Sticking to a diet while you are pregnant is not only for you to keep off the unwanted and unnecessary pound but it is also to keep you and your unborn child healthy. What not to eat when pregnant is just as important of what you actually should. So here is a short list of what foods to avoid while rocking that baby bump.
If you like your steak raw, or even just medium rare, then you will just have to settle for well done for the time being. Raw meat can actually lead to infections, especially when you are pregnant. Salmonella and toxoplasmosis are two infections that are most common. You want to avoid it eating raw meat to avoid getting infected. Remember that it won’t only infect you but your baby too. So stay away from the sushi and throw the meat I on the grill.
Speaking of raw, you should also steer clear of raw eggs too. Raw eggs also pose the risk of Salmonella. You may think that you don’t just crack open and eat it anyway, but there are certain foods that have raw eggs that you should avoid. These include cake batter, cookie dough, mayo, egg nog, and even homemade ice cream.
Cheese is a great source of calcium- something that you need a whole lot of when you are pregnant, especially in the second and third trimesters because that is when the development of bones and teeth of your child is at its peak. However, you should avoid soft cheeses. The main reason you should stay away from brie, blue cheese, feta, queso blamco and fresco to name a few is that the way these kinds of cheese were made. The whole process may leave them with harmful bacteria.
Aside from sashimi and sushi, there are certain types of fish that you should also keep away from while you are pregnant. Remember that mercury can actually lead to the brain damage of your child. So you shouldn’t eat tilefish, mackerel shark, and sword fish because they contain mercury. Also, you should avoid fish that have PCB, polychlorinated biphenyls, warnings such as salmon, bass, bluefish, trout, and pike. PCB may lead to memory problems and lower IQ levels.
No matter where you are at on the journey of having a baby, these great ebooks can support you in your efforts. If you are having difficulty getting pregnant then Lisa Olsen’s Pregnany miracle can certainly help. It is a huge resource of natural methods that can significantly improve your chances of getting pregnant. It goes over things to do for both men and women and borrows from Ancient Chinese and Indian Medicine to provide a complete course of action to help you get pregnant.
If you are more interested in influencing the gender of your yet to be conceived baby then you might want to read Ashley Spencer’s Gender Selection book. This book offers a natural plan to help you influence the gender if you are not pregnant yet. This may very well just give you the boy or the girl that you have always wanted and it will prove to be a lot less expensive than other more technical methods.
If you are pregnant and suffering from morning sickness then take a look at Claire Batten’s End Morning Sickness which uses a technique described as psychological acupuncture to end the feelings of nausea and physical vomiting.
Finally, if you are already pregnant but want to stay fit and healthy then Michelle Moss’s Pregnancy without Pounds might be something to look at. Apart from looking good throughout your pregnancy, recent research suggests that keeping within your normal BMI whilst pregnancy can reduce the chances of you developing health complications like gestational diabetes, hypertension and labor difficulties.
It is even felt that becoming excessively overweight during pregnancy can have long term affects on the child in later life. Pregnancy without pounds is an excellent guide for keeping the pounds off with simple action plan that involves eating right and moderate exercise.