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Is ACV Safe During Pregnancy?

Posted by Michelle (Atlanta, GA) on 12/30/2006

I have found your site very helpful as I have been searching for natural remedies! I am 9 weeks pregnant and have been continually battling colds and sinus infections. (I'm a teacher and there is no escape from the germs!) I tried making ACV tea, but my stomach was just too queasy to take it. Inhaling the fumes has helped a great deal, but I must admit I worry that I am somehow harming my baby by doing this. I know it's natural to worry, but I would appreciate any insight you have on this matter!

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
383 posts

Michelle: I am 9 weeks pregnant and have been continually battling colds and sinus infections. (I'm a teacher and there is no escape from the germs!) Kindergarten school teachers and elementary school teachers had it much worse. However, I know of an kindergarten school teacher who gets colds every week. She no longer get them every week after taking fulvic acid and zinc regularly. The usual dose for her, which was either zinc gluconate, or zinc acetate or zinc citrate was about 25 mg/day taken only once a week or at the first sign of cold or weakness that may cause the cold. I tried making ACV tea, but my stomach was just too queasy to take it. If pure ACV is too strong, the best way is 2 tablespoon of ACV plus 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda. Inhaling the fumes has helped a great deal, but I must admit I worry that I am somehow harming my baby by doing this. ACV kills off the viruses.

The viruses is very much more likely to harm a baby since the immune system of the mother is down.

However, 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda to 1/2 glass half of water taken 2 times a day on empty stomach, once in morning and once in evening should help reduce any initial acidity from the acv also. However, if you worry about ACV acid fumes, then add baking soda to it and inhale that, it seems to work also. Apparently the acetate or malate version is just as effective as the acid version, since viruses are often acid resistant anyway, with possible exception of SARS, which are alkaline resistant.


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