Watched a programme a few days ago about pregnancy (the one with the amazing in-utero photography) and something has been playing on my mind ever since. The narrator said that the baby can taste whatever you've been eating in the amniotic fluid surrounding it.
During my pregnancy, (I'm now 32 weeks) I had a huge craving for chillies and ate a few very very hot curries (phals actually). I am now really worried that I might've damaged my baby's eyes as according to the show, chilli would've gotten into the fluid. Chilli and delicate little eyes don't mix.
I know this is a bizarre one, but I am seriously concerned and feel a bit sick about it.
Can anyone advise? Did anyone else eat shedloads of chilli in their pregnancy??
Yes I did with my first child and he is fine-he does have a condition called Marcus Gunn syndrome which affects a muscle in his cheek that pulls one of his eyelids down when he eats/sucks or is tired but havent been told this is linked to excess chilli consumption!
The program you watched was Life before Birth-I think it was a tad presumptious about alot of topics so CHILL honey!
I was hoping I was being daft, and did feel embarrassed posting this, but couldn't help it in the end I had thought that millions of pregnant ingidenous asians must eat stuff like that, but then a waiter at our local said they don't eat anything as hot as phal - it's a Western thing.
I found that show a bit off on certain things too dropinthe.
charleypops........i just have to extend my total respect at you eating phal........i like hot food and have only managed to eat phal once (beer was involved and showing a group of fairground workers what big girls blouses they were with their madras!!)