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Freaking out a little - ate raw papaya salad and did not realise it can cause miscarriage

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Yuki7667 Sun 13-Jan-13 02:28:28


This is my first pregnancy and I ate a little raw papaya salad and did not realise that it is widely known to cause miscarriages due to the latex.

Has anyone eaten this by mistake and been okay?

Am crying inside a little right now. Trying not to freak out too much.......

Kirstiii Mon 21-Apr-14 21:06:08

Hi Yuki7667,
Sorry to restart an old thread but I found this while frantically googling! Do you mind if I ask whether things turned out ok for you? I have just eaten some raw papaya salad without thinking, then stupidly googled it and found it is possibly a cause of miscarriage. I am 6 weeks pregnant after 2 miscarriages and am freaking out. Thanks x

Elastigrrrl Mon 21-Apr-14 21:18:16

I had loads of this GORGEOUS salad (now I want some) when I was visiting family over Christmas, would have been about 14 weeks then and was totally fine. I suspect this is one of those overblown food issues; even if it has any applicability in real life, it almost certainly applies to enormous quantities of the chemicals in question.

Don't worry.

Kirstiii Mon 21-Apr-14 21:20:39

Elastigrrrl - thankyou SO much for such a reassuring message. I am freaking out over the tiniest little thing at the moment as we're coming up to the point where things went wrong before, so it's really nice to have a positive reply! I will step away from google (well, I'll try) Thanks again x

AndIFeedEmGunpowder Mon 21-Apr-14 21:24:16

Yah I ate it a few times too. Dd is snoring next to me. Congratulations on your pregnancy, such an anxious time but it gets less scary further on. flowers

Kirstiii Mon 21-Apr-14 21:56:19

Thankyou smile will try and relax!

porcito Tue 22-Apr-14 00:46:58

I live in Mexico where this is pretty much a staple. I've eaten it ripe, unripe, covered in (probably unpasteurized) cream etc. and it's all been fine. I had the same panic about pineapple after spending 5 minutes on evil Google, but you have to eat SO much of it (like impossible amounts) for it to have an affect. Try not to worry!

splendide Tue 22-Apr-14 09:41:30

I had never heard this! I love green papaya salad and make it myself often.

Elastigrrrl Tue 22-Apr-14 11:55:59

Mmm, yes to pineapple! Have been addicted to it throughout and despite looking through the research, not yet seen one shred of good evidence to suggest it's problematic, just people spreading random rumours. Not that I'm encouraging anyone to eat it if they're not comfortable, just sharing my (heavily fruit-dependent) experience.

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