Food to avoid during pregnancy guide

food to avoid during pregnancy

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For pregnant women, our food to avoid during pregnancy list can make a pregnancy a more comfortable and pleasant experience. The wrong food can harm your unborn baby or cause some food poisoning.

Foods to avoid during pregnancy list

  • Caffeine – No more than 200mg of caffeine daily is allowed for pregnant women because it can lead to a baby with a low birth weight and cause a miscarriage. 200 mg of caffeine = 12 ounces of hot coffee.
  • Fish – Shellfish and shark can cause food poisoning; limit oily fish and tuna fish daily intake.
  • Alcohol – Avoid drinking any alcohol while you are pregnant. Alcohol can negatively affect your child’s development.
  • Cheese – Soft cheeses such as Roquefort, Camembert, Brie, Hermelin, Danish blue and any goat cheese are prohibited during pregnancy.
  • Milk – Goat and sheep milk are prohibited, while pasteurized cow’s milk is allowed.
  • Liver – Liver can contain a lot of vitamin A (which can harm your baby), so please avoid eating liver.
  • Vitamin A – It is prohibited at pregnancy time (including carrots, and multivitamins with vitamin A)
  • Meat – Pregnant women are only allowed to eat ‘well-done’ meat. Meat with traces of pink or blood is prohibited.
  • Eggs – Only cooked eggs are allowed in pregnancy time; undercooked and raw eggs are prohibited (including mayonnaise).
  • Carrots – Carrots are prohibited because they contain a lot of vitamin A.
  • Fruits – Among fruits to avoid in this period, papaya and pineapple can bring on early labor.

Check also nutrition during pregnancy guide on wikipedia and dietary supplements during pregnancy article.

If you maintain a proper diet during pregnancy, you will have more time to enjoy preparing for your baby. This list of foods to avoid while pregnant is a guide. Be extra diligent if you have food allergies and/or sensitivities to certain foods.

In addition to pregnancy foods to avoid, review herbs to avoid in this period, as well as vitamins. Diet alone is not enough; ensure you exercise during pregnancy.

At our forum you can ask us specific food safe questions about food to avoid during pregnancy.

Coming soon list of good foods to eat while pregnant.

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