MBBS (Hons.) , DGO, Obs and Gynae, MS- Obs and Gynaecology
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When pregnant, caffeine intake must be limited.
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Even though most studies are of opinion that you can take caffeine in moderation, there are others which indicate that caffeine may cause miscarriage. You should, therefore, avoid caffeine during the first trimester for reducing the risk of miscarriage. The general rule is that you must limit the caffeine intake to less than 200 mg in a day when you are pregnant. Caffeine is a diuretic which indicates that it eliminates fluid from the body and can make you dehydrated. You can replace the caffeine intake with green tea and flavored water.
Which of these foods must be avoided when you are pregnant?
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When you are pregnant, you should stay away from uncooked seafood along with undercooked poultry or beef since they carry risks of contamination with salmonella, toxoplasmosis and coliform bacteria. Also, deli meat is known to have been contaminated with listeria which can pave the way for miscarriage. Listeria can cross the placenta and infect the baby which can cause blood poisoning. The same goes with fishes with mercury as it can cause a delay in developments. When you are pregnant, you should consult with an expert dietitian who can sketch a proper diet chart for you.
When you are pregnant, you must stay away from raw eggs.
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Raw eggs along with any other foods containing raw eggs must be avoided due to the risk of contamination with salmonella. It is important to note here that mayonnaise, homemade custards and ice cream and hollandaise sauce sometimes contains eggs. Eggs should always be cooked to some extent in order to reduce exposure to salmonella. You can consider eating pasteurized eggs and recipes containing with pasteurized eggs as they don t contain the risk of salmonella.
Which of these fishes must be avoided during pregnancy?
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You must try to avoid foods that have been contaminated in lakes and rivers which are exposed to intense levels of polychlorinated biphenyls. This is particularly true for people who fish in the local streams and lakes. You can also contact the local health department or the Environmental Protection Agency for understanding whether the fish you are willing to consume are safe or not. It means that you should stay away from pike, trout, salmon, bluefish, walleye and striped bass.
When pregnant, you should eat a lot of soft cheeses.
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The truth is that when you are pregnant, you should avoid soft cheeses since it contains listeria. Cheese like Mexican style cheese like queso fresco and quescoblanco, Gorgonzola, feta, Camembert, Roquefort unless it is clearly stated that they are made out of pasteurized milk. Any kind of soft and non-imported cheese that has been