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What foods are completely off limits during pregnancy?

What foods are completely off limits during pregnancy?

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Don’t eat these foods during pregnancy. They can be really harmful to you and your baby.

  • Certain meats and fish
  • Raw or undercooked meat, including beef, poultry and pork. This includes hotdogs and deli meat (like ham or bologna).
  • Raw fish, especially shellfish
  • Fish that can be high in mercury, like shark, swordfish, king mackerel and tilefish. Always check with your local health department before you eat any fish you catch yourself.
  • Refrigerated pates, meat spreads or smoked seafood Certain dairy products
  • Raw or lightly cooked eggs or foods made with them (i.e. cake batter and raw cookie dough).
  • Soft-scrambled eggs
  • Unpasteurized juice or milk or any foods made with them
  • Unpasteurized soft cheeses, such as brie, feta, Camembert, Roquefort, queso blanco, queso fresco and Panela
  • Other
  • Raw sprouts, especially alfalfa sprouts
  • Nonfood items, like clay, starch, paraffin or coffee grounds. Tell your provider if you crave anything like this that’s not food.