There are many precautions about eating uncooked food while pregnant, and with good reason. Food poisoning in a pregnant woman can cause serious problems for both mom and her baby. Vomiting and diarrhea caused by food poisoning can cause your body to lose too much water and can disrupt your chemical balance. Here are some tips to avoid food poisoning while pregnant:
Wash food. Rinse all raw produce thoroughly under running tap water before eating, cutting, or cooking.
Keep your kitchen clean. Wash your hands, knives, countertops, and cutting boards after handling and preparing uncooked foods.
Avoid all raw and undercooked seafood, eggs, and meat.
Do not eat sushi made with raw fish (cooked sushi is safe). Food such as beef, pork, or poultry should be cooked to a safe internal temperature.
Check out the above food storage chart. Don't eat food that has been left in the refrigerator or freezer for too long.
Always call Dr. Strebel or Dr. Grolle at 702-438-BABY should you get sick from food poisoning during your pregnancy.