Sushi, bacon, smoked meat, runny egg… is delicious, but
they’re dangerous to women and fetus.
Take a tour around the forums for women, I see that most
pregnant women wonder “which food to eat, which food you should avoid in
pregnancy”. It can be stated as one of the top concerns of pregnant women as
not everyone wants to eat foods that are dangerous to their health as well as
their baby’s. When I’m pregnant, my mother is a doctor so she gives me careful
instruction about what food I should avoid during pregnancy. Here are the lists
of delicious and tasty food but can be dangerous which my mother doesn’t allow
me to eat during pregnancy. Mothers who love these foods should stop eating
them. I think it’s going to be easy for you as you all love your child.
Seafood having high mercury content
Seafood is a rich source of protein and Omega 3 fatty acid
that helps to promote fetal brain development. However, pregnant women should
notice that there’re some fish having high mercury content such as swordfish,
shark, whale, codfish which are recommended to be used during pregnancy. As the
reason, absorbing too much mercury into your body will be harmful to the
nervous system of the baby.
Instead of that, women should frequently eat shrimp, crab,
tilapia and canned tuna. About 2-3 meals/week is the best. You should often
cook soups with crab, simmer shrimp, tuna with orange sauce… as they’re both
delicious and healthy for both women and babies.
Sushi is a great dish from the land of the rising sun, and
many women are a big fan of this dish. Before getting pregnant, I usually get
to the Japanese restaurant to have sushi. But, when my mother knows that I’m
pregnant, she doesn’t allow me to eat sushi as it may be harmful to his
grandson’s health. She explains that the main ingredient of sushi is raw fish,
which possibly contain more parasites and bacteria than cooked fish.
Women should avoid
eating sushi when being pregnant.
Parasites parasitize in the owner and use the nutrition in
the owner’s body to develop. This means that you will have less nutrition for
the development of your baby, especially at the time the fetus healthily
develops. Therefore, it has a lot of bad affections to the fetus. Not even
mention that bacteria and parasites can cause diseases to pregnant women having
It’s true that frozen, smoked foods are very delicious,
attractive and tasty to many pregnant women. However, these types of food normally
have the risk of containing listeria, which can cause miscarriage, fatal if you
are not taken to the hospital in time. It’s not just that, as they are the
seeds of many types of cancers. Therefore, pregnant women should reduce eating
bacon, smoked meat as well as sausage. If you want to eat those kinds of food,
you should steam them at high temperature, then eat them.
During pregnancy, women should avoid fast food. My mother
explains that these foods are a group of food that may contain listeria
monocytogene which increases preterm birth and miscarriage. Besides, fast food
is normally cooked by reusing cooking oil, which is harmful to the health of
pregnant women and fetuses.
Undercooked meat and poultry
Do you know that one of the most taboo foods during
pregnancy is undercooked poultry and meat? Bacteria in red meat and chicken can
cross the placenta and infect the fetus, which leads to infection or blood
infection, threatens the life of women and fetus.
should cook the meat through before using.
Besides, pregnant women should also avoid the raw eggs,
poached eggs no matter how delicious they are, and you should cook them well
before using. For example, if you boil the yolk, it must be cooked and turn into
solid on cooking, not runny.
My house has a wide balcony, so I’m engrossed in growing
sprouts. Sprouts are delicious and safe, so my family love eating them, but
since I’m pregnant, I have no choice but to see others eating these. The reason
is that the bacteria from the soil can enter the seeds before they sprout, so
eating raw may be dangerous. Women who’re craving for sprouts should cook them
When getting married, my husband usually store alcohol. Some
are used for the guests, and some we use with fermented pork roll, grilled
squid, amberjack, beef jerky… However, during pregnancy, I have to stay away
from alcohol as it causes a fetal alcohol syndrome which impairs the physical
and mental health of the baby.
Using too much
coffee can cause headache, stress and the dangerous complications such as
preterm birth, miscarriage.
Besides, drinks such as tea, coffee, chocolate… can make the
hearth rate, blood pressure of pregnant women increase if they’re overused, and
this may lead to headache, stress and dangerous complications such as
miscarriage, preterm birth.
These are some of the eating experience I’ve learned in
pregnancy. Hope you all have a healthy pregnancy.