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Women Health » Food to be avoided during pregnancy

It is very important that pregnant women should be avoid some of food items, include

Alcohol consumption during pregnancy increases risk of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) that causes birth defects and mental retardation.

• Excessive caffeine including coke, pepsi, and mountain dew increases risk of miscarriage and low birth weight.

• Saccharin is an artificial sweetener, it cross the placenta and end up in baby's blood stream and cause bladder cancer.

• Sea food such as shark, swordfish, king mackerel, and tilefish with high mercury level, increases risk of nervous system of the baby.

• Unpasteurized cheeses and meats cause food poisoning, increase risk of miscarriage, premature birth.

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