Pregnant? Bet You Didn't Know to Avoid Some of These Foods

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Okay, so it has been a while since I was last pregnant. Six years to be exact. So, I am learning a thing or two about what foods are now on the "do not eat" list when you are pregnant. Some of these I knew about, but some threw me for a loop. None of them should be too hard for me to avoid though, so at least that is a good thing.

Foods to Avoid:

Lunch Meats - If you are going to eat lunch meat when pregnant, it is recommended that you heat it up until it is steaming.

Uncooked Meats - Raw meats, seafood or uncooked hot dogs.

Raw Cookie Dough - I love me some raw cookie dough, but I think I can avoid it for 9 months.

Fish with High Mercury Content - Shark, Swordfish, Tilefish

Refrigerated Smoked Seafood

Meat Spreads and Pates

Runny Eggs - Make sure egg whites and yolks are firm when cooked

Pre-stuffed Meat or Poultry

Unpasteurized Foods - this includes soft cheeses like Brie and Feta when they are not clearly marked as being pasteurized.

Foods to Limit:

Caffeine - A lot of things have caffeine that I did not necessarily think about before, including chocolate substances like pudding and hot cocoa, as well as herbal teas.

Canned Tuna- It is recommended that you have no more than one 6oz. can per week.

High Nitrate Foods - Such as bacon and sausage.

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14 comments

  1. Good list, yea I know I never ate any of that stuff when I was pregnant, I lived on Sprees and Lemons LOL!

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  2. I didn't know about the lunchmeat.

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  3. It's a good thing that I am mostly vegetarian, especially since I suspect that I'm preggo. :)

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  4. This is a great reminder for all those pregnant mamas!

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  5. Most of that stuff I'm not a fan of anyhow!

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  6. I knew about all of those. The hardest thing for me to stay away from is caffeine.

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  7. When I was pregnant I craved eggs over easy. Luckily, I knew I couldn't eat eggs this way. It was one of the first things I ate after I came home from the hospital after having my son, though. :)

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  8. I knew about the cheese, tuna and caffeine. Great list to share

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  9. I knew about most of these but man, the bacon got me no matter how hard I tried to ignore it. Ooops..

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  10. I remember this so well, I was almost paranoid about what I ate lol

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  11. After 3 kids I knew about most of these, but not the canned tuna! I will pass this on to my pregnant sister, thanks

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  12. I knew about most of these, but didn't realize bacon was on the list!

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  13. The nice thing about being in the States is that all of our cheeses are pasteurized. Only imported cheeses may or may not be pasteurized.

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