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Effects of Eating Papaya and Pineapple During Early Pregnancy

Eating Papaya During Early Pregnancy ?

Papaya and Pineapple are wonderful fruits to eat when you are not pregnant. In Asian countries, there is a belief that Eating Papaya and Pineapple During Early Pregnancy cause abortion. Eating papaya considered as an emergency contraceptive and this have the capacity to act as an abortifacient.

You can see two kinds of papaya in the market, the ripe one and the unripe one. Every pregnant women must avoid using unripe or semi ripe papaya in diet throughout the pregnancy. The reason behind is, the fruit contains fruit latex, which in turn consists of the enzyme called papain.

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when you eat unripe Papaya these enzymes act as prostaglandin and oxytocin. Both these are (synthetically made) medically used to induce labor or abortion. Consuming the unripe papaya in pregnancy can cause pre-mature induction of labour. In early pregnancy this cause abortion or abnormalities in the baby. You do not need to avoid those “fully” ripe papaya as it contains loads of vitamins specially vitamin A and significantly less latex. 

Also Read: How to Prevent a Miscarriage – Causes, Symptoms and Treatment of Abortion

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Eating Pineapple During Early Pregnancy ?

According to health experts, women should don’t take Pineapple first 3 months of pregnancy. The reason is that Eating pineapples induce miscarriage. Pineapple contain bromelain which is exactly the same as papain in those unripe or semi ripe papaya. This substance bromelian makes the cervix soft and finally leads miscarriage.

Drink too much pineapple juice cause uterine contraction and cause abortion or premature labour. After the first trimester, healthy pregnant women can eat moderate amount of pineapple as it is a delicious fruit rich in many vitamins and nutrients.


  1. hi I am cynthia 7 weeks and 4 days pregnant and i want to terminate the baby, what should i do.

    • hi cynthia i am in same position and don’t know what to do. Have you tried eating any of these? any other news?

      • Hi guys i dont know yet if in pregnant but i feel that i am
        I try to eat fresh pineapple
        in the market and blend it to make pure pineapple juice
        I drink these with vitamins c ascorbic acid atleast 6000mg per day

        Will let you know the result guys

  2. Hi Iam 10weeks pregnant. Bymistake without knowing i took a fruit juice and after that only i saw that the juice is made of pineapple n papaw. So will there be any effects for that. Pls anyone reply

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