20 Food Habits To Avoid During 1st Trimister

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Henry ward once rightly said that “We never know the love of a parent till we become parents ourselves”

The pregnancy phase is the most beautiful and mesmerizing phase of a woman’s life where she feels every kind of emotion and pain for the little one growing inside her tummy. The feeling of a life growing inside gives you Goosebumps.

And therefore it becomes very important to be careful not only for the mother but also for the baby who is yet to come into this beautiful world especially from the point of view of diet. Since pregnancy needs to get settled during the 1st trimester hence 1st trimester is a very crucial stage where one should be extra precautious as there are maximum chances of miscarriage in this stage.

Here are some food habits which need to be avoided during 1st trimester.

1 RAW OR UNDERCOOKED MEAT

Uncooked or raw meat contains toxoplasmosis – micro parasite present in the raw meat which directly impacts the baby and mother without causing the body to show any symptoms.

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2 PATE WITH LIVER

One should avoid liver intake in the diet as the liver contains listeriosis which causes serious illness and infection to the unborn.

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3 UNPASTEURISED MILK OR DAIRY PRODUCTS

These are a combination of listeriosis and toxoplasmosis .even if one wants to consume milk boil it nicely and then have.

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4 DO NOT EAT FOR TWO

Our elders say a pregnant one should eat for two. This is a misconception. Everybody is different with a different kind of nutrition requirement. The body cannot handle too much pressure of eating everything and anything.

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5 AVOID CAFFEINE

Try to reduce the intake of caffeine from your diet because caffeine can cross the placenta and can have an effect on your baby s heartbeat. Sometimes life-threatening illnesses also.

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6 AVOID DRINKS

If you are a regular drinker trust my pregnancy is the most appropriate time to quit drinking. Alcohol is something that can damage babies’ developmental organs at the same can cause neuron diseases to the unborn. Abnormal facial features, distill birth, heavy bleeding, etc. can happen if the alcohol content is not eliminated from the diet.

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7 DEHYDRATION

In a study, it is found that the majority of the miscarriage happened because of dehydration. Mothers don’t take the right amount of liquids which makes them dehydrated resulting in miscarriage. Avoid soft drinks. Try to have less carbonated liquids.

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8 AVOID KINDS OF SEAFOOD

Since seafood contains mercury, it is very dangerous for the infant or fetus as mercury can cause brain-related defects in newborns.

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9 EGGPLANT OR BAIGAN OR BRINJAL

A widely used vegetable that can be found in almost every household of India. Eggplant is used to treat amenorrhea and premenstrual disorder. Therefore gynecologist strongly prohibits the consumptions of eggplant by the pregnant ladies is they suffered from past miscarriages.

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10 SESAME SEEDS

Sesame seeds are used to stimulate uterine ejection of the fertilized ovum and are therefore used for abortion purposes in an early stage of pregnancy. It becomes very easy to break the uterine lining by consuming seeds.

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11 PAPAYA

Raw green papaya is a widely used fruit that causes pregnancy terminates very easily and effectively. It contains a substance called papain that is responsible for the uterine to contract and thereby stimulating the abortion process. Papain strongly hampers fetal growth in every stage of development.

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12 PINEAPPLE

A compound called bromelain is present in pineapple which softens the cervix opening before the due date causing miscarriage. This chemical also increases the body temperature of the mother and blood pressure which results in premature birth or miscarriage.

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13 FENUGREEK SEEDS

These seeds are advice to those people who want to reduce bloating loss of water in pregnant ladies can cause stillbirth or premature birth.it contains phytoestrogen which contracts the uterine walls resulting in the shedding of the uterine lining.

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14 REFINED FLOUR OR RELATED PRODUCTS

These products can cause bloating and constipation to the expecting mother. Products like bread, pasta, packaged sausages, etc. should be strictly avoided as they contain chemicals and preservatives which is not good for the developing baby.

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15 GRAPES

Resveratrol is a compound present in grapes that increases the body temperature of the body suddenly thereby causing serious complications in pregnancy. Excessive consumption of grapes can also cause hormonal changes at the extreme level.

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16 HING DURING PREGANANCY

Hing is an ingredient that every Indian household adds to their kitchen.no food is complete without hing. But hind should be avoided during the pregnancy phase. An excess of hing can cause burning gas, burping, vomiting, swollen lips, throat infection, etc. to the expected one.

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17 STREET FOODS

Pani puri, pizza, chowmein, chat papri, etc. and what, not an expecting mother craves. But one should pay attention to how these street items are prepared. If street foods are not prepared in a hygienic way it can cause food poising to the expecting mother. Hygiene is something which everyone should maintain especially in this crucial time where covid 19 has been very harsh on everybody.

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18 ALOEVERA

Aloe can cause premature contractions, vomiting, nausea, etc. It can also cause miscarriages in 2n trimester and may harm the fetus or infant.

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19  PACKED CHIPS AND WAFERS

Packaged items always contain harmful preservatives which are yet another cause for hormonal imbalances caused in the body thereby, affecting the unborn directly in the womb.

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20 AVOID CARBONATED DRINKS

Carbonated drinks can do the worst to the mother and her baby when it comes to side effects. Also, it hampers the brain development and other neuron activities of the baby causing some defects by birth. Instead have some water, lime water without the soda, etc.

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Pregnancy is a wonderful phase of a women’s life where not only she gives birth to live but also she also goes into the reincarnation of a mother. It is a journey that both mother and father go through together and it must be cherished with all happiness and laughter.