When I first got pregnant and found out about all the foods you’re supposed to avoid, I was pretty shocked at how extensive the list was! Alcohol and sushi were no brainers, but soft serve ice cream? Raw sprouts? Prepackaged salads? I had no idea!
Certain foods should be avoided by pregnant women because of the risk of e. coli, listeria, toxoplasmosis, and salmonella. Fish and shellfish consumption should be limited because of their mercury content. This is a great list of seafood and the frequency with which you can eat them. It’s a lot to remember so of course we’ve created a handy dandy printable checklist of Foods to Avoid While Pregnant for you!
These are some of my all time favorite foods, and of course I find myself craving the very things I’m not supposed to eat most. I know many a pregnant woman who has had sushi, oysters, or wine and had perfectly healthy babies. My former ob even told me she had sushi when she was pregnant. But being the worry wart that I am, I’ve been very good about giving up all these foods while pregnant. However, this is the meal I want to eat after I have the baby!
- Wine + Beer
- Oysters on the half shell
- Medium Rare Bone-in Ribeye Steak
- Top Dog Spicy Link Hot Dog
- Ham Sandwich (I never crave this except when I’m pregnant)
- Red Mango Frozen Yogurt
- Brie/Feta/Blue Cheese
- Over Easy Eggs
What forbidden foods did you crave while you were pregnant?