Honestly, the only reason for staying away from Italian food for me is the reflux from the tomatoes. I crave.Mexican food and hot food and even eat sushi (as long as I trust where the fish is from) while.pregnant.
*some women crave
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I did. I typically try to limit anything with marinara sauce though since the amounts of herbs can vary which can sometimes be too much and cause contractions if I remember correctly. But then again since women crave Italian food and will eat it daily during their pregnancy.
You must have heard of that scalinis eggplant parmesan recipe that people swear by to JumpStart labor within 24-48 hours. If it really scares you, don't eat it