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I am 5 weeks pregnant and just ate pomegranate fruit with

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I am 5 weeks pregnant and just ate pomegranate fruit with the seeds...about half a cup and then read on line that it could cause miscarriage. Is that true? Is it not safe to eat pomegranate?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: OB GYN
Expert:  Dr. C. replied 1 year ago.

Hi, It's Dr. C. Board certified Ob-gyne. I can help you today.

There are some ancient references to the use of pomegranate seeds and rinds to prevent conception and possible induce miscarriage. But there is no modern research showing any evidence at all that pomegranate has such effects in women.

Pomegranates are high in vitamin C and are rich in anti-oxidants. They are considered a health food to eat during pregnancy.

I hope this was reassuring and helpful.

Expert:  Dr. C. replied 1 year ago.

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