Pregnancy is the period when a woman takes care of her health and nutrition the most. Then remember 6 foods that should not be eaten during pregnancy! Let see…

firstUnpasteurized food

Unpasteurized food

Like milk, butter, cheese made from unpasteurized animal milk…

They can be a source of listeria monocytogenes, a bacteria that causes dangerous food poisoning.

The rate of people getting sick from this bacterium is not high, but the number of people who die from the disease accounts for 20-30%, especially for groups with weak immune systems such as the elderly, young children and pregnant women.

Pregnant women with bacterial infections can contract the disease and pose risks to the health of the fetus such as miscarriage, stillbirth.

2Raw or rare fish, meat, eggs

Raw or rare fish, meat, eggs

Strictly speaking, foods that are raw, not fully cooked. They are also a source of bacteria and pathogens that are dangerous to pregnant women.

We are always encouraged to eat cooked, drink boiled; and it is even more necessary for pregnant women.

3Wine and alcoholic beverages

Wine and alcoholic beverages

They should be absolutely avoided, because they directly affect the development of the fetus, causing growth retardation or malformation, the risk of miscarriage, stillbirth, etc.

Pregnant women who drink a lot of alcohol and alcoholic beverages during pregnancy puts the baby at risk of “fetal alcohol syndrome” (FAS) with postpartum manifestations: Poor growth, facial deformities , learning difficulties and behavioral problems.

4Carbonated drinks, cocaine, caffeine

Carbonated drinks, cocaine, caffeine

They will make the mother’s body absorb poorly and lack of Vitamin B1 causing fatigue, loss of appetite, constipation…; The mother’s body also has a reduced ability to absorb iron and zinc, causing the risk of anemia, which directly affects the development of the fetus.

Pregnant women addicted to carbonated drinks, cocaine and caffeine are also at risk of miscarriage in the first 3 months of pregnancy.



If the mother does not want to face high blood pressure, the risk of preeclampsia, sore throat and edema… during pregnancy, it is best to limit salty foods, especially foods containing a lot of salt.

During fetal growth and development, excess salt intake by the mother can also affect the baby’s kidneys.

Mothers should only tolerate enough salt (1g and not to exceed 6g/day) as recommended.

6Fish contains high amounts of mercury

Fish contains high amounts of mercury

Most common in mackerel, shark, swordfish, blue tuna and bigeye tuna…

The amount of mercury in food can build up and cause brain damage to the baby in the womb.

Supplemental nutrition during pregnancy is important for both mother and baby. So, mom, eat smart, science mom!

See also: When pregnant, you should not eat these fruits!