Avoid Foods During Pregnancy: Cheat Sheet

Checklist of foods to avoid during Pregnancy:

Immunity declines with onset of Pregnancy leaving the mother susceptible to food borne infections which effect both mother and baby`s health.

Bacterial agents like listeria and toxoplasma are always at their advent to infect the new born. It`s not only bacterial agents but heavy metals like Mercury found in some fish are dangerous for the mother and Baby`s health.


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Be Careful with these foods

Hot dogs, luncheon meats, cold cuts, fermented

or dry sausage and other deli-style meat and Poltry

Why to Avoid?

May contain listeria

What to do?

Even if the label says that the meat is precooked. Reheat these to steaming hot or 165*F before eating.

Eggs and pasteurized egg products:

Why to Avoid?

Undercooked eggs may contain Salmonella.

What to do?

Cook eggs until yolks are firm. Cook casseroles and other dishes containing egg or egg products to 160*.


Why to Avoid?

May contain parasites orĀ  bacteria.

Ice Cream:

Why to Avoid?

Homemade ice cream may contain uncooked eggs, which may contain Salmonella.

Meat: Beef, veal, lamb and pork ( Including ground meat)

Why to Avoid?

Undercooked meat may contain E.coli.

Poultry and Stuffing ( Including ground poultry):

Why to Avoid?

Undercooked meat may contain bacteria such as Campylobacter or Salmonella.

What to Do?

Cook poultry to 165* F. if the poultry is stuffed cook the stuffing to 165* F. Better yet, cook the stuffing separately.

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