Apple Cider Vinegar during pregnancy

Chelsey - posted on 11/02/2009 ( 15 moms have responded )

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I feel great since I started taking apple cider vinegar. I noticed that I have alot more energy, but am wondering about taking apple cider vinegar during pregnancy. I have been taking 1 Tbsp a day for a month now and I am about 5 weeks pregnant. Some medical websites tell women not to take apple cider vinegar during pregnancy because of bacteria in the unpastuerized unfiltered stuff. However from my research bacteria is killed off because of the high acidity in it.

So I am wondering if anybody here has experience with apple cider vinegar and pregnancy. And if they noticed any benefits (or not) in themselves and/or baby.

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Amanda - posted on 02/25/2010

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Hey Chelsey and Nettie, I totally agree with you about unpasturised is by far far better. And just a thot, but my husbands from fiji and they have never drank anything but fresh unpasturised milk, it's from the farm or in the stores. And if you think about it the only places you get pasturised junk is in north america and europe, so if it was going to hurt a pregnant woman, there wouldn't be any third world peoples left, and 1st world would have all the kids.....BUT 1st world countries we can't get pregnant and 3rd world countries are bursting with childeren wanted and unwanted. Just some thoughts. All this processed "safe" food is killing us. :)

Chelly - posted on 03/18/2010

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I took apple cider vinegar during my pregnancy and had no complications. It's highly alkalizing, which is great for your health and baby's :D

Lorna - posted on 03/09/2012

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I have to caution any pregnant mother who is considering drinking raw milk. Five years ago, my husband brought home raw milk from a dairy farmer we know. Every member of our family drank the milk. About two weeks later, in the middle of the summer, we were all sick at the same time, with horrible diarrhea. It seemed really weird to me that one, we would have the flu in the middle of the summer and two, we would all be sick at the same time. My husband and children began to recover, but I grew increasingly sick, shaking with fever. I began to get spotting. I was 21 weeks pregnant. At the hospital, I was going into labour and was sicker than I've ever been in my life. The doctors could not stop my labour. I delivered our son and held him until he died. The doctor was amazed at how my placenta appeared full of infection. The next morning, I told a nurse about how we had all been sick. She asked me if we had had anything unpasteurized. I told her about the milk. She told me that it takes about 16 days for the bacteria that probably made us sick to incubate. I have no doubt that that is what killed my baby.

Nettie - posted on 01/18/2010

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Why not have apple cider vinegar during pregnancy? I think the scare of unpastuerized & unfiltered is rediculous! Same as with milk. Raw milk is MUCH better for you than the stuff you buy off the shelf. But that's just one example I'm going off of. Are you using Braggs with the mother? That stuff is good.

Marie-eve - posted on 03/10/2010

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I would like to add that my doctor told me with my 1st pregnancy that it's only dangerous to have apple cider vinegar during pregnancy if you have never been exposed to the bacteria which is quite rare if you did eat unpasturized cheeses or milk most of your life. They don't suggest you start with that kind of product while pregnant but you are probably using the same bottle as before getting pregnant so why would it be different now?

Another funny thing I keep hearing (and don't follow) is not to eat sushi while pregnant... There is millions of extremely healthy Japanese people out there and all their mothers ate raw fish.

I am pregnant with my second child and follow common sense.

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Rob - posted on 03/20/2014

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Dr Muiar, your post reminds me of the story our doctor told us where one of his patients took advice from a tanning bed worker who wipes butt sweat off the beds over his. Where did you receive your medical degree? Maybe you should keep your opinions to your fellow third world compadres. The USA has the best doctors and medical care in the world. I can only hope a pregnant mother would not take your ridiculous advice.

Lorna - posted on 04/19/2012

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Thank you, Krystal. Ironically, I am 21 weeks pregnant right now! (with my sixth) So far, all is well and now I'm wiser in regards to what NOT to have! (Better to be safe than sorry.)

