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Pregnant with dc 2 - any advice?

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harverina Mon 22-Apr-13 12:22:44

Hi all,

I am pregnant with dc 2 - dd is allergic to milk, eggs and nuts. Midwife has told me to avoid nuts due to this but I am not sure that this is the correct advice?

Does anyone know anything about this?

I know there is a good chance that dc2 will have allergies but wondered if there is any research into whether or not I should be eating nuts and other allergens?

Thanks in advance grin

BettyTurpinEyes Mon 22-Apr-13 12:47:56

Congratulations! Not medical research, but your post put me in mind of this blog, which you may find interesting.

BlueBumedFly Mon 22-Apr-13 23:10:59

I really don't know but you could try your arm at emailing the LEAP Study Doctors as they are primarily looking at linked allergies .. I think?

I think it's under the care of Dr Gideon Lack at Guys & St Thomas'? Or, if you start a new thread calling for others on this forum about the LeAP study I'm sure some people had / have kids taking part? They may be able to point you in the right direction?

scratchviolet Mon 22-Apr-13 23:17:16

Dd1 has egg, nut and sesame allergies and I was told to eat nuts while pregnant with dd2 so I'd definitely double check advice with your allergy team. I didn't manage to eat very much as so out of the habit of having nuts etc around. We're a very allergy ridden family - lots of excema and asthma and food allergies but Dd2 -touch wood - has nothing

harverina Tue 23-Apr-13 08:41:49

Thanks for your replies. I think I will give my allergy consultant a call and see what she says.

I'd probably find it hard to eat nuts too - I'm so paranoid about eating them and then kissing or touching dd bit I'd be more than happy to have a snickers on my lunch break at work occasionally wink

Thanks for the advice grin

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