Sunday 19 November 2017

FOOD AND SUBSTANCES TO AVOID DURING PREGNANCY.

food to avoid

Excess caffeine.

Excessive consumption may increase the risk of miscarriage and low birth weight. It is recommended not to exceed 300 mg per day. One cup of coffee is about 100 mg and one can of cola at 30 mg.

Tobacco.

It increases the possibility of children with low birth weight or retarded intrauterine growth, mental retardation, placental abruption, placenta previa, ectopic pregnancy, miscarriage, premature delivery, respiratory distress syndrome, sudden death and various neurocognitive syndromes.

food to avoid

Alcohol.

It has not been proven that there is any level of alcohol consumption during pregnancy that can be considered safe, so moderate consumption can also be harmful.

Consequently the pregnant woman should refrain from drinking alcohol (including beer, wine and its derivatives, and liqueurs) throughout the conception period.

Problems arising from alcohol consumption include mental retardation; learning, emotional or behavioral problems, or defects in the heart, face, and other organs. Risk of spontaneous abortion, low birth weight (less than 2.5 kg) and birth of dead children.

A 2002 Danish study found that women who consumed five or more alcoholic drinks a week (a daily cane) are three times more likely to be born with a baby.

Pates and mature soft cheeses (Brie or Camembert).

They increase the possibility of contracting listeria, and as a consequence there may be abortion

Spontaneous, fetal death or severe problems in the newborn.

Toxoplasmosis.

Camembert cheese pregnancy

Recall that in the case of women not immune to toxoplasmosis the following recommendations must be met: do not handle raw meat without washing the hands later, eat the meat and raw vegetables well washed (in addition to avoiding contact with cats).

As a general rule, the diet of the pregnant woman should be balanced. Meals should be easy to digest, without too much seasoning or fats.

The normal weight gain is between 9-11 kg throughout the pregnancy. The first quarter being the lowest weight gain (1 kg).

Do not stay for more than three hours without eating any food (fruit, yogurt …) to avoid hypoglycemia.

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