Fish: sea fish has a mercury content that can slow down the
development of the fetus. Raised fish may have a lead content (which cause
cancer) and some other poison. So, with types of fish such as: natural salmon,
shrimp, soles, snapper, you should use about more than 300 grams/week.
You can use a bit of canned tuna; avoid eating sword-fish,
shark, big codfish, frozen seafood and white-meat salmon.
Tuna: don’t use more than 170 grams/week.
Oyster and shrimp: when they are well cooked, the mercury contentreduces.
Raw fish salad, meat and vegetable and rare dishes?
Some food when eating raw may cause listeria infection (causing
miscarriage, meningitis and sepsis), disease caused by xanmon bacteria (causing
diarrhea) and other dangerous diseases.
Some food when
eating raw may cause listeria infection (causing miscarriage, meningitis and
You should cook or steam the sausage before eating.
Products made from milk that hasn’t been pasteurized or
cooked through can cause bacterium infections (such as listeria, xanmon
bacteria…) and some others diseases. Eating hard cheese is fine, but you should
avoid unpasteurized cheese.
There’s no evidence shows that eating peanut cause allergy
to your future child. However, if your family hasallergy history, you should
consult the doctor.
Drink coffee and other drinks containing caffeine?
Caffeine can cross the placenta and affect the heart as well
as the breathing of the fetus, so please limit using it. Don’t use over 300mg
Many types of herbal tea are not safe for the pregnant
women, so it’s best to use green tea or black tea having more extra flavors.
Sweeteners don’t harm the fetus. However, some experts still
warn that sweeteners shouldn’t be used. Try to use healthy drinks such as water
If you’re really sick and need treatment, have a check-up or
ask for the doctor’s opinions carefully. Absolutely, you shouldn’t use drugs
If you’re really sick
and need treatment, have a check-up or ask for the doctor’s opinions carefully
Some other related problems
The cleansing products?
Pregnant women can use all cleansing products (including
bleach). However, remember to do the washing in airy places and use rubber
gloves to protect your skin. Read the manual carefully before using and avoid
combining the chemicals, such as ammonia and bleach (the reaction of which
causes toxic gas).
Paint the room?
Let others do this for you and reduce going to the painting
areas to avoid the chemicals that may be harmful to your health.
Polish the wooden furniture?
As similar as painting the room, ask others to help you
polish things or leave it there after you give birth.
Clean the cat’s bed?
Cat feces can transmit toxoplasma –a parasite disease that
can cause defects in the fetus.
Travel by plane?
Till the 35th week, you’re still allowed to be on
international trips, and the 36th week with domestic trips… The
trips on the second quarter of gestation will be much more comfortable as you
normally have appetite.
When flying, you need to sit close to the aisle for the
convenience of relieving yourself, or having to stand up to avoid getting
tired, and don’t forget to bring your fetal monitoring book.