Changes in the immune system of pregnant women put women themselves, their children were not yet born, and their babies at increased risk of foodborne illness. This disease can be worse during pregnancy and can cause miscarriage or premature.
That’s why doctors provide pregnant women with specific guidelines about the foods they should and should not eat.
- The caloric intake of a pregnant woman develops during pregnancy. She does not eat for two; consumption of calories just up a few hundred calories a day for most pregnant women.
- Typical weight gain, if the mother carries a single baby, varies considerably depending on the weight before pregnancy and other factors. Pregnant women who are underweight is recommended to get the most, whereas an overweight woman is recommended to get the least.
- A woman’s body absorbs iron more efficient and increase the volume of blood when she is pregnant, she must consume more iron to ensure that she and her baby have enough oxygen supply.
Here SuperMom’s top list food to avoid during pregnancy:
Avoid Raw Foods. Eating cooked rather than raw shellfish because they may contain harmful bacteria and viruses that can cause food poisoning and have a higher risk of contamination with listeria. (Examples such as sushi, sashimi, and raw oysters, clams or mussels.)
Consumption of all uncooked items can be potentially dangerous (especially for soon to be mothers) and this activity should refrain from time.
Eating Leftovers. Leftover food can provide a quick meal or snack. However, they usually have a short shelf life and tend to go bad after lingering for a few days. Food safety experts recommend label dates all leftovers were prepared. Should a woman expect to find food for longer than a few days past the time, the food should be discarded.
Poultry Foods. During pregnancy, you are at increased risk of bacterial food poisoning. Mostly, your reaction may be more severe than if you were not pregnant. Rarely, food poisoning affects infants, too. raw seafood and poultry rare or undercooked beef should be avoided because of the risk of contamination with coliform bacteria, toxoplasmosis, and salmonella.
Milk and Cheese. Being a rich source of calcium protein and vitamin B, cheese can help meet your daily nutritional needs and assistance in the development of your baby. But there are different types of cheeses available, and of those, some are not recommended for pregnant women. Some varieties, in particular, can be unhealthy sweetest variety because they may contain microscopic organisms called listeria that lead to a condition called listeriosis. By choosing the right kind of cheese, you can satisfy your cravings and health problems to avoid.
Hazardous cheeses are typically made from raw, unpasteurized milk, which tends to have a higher concentration of Listeria. If you do not know what milk cheese was made from, then it is best not to eat. Here are some of the different varieties of cheese to eat and avoid during pregnancy.
Fruits and Veggies. Fruits and vegetables unwashed carry the Toxoplasma parasite that affects the developing child. Toxoplasmosis contaminates the soil where fruits and vegetables are grown and you can ingest harmful microbes if you eat them unwashed.
Liver Products. Avoid eating liver or liver products such as liver pate or liver sausage, as they may contain a lot of vitamin A. Too much vitamin A can harm your baby.
Types of Fish. Fish also contains protein and omega-3 fatty acid is important so it is recommended in pregnancy. But you have to choose fish with low mercury levels.
Select shark (flake), broadbill, marlin, and swordfish no more than once a fortnight and did not eat any other fish during that fortnight. Orange roughy and catfish should be eaten no more than once a week, and no other fish should be eaten during the week.
Peanuts. If you want to eat peanuts or peanut-containing foods (like peanut butter) during pregnancy, you can choose to do so as part of a healthy balanced diet, unless you are allergic to them or your health professional recommends that you do not. Exclusion of any specific foods (including foods considered highly allergenic) from the mother’s diet during pregnancy or breastfeeding is not recommended, as this has not been proven to prevent allergies.
Alcohol. Bad at all, there is no safe level of any amount of alcohol that you can have during your pregnancy. Whether you are planning a pregnancy, already pregnant or breastfeeding, not drinking is the safest option as alcohol can harm an unborn baby.
Caffeine. High levels of caffeine can increase the risk of miscarriage, low birth weight and experienced a difficult birth. Caffeine is found naturally in many foods, such as coffee, tea, and chocolate, and added to some soft drinks and energy drinks. Some cold and flu medications contain caffeine. Talking with a midwife, doctor or pharmacist before taking this medicine.
Energy Drinks. Really not recommended during pregnancy because it may contain high levels of caffeine and other ingredients are not recommended for pregnant women.