Dr. Jean Jacques Dugoua explains What types of foods pregnant women should stay away from.
Definitely women should avoid raw meat, raw fish. I know sushi is tasty, but you should not be having raw fish during your pregnancy, and when you’re having meat, make sure you fully cook the meat just to be on the safe side. Ideally women should be eating organic. We don’t know, for some of the chemicals that we find, either pesticides sprayed on the food or different chemicals that are exposed in the environment, some of the chemicals we know they cross through the placenta into the baby, others we don’t know. So ideally, the best scenario is organic fruits and vegetables, organic milk, organic products, and also for your meats and your fish which you should cook very well, tries to make sure they are wild, and also if you’re eating fish you should avoid fish that are high in mercury. So those would be the predatory fish, so you want to avoid swordfish, shark, king fish, albacore tuna and tilefish. You want to avoid those definitely because of their mercury content.