What foods are dangerous to pregnant women?
When it comes to pregnancy, eating for two doesn’t necessarily mean eating more. But it does mean taking your baby’s health into consideration. That means eating healthier and avoiding some foods that can be dangerous explains Lynn Wilcott, with Food Protection Services at the BC Centre for Disease Control. “The soft cheeses, I would say, pregnant women should avoid those. Even the pasteurized soft cheeses are a slightly higher risk than the hard cheeses so the bries, the camemberts, the deli meats, again, they can be eaten but they should be cooked before they’re consumed. So deli meats, pepperonis, salamis and certainly hot dogs should be cooked, well cooked, before being eaten by a pregnant woman. The other ones as well, the uncooked sprouts because, pregnant women their immune system is more compromised than a regular, healthy adult.”
The Parent Report’s expert guest is Lynn Wilcott of Food Protection Services at the BC Center for Disease Control.
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