Food safety during pregnancy

A safe and healthy diet during pregnancy is vital to ensure normal development of your baby. You’ve probably heard that you shouldn’t eat raw fish and soft cheeses, but there’s more to making safe choices than simply steering clear of one or two foods.

As a general rule, it’s recommended that you avoid raw, unpasteurised or pre-prepared foods while you’re pregnant. These types of foods can carry potentially harmful bacteria, such as listeria and salmonella, which can cause premature labour, stillbirth or miscarriage.

If this sounds daunting or you need some help with your diet, please feel free to make an appointment with me by calling (03) 9418 8299 or booking online.

Additionally, you can use my quick and convenient guide to Food safety during pregnancy, which you can print out and refer to at home and on the go.


The information on this page is general in nature. All medical and surgical procedures have potential benefits and risks. Consult a healthcare professional for medical advice specific to you.


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