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Question: Dried dates/ khajur during first trimester?
Answer: Hello Dear,
It's fine to eat dates during pregnancy, but as part of a healthy pregnancy diet, they should be eaten in moderation due to their high natural sugar content.
As dates are also rich in fiber, they treat pregnancy-related constipation. They are also helpful in preventing birth defects, as contains loads of Folate.
There has also been a study which indicates that eating dates in the third trimester can make labor shorter and easier.
But, by all means, start eating 6 dates a day from 36 weeks on i.e. four weeks before your estimated due date.
Question: Can I eat dates during first trimester
Answer: Dates are safe as well as healthy.
“Consuming dates during late pregnancy affects labor and delivery positively without causing any risk to the mother and the child.” — Pubmed journal.
Here are Nutritional benefits of dates:-
Provide energy: During pregnancy, you need more energy than usual. Consuming a handful of dates every day will supply the required sugars without adding extra calories.
Keep constipation away: They make the tummy full, reduce cholesterol levels, and help maintain a healthy weight.
Proteins produce amino acids: source of EAA which help in forming new tissues and growth of the foetus.
Helps in preventing birth defects: Dates are a good source of folate. Folate prevents birth defects of brain and spinal cord.
Vitamin K boost to the baby: Babies Have low reservoir of Vitamin K. If the mother consumes dates, they meet the requirement of the vitamin when the baby breastfeeds.Vitamin K helps in clotting and bone development.
Question: Hi.. Can I eat dates during the first trimester...?
Answer: Hi dear, You only need to be cautious about the amount you eat.
In the first trimester, constipation is a common problem and dates help prevent it. However, it is good to eat them in moderation in early pregnancy especially if you have blood sugar problems or group B strep.
In the second trimester, you are at a high risk of developing gestational diabetes. You need to take your doctor’s opinion when planning to include them in your diet.
In the third trimester, eating dates can make your labor shorter and easier. Pregnant women can eat six dates a day starting from the 36th week, that is four weeks before the estimated due date.
Some women avoid dates during summer as they are believed to produce heat and upset stomach or body temperature.