Monday, October 14, 2013

What foods are dangerous in pregnancy?

Pregnancy is the most beautiful moment in your life. From the moment you find out that you carry a new life, there is a range fear that you do not make a wrong move and do not put your little bit.
There are a number of infections that are dangerous during pregnancy. One of them, fortunately not so common is listeriosis.



Listeriosis in most cases, unfortunately, causes abortion. Transmitted through food containing the bacteria Listeria monocytogenes. Given that pregnancy generally leads to lower immunity, trudnioce are especially vulnerable. You are vulnerable babies in the womb and newborns. Listeria can cause serious complications, such as sepsis and meningitis, and other life-threatening diseases.
High risk of listeriosis is abortion. Luckily this infection is so common.

The question is, how threatening listeriosis pregnant women and their unborn babies?
Listeria infections lead to the placenta and amniotic (fruit) fluid and the fetus, leading to miscarriage, premature delivery or stillbirth. Babies who survive are usually born earlier. A baby who is born with listeriosis is seriously ill, because the disease is usually manifested sepsis and meningitis. Some babies at birth may look healthy, but it soon developed meningitis.

How to recognize listeriosis in pregnancy?

Unfortunately, some women have no symptoms. If you experience fever, headache, backache, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, you should think of listeriosis. Rarely infection attacks the central nervous system, manifested by headache, nausea and stiff neck. There are occasionally seizures (convulsions).

If you notice any of these symptoms you should contact your doctor. Indigestion usually occurring 48 h after infection. Other symptoms may develop 2 to 6 weeks, or later.
The blood can be immediately taken for analysis to determine the infection.

Listeriosis can be treated
If you are infected should receive antibiotics to treat your infection and provide protection for your baby.Ultrasound can check the status of your baby.

The most important thing is to prevent listeriosis.
WHAT TO DO To avoid listeriosis?

The following are tips on proper selection and preparation of food:

1 Meat, fish and chicken you need a good cook. Meat must cook at a temperature of about 70 ° C (or 80 ° C if cooked chicken drumsticks). If you do not have a meat thermometer cook until there is no pink inside.Do not try the meat until you are sure it's over.


2 If you eat the remains of meat, then you warm up well. In general, avoid pregnancy food residue.Pregnant women should eat fresh food. If, however, you eat the remains of meat, do not forget the fact that listeria attacks and previously heat treated (cooked) food, and multiply even in the refrigerator.


.3. Avoid unpasteurized, fresh meat.

4 Avoid unpasteurized goat's and cow's milk and dairy products from unpasteurized milk (cheese).
BEWARE OF FETA CHEESE AND CHEESE OTHER, UNLESS YOU THAT SAYS made from pasteurized milk.

5 In the microwave oven, cover, or wrap the meat in order to preserve the moisture. One part of the meat discover, how could evaporate. pay attention to the temperature and time of the preparation of meat.

6 Delicatessen food that is fueled not eat. Potentially hazardous food for pregnant women are: pate, meat spreads, smoked fish, pickled fish, smoked meats, cured meats, salami and ham. A vacuum or canned food that you do not need to be refrigerated can eat.

7 Salads from supermarkets, especially with chicken, mayonnaise, eggs and seafood are good substrates for listeria. This food should be avoided. Particular attention should be paid during the summer!

9 Some cheeses are safe for consumption. Yoghurt and sour milk also. Read labels to determine that they are made from pasteurized milk.

10th Wash all produce. Wash and peel the fruits and vegetables.

11th Avoid the branches. (Consumption of alfalfa caused the listeriosis outbreak in 2008.)

12th Wash dishes, bowls, dishes, cutlery, sponge for dishes, cutting board. Wash your hands. Regularly wash the dish in hot water. Clean the dishwasher and microwave oven. Clean and disinfect work surfaces in the kitchen.

13th Food eat quickly after opening. Pay attention to the expiration date.

14th Check the temperature in the refrigerator and freezer. Let the temperature in the refrigerator is between 1 and 4 ° C, and the freezer 0 ° F or below.


Keep in mind that a cold fridge very helpful, but not fully protect from listeriosis. Listeria is very durable and resistant microorganism that can survive, and even continue to proliferate in cold temperatures

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