Why Can’t I Eat Certain Foods During Pregnancy?

    Certain foods can make fighting off disease and infection more challenging during pregnancy

    Hormonal changes during pregnancy can lower the body’s immune system. This can make fighting off disease and infection more challenging. Foods with traces of the bacteria Listeria monocytogenes that are consumed by a pregnant woman can have negative implications for a developing fetus. Avoiding certain foods altogether and ensuring adequate preparation of others can significantly reduce the risk of Listeria infection during pregnancy.

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