Raw shellfish: A lot of illnesses result from sea foods. You need to avoid clams, mussels and oysters. Cooking prevents contamination, although the algae still remain, and hence these should be avoided during pregnancy.

Raw eggs: They induce risks of salmonella, and hence foods like Caesar dressings, ice cream, custard, hollandaise sauces or mayonnaise should be avoided. A cooked recipe may reduce the salmonella risks, although it is best to go for commercially made ice creams, eggnog and dressings as they use pasteurized eggs.

Imported Soft cheese: These may contain listeria that may result in miscarriage. It can actually cross the placenta and reach the baby, infecting it with blood poisoning and infection. This is life threatening. Avoid cheeses like:

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