Pregnant Women should avoid Smoking and be away from people who smoke.
Avoid chemicals of all kind. Pregnant women should be away from any paints, harsh cleaning Compounds, bug sprays and Pesticides, weed Killers or any serious Chemicals..
It is important for pregnant women to watch what they eat and drink; pregnant women should avoid consuming Alcohol. Taking alcohol based drinks and even alcohol in itself can have real dangerous effects on pregnant women and her child. Alcohol consumption can lead to foetal alcohol syndrome
Avoid Caffeine Intake: taking Coffee to revitalize yourself, when pregnant can be really harmful. It has been proved by various studies that excessive intake of caffeine in any form leads to premature birth of a baby and in acute cases can lead to miscarriages too. So try to avoid coffee as much as possible.
Avoid Painkillers: Pregnant women should remember that taking painkillers without doctor’s advice will do more harm than good. Remember that painkillers increase the risks of miscarriage in pregnant woman, so thick well before you use pain killers.
Check with your doctor before you take any vitamins or herbal products. Some of these can be harmful to the developing fetus.
Avoid eating raw or under cooked Meats, Fish or Shellfish, raw eggs or foods containing raw eggs, including mousse and tiramisu, unpasteurized mil, unpasteurized cheeses.
Avoid fish that are high in mercury, including shark, swordfish, king mackeral, or tilefish. But limit the types of fish you eat while pregnant because some contain high levels of mercury, which can cause damage to the developing nervous system of a fetus. Mercury, which occurs naturally in the environment, is also released into the air through industrial pollution and can accumulate in streams and oceans, where it turns into methylmercury. The methylmercury builds up in fish, especially those that eat other fish. Talk with your doctor if you have any questions about how much — and which fish — you can eat.
Carbonated drinks cause gas or heartburn for some pregnant women.
Tea and coffee can interfere with the body’s absorption of iron.
It is important to avoid vitamin A during pregnancy because it may cause damage to the embryo. Foods containing large amounts of vitamin A include liver, and should be eaten on an occasional basis only.
Limit fat intake to 30% or less of your total daily calorie intake.