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Foods to avoid when pregnant

January 26, 2010

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My Ecto is not working and so I can’t post my 18 rabbits review and my delicious balsamic roasted veggies.  Also, I have a new low fat flax-oat- blueberry muffin recipe.  So in the meantime…here are a few things to avoid eating when you are pregnant!

Sushi or other Raw Meat: Raw meats can contain bacteria that is harmful to you and the baby

Deli Meat: Deli meats can contain harmful bacterias and harmful preservatives.  If you chose to eat deli meats, heat them up to kill possible bacteria.

Certain types of Fish with Mercury: Some specific fish that contain more mercury than others are: shark, swordfish, king mackerel, and tilefish, and albacore tuna.

Raw Eggs: Try to avoid eating cookie dough with raw eggs or certain salad dressings.  Raw eggs can contain salmonella which is harmful to you and the baby.

Soft Cheeses: Avoid these specifically:  Brie, Camembert, Roquefort, Feta, Gorgonzola and Mexican style cheeses that include queso blanco and queso fresco, unless they clearly state that they are made from pasteurized milk. All soft non-imported cheeses made with pasteurized milk are ok to eat.

Alcohol: There is not set amount of alcohol that is shown to cause fetal alcohol syndrome so all alcohol should be avoided.

Caffeine: It is important to limit your caffeine intake to make sure your baby develops properly.  Drinking less than 2 cups of coffee has been shown to be safe.

Hopefully my posts will be up by tomorrow!

🙂  Have a great day!

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One Response to “Foods to avoid when pregnant”

  1. Rachel Says:

    Thanks for this post! I love reading things about pregnancy, because I can’t wait to have a baby myself.

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