- Avoid eating meat and chicken liver as well as undercooked or raw eggs. Because there is a high probability that salmonella can cause severe diarrhea in pregnant women. Also pay attention to dishes and cooking utensils that are exposed to raw chicken so that they are washed clean.
- Avoid consuming large quantities of large fish such as shark or tuna as they are known to contain high levels of mercury, which can cause nerve damage if eaten in large quantities. The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) recommends consuming only 12 ounces of tuna and other large fish per week.
- Avoid soft cheeses such as brie or camembert, blueveined cheese, cheese from goat or sheep milk, and do not drink milk that is not pasteurized. All of these products likely carry listeria. ListeriaI is a type of bacteria capable of penetrating the placenta and causing fetal infection; in adults there are no certain symptoms or like having the flu. Listeria can cause miscarriage, premature birth, and blood poisoning. It’s best to avoid these types of foods until your baby is born.
- Do not drink or eat foods that contain alcohol because it can cause fetal development abnormalities.
Apart from food, drinks containing caffeine such as coffee and tea should be limited because coffee can affect low body weight in babies, miscarriage and reduce iron absorption in the mother, so that the mother is prone to anemia.