In recent weeks, we published a series of posts here on TODAY Moms about certain activities and practices pregnant women are discouraged from doing by society at large. From exercise to diet, there seems to be a laundry list of things expectant mothers should avoid at all costs, and some women are, frankly, sick of it. Unfortunately, a new bit of research seems to be trying to remove another foodstuff from the mom-to-be’s menu. Though the results aren’t especially conclusive (by the researchers’ own admission), a new study in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology is suggesting that children whose mothers consumed peanut products during pregnancy were more likely to test positive for peanut allergies.
Moms, we’d love to hear from you on this point. Are any of your children allergic to peanuts? Do you recall consuming peanut products while you were pregnant? Do you believe this study’s findings? Are you frustrated by all the dietary restrictions, taboos and reminders about how to live your lives while pregnant? Leave your thoughts in the comment section.