I have developed allergies to certain foods now that I’m pregnant. How will my allergies affect my unborn child if I eat something that I’m allergic to?
Allergies to food are not transmitted directly to your unborn child. I have never seen evidence suggesting that you can induce allergies in your baby by the food you eat during pregnancy.
Still, it’s important to avoid foods that trigger allergic reactions. Violent reactions can be life-threatening and cause injury to you and your baby. You should discuss this in greater depth with your physician.
Allergies can be hereditary, so it’s possible your child will develop them at some point in the future. It’s a good idea to make sure that nobody smokes around your child. There is plenty of evidence that passive smoke contributes to childhood asthma.
Our parenting advice is given as suggestions only. We recommend you also consult your healthcare provider, and urge you to contact them immediately if your question is urgent or about a medical condition.