What fruits and vegetables to avoid during pregnancy

High Mercury Fish

Fish that contain high levels of mercury should be avoided during pregnancy, as it can harm the developing baby's nervous system.


A high caffeine intake during pregnancy may limit fetal development and lead to low birth weight.

Unpasteurized milk

Unpasteurized milk, cheese, and fruit juices should be avoided by pregnant women since they increase the risk of bacterial infection.

Alcohol Consumption

Alcohol consumption during pregnancy can cause fetal alcohol syndrome and harm the developing baby's brain.

Raw or undercooked meat

Raw or undercooked meat can contain harmful bacteria like Salmonella and E. coli, which can cause food poisoning and harm the developing baby.

Raw or undercooked eggs

Eggs that are raw or undercooked may also contain bacteria like Salmonella, which can result in food poisoning.

Unwashed Fruits and Vegetables

Fruits and vegetables that have not been cleaned may contain hazardous bacteria and pesticides.

Raw or undercooked sprouts

Alfalfa, clover, and radish sprouts that are raw or undercooked may contain dangerous bacteria like E. coli, Salmonella, and Listeria.

Soft cheeses

Soft cheeses can contain harmful bacteria like Listeria. This bacteria can lead to miscarriage or premature delivery.