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February 23rd, 2014, 10:19 AM
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Hi everyone! I'll be 10 weeks pregnant tomorrow! Yesterday I tried a spicy shrimp soup from a Thai restaurant and it was sooooo delicious!!! It was so delicious that I went and got it again today. It has lemongrass in it though so I looked it up if it was safe out of curiosity. I found a lot of conflicting information and most of the things I found advised that it was unsafe to consume during pregnancy. Did I hurt my baby? Did anyone else consume lemongrass during pregnancy and everything turned out fine? Or does anyone know if it's safe or not? Thanks everyone
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February 24th, 2014, 10:40 AM
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Having lemongrass once in your soup will not cause a negative effect on you or baby

I would probably deter from eating it on a regular basis though.

I think the problem is that there haven't been tests on a lot of things, especially herbs, in pregnancy. There's no definitive answer on many things!
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February 25th, 2014, 10:47 AM
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Thank you!!
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