Every pregnant woman knows there are certain things like smoking or drinking she should stay away from, but what about eating? Just how regulated should a pregnant woman’s eating patterns should be? As it turns out, certain foods can have harmful effects on a pregnant woman and the list of foods pregnant women shouldn’t eat seems to be getting longer every day.
For instance, foods that are too high in Vitamin A or mercury can be quite harmful to the baby, but so can foods that are known to carry foodborne pathogens like Listeriosis or Salmonella. This being said, here are the ten foods you should never eat if you’re pregnant.
While some fish are safe to eat during pregnancy, other can cause serious complications for both the mother and the baby. The reason why swordfish is dangerous is because its meat usually contains high levels of mercury. Mercury can cause serious damage to the baby’s nervous system and can cause birth complications. Instead, pregnant women would do best to consume canned tuna, salmon, shrimp, or cod meat.