Sometimes these recommendations can be contradictory and confusing.
We have listed for you 5 aliments to snob absolutely during your 9 months pregnancy.
1- No sushi
These small fresh bites look harmless…and yet! Sushi are 90% made of raw fish.
They can contain the bacteria listeria which is benign for the pregnant woman but dangerous for the baby (abortion, premature birth).
This recommendation applies also on other raw meat shapes: Carpaccio, tartar…
2- Avoid raw milk cheese
In fact, all soft cheese with white rind, contain the bacteria listeria.
So you can replace this cheese with hard cheese; and don’t forget to get rid of the surface.
3- Avoid oysters
It’s true that oysters are the star of shellfish: rich with minerals, zero calories, they are irresistible.
However, they are raw and they carry the risk of listeriosis.
Hence, you can eat instead other shellfish fresh and cooked such as: shrimp, scallops, and mussels.
4- Avoid raw eggs deserts
Chocolate mousse, toffee cream, pudding, as well as ice cream and cream pastry are prepared with raw eggs.
These aliments can also be dangerous for your baby. Don’t worry, you can still replace them with cakes, cookies, pies…
5- Control soya use
A recent study has shown that soya based products contain phytoestrogens which can disturb your baby’s hormonal system at adulthood.
Until now, there is no official recommendation to avoid soya but it is better to remain careful.