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    Foods to avoid during pregnancy

    Here are some foods to avoid during pregnancy,


    • Avoid too much drinks like coffee, tea, and strict no to coca colas and other drinks with caffeine. Too much caffeine may affect the growth of baby during pregnancy and at birth.
    • Avoid too much sugar and foods containing sugars.
    • Nutmeg spice in large quantity to pregnant women may result in miscarriage.
    • Avoid high-mercury sea-foods such as fish, especially Swordfish, Shark, King Mackerel(Surmai in Marathi) and Tilefish. Raw fish and seafood may contain Listeria, a bacteria that can cause food poisoning and miscarriage or premature birth.
    • Avoid Papaya, Pine apple, Grapes during Pregnancy
    • Avoid unwashed Raw Fruits and Vegetables during pregnancy
    • The most important advice for pregnant women is to avoid unwashed and unpasteurised vegetable and fruits during pregnancy.


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    Re: Foods to avoid during pregnancy

    some more foods to avoid during pregnancy,


    • Avoid eating foods that have been prepared with maida.
    • Make sure you cook raw eggs. When the eggs are cooked, see that the yolk and white are firm.
    • Avoid Unpasteurised milk may contain listeria, which can cross the placenta and lead to infection or blood poisoning in the baby. Ensure that the milk you drink is pasteurised.



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    Re: Foods to avoid during pregnancy

    Foods to avoid during pregnancy
    In pregnancy, avoid the foods known to increase the risk of developing food poisoning. These include:


    • Cheeses such as camembert, brie or others that have a similar soft rind. You should also avoid blue-veined cheeses such as stilton. All of these cheeses can contain listeria, a type of bacteria which can be harmful to your unborn baby. There's no risk associated with hard cheeses such as cheddar or with cottage cheese, processed cheese or cheese spread.
    • Pâté can contain listeria so it's best to avoid all types.
    • Raw or partially cooked eggs. Eggs can contain salmonella, which causes a type of food poisoning. Eat eggs that have been cooked thoroughly, so both the white and yolk is solid. Avoid eating foods that may contain raw eggs or partially-cooked eggs such as homemade mayonnaise, salad dressings and ice creams. Most shop-bought mayonnaise and other salad dressings contain pasteurised egg, which is fine.
    • Raw or undercooked meat or fish. Eat well-cooked meat that's very hot all the way through and is no longer pink in colour.
    • Some types of fish. Some fish contain mercury, which at high levels can affect the development of an unborn baby's nervous system. Avoid eating shark, swordfish and marlin, and limit how much tuna you eat to no more than two fresh tuna steaks a week or four cans (one can = 185g) of tuna a week to minimise the toxicity risk. You can eat all other types of fish, and you should as part of a healthy diet. Aim for at least two portions a week, one of which should be oily fish.
    • Raw shellfish Avoid raw shellfish when you're pregnant, as it can sometimes contain bacteria and viruses that may cause food poisoning. Well-cooked shellfish is fine.
    • Alcohol. Heavy drinking during pregnancy can harm an unborn child, and there's evidence that it's associated with birth defects and lower birth weight. Minimise your alcohol intake. The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists says there's no evidence that a couple of units once or twice a week will harm a baby, but some women choose to give up alcohol altogether during pregnancy which reflects current Department of Health advice.
    • Caffeine. Current recommendations suggest that pregnant women should have no more than 300mg of caffeine per day, which is equivalent to four cups of coffee, six cups of tea, or eight cans of cola.


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    Re: Foods to avoid during pregnancy

    Folic acid pregnancy prevents from these defects. According to one of the survey which was conducted in US, it has been found that only seven percent of the pregnant women are aware of the fact that they need to consume folic acid as it is important. Folic acid during pregnancy dosage is 600micrograms each day. Before conceiving, pregnant women must take 400micrograms of folic acid during pregnancy. Folic acid is not only required for avoiding neural tube defects but they are also required for avoiding the condition of anemia during pregnancy




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