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Celery Craving

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juliec26 Wed 10-Nov-10 15:56:24

I am 30 weeks and have craved celery, cucumber and red grapes throughout my pregnancy. Mostly celery, which I thought was a good thing to crave as its healthy. I googled it to see how common it was and it said can cause early labour,contractions and the baby to be lively in the womb - I ate a whole bunch last night and have to admit the baby did not stop moving all night - Has any one else heard this as I do not want to bring on early labour!!


discobeaver Wed 10-Nov-10 16:21:36

Haven't heard about the early labour thing but I did hear that celery uses more energy to eat than it provides. All the chewing vs basically fibre and water.

yellowflowers Wed 10-Nov-10 16:31:44

not heard this - have never seen any advice to avoid it either. But Tommy's have a midwife help line you can call with this kind of question in office hours - they are really nice and friendly.

mrsbigw Wed 10-Nov-10 17:47:44

Wish I craved celery or anything remotely green. Am sure it will be fine, its a natural food

sarahscot Wed 10-Nov-10 17:54:03

I ate 2 sticks of celery with my lunch yesterday, and baby was v active last night so maybe there's a connection.

Crystylline Wed 10-Nov-10 18:22:23

my craving is fruit juice. really having to stop myself from downing whole cartons in the mornings.

am trying to substitute with smoothies to balance a bit better.

juliec26 Wed 10-Nov-10 19:46:28

Thanks ladies.. Will check with mw but thought I was being really good in avoiding chocolate and eating celery .. Think I will carry on eating it as love it too much to stop x

slimyak Thu 11-Nov-10 10:22:35

I ate shed loads of celery when preg with DD1 and have done this time too. Never heard of it being bad in fact it keeps you regular, well hydrated and has lots of Vitamin C. And it is the perfect vehicle for hommous or philli which very much cancels out the zero calorie snack.

I've had Gestational Diabetes with both my pregnancies so have had to find alternative munchies and celery has always been a daily intake.

For the record DD1 was born 2 days before her due date.

notso Thu 11-Nov-10 10:31:39

Celery is about the only thing I ate when pg with DD, had no bad effects, she was born on her due date and thanks to celery and morning sickness I lost about 2.5 stone in pregnancy.

FindingMyMojo Thu 11-Nov-10 11:09:13

I am salivating reading this thread - need to buy some celery today!!! I will try not to cover it in peanut butter grin

juliec26 Thu 11-Nov-10 18:15:28

checked with midwife and she said its fine to eat... so I am off to eat another bunch!!

LoopyLoops Thu 11-Nov-10 18:17:25

mmmmm celery mmmmm..........

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