Pregnancy tips: Eat protein with every meal says expert

Most foods and drinks are safe to have during pregnancy, with the obvious exception of things like alcohol, but there are some things pregnant women should be very careful with or avoid altogether.

Raw fish, especially shellfish, can cause several viral, bacterial or parasitic infections like norovirus, Vibrio, Salmonella and Listeria.

The surface of unwashed or unpeeled fruits and vegetables could be contaminated with a number of bacteria and parasites.

When pregnant, it’s essential to minimise the risk of infection by thoroughly washing, peeling or cooking fruits and vegetables.