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Lorna I am so sorry for your loss, I too have lost a baby girl at 21 weeks in December last year (not due to unpasteurized food products an unexplained placental abruption) I would do anything to have my baby girl to be born when she was suppose to be on the 22nd of April. I believe each to their own but my doctor had told me that unpasteurized products are unsafe to consume during pregnancy and I would not personally run the risk, yes there are people who eat the things that the doctors tell us not to and everything turns out fine but the doctors would not tell us not to eat unpasteurized products unless they had a good reason, trust me there is nothing more unbearably painful then losing a child, and if it means for 9-10 months of my life not having soft cheeses, raw milk, salami etc (just in case) then that is fine with me.













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Tessa - posted on 03/03/2010

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Considering that apple cider vinegar is fermented alcohol, I don't believe that it could harbour bacteria or germs. Vinegar is used to clean homes and is antibacterial and antiseptic!!

There is a serious problem with the way modern society percieves non chemical products I believe. They believe in the "benefits" of chemicals and yet ignore the facts of the harm they are really doing.



As to the milk.... I AGREE!! We haven't access to unpasturisedmilk as yet, but hubby is working on fencing the top paddock which will be for our dairy cows yet to be purchased. CAN'T WAIT!! :D

In the meantime a goat will do when he finishes that pen :)

Chelsey - posted on 02/25/2010

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O that is a very interesting thought Amanda.....I wonder why noone else has put two and two together?

Chelsey - posted on 01/20/2010

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You've got connections thats great! It is nice to find like minded people =)

Nettie - posted on 01/20/2010

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Yay Chelsea! It's nice to find like-minded people. My husband just bought some raw milk the other day & seriously thinking of staying on their list weekly!

Also, my husband's grandmother owns a health food store, so she's always giving me natural remedies, etc.

Chelsey - posted on 01/19/2010

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Thank you Nettie!!!! Finally someone who agrees with me about raw milk!! I and my three other siblings were raised on raw milk and if I could get my hands on some my son would never drink this 3rd rate junk from the store. I should have made the connection with milk and apple cider vinegar and pregnancy, I think I will start taking it again. I do have a kind with the mother in it but it is not braggs although I think that I will be switching.

And Genevieve, I am taking it just for general health, you know a tablespoon a day keeps the doctor away. As for the burning I put it in a half a glass of apple juice and sip it, it gives the juice a nice kick. There are so many benefits to taking apple cider vinegar during pregnancy, it balances the ph in your body, it helps prevent bladder infections, and I think yeast infections, plus it gives you a bit of an energy boost.

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I have not taken it regularly but I did try apple cider vinegar for my horrible heartburn i had but it burned my throat so bad I couldn't swallow. I am just curious what are you using it for?

Geni

Tessa - posted on 03/03/2010

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Considering that apple cider vinegar is fermented alcohol, I don't believe that it could harbour bacteria or germs. Vinegar is used to clean homes and is antibacterial and antiseptic!!

There is a serious problem with the way modern society percieves non chemical products I believe. They believe in the "benefits" of chemicals and yet ignore the facts of the harm they are really doing.



As to the milk.... I AGREE!! We haven't access to unpasturisedmilk as yet, but hubby is working on fencing the top paddock which will be for our dairy cows yet to be purchased. CAN'T WAIT!! :D

In the meantime a goat will do when he finishes that pen :)

Chelsey - posted on 01/19/2010

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Thank you Nettie!!!! Finally someone who agrees with me about raw milk!! I and my three other siblings were raised on raw milk and if I could get my hands on some my son would never drink this 3rd rate junk from the store. I should have made the connection with milk and apple cider vinegar and pregnancy, I think I will start taking it again. I do have a kind with the mother in it but it is not braggs although I think that I will be switching.

And Genevieve, I am taking it just for general health, you know a tablespoon a day keeps the doctor away. As for the burning I put it in a half a glass of apple juice and sip it, it gives the juice a nice kick. There are so many benefits to taking apple cider vinegar during pregnancy, it balances the ph in your body, it helps prevent bladder infections, and I think yeast infections, plus it gives you a bit of an energy boost.

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I have not taken it regularly but I did try apple cider vinegar for my horrible heartburn i had but it burned my throat so bad I couldn't swallow. I am just curious what are you using it for?

Geni

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