There are some foods that you’ll want to steer clear of during pregnancy, because they could be unsafe for your baby:
- Cheeses with a white, mouldy rind, such as brie and camembert, and blue-veined cheeses such as Roquefort. All these cheeses could contain listeria, a bacteria that could harm your baby.
- Pate, and raw or undercooked meat and eggs. All are possible sources of bacteria that can harm your unborn baby. When cooking meat and eggs, make sure they are cooked properly.
- Raw seafood, such as oysters, or sushi that has not been frozen before making.
- Shark, swordfish or marlin. These fish contain unsafe levels of naturally occurring mercury. Tuna contains some mercury too, so it's best you don't eat more than four medium-sized cans, or two fresh tuna steaks per week.
- Don't eat liver and liver products (such as pate or liver sausage), because they may contain large amounts of the retinol form of vitamin A. Too much of this could be harmful to your developing baby.
- You should stop drinking alcohol, caffeine and using artificial sweetener.
- Do you eat processed food. Stay away from packaged lunch meat and hotdogs which are loaded with nitrates.
- Eat as natural as possible