Just wondering what the reasons are behind pregnancy women not being able to eat deli meats, cheeses and certain salads during pregnancy.

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  • You are more likely to get food poisoning and if you do, bub might die. Some other foods can cause miscarriage.

  • The conditions in which the foods are made and stored can harbour bacteria that is usually fairly harmless, but can be harmful to an unborn baby that is developing.

  • Deli food is something you should probably avoid during your pregnancy. Certain foods that are considered to be of high risk of Listeria contamination should not be eaten during pregnancy this also includes soft white cheeses and cold meats.

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