I’m 23 weeks pregnant and curious if anyone is avoiding peanuts or nuts of any sort during their pregnancy. I don’t have any peanut allergies or a family history of allergies to nuts. But I’ve heard that if you consume a lot of peanuts or peanut butter during pregnancy, it could cause the baby to be allergic to peanuts. I don’t know if there’s any truth to this, and have looked for more info online. Most info came back that it’s safe to have as long as I’m not allergic or have a family history of allergy to peanuts. But at the same time, there’s also no proof that it doesn’t cause babies to become allergic if consumed during pregnancy.
I have noticed that when I eat peanuts (honey roasted peanuts), I don’t feel comfortable afterwards. This was early on in the pregnancy about 12ish weeks. I only had a handful. I stopped eating them. Then, about 18ish weeks, I had a handful of these Japanese style peanuts (the ones with the crunchy hard shell), I got the same uncomfortable feeling. I didn’t break out into a rash or hives or anything like that. It just didn’t sit very well. So now, that’s when I started looking into peanuts during pregnancy.