Warning 10 things not to do during pregnancy

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The pregnant woman can have fun while avoiding some important points. Yes, there are prohibitions!

So let’s discover the 7 things You Need to Avoid to Save Your Child’s Health

1- Do not eat soft cheese

These delicacies can contain E. coli or listeria — bacteria that can cause very unpleasant health conditions for you and serious problems for your pregnancy. Examples of such cheeses include Roquefort, Camembert, Gorgonzola, feta, brie, queso fresco, queso blanco, and panela if they are made from unpasteurized milk.

Solution: Choose hard cheeses, such as Swiss or cheddar, or consume soft cheese only if you are 100% sure it was made from pasteurized milk.

2-No X-rays!

The pregnant woman (even if she is not sure of it) should avoid x-rays at the dentist’s or doctor’s office since they can cause fetal malformations.

It is very important to tell your doctor before doing this type of test! If necessary, the specialist will perform this task while taking into account the recommended precautions.

3- Forget the litter cleaning!

Do you have a little cat at home? So it’s Dad who has to take care of litter cleaning during your pregnancy. Why? To avoid the risk of toxoplasmosis, especially if you have a kitten hunting and eating raw meat.

If you have to clean it, it is advisable to opt for disposable bedding, and especially to use gloves while washing the hands regularly.

It’s very important!

4- Don’t eat Smoked seafood

These salty treats are not safe when refrigerated unless they have been cooked to 165°F. They can contain listeria monocytogenes — the bacteria that cause listeriosis, a dangerous condition for you and your little one.

Solution: To prevent listeriosis, choose canned or shelf-safe smoked seafood, or cook it to 165°F.

5- Avoid some essential oils!

The pregnant woman must avoid certain essential oils, such as lavender, jasmine, grapefruit, ylang-ylang … or even chamomile and tangerine.

As for herbal teas, it should avoid ginger, rose hips, peels of citrus or orange and lemon balm.

Do not worry! There are some essential oils and herbal teas that are highly recommended during pregnancy.

Do not hesitate to contact the specialists! They will give you valuable tips to avoid potential problems.

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