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Safe foods in pregnancy - During pregnancy, it's safe to eat

During pregnancy, it's safe to eat:

  • Cooked fish
  • Sushi, but as long as the fish has been cooked thoroughly
  • Peanuts and other nuts (avoid them if you're allergic)
  • Cooked seafood/shellfish, for instance, mussels, lobster, crab, oysters, scallops, clams and cold, pre-cooked prawns
  • Honey – you can consume honey but in limited quantities
  • Spicy food – there is no reason to avoid spicy foods

Dairy Foods

You're can indulge in milk and dairy foods like:

  • All hard cheeses, namely Cheddar, Parmesan, or Gruyere
  • Pasteurized milk and yoghurt
  • Pasteurized semi-hard and soft cheeses, namely cheese spreads, ricotta, mozzarella, feta, paneer, cream cheese, halloumi, cottage cheese or goat's cheese without rind
  • Any cheese that has been completely cooked until its steaming hot

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Foods made with Laid in Britain (LIB) eggs are safe to eat, like:

  • Salad dressing
  • Mousse
  • Mayonnaise
  • Ice cream

Healthy Drinks

Aim for a minimum of 6 to 8,200 ml glasses of water or other fluids per day, also:

  • Try different sorts of drinks, namely sugar-free squash, decaf tea and coffee, fizzy water, fruit crush or smoothies
  • Limit fruit crush or smoothies to 150 ml per day with meals to help to prevent damage to your teeth

There is no harm in drinking decaffeinated coffee and tea during pregnancy.

Do not consume alcohol during pregnancy.


Have plenty of water. It helps to keep hydration levels within range and prevent constipation, especially in your last trimester.

Boil water before drinking if you have a private water supply, namely a well, borehole or spring. Private water supply quality can vary a lot and it may cause health problems.

Herbal Drinks

  • Have under 4 cups of herbal or green tea a day as there isn't enough evidence about their effect on developing babies
  • Avoid teas that contain ginseng or echinacea as doctors aren’t sure what effects they could have when you’re pregnant or breastfeeding.

Must Read : The Pregnancy Platter: Foods to Avoid During Pregnancy


Natural source of caffeine includes chocolate, coffee and tea (including green tea). It’s also added to some:

  • Soft drinks
  • Energy drinks
  • Cold and flu remedies

Unregulated intake of caffeine in pregnancy can:

  • Increase your risk of miscarriage
  • Affect your baby’s growth
  • Cause your baby to be small and underweight - this may lead to health problems later in life

Also, your baby can start to withdraw from it when they're born. This makes them irritable.

How Much Caffeine is Safe?

Caffeine intake should be under 200 mg each day.

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