viernes, 26 de julio de 2013

Foods you should avoid during pregnancy (3º part)

And finally these are the foods you should avoid for containing too much vitamin A (Retinol) which in large amount is teratogenic (cause malformations in the fetus):

  • Liver: Avoid liver, liver sausages or its spreads, such as pate.
  • Cod liver oil supplements.
    • The plant form of vitamin A found in fruit and vegetables (Carotene) is safe. 
  • Multivitamins supplements or any other supplements containing vitamin A.
You also should limit Caffeine while pregnant: don't drink more than 200mg of caffeine a day because too much caffeine can cause babies to have a low birth weight or even miscarriage. Remember that caffeine is also found in tea and coke. 

You should avoid drinking alcoholic drinks if you are pregnant or trying to get pregnant. Too much exposure to alcohol can seriously affect your baby's development, what is known as Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, a pattern of mental and physical defects that can develop in a fetus when a woman drinks alcohol during pregnancy.