FOOD THAT WOMEN SHOULD AVOID DURING PREGNANCY

Raw eggs can be contaminated with salmonella bacteria. Symptoms of salmonella infections include fever, nausea, vomiting, stomach cramps, and diarrhea.

1. EGGS

Raw eggs can be contaminated with salmonella bacteria. Symptoms of salmonella infections include fever, nausea, vomiting, stomach cramps, and diarrhea. However, in rare cases, the infection may cause cramps in the uterus, leading to premature birth.

2. CAFFEINE

Caffeine is absorbed very quickly and passes easily into the placenta. High caffeine intake during pregnancy has been shown to restrict fetal growth and increase the risk of low birth weight at delivery.

3. ALCOHOL

Drinking alcohol during pregnancy can also cause fetal alcohol syndrome, which involves facial deformities, heart defects and intellectual disability.

4. MEAT

These include iron, vitamin B12, vitamin A, zinc, selenium, and copper, all of which are good for you and baby. Consuming too much preformed vitamin A, especially in the first trimester of pregnancy, can lead to congenital malformations and miscarriage.

5. RAW FISH

Raw fish, especially shellfish, can cause several infections. These can be viral, bacterial, or parasitic infections. Some of these infections may only affect you, causing dehydration and weakness. Other infections may be passed on to your baby with serious, or even fatal, consequences.

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