Pregnancy Nutrition: What Foods to Avoid When Pregnant

What are the rules for eating fish and drinking coffee when pregnant? Here’s what you need to know.

What are the rules for eating fish and drinking coffee when pregnant? Here’s what you need to know.

Jessica Rendall

Jessica is a Wellness News Writer who wants to help people stay informed about their health. She’s from the Midwest, studied investigative reporting at the Missouri School of Journalism and is now based in NYC.

Pregnancy gives a whole new meaning to food. Not only does what you eat help nourish and grow a human being, but it can also send you running for the bathroom as you discover yet another smell that disgusts you. There’s already so much to consider when pregnant that it can hard to remember exactly which foods or beverages you absolutely can’t ingest and which are safe in moderation. 

To help you through this exciting yet admittedly stressful time, we rounded up a list of foods and beverages to avoid so you can continue to figure out how best to fill your plate during this important time in your life. We also rounded up a list of foods that experts continue to debate if they are safe to eat during pregnancy. 

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