What can’t I eat?

Good question. The truth is, you can eat just about anything you want. Click here for a full explanation. The short answer is to not eat:

  • Big fish with high levels of mercury (shark, swordfish, king mackerel, and tilefish)
  • Unpasteurized milk and soft cheeses
  • Raw or undercooked meats
  • Cold cuts (lunch meat, salami, etc.)

Finally, make sure you wash your fruits and vegetables well before eating them. The absolute risk of the anything that happening from eating any of these foods is incredibly low. So you shouldn’t worry too much; but pregnancy isn’t the time to explore strange and new foods from uncertain sources.

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