Resources for Food Advisories During Pregnancy

Childbirth Connection's Nutrition Awareness Resource

Planning Pregnancy: Nutrition
In our section called The Stages of Pregnancy, we have outlined the planning of your pregnancy, each stage of pregnancy, giving birth, and the early period after birth. This link is devoted to nutrition while planning for your pregnancy.

Resources for General Food Safety During Pregnancy

Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI): Protect Your Unborn Baby: important food safety information to help avoid miscarriage

Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) Unexpected Consequences:
Miscarriage and Birth Defects from Tainted Food
(PDF): guidelines to minimize the risk to pregnant women and their unborn children from exposure to Listeria and T. gondii

Organization of Teratology Information Services: Listeriosis and Pregnancy (PDF): information to help you determine if your prenatal exposure to listeria will increase fetal risk

Resources for Mercury Exposure During Pregnancy

Environmental Protection Agency: Fish Advisories: brochure provides guidance to women of childbearing age and children on selecting and eating fish to avoid exposure to harmful effects of mercury

U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services and the Environmental Protection Agency: What You Need to Know about Mercury in Fish and Shellfish: advice for women who might become pregnant, women who are pregnant, nursing mothers and young children

Natural Resources Defense Council: Mercury Contamination in Fish: a guide to protecting yourself and your family from mercury

Resources for Dioxin Exposure During Pregnancy

The National Academies: Report Recommends Steps to Reduce Dietary Dioxin Exposure: a report sponsored by the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services, Food and Drug Administration, and agencies within the U. S. Department of Agriculture

Web Resources for Environmental Justice Activists: Dioxin Homepage: about dioxin and ways to avoid it

Most recent page update: 9/5/2012

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