8 Foods and Beverages to Avoid During Pregnancy


Every pregnant woman wants her baby to be healthy and stay healthy even after birth and to fulfill this desire, they often include many new things in their diet.

But most of them don’t know what they SHOULD AVOID eating during pregnancy!

There are many misconceptions and myths associated with what is to be eaten and what is to be avoided during pregnancy. Due to this, accurate information is often not accessible to pregnant women. 

This blog of Childcarestar is for all those women who want to get the right information related to food to be avoided during pregnancy.


What not to eat during pregnancy- 

  1. Never eat raw egg- Pregnant women should eat well-cooked eggs. Intake of eggs may result in the risk of Salmonella infection. This infection can cause a pregnant woman to have vomiting and diarrhea.


  1. Stay away from alcohol- Consumption of intoxicants is harmful to everyone. Pregnant women should not only avoid alcohol but should stay away from all forms of intoxication. Actually, the consumption of alcohol has a very bad effect on the fetus. Alcohol hinders the brain and physical development of the fetus and also increases the risk of miscarriage.
  2. Do not consume caffeine- In pregnancy, doctors recommend taking very small amounts of caffeine. Caffeine is found in tea, coffee, and chocolate. Taking more caffeine increases the risk of miscarriage. Also, a high intake of caffeine can cause the baby to lose weight at birth. However, caffeine intake of up to 200 milligrams daily during pregnancy is considered safe.
  3. Do not eat fish with high levels of mercury- Eating fish is very beneficial during pregnancy. However, pregnant women should avoid eating fish that have high mercury levels in their bodies. Fishes, such as Spanish mackerel, marlin or shark, king mackerel, and jellyfish, have higher mercury levels. Eating such fish might hinder fetal development.
  4. Do not eat raw papaya during pregnancy- Eating raw papaya during pregnancy can be unsafe. Raw papaya has been found to have a chemical that can harm the fetus. So, avoid eating raw papaya during pregnancy.
  5. Do not eat raw sprouts- While sprouts are beneficial for health, but eating raw sprouts during pregnancy should be avoided. Raw sprouted pulses contain bacteria such as salmonella, listeria, and e-coli, which can cause food poisoning. This can cause vomiting or diarrhea in pregnant women.
  6. Do not eat cheese made from cream milk- Paneer made of cream milk should not be eaten during pregnancy. Since pasteurized milk is not used to make this type of cheese, it contains a bacterium named Listeria. This bacteria may increase the risk of miscarriage and premature delivery.
  7. Do not consume raw meat- If you are pregnant, do not eat raw meat at all. Keep in mind that if you are eating meat, then it is fully cooked. Raw meat can infect you with toxoplasmosis. This may increase the risk of miscarriage.

I hope this information finds you well and makes your pregnancy journey way more beautiful. Do leave your comments in the comment section. Thank you! Stay happy, stay healthy, Wish you all the luck!

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About the Blogger-

I am Harjeet Kaur Jolly , a Freelance Blogger, a Digital Marketer, and a mother of two boys. I love to observe each and every element of our day to day lives and try to pour the same into my blogs. Since, Parenting is an incredibly challenging and rewarding job, back me up in the journey and stay tuned for some tried and tested parenting tips from my keyboard.

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  1. Most of these I’ve heard of before. But I’ve not heard of raw papaya being dangerous to a pregnant mother. I hadn’t thought of sprouts either.

    • Dear Shannah, we are glad that we could enhance your knowledge. Even I was not aware about sprouts until I researched about it and about papaya , my gynecologist told me to strictly avoid the same during pregnancy. Thank you so much for reading.


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