Pregnancy is the most essential period in women’s life which requires absolutely zero compromises on even the slightest detail.
During pregnancy what matters most is the women’s pregnancy diet that has to be scheduled under the doctor’s recommendation. Because as they say, a pregnant woman is responsible for two livers; hers & her child’s!
With that being said, we often confuse ourselves when it comes to dos & donts for our baby’s health (mother’s priority after all).
But at the same time, it is important to distinguish which meal goes inside your body, and is it beneficial for the life growing inside you? What can you expect from this post?
A handful of dos & donts which tells exactly what a pregnant woman should avoid during 9 months of pregnancy. Hence keep reading!
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Foods to Avoid During Pregnancy
Intake of meat can be proved healthy for the health of the mother and the child. But a million-dollar question is how much?
Any meat that is uncooked or under-cooked is highly not-recommended to intake during pregnancy.
Other than that, the normal portion of chicken, beef, pork can be consumed with no traces of blood. You better watch out for Salami, Pastrami, Pepperoni, Liver or Chorizo as they can be toxic for health.
Raw or uncooked fish is anyway never recommended but it has to be highly avoided during pregnancy. Because it contains various bacteria that can be harmful to the unborn baby.
At the same time, fish that contains high-mercury are;
- King Mackerel
- Orange roughy
These above-mentioned fishes contain a high-level of mercury as they are considered the toxic element because of their residue in dirty water.
It might affect pregnant women’s liver, kidney and immune system which may bring indigestive diseases. If you are fond of eating fish, remember that not every fish contains high-mercury level. In fact, the consumption of low-mercury fish is actually healthy.You may include it in your pregnancy diet to lose weight
Say No to Caffeine
In one thing or another, our body is habitual of taking caffeine. Either in tea, coffee or cocoa – we everyday consume at least some amount of caffeine.
But when it comes to pregnancy, taking more than 200mg per day (12-ounce cup every day) can be cautious. As caffeine absorbs quickly and reaches to plectra which can build up a high-level of an enzyme. Continuous intake of caffeine can also result in low-weight birth at the time of delivery
Raw or Uncooked Eggs
Eggs are a source of protein but it also comes with a few rare complications during pregnancy.
It is mixed with Salmonella which causes infection in the mother’s body. As a result, a pregnant woman might experience fever, nausea, cramps or diarrhea.
- Salad dressing
- Poached egg
- Hollandaise sauce
Never eat canned or packed food without reading the complete label. And in the best-case scenario, try to avoid it.
Not only pregnancy, even in normal alcohol isn’t the best product for everyday consumption. It is okay a few drinks on occasion but drinking daily can damage your liver and lungs.
Coming back to the topic, pregnant women are often advised to exclude alcohol intake from the pregnancy diet plan. Because it brings major risks or miscarriage, early birth, or stillbirth. In fact, doctors say that even a little amount of alcohol can affect your baby’s mental health.
Canned & Junk Food
By now it’s quite how health-conscious you have to be during your pregnancy period. Including pregnancy diet guidelines for everything. Even the slightest recklessness can result in something bad.
Canned or junk food is not even an option for you if you’re pregnant or planning to get pregnant. As there is nearly zero value of nutrients or vitamins in junk food that your body requires.
You might not experience too much negative impact of eating junk food during pregnancy but this can result in delivery complications such as overweighed birth.