|Type of Food
- Uncooked seafood
- Rare/undercooked beef/poultry
|Risk of contamination with bacteria, toxoplasmosis and salmonella.
||Including hot dogs
||Risk of contamination with Listeria - which can lead to miscarriage.
||Shark, Swordfish, King Mackerel, Tilefish
||High levels of mercury which may cause developmental delay and/or brain damage in the fetus.
||Bluefish, Striped bass, Salmon, Pike, Trout, Walleye
||If obtained from contaminated lakes/rivers that may be exposed to high levels of pollutants.
||Oysters, Clams, Mussels
||Homemade Caesar dressing, mayonnaise, homemade ice cream or custards, Hollandaise sauces, raw cookie dough
||Possible exposure to salmonella.
||Brie, Camembert, Roquefort, Feta, Gorgonzola, Blue cheese, Mexican-style cheeses (queso blanco, queso fresco)
||May contain bacteria (Listeria)
- Avoid in first trimester.
- Limit to fewer than 300mg per day in pregnancy.
|May prevent absorption of folic acid and iron.