Sunday, May 5, 2013

What pregnant women should avoid?

During pregnancy, you should especially pay attention to the following things:
  • Do not smoke or consume drugs.
  • Do not drink alcohol (including beer and wine).
  • I do not use drugs - only on the recommendation of a physician. Drugs tranquilizers (sedatives) can cause malformations in children; analgesics and aspirin may prolong pregnancy and childbirth, and lead to bleeding in the mother and the child; medicines for stomach acid, such as baking soda, can cause problems in the muscles of the child; specific antibiotics can cause abnormalities in the child.

  • Avoid smells paints, solvents, varnishes, adhesives, aerosols, gasoline. There are colors of water-based which is okay to be afraid of pregnancy.
  • Avoid heavy metals: lead, nickel, cadmium and manganese.
  • Avoid pesticides, herbicides and insecticides.
  • Do not use electric blankets and magnets. Several experts warned that the invisible magnetic field may increase the chance of miscarriage and developmental problems of children.
  • If you might not get the desired advice, mount safely get unwanted advice ;-). One of the most well-intentioned advice is: "Now you need to eat for two", which of course is not required (you enough extra 300 calories per day in the second and third quarters), but now I definitely have to double the effort to avoid potentially harmful foods for you and your unborn child.

The two most common food poisoning caused by the bacteria salmonella and listeria.

Salmonella can develop in raw poultry, eggs, milk and fish. Symptoms of salmonella poisoning occur 24 hours after poisoning and result in fever, headache, diarrhea and abdominal pain.

One type of bacteria, listeria can be found in soft cheeses, insufficiently cooked poultry, and hot dogs.Listeria poisoning symptoms are similar to flu and result in fever, fatigue, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.Severe cases of poisoning can cause abortion, meningitis or sepsis in the newborn.

To prevent infections transmitted by food, it is best to wash your hands frequently when preparing food, be sure to store and heat food, and comply with the following:

  • Do not eat raw and undercooked eggs - this includes creams and ice creams that contain raw eggs and you made them at home (factory use pasteurized eggs so that they can be consumed).
  • Do not drink unpasteurized milk and unpasteurized milk products (risk of listeriosis).
  • Avoid soft cheeses made from unpasteurized milk - brie, camembert, roquefort, feta and gorgonzola.
  • Avoid cold salads (ie tuna and eggs) - The risk of listeriosis.
  • Avoid raw or under-cooked meat - there is a chance of infection Escherichia coli and toxoplasmosis.
  • Limit eating shark, swordfish and tuna as they contain dangerously high levels of methylated mercury, which is a by-product of industrial waste. In large quantities, mercury can damage the nervous system - particularly in children and unborn babies. Small amounts of mercury can also affect the nervous system, resulting in developmental disabilities. Since mercury is retained in the body, it is wise to avoid these types of fish, and if you are planning a pregnancy or breastfeeding.
  • Do not consume shark cartilage during pregnancy as it prevents the formation of new blood vessels.
  • Avoid any raw food from fresh or salt water.
  • Limit your intake of artificial sweeteners (chewing gum, soft drinks, puddings, sweets, etc.).Although there is no specific recommendation for or against their use, it is recommended to restrict the use of artificial sweeteners during pregnancy.
  • Avoid herbal teas - because little is known about their effects on pregnancy (especially avoid comfrey plant - can cause serious liver disease).
  • Limit your intake of caffeine (coffee, black tea, cola and chocolate) - Caffeine acts as teratogenic - a substance that causes malformations in developing embryos.
  • Careful with excess vitamin A, C and D (vitamins in foods are safer than vitamin tablets).
  • Do not consume steroids and avoid genetically modified foods.

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