pregnancies. If you are worried just wait na or ask your Doctor.

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