12 Foods That Are Poisonous for Mom and Her Unborn Baby

I’ll be the first person to admit that when I was pregnant, I was a really crappy eater. Seriously, I ate all the worst foods that you can imagine! I stupidly thought that just because I was pregnant, it gave me a pass to eat whatever I wanted, whenever I wanted it. I figured that since I was growing anyway, a few extra pounds here and there wouldn’t hurt me much.

Boy was I wrong!!!

As many moms know all too well, that’s not the case at all. When you are expecting a child, that’s when you have to take care of your body the most. And that’s when you need to be extremely mindful of the things you eat. In fact, there are plenty of items on the menu that you should steer clear from totally, as they might pose a potentially serious threat to both you and your baby. Think I’m kidding? Think again because some meals that you probably eat on a daily basis are on our list!

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If you are pregnant, here are 12 foods that you absolutely need to stay away from!

1. Grapes

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This may surprise you. Eating grapes in the third trimester is actually risky! Apparently, consuming an excessive amount of grapes can be toxic because it contains high levels of resveratrol. And that’s something you don’t want to have, especially towards the final lap of your pregnancy.

2. Too Much Coffee

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This one has got to hurt, especially if you have a Starbucks addiction like me! Although most studies show that caffeine intake in moderation is permissible, there are others that show that caffeine intake may be related to miscarriages. Experts say to avoid caffeine during the first trimester to reduce the likelihood of a miscarriage.

3. Anything Raw

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Eating raw anything (such as eggs, in the cookie dough) is probably not a good idea in the first trimester – your baby is at a much higher risk of food poisoning than you are, since he or she doesn’t have an immune system yet. As much as raw cookie dough tastes good, it’s not a good idea.

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Joanna has been following the world of entertainment and celebrities since '05, having served as the Editor-in-Chief of Celebrity News Service and as a personal assistant for one of the original James Bond screenwriters, producer Kevin McClory during her days in Ireland. These days she’s a mother, warrior, celebrity writer and Disney dreamer. And she eats a lot of peanut butter M&Ms, as well.

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