From the moment you know you’re expecting, you’ll want to give your baby the best start in life. Eating a healthy, varied diet is one way to help. But not all foods are good for your developing little one. In fact, some can be harmful.
There are a number of foods to avoid during pregnancy. And some very good reasons why.
Certain foods may carry bacteria which can cause infections such as listeriosis or toxoplasmosis, which can be harmful to your unborn baby. While the risk of catching these may be low, you might want to cut them out of your pregnancy diet, just to be on the safe side.
Hygienic food preparation is another way to keep yourself safe. Simple things like washing fruit and veg before eating them, keeping utensils, work surfaces and your hands clean, and using separate knives and chopping boards for raw meats, all help.