Healthy eating plays a very important role in a healthy pregnancy. You should eat foods from a variety of sources to make sure you get all the vitamins, minerals, and nutrients you and your developing baby need. Eating well also helps you feel better, give you more energy, and help you gain a healthy amount of weight. It also contributes to your baby’s healthy growth and development.
However, you should avoid the following foods completely;
- Raw Fish/Uncooked Fish or meat: Raw fish, raw meat, and shellfish can be contaminated with bacteria and other parasites which causes adverse health effects and harm both the mother and unborn baby.
- Raw Eggs: Raw eggs may be contaminated with Salmonella, which can lead to sickness and an increased risk of premature birth or stillbirth.
- Caffeine: Soft drinks, energy drinks, and cocoa beverages contain caffeine. High caffeine intake during pregnancy can limit fetal growth and cause low birth weight.
- Alcohol: This has been linked with premature delivery and low birth weight as well as fetal alcohol syndrome.
- Excess salt: Salt can cause the body to retain water and this can lead to an elevation in your blood pressure.
- Processed Junk foods: Eating processed foods during pregnancy can increase your risk of excess weight gain, gestational diabetes, and complications.
- Smoked Fish: Processed seafood contains high levels of salt which can lead to increased blood pressure and swelling of the body parts.
- Unpasteurized milk: It is unsafe to drink unpasteurized or raw milk during pregnancy. They contain harmful bacteria such as salmonella, listeria, E.coli, and cryptosporidium that can be dangerous to you and your baby.
- Herbal teas: Certain herbs teas contains herbs that are uterine stimulants, which should be completely avoided during pregnancy.
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