ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Benefits of Honey to Pregnant Women

Updated on May 13, 2016
Importance of honey during pregnancy.
Importance of honey during pregnancy.

Is honey good for pregnancy?

The answer to the question of whether honey is good for a pregnant woman is a big YES! Honey contains certain vital minerals and property that make it a fantastic food supplement diet to be added to the main diet. Everybody benefits from regularly consuming honey, including pregnant women.

The importance of honey to pregnant women

Below are some of the benefits that pregnant women will acquire from the regular consumption of honey:

Honey contains antibiotics

Honey is loaded with antibiotics which play no small role when it comes to the fight against bacteria. It is very likely that disease-causing bacteria might find their way into the body of the pregnant woman and cause all sorts of problems to her and her unborn child. Honey, since it is capable of fighting disease-causing bacteria, when consumed will without a shadow of doubt destroy harmful bacteria. Pregnant women who take in honey regularly will be doing themselves a great deal of with regard to preventing disease-causing bacteria from thriving in them.

Pregnant women and honey.
Pregnant women and honey.

Honey fights allergic reactions

Another reason why pregnant women should take honey often is simply because of its ability to minimize allergic reactions in a person. We all know what happens to a woman when she becomes pregnant. We know how easy it is for a pregnant woman to react to a lot of things. She can react to the food that she consumes as well as the things she touches. Honey plays an instrumental role in taking away or reducing these allergic reactions.

Honey fights ulcers

In addition to the above-mentioned, research shows that honey prevents a bacterium that is known to cause ulcer. Stomach ulcers are very painful sores that are located in the lining of the stomach or small intestine.

Honey fights heart burns

One of the most common problems that women face during pregnancy is heart burns. More often than not, the heart burns occur in the last few months of the pregnancy, where the baby pushes all the organs upwards. The heart burn may be felt in the throat or chest. And since honey is known to fight heart burns among pregnant women, it is highly recommended that pregnant women eat more honey to avoid this problem.

Honey prevents colds

Another wonderful thing about honey and what it does for pregnant women is that it prevents cold. With pregnancy comes cold because the immune system drops down and the mucus membrane increases during pregnancy. Honey strengthens the immune system of pregnant women. Nutrients like glucose and fructose help boost the immune system. During pregnancy, it is very imperative for a pregnant woman to endeavor to boost or strengthen her immune system since a weak immune system makes her very prone to diseases.

Honey can help with morning sickness

Most pregnant women experience what is normally termed as morning sickness. Morning sickness can cause weight loss, malnutrition and loss of appetite. Nausea and vomiting also usually accompany morning sickness. The good news however, is that honey can reduce a pregnant woman’s chances of developing morning sickness or reduce the severity of her morning sickness. A combination of honey and ginger tea will help the pregnant woman in her battle against morning sickness.


Take precautions when consuming honey

Despite the fact that you have just been told of the importance of honey to pregnant women, it is imperative that pregnant women take great caution when consuming honey. For example, it is important that they know that honey in its raw state may contain bacteria which cause diseases. When the honey is unrefined and consumed it is like drinking water directly from a river, you know what to expect right?

Buy honey from a known and trusted brand is well refined due to the process they go through. More often than not, such honey is safe for consumption.

Health experts also advice that when going in for honey, we go for honey that has undergone little processing. Little processing helps in sustaining most of the nutrients in the honey. When honey undergoes a lot of processing it is like over cooking a nutritious meal, which obviously leads to a depletion of the nutrients in the meal.

All in all, I can confidently say that a pregnant woman stands to gain a lot of health benefits from a regular consumption of honey. Health experts often say that in order to enjoy the numerous health benefits of honey, then it must be consumed on a daily basis.

Before I conclude this article, I want to use this opportunity to advise not only pregnant women but everybody reading to endeavor to consume more honey on a regular basis. I am a keen honey consumer and often use it in my meals instead of sugar. And I can confidently say that it has brought about a significant improvement in my health.


Do you consume honey on a regular basis?

See results


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)