Q. Can I take ginger during pregnancy?

Answered by Dr. Ravinder Kaur Khurana Kaur Khurana and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.


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Hi doctor,

I am 15 weeks pregnant and I daily drink a green juice with about 4 g of fresh ginger. I have just read that more than 1.5 g of ginger daily can cause miscarriage and problems for the baby. Please, could you confirm if 4 g of fresh ginger can be harmful to the baby?

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Dr. Ravinder Kaur Khurana Kaur Khurana
Family Physician, Obstetrics And Gynaecology


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Generally, ginger is taken during pregnancy to relieve nausea and vomiting of pregnancy but care should be taken if the patient is on blood thinners, etc. Ginger root tea in a moderate amount not exceeding more than 4 gm is acceptable. I think you should not take too many juices as they themselves cause gastritis. Eat small frequent meals every two hours and have at least 8 to 9 serving of food every day. During the first three months, eat whatever you like but all-in moderate amount.

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