Just trying to get up to date with the latest advice I should give, things have a habit of changing!
Pregnant women should consume no more than 200mg of caffeine a day, the equivalent of two mugs of instant coffee.
Babies under six months old should not be fed peanuts, although it is safe for expectant mothers to eat peanuts during pregnancy.
Pregnant women or women trying to conceive should avoid drinking alcohol. If they do choose to drink, to minimise the risk to the baby, they should not drink more than 1 to 2 units once or twice a week and should not get drunk.
It’s fine to eat sushi, and other dishes made with raw fish, when you’re pregnant as long as the fish used to make it has been frozen first. This is because occasionally fish contains small worms called parasites, which could make you ill. Freezing kills the worms and makes raw fish safe to eat. (Food Standards Agency)
Avoid raw shellfish when you’re pregnant. This is because raw shellfish can sometimes contain harmful bacteria and viruses that could cause food poisoning. And food poisoning can be particularly unpleasant when you’re pregnant. (..not to mention dangerous (me))
Be more diligent about the strand test if you are going to dye your hair.
This may become a regular entry and be fueled by questions I’ve been asked during an antenatal clinic.