Carly Davis, MS, RDN, LD NICU Clinical Dietitian You’re responsible for the nutrition of another person now. It’s a fact that pregnant women have higher nutrition needs than the rest of the population. This Baptist Health post is designed to be a “cheat sheet” for you when it comes to foods to eat and avoid during your pregnancy! This goes without saying, but always consult your physician before making drastic changes in your diet.
Avoid Consuming These Foods During Pregnancy1. We’ll start with the most important rule of pregnancy: Stay away from Alcohol.What you eat and drink, your baby does too! During pregnancy, drinking alcohol is not recommended, in fact, there is no known “safe” amount of alcohol to consume as your fetus’s brain is developing. Nope, not even that “one glass” of red wine.2.Raw/Undercooked Fish – Sorry sushi lovers!Sushi and undercooked fish are dangerous during pregnancy due to the viruses and bacteria that can potentially cause food poisoning. However, cooked shellfish is a completely different story! While there are some types of fish you need to stay away from due to high levels of mercury, here is a list of fish that are safe (and beneficial) to consume if fully cooked while pregnant:
- Atlantic and Pacific Mackerel
For an in-depth list of pregnancy approved foods and 5 fetus-friendly recipes: