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    Is eating papaya during early pregnancy safe?
    What will happen if a pregnant woman eats papaya during the early stage?

    Topic: Pregnancy | Asked by: ameena | on: 23 Feb 2015
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    If the papaya is unripe, it isn't safe. An unripe or semi-ripe papaya is rich in a substance called latex. Research shows that this concentrated form of latex may trigger uterine contractions. Also, papaya skin and seeds shouldn't be eaten.

    As a safety measure, many pregnant mums exclude papaya from their diets altogether. Despite the research, it is a traditional belief that eating papaya can cause miscarriage and stillbirth.

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