What foods should pregnant women avoid?

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Should not eat raw eggs, meat, poultry or fish. Even sushi.

Poultry and associated products may contain salmonella or other harmful bacteria. Additionally, fish may contain high levels of mercury (especially oily, red fleshed fish and shark).

High levels of mercury can be very damaging and cause developmental delays in babies.

Also have a look here for foods you should eat: http://www.cookingjunkies.com/special-diets/dishes-recommended-during-pregnancy-period-26374.html

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raw eggs? really?

You can really eat raw eggs "boiled eggs" at least 2 or 3 eggs daily in your 1st trimester of pregnancy. Salmonella can't contaminate boiled eggs. You just clean the raw eggs with water and soap before boiling. You should not take caffeine and avoid eating papaya while you are still in 1st trimester of pregnancy.

Why would ANYONE eat raw eggs?!?

You should try to avoid anything raw and do not drink coffee.

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fish and things that contain mercury

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should aviod pineapple and papaya.should aviod large consumption of tomato.should aviod heavy foods like meat etc for dinner.should drink large amount of water.try to aviod oily foods.take small amount of food at a time rather than huge amount.eat large amounts of raw fruits and vegetables.eat small fish rather than big ones.aviod tinned foods.drink boiled water.aviod old foods.aviod large consumption of sugar and sweets.drink tea or skimmed milk or juice without sugar.

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it doesn't sound like much choice but to starve...

Fish, Raw eggs I think it was =S and of corse Alcohol/Drugs, dont want the baby to be an alcoholic or druggie >.<

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they should not eat anything involving something spicy even if you like those kinds of foods

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You should avoid drinking coffee and eating anything that is raw. You should totally not drink any alcoholic beverages or smoke. You may not take any medications without consulting your doctor before hand.

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it is a very good answer

avoid brie, chevre , avoid pate all types .Raw or partially cooked eggs
undercooked meat, some types of fish .

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You should try avoiding sugar, try some splendor instead. You should definitely avoid caffeine. Try to avoid white breads because these are high in yeast and can provoke diarrhea and yeast infections in most women I talk to. Instead of white bread try flat bread or wheat bread, but watch the sugar content. Also anything that is high in salt. Salt makes you retain water.
ya, not saying you should totally avoid sugar but eat less than you normally would and replace it with lots and lots of health foods. Next time you go to the store get lots of bright colorful fruits and veggies and remember your baby eats what you do. Note: There are comments associated with this question. See the discussion page to add to the conversation

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There are certain foods that you should avoid when you're pregnant, because they might make you ill or harm your baby:

Some types of cheese
Avoid cheeses such as Camembert, Brie or chevre (a type of goats' cheese), or others that have a similar rind. You should also avoid soft blue cheeses.

These cheeses are made with mould and they can contain listeria, a type of bacteria that could harm your unborn baby.

Find out more about listeria

Pâté
Avoid all types of pâté, including vegetable. This is because pate can contain listeria.

Raw or partially cooked eggs
Avoid eating raw eggs and food containing raw or partially-cooked eggs. Only eat eggs cooked enough for both the white and yolk to be solid. This is to avoid the risk of salmonella, which causes a type of food poisoning.

Raw or undercooked meat
Make sure you only eat meat that has been well cooked. This is especially important with poultry and products made from minced meat, such as sausages and burgers. Make sure these are cooked until they are steaming hot all the way through and no pink meat is left.

Always wash your hands after handling raw meat, and keep it separate from foods that are ready to eat. This is because raw meat contains bacteria that can cause food poisoning.

Liver products and supplements containing vitamin A
Make sure you don't have too much vitamin A. This means you should avoid eating liver and liver products such as pâté and avoid taking supplements containing vitamin A or fish liver oils (which contain high levels of vitamin A). You need some vitamin A, but having too much means that levels could build up and may harm your unborn baby. Ask your GP or midwife if you want more information.

Some types of fish
You can eat most types of fish when you're pregnant. But there are a few types you should avoid and some others where you should limit the amount you eat. See the Eating fish section on this page for more information.

Undercooked ready meals
Avoid eating ready meals that are undercooked. Make sure you heat them until they are steaming hot all the way through.

Raw shellfish
Avoid raw shellfish when you're pregnant. This is because raw shellfish can sometimes contain harmful bacteria and viruses that could cause food poisoning. And food poisoning can be particularly unpleasant when you're pregnant.
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avoid anything that could harm the baby. You should drink a lot of milk because it will help the baby be healthy and it whitens teeth so your baby could have really, natural white teeth. i would suggest not to eat any greasy foods. you should eat foods with vitamins and minerals. Also: don't take any unnesscary alcohol and don't take pills. this will harm the baby and might have a birth defect. but i don't think you'lll do anything like that:)

hope this helps:)

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Big Fish because they have more mercury and to much mercury is bad for the baby and even for the mother!

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salty foods (Junk foods, fries, sphag., pizza etc.) and sweet foods (cakes, pastries, jam chocolate, shake etc.).

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raw food ,spicy food, coffee,Raw Meat: Uncooked seafood and rare or undercooked beef or poultry should be avoided because of the risk of contamination with coliform bacteria, toxoplasmosis, and salmonella.

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Anything that normally isn't healthy for you wether your pregnant or not, like alcohol, smoking, drugs, junk food, caffiene, raw meat, ect.

Try to stick to relativly healthy foods, and ignour those unhealthy cravings.

Good luck, and congradulations!!!

Hope I helped.

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