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.
Uncooked or undercooked fish is off-limits during pregnancy due to bacteria and parasites. No oysters, clams, sushi, or lox.
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.
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.
This crispy, healthful snack must wait. Raw sprouts have been connected to E. coli and salmonella epidemics.
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.