Many of us, being pregnant, wonder if it’s bad to eat spicy / chamoy / chili, whatever you say or whatever, in pregnancy.
Much of it is because the doctor forbade it or a family member told you not to, and we have a need and craving to eat it.
At least that was the case with me, I was told, no irritants.
But I saw some chili mangoes and I just couldn’t help myself. Here’s what I found:
It can harm the baby or even cause miscarriages. What? – Yeah, so they say.
Chili can cause your baby to be born with pimples or hives – Aha… yes, like chili goes straight to the baby’s skin… (obviously not)
and another one, the spicy stuff can cause your baby to have cramps in your belly.
We see a constant in the myths of pregnancy, and that is that no one agrees on how they are supposed to affect them.
You can have chili. If you used to eat, you don’t have to stop eating if you feel like it. Now, if you weren’t used to eating, if you might get a little sick to your stomach, or for example if you suffer from heartburn, you’re going to have a bit of a hard time the next half hour (although nothing a few Tums can’t fix haha). Especially because in the last few months, our stomachs have become very high – due to the growth of the uterus, the baby’s pressure – and the acidity or reflux is more frequent, whether you eat it or not, it is very spicy. Now, eat it in moderation, you don’t want to be enchanted with habanero either, do you?
If you’ve been to your doctor and you’ve had a sour stomach or other illness, you really can’t, because he’ll be the one to tell you and justify his reasons, then you should listen to him.
You should know that chili doesn’t do anything to your baby, no colic, no hives, no nothing. The fact that it brings the birth forward is also a myth, in fact the baby (along with other factors) decides when the birth begins.