Yes. Pregnant women can take taro without any worries. Though certain parts of the taro plant contain oxalic acid, this chemical is entirely destroyed during cooking. Taro, or dasheen, contains various valuable B-complex group of vitamins such as pyridoxine (Vitamin B-6), folate, riboflavin, pantothenic acid, and thiamin. Folate helps prevent birth defects such as spina bafida in the growing fetus.