Can Eating Papaya Abort Your Baby?


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lakeesha Hennessy Williams Profile
Eating an unripe papaya can cause miscarriage or premature labor in some women.

Ripe papaya is safe to eat, although most pregnant women choose to avoid the fruit all together.

Will eating papaya harm your baby?

When I was pregnant, I was told to stay clear of a number of different foods - though usually this made me start craving them!

When I heard that papaya was on the list of fruits I couldn't eat, I was pretty surprised. I'd always thought eating fruit like papaya was pretty healthy - so I decided to do some research:

What I found out was that unripe papayas contain a substance called 'fruit latex'.

This sticky substance contains an enzyme that can cause women to start having contractions.

If your baby is not ready to come out... Well, the outcome can be devastating.

Papaya's link to abortion

While I was doing my research on the internet, I came across a lot of people asking whether papaya would help them abort their baby.

Firstly, I'd like to say that I don't agree with abortions at all.

But secondly, forcing yourself into an early labor this way is dangerous for both you and the baby. If you are really intent on getting rid of your fetus, I'd recommend getting the right medical advice.

If you're curious to know exactly how a papaya might harm your baby, the answer is pretty simple:

The latex substance found in unripe papaya has an enzyme called Papain. Your body can get the Papain confused with the chemicals your brain emits to tell your body it's time to push.
Zhu Yugang Profile
Zhu Yugang answered
Papaya contains the female hormone.

This means it is easy to interfere with the hormonal changes in pregnant women, especially the green papaya.

Pregnant women should completely avoid it, because it is not only harmful to the stability of the fetus, but may also lead to miscarriage.

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