Health Tip: Eating During Pregnancy

Foods to avoid

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(HealthDay News) - Many women know that they shouldn't drink any alcohol during pregnancy.

But the American Pregnancy Association warns that there are other foods and drinks that should be avoided, too, including:

  • Raw foods including uncooked meats, fish, shellfish and eggs.
  • Deli meats and smoked seafood, which may harbor bacteria that are particularly dangerous for pregnant women and the unborn.
  • Soft or unpasteurized cheeses, pate and unpasteurized milk.
  • Caffeine and alcohol.
  • Fish that may contain mercury. These may include: shark, swordfish, king mackerel and tilefish. Speak with your doctor about what types and amounts of fish are safe.

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