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Health Tip: Foods to Avoid During Pregnancy

They could harm your developing baby

(HealthDay News) -- Safe, well-balanced meals are especially important during pregnancy. The American Pregnancy Foundation says certain foods should be avoided entirely, including:

  • Raw meat, shellfish and eggs.
  • Many deli meats that could be undercooked and harbor bacteria. During pregnancy, it's a good idea to reheat deli meats until they're steaming.
  • Fish that contain mercury or have been exposed to pollutants.
  • Smoked seafood.
  • Unpasteurized milk, soft cheeses and pate.
  • Unwashed, raw vegetables.
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