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The Blood Type Diet Archives Volume 14




Re: Is Hawthorn ok to take if I am pregnant?

Posted By: Josie
Date: Thursday, 25 May 2000, at 6:11 p.m.

In Response To: Is Hawthorn ok to take if I am pregnant? (Debbie (A+))

Hi and congratulations! You should stay away from any soft (unpasteurised) cheeses and anything containing raw eggs. Also make sure that any salad vegetables are well washed before eating. Pates and liver is also not recommended (not that it is for A's anyway but sometimes we crave strange things when we are pregnant! :) because of the risk of listeria and salmonella (pates) and with liver because of the too high ammounts of vit.A which could damage the foetal eyes. I have asked one of my colleagues who is a medical herbalist as well as a midwife. She feels it is best to stay away from any supplements (vit. preparations too, except for Folic Acid) during the first 3 months of pregnancy. not that there is any toxicity known about Hawthorn but it is best to be on the safe side. After that it should be fine for you... Don't forget that in Germany Hawthorn is added to some foods to enrich their nutritional value just the same as Folic acid is being added to bread nowdays in the UK. Also make sure any meats such as poultry are thoroughly cooked.

Good luck!

Love to you too!

Josie


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