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If you get food poisoning while you're pregnant will it hurt the baby?

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Dr. Candace Spann
Dermatology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: It can

It's very important to avoid some foods during pregnancy, as they can contain pathogens which can be harmful to the baby.
Sushi, other uncooked meats, processed sandwich meats, and alfalfa sprouts are a few examples. If you already have food poisoning, seek medical help and try to be sure to stay well hydrated.

In brief: It can

It's very important to avoid some foods during pregnancy, as they can contain pathogens which can be harmful to the baby.
Sushi, other uncooked meats, processed sandwich meats, and alfalfa sprouts are a few examples. If you already have food poisoning, seek medical help and try to be sure to stay well hydrated.
Dr. Candace Spann
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Dr. Howard Hack
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Food poisoning will not traverse the placenta typically unless you get sick enough to get this into your bloodstream. The biggest risk is in the resulting dehydration.

In brief: Yes

Food poisoning will not traverse the placenta typically unless you get sick enough to get this into your bloodstream. The biggest risk is in the resulting dehydration.
Dr. Howard Hack
Dr. Howard Hack
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