Can Expecting Women Consume Papaya?
The answer is yes, they can. However, make sure to eat only ripe papaya to reap the benefits of the fruit. Do not consume unripe or semi-ripe papaya, as they are not good for pregnant women. Unripe papayas contain papain and latex, which are sometimes perceived by the body as prostaglandins. These components of the body encourage labour and may cause miscarriage. Further, the papain present in unripe papaya is harmful to the fetus as it makes the membrane around the fetus weak.