Old wives tale about eating tomatoes during pregnancy

by Suze-Jean
(Alberqueque, NM)

Eating tomatoes during pregnancy

Eating tomatoes during pregnancy

I've been craving tomatoes and my mother's best friend insists I should NOT eat them all because of an old wives tale about eating tomatoes during pregnancy. It says that eating tomatoes during pregnancy is bad because the tomato skins (you know how if you're cooking them or if you put them in boiling water the skins form these curled up ribbons) will apparently strangle my baby. Of course it's all rubbish. My 'in the womb' baby doesn't have tomato skins floating around in it's amniotic fluid! The only access my baby has to the tomatoes I eat during pregnancy is the nutrients from the tomato which my baby gets via my umbilical cord. Thanks for the great article on eating during pregnancy it really put my mind at ease and it's absolutely fascinating to know how my eating is affecting my baby!

Click here to post comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Share your pregnancy diet and cravings.

For fabulous Body-Wise, health at every size and diet myth-busting tips and strategies sign up for our fabulous eZine 

Enter Your E-mail Address
Enter Your First Name (optional)
Then

Don't worry — your e-mail address is totally secure.
I promise to use it only to send you Body-Wize e.Zine.

Dear Visitor - I'm excited about HAESĀ® (Health at Every Size) principles because science does not support the cultural message that our weight is the problem. Please stop hating yourself, it's more dangerous to your health than your weight.  

Share your Thoughts and Ideas?

Everyone has an opinion- and yours matters: What do you like/dislike/agree with/disagree with about what you've read? What other information would you like to see more of? What would you like us to know?

[ ? ]

Upload a picture if you want (optional)[ ? ]

 

Click here to upload more images (optional)

Author Information (optional)

To receive credit as the author, enter your information below.

(first or full name)

(e.g., City, State, Country)

Submit Your Contribution

 submission guidelines.


(You can preview and edit on the next page)

What Other Visitors are Thinking

Click below to see contributions from other visitors to this page...

This dieting sounds exhausting.... 
All I can think when I read this story is how exhausting! One diet for 52 weeks is bad enough (and I've done my fair share of those), but 52 fad one …

Click here to write your own.

Best weight Loss Plan Myths - want a whole new paradigm about weight?  This will excite you!

unhealthy dieting

Escaping Diet Addiction -tired of roaming binge blvd, deprivation drive? Are stuck in Diet City.

weight loss advice

Weight loss advice myths abound - the biggest one being that you need to lose weight.

Enter Your E-mail Address
Enter Your First Name (optional)
Then

Don't worry — your e-mail address is totally secure.
I promise to use it only to send you Body-Wize e.Zine.

Recent Articles

  1. Laura day & Practical Intuition

    Jul 01, 15 11:12 AM

    Laura Day is a magical intuitionalism. This exercise on practical intuition is a way to get in touch with your body and what it needs, it's a way to hear it's voice.

    Read More

  2. Fat and Diabetes - Obesity causes Diabetes?

    Jun 29, 15 12:23 PM

    Supposedly, fat and diabetes go together. The storyline is that obesity causes diabetes, but what about the skinny diabetic and what about the overweight person who never gets diabetes?

    Read More

  3. Food obsession caused by dieting

    Jun 26, 15 02:15 PM

    Diets caused my food obsession - not lessened it. Put me on a diet and watch how my food preoccupation grew... from reading recipe books to dreaming of food.

    Read More