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Black Licorice and preterm labor????

Ive heard all of these rumors that suggest large consumption of black licorice can cause cervix dilation...now I am totally not interested in eating a truck load but one 6 ounce box of good and plenty eaten over like a couple of days won't hurt me right??? I swear to pete all the things I crave have some sort of poopy side effect or wives tale attached to it. lol

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 9:09 PM on May. 28, 2011 in Pregnancy

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  • lol, i dont think it would hurt u to eat them, well i hope it dont
    Jssg1986

    Answer by Jssg1986 at 9:12 PM on May. 28, 2011

  • I think you should be fine but if your really bothered by it you couls always give a call to the doc... or google the pregnancy nurses hotlines, they are usually free and be able to answer your questions.
    Finkette

    Answer by Finkette at 9:15 PM on May. 28, 2011

  • http://nccam.nih.gov/health/licoriceroot/


    Eating one box over several days shouldn't be an issue. I personally wouldn't eat it often while pregnant due to the blood pressure and Potassium side effects.


     

    GrnEyedGrandma

    Answer by GrnEyedGrandma at 9:15 PM on May. 28, 2011

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