Coconut Water during Pregnancy??

Discussion in 'First Trimester' started by Yong, Aug 24, 2009.

  1. Yong

    Yong New Member


    I was told by some of my friends that I need to drink Coconut Water during certain stages of preganancy.

    Anyone heard of this saying before and if it's true, does anyone knows which stage is the suitable stage to drink? Was told that it can't be drank during early stage and also cannot be too late as it will then affect the baby.
  2. shopaholic

    shopaholic Member

    I was told it's ok to drink towards the last few weeks before delivery. That's what I did for my previous 2 pregnancies.

    However, my colleague's version is that it's ok to drink starting from 3rd trimester. Her baby is ok too.
  3. HoneyLicious

    HoneyLicious Member

    my mom said not to drink during early pregnancy as coconut water considered 'cooling', but from late 2nd trimester-3rd trimester she say ok to drink once in a while as during these stage body will become heaty. and baby is strong and stable ready so can drink coconut to detox.
  4. jazz_sofia

    jazz_sofia Member

    i drank coconut water too when i was pregnant, i think once a dad said to prevent uti...
  5. New Mama

    New Mama Member

    what is uti?
  6. karoru

    karoru Member

    it is urine tract infection
  7. Yong

    Yong New Member

    Thanks a lot for all the replies :)
  8. PinkDiamonds

    PinkDiamonds Well-Known Member

    I drank 2 rounds of coconut + chicken soup. It's said to help you get into labor.
  9. bellerichez

    bellerichez Member

    Huh? Coconut plus chicken soup???
  10. PinkDiamonds

    PinkDiamonds Well-Known Member

    Yep coconut with chicken soup. Can't remember if its young or adult coconut.
  11. bellerichez

    bellerichez Member

    Oh. So chim... I only heard abt drinking it straight from the coconut itself. And the coconut cannot be those thai type must be those green skin one.
  12. ger-mummy

    ger-mummy Member

    I drank coconut juice from 7th onwards...

    7th month drank once every two week.
    8th month drank once a week
    9th month- due drank 2-3times a week.

    But funny lor, when my ger out her face was full of baby rashes. heartpain
  13. Spiralng

    Spiralng Well-Known Member

    During the early stage of pregnancy, it is best to avoid food that is too "cooling" as coconut is very cooling, it's not advisable to take. At the last stage of pregancy, it is advised to avoid heaty food like tonics soup ect as this will delayed the labour. Taking coconut during the last stage is known to make the labour easier and cleaner so the baby will come out cleaner without too much blood and stuff.
  14. Ting

    Ting Well-Known Member

    my mum only advised to drink coconut juice during the last trimester.
    prob arnd 8 mths on.
    its good for baby's complexion, but not too much, maybe 1-2 per week, max 3.
    but must drink the old coconut(the big ones) n not the small thai ones.
    but thru out the 39 weeks, i do drink once or twice if i hv the craving, only 8mths onwards then actively drink.
  15. PinkDiamonds

    PinkDiamonds Well-Known Member

    Oh ya now I remember. The coconut + chicken soup was also made to help your body purge out all the toxins better. True enough my baby come out quite clean. lol
  16. esthergal

    esthergal Member

    Oops, didn't know must drink those green ones, wrongly drank those thai ones from fairprice :we2Randy-git:
  17. Spiralng

    Spiralng Well-Known Member

    Green ones are the "cooling" type whereas the rest are heaty
  18. esthergal

    esthergal Member

    OIC... but where to find those green ones har?
  19. Spiralng

    Spiralng Well-Known Member

    Some of the Food court hv or certain fruit stalls in the market that see fruit juice.
  20. bellerichez

    bellerichez Member

    I think hawker center got sell.

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