Foods You Must Avoid During Pregnancy

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Pregnancy is one of the most delicate times in a woman’s life. However, it doesn’t mean that you put a full stop to every favorite food. There are foods you can have and the ones you should avoid.

Here’s a short list of food to avoid during pregnancy

Papaya: Papaya must be avoided during pregnancy since it can stimulate an abortion. This is because it contains latex that triggers uterine contractions leading to abortion.

Pineapple: Consuming pineapple in large quantities should be avoided during pregnancy since it can trigger a miscarriage or premature labor.

Fish and Seafood: Fish and refrigerated seafood must be avoided during pregnancy since fish is polluted with mercury and smoked seafood contains bacteria consuming which can lead to illness in newborn.

Unpasteurized Milk, Cheese and Fruit Juice: You must avoid consuming raw milk and unpasteurized cheese and fruit juice since they contain harmful bacteria that can lead to miscarriage.

Caffeine: You must limit your caffeine intake during pregnancy since higher intake can restrict fetal growth and raise low birth weight risk at delivery.

Processed Junk Foods: You must avoid consuming processed junk foods during pregnancy since they can lead to an increased risk for developing gestational diabetes, heart disease and complications in delivery.