Miscarriage: 12 Foods Pregnant Women Shouldn’t Eat

Raw Eggs

Uncooked meat

The toxoplasmosis parasite is able to live in uncooked meat and cause some complication like miscarriage, stillbirth, and others when pregnant women are in their first 3 months of pregnancy. You should cook meat well and carefully process foods to get rid of the parasites in it.

Raw Eggs

Eggs are a perfect source of some important nutrients you need for a healthy pregnancy. However, you should avoid raw or undercooked eggs. Homemade mayonnaise, smoothies, mousses, soufflés, and other recipes that use raw eggs should be avoided because they may contain salmonella which is a kind of bacteria that can cause diarrhea, poisoning, fever, abdominal pain, and even miscarriage.

Unpasteurized milk

The unpasteurized or fresh milk is milk that hasn’t been through processing. It’s not popular in the market. In the unpasteurized milk, there’re listeria bacteria which can increase the risk of miscarriage.


Cheese is not really a safe food for pregnant women to eat. Cheeses should be avoid during pregnancy, such as: cheese camembe, cheese rocopho, feta cheese, Gorgonzola cheese and other Mexican cheeses. The compound of those cheeses has some bacteria which can cause miscarriage. You should only eat cheeses that are made of pasteurized milk.

Seafood/Fish with Mercury

Pregnant women should say no to fish and seafood that contain high levels of mercury. These foods can cause developmental delays and brain damage in fetuses. Those include swordfish, shark, crab, king mackerel, and tilefish. Similarly, you should also avoid canned, chunk light tuna, which may contain lower levels of mercury but can still lead to pregnancy related complications.

Animal liver

The animal liver can harm pregnant women because it’ll contain lots of toxic products if the animal is infected with diseases. Besides, liver has plenty of cholesterol and vitamin A. If pregnant women eat too much liver while using drugs or other nutritious products, they can have excess vitamin which badly affect babies.

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