Ladies! 5 Foods You Shouldn’t Eat During Pregnancy
- During pregnancy, you’re at increased risk of bacterial food poisoning. Your reaction might be more severe than if you weren’t pregnant. Rarely, food poisoning affects the baby, too.
- Avoid raw or undercooked meat or poultry
- Avoid refrigerated meat of any kind (including ham, turkey, roast beef, hot dogs, bologna, prosciutto, and pâté) unless heated until steaming
- Avoid dry, uncooked sausages (such as salami and pepperoni) unless heated until steaming
- Avoid raw fish and shellfish. Examples include sushi, sashimi, and raw oysters, scallops or clams.
- Avoid fish with high levels of mercury, including shark, swordfish, king mackerel, and tilefish (golden or white snapper)
- Avoid refrigerated smoked or pickled fish that’s unpasteurized, unless heated until steaming
- Cook eggs until the egg yolks and whites are firm. Raw eggs can be contaminated with harmful bacteria.
- Avoid foods made with raw or partially cooked eggs, such as eggnog, raw batter, and freshly made or homemade hollandaise sauce and Caesar salad dressing.
- Avoid Raw cookie dough or cake batter that contains raw eggs
- Avoid Homemade desserts or sauces that contain raw eggs (such as eggnog, ice cream, custard, chocolate mousse, hollandaise sauce, béarnaise sauce, mayonnaise, and Caesar salad dressing)
- Don’t eat any uncooked food made from raw, unpasteurized milk.
- Avoid Unpasteurized (raw) milk
- Unpasteurized or “fresh squeezed” juice from a juice bar or grocery store