An investigation by Cornell University in the United States, published in the scientific journal The FASEB Journal, detected a relationship between the mechanisms of stress management in people and eating in pregnant women. This is why we bring you the 5 foods that you should not eat if you are pregnant by assisted reproduction.
According to Dr. Antich, from the Fertilab Barcelona clinic: “In an adult, the amount of bacteria can be combated more or less easily thanks to the already developed system of antibodies, something that does not happen in the fetal immune system.”
What about dairy?
While raw milk is not recommended in itself, as it can contain bacteria such as salmonella or E.Coli, it is also necessary to avoid so-called ‘moldy cheeses’, unpasteurized, as well as Mexican soft cheeses. So it is recommended to take hard or cured cheeses. And cheese spreads and cottage cheese, like mató or even mozzarella, fall into the ‘fair’ category.
Raw or undercooked meat and cold cuts
This is vital in every pregnancy. Therefore, raw meat, sausages, such as salami, fuet, blood sausage, chorizo or mortadella, may contain listeria.
“As for the ham, it is better to take it when it has been cured for more than 18 months, or 24 months in the case of Iberian ham,” they point out from Fertilab Barcelona.
Sprouts and unwashed vegetables
There are other foods that you should not eat if you are pregnant through assisted reproduction. These are raw sprouts, such as alfalfa, radish, soybeans or clover, and green leafy vegetables, such as lettuce, endive, cabbage or cauliflower, are prone to being contaminated with bacteria such as E. Coli and salmonella when grown at ground level and by direct contact with fertilizers.
Raw fish and shellfish
Although the consumption of fish is highly recommended during pregnancy, raw fish, in addition to being an important source of bacteria, can also contain the anisakis parasite.
Pate and foie
Returning again to the consumption of choline, we must limit liver pate (pate de foie). According to the Fertilab Barcelona clinic, in addition, the liver also has a very high content of vitamin A, and excess consumption can be harmful to the fetus.
If you have doubts, ask your doctor who will tell you what to eat during this period without any risk.