Obviously, you should try to eat a balanced diet, but you should also be aware of which foods to avoid or handle with extra care during pregnancy. You see, some foods could put you and your baby at risk.
This is bad news for cheese fans because you’ll need to avoid unpasteurized cheeses and milk, soft and semi-soft cheeses such as Brie or Camembert, and blue-veined cheeses such as Stilton or Danish Blue (unless they have been pasteurized). Raw or lightly cooked meat is a no-no, as is uncooked liver, liver-based foods, and, no doubt to your grandma’s surprise, cod liver oil. Also on the "steer clear" list are unpasteurized cider and egg nog, soft-boiled eggs or eggs used raw in foods such as homemade mayonnaise and desserts like mousses.