LIFESTYLE: Foods that pregnant women should avoid till delivery.


Pregnant women are fragile and they need not engage in certain foods which harbor bacteria or chemicals that could disturb their health condition as well as the babies. Remember that there are some items that should be taken off the menu.

For the time being, pregnant women should avoid these foods until delivery.

Unpasteurized juice
Unpasteurized cheese
Raw seafood
Rare meat
Hot dogs and deli meats
Raw eggs
High-mercury fish like swordfish, king mackerel, orange roughy, bigeye tuna, and tilefish from the Gulf of Mexico
Raw sprouts

It’s normal to worry that your pregnancy diet is not quite hitting the mark. But sticking with good-for-you foods — especially ones rich in key nutrients like folate, protein, iron, calcium, vitamin D, DHA, and iodine — and limiting empty-calorie snacks will help you and your baby get the nourishment you both need.

And if at any point during your pregnancy you’re concerned that you’re not getting enough of certain vitamins or minerals, talk with your practitioner. Together, you can determine where you might be falling short and how to fill the gaps.


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