When you're eating for two, some of their favorite dishes are out of limits. Sushi, junk food, brie cheese, certain fish - even meats - are associated with some risk. However, thanks to hormones and appetite of large size, it is possible that they crave more than ever. Falling from time to time may be right - sometimes. Here's how to enjoy some food taboos.
Talk to your gynecologist about what foods are really prohibited, and that can be eaten occasionally or almost never. Sometimes, the answer varies depending on the quarter. For instance, coffee is considered to be more harmful in the first quarter than in the second two. Women with possibility of risky pregnancies, gestational and obesity diabetes have a different set of regulations than women without these troubles.
Write down the foods that you cannot eat during pregnancy and keep in your wallet. Check with your doctor to make sure your list is exhaustive. Keep this list with you at all times, so if you're in a restaurant and not sure about an item on the menu, you can check on the spot.
Understand why foods are off limits. This helps determine when it is well occasionally to break a rule. Sushi is on the barred list because it's made with fetus, and a raw fish does not have an immune system to fight bacteria that would otherwise be cooked into oblivion. However, some sushi is made from cooked fish and therefore good enough to enjoy - the time it was prepared in a renowned eatery where sushi chefs using different knife for cooked and raw fish.
Differentiate between foods that could actually harm the fetus and the foods that take the place of healthy foods rich in vitamins. A big, oily hamburger with French fries will not hurt your baby, but it means that going to happen in the healthy green garden can make your child healthier. So consume salad most of the time, but refuses food very rare junk food.