Can 21 Weeks Pregnant Women Eat Raw Garlic?
Ass, I am 21 weeks pregnant, I want to ask if I am pregnant can eat raw garlic? Is my fetus safe? White Bwang Caused to prevent hypertension. Because I am pregnant this is my blood pressure up and down. Because it says dangerous if your blood pressure rises when you are pregnant. Thank you before.
Wa alaikumsalam, thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com. We understand your confusion. Indeed, when pregnant, a mother must be more careful with what she consumes, because what is safe for her to consume regularly is not enough to ensure that it is safe when consumed during pregnancy. Some of the contents can enter the baby's circulation and cause danger to him.
But regarding garlic, so far there is no clear research on its effects on pregnant women and if it is safe, how much can be consumed to still be included in safe levels. On the one hand, there is a study conducted by one of the universities in Indonesia that says that there is a dangerous content of garlic when used as a blood pressure-lowering, but on the other hand the research was only done on animals and the researchers themselves said that further research is still needed to ensure that the effect is the same in humans.
Therefore, if you want to talk safely, it is safer if not consumed. But it would be better if you consult first with your obstetrician. Because here the problem is not only with the garlic, but with your blood pressure. If your blood pressure is high, you may need tougher supervision and more regular checks on your kidney's performance. It is not impossible, you will need certain drugs that are more effective than garlic to control your blood pressure. So, hopefully answering your question.