Can shawarma cause miscarriage In first trimester?

Sharwama is a fat laden snack from the Arab world. It is a delicacy that is made with different fat and cholesterol rich ingredients including hot dog …. There is the beef sharwama, chicken shawarma and even turkey sharwama.

A trimester is a period of 13 weeks…..

There are 3 trimesters that makes up a full term pregnancy of 37 – 40 weeks.

The first trimester is weeks 1-13. It is the period of formation of the baby. During the first trimester, both your and your baby’s body will be changing rapidly. It can be an overwhelming time emotionally and physically, especially for first-time moms and parents. This is also when many expecting moms experience symptoms such as fatigue, nausea, morning sickness and more.

Since the formation of the baby takes place in the first trimester, a pregnant woman should be more careful of what she eats during this period….

The second trimester is considered to be weeks 13-26. During this trimester is when expecting moms find that they feel less nauseated and their energy levels have returned.

Development and growth of the formed organs of the baby takes place in the second trimester.

In the third trimester, maturation of your baby’s organs occurs here. It is the shortest trimester…

Miscarriage is the biggest nightmare of every pregnant woman. Medically, miscarriage is know as abortion.

Miscarriage is the loss of pregnancy before the 20 weeks …..

Majority of the miscarriages that occur happens in the first trimester for some many reasons including chromosomal abnormalities in the baby, medications, stress, infection like malaria, anemia and even diet ..

Now to the question….

Can sharwama cause miscarriage in the first trimester?

The answer is no. Though believed to be an unhealthy food because of it high fat content and low fibre, eating sharwama is completely safe in pregnancy and has not been tied to causing miscarriage, pregnancy loss, premature labour or birth defects..

Can shawarma cause miscarriage In first trimester?
Does sharwama cause miscarriage?

However eating sharwama can cause massive weight gain in both the mother and the unborn baby. This means it can make a woman give birth to a big baby (and its attendant problems) of weight greater than 4kg…

Women with gestational diabetes should also not eat sharwama as it can cause glycemic derangement….and raise in blood sugar….uncontrolled blood sugar in pregnancy can be disastrous to the mother and the baby.


Sharwama does not cause miscarriage in the first, second or third trimester. Pregnant women with gestational diabetes should avoid shawarma.


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