Foods to avoid for healthy pregnancy

I know there are many foods we can still eat or drink during pregnancy (in moderation). What are the absolute NO-NOs?

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Alcohol is an absolute NO during pregnancy, it passes from your blood and through the placenta to the baby. According to the NHS: "Drinking alcohol, especially in the first three months of pregnancy, increases the risk of miscarriage, premature birth and your baby having a low birth weight. Drinking after the first three months of your pregnancy could affect your baby after they're born. The risks are greater the more you drink. The effects include learning difficulties and behavioural problems. Drinking heavily throughout pregnancy can cause your baby to develop a serious condition called foetal alcohol syndrome (FAS). Children with FAS have: poor growth facial abnormalities learning and behavioural problems Drinking less heavily, and even drinking heavily on single occasions, may be associated with lesser forms of FAS. The risk is likely to be greater the more you drink."

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Eat whatever you want, drink whatever you want in moderation , anything that can be milked from earth it’s gods given gift to us, even wombs are made by him, he don’t make flimsy stuff. They are bulletproof. Stamped, signed and guaranteed by him , so have some faith and stop worrying , your worrying is going to cause more damage to your baby than a raw eggs. God bless you and your child. 👊🏼

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1y ago

Very well said. 👍

I’m reading a great book called Expect Better by Emily Oster (you can buy it in the book store at Takashimaya) and she is an economist who demystifies recommendations about coffee and alcohol and gives you the economical data that basically says a few glasses of wine a week is ok in the second trimester and 2-3 cups of coffee a day is fine. It’s a great book to calm you down about all these strict cut backs. Salami and raw food etc is definitely a no no from her side though

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Alcohol, raw fish, unpasteurized milk products, pineapples are my absolute no-no during the pregnancy. My gynae actually told me it is okay to eat raw fish in moderation (and once in a while) but to avoid big fishes like tuna or salmon but i prefer not to risk it. I still drink coffee once a while though. Lol.

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Alcohol and raw food is a big nono! I also avoid high mercury fish, pineapple, steak that are not well done, bbt (I love it but only drink about 3 times throughout my pregnancy - my gynae said to avoid pearls as it has high sugar content) and coconut. I only started drinking coconut juice/drink on my 38 week of pregnancy.

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I’m not sure if there’s an absolute no no. But generally fish that are high in mercury, raw foods and alcohol are not recommended. For caffeine, Maggie mee and snacks are just eat in moderation. I Guess the most important thing is to ensure an overall balanced diet (: don’t overindulge

Alcohol Raw food Processes food Please also note on your environment. Example, mobile phone not too near to you. If there's router in your room and wanna consider to remove it first? All these are EMF radiation that's not safe for every human. Avoid using microwave.

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Chinese believes 3 major thing to avoid. Banana (one specific type so I just avoid all) Watermelon & chin chow (it's too cooling for you and baby) The rest like sashimi I still eat but only eat in restaurants max 1 plate.

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3y ago

This I'm not sure but I do know watermelon very cooling. And not just 1 ppl told me not to have watermelon it's quite a bit of ppl.

Alcohol & raw food (though I still ate sashimi, cos I read online that you could still eat abit at places where you ate at before ans didn’t give any food poisoning so I did that 😳)

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My gynae said no green mangoes, green papaya, fish that are high in mercury content especially large fish. Raw food, charcuterie meats, deli meats.