Food dos and donts

Food dos and don't

Knowing what to eat, and what not to, can seem like a minefield to begin with. There are foods you shouldn't eat when you're pregnant because they might make you ill or harm your baby, and foods that just require you to take extra care. Here's our handy overview to get you started on the right track.

In addition to the specific advice provided in this section, you should always:

  • wash your hands before and after handling food
  • keep leftovers covered in the fridge and use them within two days
  • eat food before it has passed its ‘use by’ date.