Dairy is another food group that clients often ask about. The general philosophy is that we eat in moderation and dairy during pregnancy is important for the much needed calcium needed for baby and mom to be. Most dairy products in Canada are safe because they are pasteurized meaning that bacteria and micro-organisms are killed through heating the dairy to a certain temperature. This makes it safe to consume during pregnancy. Do not eat or drink unpasteurized cheeses or dairy products.
Avoid Brie, Camembert, blue cheeses (eg. Roquefort) or Mexican style Queso blanco as these are unpasteurized products.
Avoid eating raw eggs or foods that may contain raw egg such as ceasar salad, tiramisu and cake batter
Avoid eating raw meats, chicken and fish
Eat well cooked meats that are not pink.