If you want a Healthy Baby, you need to look after him/her since Day One. There are some things that can hurt your baby while your pregnancy, which you need to avoid totally. Drugs, Alcohol, Smoking, Caffeine, and Some Foods that you need to avoid.
Things That Can Hurt Your Baby
- Marijuana (ganja, yandi)
- Oxycontin, Oxycodone
- cocaine (coke)
- ecstasy (pills)
- Benzodiazepines and pills (diazepam, valium, serepax temazepam)
- Petrol sniffing
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is a disorder in which babies who are born from drunk mothers, are at a higher risk of many disabilities like physical, mental, emotional, and social. And, this is only because of Baby’s exposure to alcohol while in the womb. These Babies find it difficult to understanding and learning processes.
There is no safe amount/level or quantity to drink Alcohol in Pregnancy. No doctor or pregnancy expert would advise you to drink Alcohol during and after pregnancy. As you are at a higher risk of giving birth to a baby with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). Your One Drink per day can cause your baby born with FASD.
According to Experts, there are concerns that too much caffeine may increase the risk of miscarriage and sometimes can make babies unsettled. It may increase the risk of miscarriage or low birthweight. Therefore, Caffeine intake is not recommended during pregnancy.
Just remember that when you smoke…. so does your unborn baby. Smoking during pregnancy can cause low-birth weight, preterm delivery, and infant death. Smoking during pregnancy can cause your baby to have more colds, lung problems, learning disabilities, and physical growth problems.
Unsafe Foods During Pregnancy
The liver is extremely unsafe for pregnant women, it contains high amounts of preformed vitamin A or retinol. And, if vitamin A is consumed in high quantity it can lead to birth defects. Therefore, it’s advisable to limit your intake of the liver during pregnancy to 75 grams per week.
2# Fish Liver Oil Supplements
They are also not safe during pregnancy.
Stay away from raw alfalfa and mung bean sprouts as they can carry dangerous bacteria.
4# Sugar Substitutes
Artificial sweeteners are fine occasionally, but avoid taking food and drinks that are made with sugar substitutes.
5# Soy Supplements
Soy supplements are not safe during pregnancy, but yes you can take Tofu, unsweetened fortified soy beverages, and foods.
Unpasteurized soft and semi-soft cheeses like feta, Brie, Camembert, blue-veined contain bacteria that are dangerous during pregnancy. If you can’t resist it then preferred to cook them to at least 74°C (until they’re steaming hot).
7# Tap Water with Lead
Flush your taps for a few minutes until they run cold each morning. Use cold water for drinking and cooking, as hot water can carry more lead.
8# Avoid High in Mercury Fish
Limit your intake of tuna, shark, marlin, escolar, orange roughy, and swordfish (Only 2 servings are recommended in one month).