How to eat saffron during pregnancy

Updated April 17, 2017

Myths about pregnancy abound across the globe. One such myth is consuming saffron while pregnant will result in a light-skinned baby. Whether you're a believer in home remedies or just enjoy eating saffron, there are ways to eat the spice that are safe for you and your baby.

Ask your doctor. suggests that eating 10 grams or more of saffron can stimulate the uterus, causing contractions. Check with your obstetrician before consuming saffron to make sure it's safe for you and your baby.

Do your research. Check online forums and moms' organisations. These sites and clubs feature women talking about their pregnancies. See if any of the other moms have experience eating saffron during pregnancy, and determine if you'd like to try it.

Drink a glass of milk with three to five strands of saffron added to it, according to members, to improve the digestion of the mother and possibly affect the complexion of the baby. Drink a glass daily after the first trimester of pregnancy.

Add a few strands of the spice to rice, soups and other dishes that need flavour. Remember to only use a few threads of saffron.

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Mary E. Cook has a bachelor's degree in communications from Virginia Tech. She has worked as a writer, editor and page designer for several daily newspapers in Virginia and South Carolina for the past 10 years. Her work has appeared in Fodor's, The Sun News and Monthly Magazine publications.