Effects of eating clay in Pregnancy

Patient

Q: I am 33 weeks pregnant, and i have been eating clay for some time now. for me i have known it to be normal because in Ghana most pregnant women eat it. But i am now a bit worried, because i did some researches and found out it can be harmful for the pregnancy even though they dont state the direct effects. i ate clay in my second pregnancy also, but im getting worried more because i think i have eating a bit more this time than in my second pregnancy, . I wanted to ask if i really have to be this worried or it is not so much of a big problem and what effects can this have on me or the baby?

Symptoms:  I have no symptoms, i feel till now very normal.
Doctor

A:   This question is currently in queue and will be answered shortly by one of our doctors. In the meantime you may browse our library of answered questions by clicking here.

Related Q&A

Q: Is it possible for me to be pregnant? Are these signs? Is it too early to tell? I had unprotected sex on 12/16/16, an...

Q: I had my period from 12- 18 and realised drops of blood from 18-25.had sex on 5-10 but he produced outside .i feel bl...

Q: Hello, I took the morning after pill (19th November) whilst I was at the end of my first period and within two weeks ...

Q: Hi I had unprotected sex on my ovulation day or at least around that time. But I still had my period thirteen days a...

Q: On the poor advice from someone at Planned Parenthood (who I think was a volunteer and not a professional), about a w...

 
DOCTOR ADVISORY BOARD
218

Dr. James Obaji M.D.

  • 247 Reviews
  • Family Physician
173

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

  • 190 Reviews
  • Family Physician
138

Dr. Pat Golden M.D.

  • 169 Reviews
  • Cardiologist
98

Dr. Kunaal Jindal M.D.

  • 112 Reviews
  • Plastic Surgeon
CNN
BBC
MSNBC
CBS
abcNews
FoxNews