Almost every woman knows what basis they should and should not do during pregnancy. They know that caffeine should be avoided; should not smoke, drink alcohol, or spend time in hot tubs. But more and more research is being done to see whether pregnant women should avoid certain foods during their pregnancy.
Very important that pregnant women should eat a balanced diet every day to give their baby vitamins, nutrients and minerals your baby needs to grow. There are some foods that should be avoided because although the risk they pose not only to the mother, but also for the growing baby.
At the beginning of pregnancy when the age of 8 weeks pregnant, raw meat should be avoided because of the risk of toxoplasmosis and salmonella. This means rare steak should be consumed. Pregnant women should be careful and make sure that all the meat they eat has been cooked properly.
Cold meats should also be avoided because of the risk of listeria. Listeria can cross the placenta and can cause infection or blood poisoning to the baby. Keep in mind though that the meat can be heated until it is steaming and this will help reduce the risk.
Speaking of listeria no other foods that can contain these bacteria. Some soft cheeses such as brie, feta, gorgonzola and cheese is usually made with milk unpasterized. Unpasterized milk often contains listeria, so pregnant women should ensure that any they will eat soft cheeses made with pasteurized milk.
Fish has always been a subject of debate for pregnant women. While some forms of fish contain essential nutrients needed by infants, others contain high levels of mercury. Fish with high mercury levels such as shark, swordfish, king mackerel, tilefish and fish used in sushi should be avoided throughout pregnancy.
Research has linked merkuri with materials development and brain damage. Canned tuna also contain a lot of mercury, raw shellfish should also be avoided during pregnancy. Raw eggs or anything containing raw eggs is no during pregnancy. There is the potential for salmonella in raw cookie dough, and some homemade sauces such as hollandaise, Caesar sauce and blue cheese dressing.