Food and drink
It is important for everyone to eat healthily, but it is essential during pregnancy. Your baby needs certain amounts of nutrients, minerals and vitamins to develop properly. It is important that you know which ones are. Be careful with food (shelf life and hygiene) and know what you shouldn't have.
What you shouldn't have:
What you can eat but not so often:
Pregnant women are advised to avoid liver and vitamin A supplements. Vitamin A is is harmful to baby in high doses.
Source: Health Council. Towards an adequate intake of vitamin A. publication no. 2008/26.
Maximum amounts of vitamin A:
A maximum of 3000 micrograms / day applies to both pregnant and non-pregnant women.
An intake of at least 800 micrograms / day is recommended for pregnant women.
However, a small piece of veal liver of 75 grams contains 11,250 micrograms of vitamin A. The maximum recommended amount of vitamin A is approximately 3000 micrograms / day.
Check it yourself on Nutritional value table> Calf's liver.
Tips for safe handling of food:
Always wash your hands, and while making food and after going to the toilet. Make sure that you do not contaminate one food with the other food (cross-contamination). Clean cutlery and cooking utensils well. Do not use dented cans. Eat and drink only pasteurized products, including (for example) apple juice. Defrost food completely before you prepare it, especially meat. If something has already been frozen, you can not freeze it again. Warm food only once, then discard it.