Which food, vegetables, fruits harmful in pregnancy?
* Raw meat such as sushi, seafood, rare or uncooked beef, or poultry because of the risk of contamination with coliform bacteria, toxoplasmosis, and salmonella.
* Raw eggs, or foods containing raw egg such as Caesar dressing, mayonnaise, homemade ice cream or custard, unpasteurized eggnog, or Hollandaise sauce because raw eggs may be contaminated with salmonella.
* Soft cheese such as blue cheese, feta, Brie, Camambert, and Latin-American soft white cheeses such as queso blanco and queso fresco because they may harbor harmful bacteria.
* Fish containing accumulated levels of mercury in their fatty tissues such as shark, swordfish, king mackerel, tilefish. When a pregnant woman consumes large amounts of mercury, her baby may suffer brain damage resulting in developmental delays (for example, delays in learning to walk or talk).
* Fish containing high levels of an industrial pollutant called polychlorin ...more
Raw meat and seafood, including sushi
Deli meats, including hot dogs
Refrigerated smoked seafood, pate, and meat spreads
Fish exposed to industrial pollutants and fish high in mercury, such as shark/swordfish/king mackerel/tilefish/etc.
Raw eggs ...more
Food cravings are very common during the first trimester. Though it is unclear why women crave a particular food, it is not harmful to indulge in your cravings - as long as they contribute to a healthy diet. But certain food and beverages are a strict 'no' during pregnancy.
Alcohol - Avoid alcohol totally, as no level of alcohol is considered safe during pregnancy.
Herbal Medicines & Supplements - These could contain ingredients that can be harmful to the developing fetus - so check with your Doctor.
Caffeine - Though one or two cups of coffee, tea or soda per day won't harm your baby, it is wise to limit your intake as high caffeine consumption has been linked to an increased risk of miscarriage.
Soft, unpasteurized "fresh" Cheese and raw or undercooked meat - As these could lead to food-borne illnesses like listeriosis and toxoplasmosis, which can be life-threatening for the unborn baby. ...more