Avoiding peanuts during pregnancy if non-PA (daughter is PA)


My 4 year-old daughter is very allergic to peanuts. My OB hasn't even mentioned avoiding nuts now that I'm pregnant again, and she even just prescribed a medication that contains peanut oil. Of course, I didn't know this until I picked up the medication at the pharmacy. Do I need to be hyper-vigilant about avoiding peanuts while I'm pregnant? I can't find any definitive information about the risks of prenatal exposure to potential allergens. Does anyone know anything about this? I'm very confused!

On Apr 26, 2004

Congratulations on your pregnancy! My OB did bring it up (I think she remembered from when I had dd), I said my ds has PA, so she didn't go into anything, I don't know what she was going to say.

I have never liked peanuts or any tree nuts for as long as I can remember and so obviously never had any when I was pregnant, yet I still have a PA child.

I wouldn't take medicine w/peanut oil in it, and since you have a PA child already, I would avoid peanuts while pregnant/breastfeeding to be on the safe side.

These are just my opinions, you should probably talk to your dd's allergist and your OB about it.

------------------ Tina Trevor age 2 -PA Harmony age 1 -KNA It's a BOY!!! due June 24, 2004