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Foods To Avoid During Pregnancy and Why?

Post by on Friday, December 3, 2021

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1. Specific deep sea fish species: Mackrel, Tuna, Snappers etc
 
Why?
 
Risk of higher levels of mercury in these fish which could be poisonous for the fetus
 
2. Unpasteurized milk or cheeses made from unpasteurized milk
 
Why? 
 
Could contain listeria a bacteria which can be critical to the fetus
 
3. Coffee & caffiene loaded drinks.
 
Why? 
 
Studies have linked excessive caffeine intake to miscarriages especially in the first trimester. 
 
4. Raw chicken, eggs, fish, cake batter, BBQ, sushi, mayonaise & desserts with raw eggs. 
 
Why? 
 
Could contain salmonella & bacteria which can be harmful. 
 
5. Raw, smoked or undercooked meats
 
Why? 
 
Risk of harmful E. Coli bacteria exists unless meats are well cooked.

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