Why certain foods are off the menu in pregnancy

During pregnancy you’re advised to avoid certain foods which could be associated with an increased risk of food poisoning. As well as being unpleasant for you, food poisoning can also make your baby very unwell and may increase the risk of premature delivery, stillbirth, miscarriages and infections.For this reason, it is important to pay close attention to your diet when you’re pregnant, taking extra care over food preparation and avoiding foods associated with the risk of listeriosis – a type of food poisoning.

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