Pregnacare A-Z Guide To Pregnancy And Nutrition – Letter L

Letter L With Image Of Pregnant Woman

Are you pregnant? Make sure you read our Pregnacare A-Z of Pregnancy and Nutrition, covering everything important for parents-to-be. Next, we take a look at the letter J during pregnancy

Our Pregnacare A-Z is a series of posts, one for each letter of the alphabet, designed to help you understand your nutritional needs, how they change and the best foods to choose during pregnancy and breast-feeding.

This A to Z answers many of the important questions mums-to-be have about pregnancy and nutrition. It covers everything from antenatal care through to water intake, via pregnancy vitamin supplements.

You can download the full version of the guide in PDF format here.

If you have any further questions, make sure you ask your midwife or GP.

Pregnacare A-Z Of Pregnancy And Nutrition – What Does The Letter L Stand For?

Listeria

What Is Listeria And How Could It Impact My Pregnancy?

Woman Holding Pregnant Belly

During pregnancy, Listeria can cause miscarriage, stillbirth or severe illness in the newborn. It is a very rare disease, occurring in about 1 in 30,000 births in the UK. However it is important to reduce the risk by avoiding some uncooked soft cheese made with mould or a rind (including brie and camembert), unpasteurised milk or dairy products and any type of pâté. Also remember to wash fruit and vegetables thoroughly and re-heat ready meals or pre-cooked foods until they are piping hot.

If you’re pregnant, you should also avoid close contact with farm animals that are giving birth or have recently given birth.

Liver

Can I Eat Liver When I’m Pregnant?

Couple Holding Hands

Do not eat liver or liver products, such as liver pâté or liver sausage, as they contain high levels of vitamin A. Too much vitamin A can harm your baby.

Make sure you also check out the rest of our Pregnacare A-Z Guide to Pregnancy and Nutrition:

A / B / C / D / E / F / G / H / I / J / L / M / N / P / S / T / U / V / W 

While every attempt has been made to ensure that the information contained in this guide is accurate and reliable, this is intended as a guide only and not a substitute for advice from a health professional. Please note: Vitabiotics cannot guarantee the reliability of facts obtained from other third party information sources. Information correct at time of being published (May 2020).

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