Spicy Food and Pregnancy

Throughout the first trimester, expectant mothers often suffer from emesis gravidarum, which is the number of saliva, nausea and vomiting due to changes in the digestive system in the form of excessive stomach acid production and slowing of gastric emptying time or a decrease in peristaltic movements of intestines, due to hormonal changes in pregnancy. In those circumstances, the mother usually takes a stimulant spicy taste.

In principle, any food can be consumed as long as healthy. Sauce or cayenne pepper is fine as far as not to disturb the digestive (nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhea), especially when mothers suffer from peptic ulcers / bowel or stomach ulcers.

Fetal Growth 
Directly, the sauce does not disturb fetal growth. However, if the cause vomiting and diarrhea, can trigger dehydration (lack of fluids and electrolytes) and the declining supply of other micronutrients that could affect fetal growth and development. Burning sensation after eating chili that ditimblkan in the stomach will affect the Baby in the womb is still soft, very sensitive and can impair neurological development, especially the skin.

Food contain many spices such as chili or pepper can sometimes cause interference on the stomach and other digestive disorders such as diarrhea. Foods like these can harm the fetus. If there is diarrhea after eating spicy foods, simply by stopping consumption of these foods, and replace electrolytes lost by drinking ORS. Diarrhea will stop spontaneously without the need to take certain medications. However, if at the time of diarrhea can cause uterine contractions that occur because of stomach cramps. This contraction resulted pd emphasis fetus in the womb. This contraction will result in suppression jg kpd colon.

Food Acid 
This restriction applies also to drink that tastes sour. Drink too much stomach acid will make uncomfortable. In fact it is not likely to cause injury in the gut when it comes from the sour taste of vinegar or other ingredients nonbiologis. This condition may be more severe in pregnant women who previously had suffered from stomach disorders (gastritis).

Not that pregnant women should not be touched at all spicy and acidic foods, which is required is set to keep to eat them is not excessive