According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, pregnant women should try and limit their daily caffeine intake.
The placenta may easily absorb caffeine and it is swiftly absorbed by the body. High quantities of caffeine can accumulate because newborns and their placentas lack the primary enzyme required for its metabolization.
High levels of caffeine use during pregnancy have been demonstrated to limit fetal development and increase the chance of giving birth to a baby who is underweight.
Alcohol use is strongly discouraged when expecting since it raises the chance of stillbirth and miscarriage. The growth of your baby's brain can be harmed by even a little amount.
Fetal alcohol syndrome; which includes facial abnormalities, heart issues and intellectual incapacity can also be brought on by alcohol consumption during pregnancy.
It is advised to abstain from alcohol entirely during pregnancy because no amount of it has been shown to be safe.
Uncooked or partly cooked eggs
Make careful to fully cook the eggs so that the whites and yolks are firm. Salmonella food poisoning is avoided as a result.
Avoid consuming items like homemade mayonnaise that contain raw or undercooked eggs. Use only clean and undamaged eggs.
Vitamin A-containing supplements
Avoid taking cod liver oil, vitamin A or supplements containing excessive doses of other vitamins.
A few kinds of fish
Fish is advised during pregnancy since it is a good source of protein and omega-3 fatty acids. But certain fish have greater mercury concentrations, which can harm a baby's growing neurological system. You should restrict your consumption of fish that has more mercury.
Drink only pasteurized or UHT (ultra-heat treated) milk if you have it. UHT milk is also called long-life milk. If you can only find raw (unpasteurized) milk, boil it first.
Avoid consuming unpasteurized goat or sheep milk as well as products prepared from it including soft goat cheese. Ice cream has a higher risk of listeria infection; so avoid eating it while pregnant.
Energy drinks shouldn't be used during pregnancy since they may be rich in caffeine and other substances that are unsafe for expectant mothers.
Meat that is uncooked or raw
All meat and poultry should be completely cooked until they are scorching hot and free of any pink or blood stains. With chicken, pig, sausages and minced meat, use special caution.
Never consume rare meat. A parasite that may be found in meat, dirt, cat faeces, and untreated water is the source of the sickness known as toxoplasmosis. The illness can harm your unborn child if you're pregnant but it's crucial to keep in mind that toxoplasmosis during pregnancy is quite uncommon.
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