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Can someone tell me for definite whether I can eat peanuts when pregnant?

(11 Posts)
VainVulva Fri 28-Nov-14 21:35:52

I'm dying for some dry roasted peanuts, and have heard conflicting advice re whether or not to eat peanuts when pregnant.

I'm 33 weeks (whether that makes any difference)!

makeitabetterplace Fri 28-Nov-14 21:36:45

Yes you can. Evidence is that if you avoid all nuts your child is more likely to have a nut allergy. I've been eating snickers bars regularly. Yum.

ToriB34 Fri 28-Nov-14 21:38:07

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VainVulva Fri 28-Nov-14 21:38:48

Brilliant, going to send dh out to hunt some down grin

ilovepowerhoop Fri 28-Nov-14 21:43:18

from nhs:

Peanuts are safe in pregnancy

Go ahead and eat peanuts or food containing peanuts (such as peanut butter) during pregnancy, unless you are allergic to them or a health professional advises you not to.

You may have heard peanuts should be avoided during pregnancy. This is because the government previously advised women to avoid eating peanuts if there was a history of allergy (such as asthma, eczema, hay fever andfood allergy) in their child's immediate family.

This advice has now been changed because the latest research has shown no clear evidence eating peanuts during pregnancy affects the chances of your baby developing a peanut allergy.

docpeppa Fri 28-Nov-14 21:48:29

I avoided peanuts completely in my first pregnancy, as was advised to by my gp and midwife, my DD ended up with a peanut allergy!

In this pregnancy I do eat them every now and then, only when away from DD though, as we don't have them in the house for obvious reasons.

VainVulva Fri 28-Nov-14 21:54:56

Thanks for the advice ladies! I'm sitting here patiently waiting dh returning with my heavenly peanuts blush

It's sad when peanuts have become the highlight of my week day!

LynetteScavo Fri 28-Nov-14 21:57:50

When I thought I'd miscarried DD I ate a huge packet of M&M's while I waited for the scan to confirm the miscarriage. Imagine my shock when she had a little heart beat! How guilty did I feel for eating the M&Ms?! She has no allergies at all, apart from Hay fever (which started when she was 7yo) But I very much doubt that packet of M&Ms is responsible.

Pinksun12 Sun 30-Nov-14 05:57:47

Advice changed. I was told not to eat peanuts in my first pregnancy in 2008 and by 2011 it was ok again. Now pregnant again and made snickers cookies yesterday. Divine!!

TheKitchenWitch Sun 30-Nov-14 06:44:22

Ahem, I think we need the Snickers Cookies recipe.....:D

CPtart Sun 30-Nov-14 07:19:58

I lived off Snickers ice cream with DS1, he has no allergies.

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