Foods to Avoid During Pregnancy

Eating well-balanced meals is important at all times, but it is especially essential when you are pregnant. There are crucial nutrients, vitamins, and minerals that your developing baby needs. Most foods are safe, however, there are some foods that you should avoid during pregnancy.

Raw Meat, Deli Meat, Fish with mercury (shark, swordfish, king mackerel, and tilefish), smoked seafood, Fish Exposed to Industrial Pollutants, raw shellfish, raw eggs, soft cheeses, unpasteurized milk, high levels of caffeine, alcohol, and unwashed vegetables should all be avoided during pregnancy.

If you have a question about a specific food or would like to find out more, we would be happy to give you a handout from our clinic with more detailed information.

Information compiled by the FDA.