Can You Pass Down Your Allergies To Your Fetus In The Womb

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Maureen - May 23

I have a mild allergy to cats that acts up once in a while, and I was wondering when my baby will be born, will he have the same allergies as me? And what if I've eaten too many Strawberries while pregnant, could he develop an allergy to that as well?

 

Jason - May 8

Good question, my wife is pregnant, I'd like to know this myself.

 

Brodie - May 23

We're trying to conceive and my question is - my husband has severe allergies to allium (onion, garlic & anything in that family) and its been hereditry thru his family for generations so we've been wondering, once we're pregnant, is it possible for the baby to have that allergy in the womb? so if i ate onion or garlic, would it harm the baby at all? its a real worry!

 

Trish - February 6

I'm in a similar position - I have VERY bad hayfever every year and I'm unable to avoid the allergen (gra__s pollen) as I live on a farm. I'm looking at getting pregnant over the next couple of years and wondered if I will pa__s on my allergy to the baby. Is there a point in the development of the fetus when this would be more/less likely (e.g. first trimester)?

 

yetanothertripletmom - February 12

Your baby won't have any allergic reactions while in the womb, because he/she doesn't actually ingest or come into contact with the allergen. Funny though, my youngest is allergic to morphine and I was too just during his pregnancy. Allergies can be hereditary, though so if you (or DH) have a family history of allergies the child will be more prone to allergies.

 

Kate - February 14

I know that eating peanuts during pregnancy can increase the risk of the baby inheriting asthma, eczema and some allergies - not sure if avoiding them could help to prevent all allergies?

 

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