Dr. Schallock discusses the food that pregnant women should avoid.
Foods that have been mentioned that women should stay away from when they are pregnant, one of them is fish, and not necessarily saying totally stay away from but just to limit it because of the mercury content.
The other one can be cold cuts and cheese sometimes, because they are concerned about listeria, but I personally think if it’s been well cared for and well-refrigerated it should be fine.
Caffeine as long as it’s in a limited quantity, such as no more than two a day. Artificial sweeteners, those are fine, just no saccharine.
Chesses due to the listeria concern, which is bacteria, I would limit that also. As far as the question goes about herbal teas in pregnancy, herbal teas because we really don’t know the effects of that on pregnancy, I would not recommend that.
About Dr. Carrie L. Schallock, M.D.:
Dr. Carrie L. Schallock, M.D., is board-certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and is on staff at Banner Desert Medical Center in Mesa, Arizona. She received her undergraduate degree from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and graduated from medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Schallock completed her post-graduate residency and internship at the University of Tennessee in Memphis. She is currently in private practice at Partners in Women’s Health in Tempe, Arizona.