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Pregnancy Food Safety

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During your nine months of pregnancy, certain foods may be off limits. This is because during pregnancy your immune system weakens, making your body more vulnerable to certain bacteria, viruses and parasites. Below are a few bacteria and parasites of particular concern to pregnant women, the foods they affect and common complications.

Although the thought of forgoing, or taking on additional steps in preparing, your favorite foods may not be exciting, passing up these foods for ten months will help ensure a happy and healthy delivery for you and baby. So take the steps now to protect you both.