The list of what not to do during pregnancy seems to grow.
Cutting down on caffeine and avoiding smoking and alcohol are just simple facts of pregnancy as much as morning sickness.
How about meat?
Meat consumption carries problems at two levels. The first risk of toxoplasmosis and salmonella. Bloody steaks and raw burgers are out of the question. Cold deli meat carries risk of listeria that could pass the placenta and cause infection for the fetus.
Listeria risk exists in some soft cheeses like brie, feta, and Gorgonzola that are made from unpasteurized milk that may contain listeria.
Fish is debatable. Fish could contain high nutrient levels a pregnant woman needs. Also, fish could contain high levels of mercury no one needs especially babies and their growing nervous system.
Raw eggs in any form could expose pregnant women to salmonella. Fresh eggs is not always Rocky style, dump it in the blender and drink it up. Raw eggs could be in raw cookie dow, brownie mixes as well as hollandaise, Caesar dressing, and blue cheese dressing.
How important is it to pay attention to these risks?
These foods have been connected to miscarriages and birth defects.
Your awareness is the first step to planning to manage your foods and your stress levels about it. Pregnancy miracle experience depends on your awareness and your choices.