papaya enzyme is not safe in pregnancy
I also thought it was safe until I took 4 tabs and it put me into premature labor at 16 weeks. After doing some research come to find out the papain which is what is taken from the papaya, triggers uterine contractions. Essentially a natural form of oxytocin and prostaglandin, which is used to induce. Papaya enzyme and even the slightest unripened papaya contain papain, which is why it is contraindicated in pregnancy, it causes labor and possibly miscarriage.
Thankfully my contractions stopped after 26 hours and the baby is fine.
It was a shock and a wake up call to me that even what I may think is benign could have severe consequences.
Dont trust what others tell you, research it yourself.