Foods & Beverages to Avoid During Pregnancy

It takes twice as long for alcohol to leave your baby's bloodstream as it does for you. When you're pregnant, it's advisable to avoid all alcoholic beverages.

Alcoholic drinks

Uncooked or undercooked fish is off-limits during pregnancy due to bacteria and parasites. No oysters, clams, sushi, or lox.

 Raw seafood

A few little cups of coffee a day are safe during pregnancy. Soda and energy drinks contain caffeine. Caffeine can interfere with baby iron uptake.

 Too much caffeine

Even if you like medium-rare, blood-red meat is out. Meat must be well-cooked during pregnancy. Salmonella and E. coli could infect you and your baby.

Raw flesh

Hot dogs, turkey, bologna, salami, and deli ham are typically preserved with nitrates and nitrites, which are bad for a growing foetus. Listeria can be present.

Hot dogs 

This crispy, healthful snack must wait. Raw sprouts have been connected to E. coli and salmonella epidemics.

Raw sprouts

There's no safe limit for polluted water. High doses damage brain, immunological system, and kidneys. It can damage children's growth in little levels.

High mercury fish

Unpasteurized juice contains germs. These diseases destroy foetuses. Pasteurized dairy reduces infection risk.

Unpasteurized dairy

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