Can I eat desserts when pregnant?

Can I eat baklava when pregnant?

Yes

Mmm yummy, mummy! But be careful as it contains a lot of butter which is not too healthy.

Can I eat candy and sweets when pregnant?

Yes

Don't go overboard with the consumption of sweets, as it can lead to excessive weight grain, cavities, stomach issues, and it might increase your chances of getting gestational diabetes.

Can I eat bubble gum when pregnant?

Yes

There are no studies showing that chewing bubble gum can be dangerous during pregnancy, so enjoy it and maybe you'll manage to blow a bubble bigger than your belly?

Can I eat chocolate when pregnant?

Yes

Good news, mom! Do you feel like eating some chocolate? Go right ahead! Just remember that the second piece tastes the same as the first! Unfortunately, chocolate also contains sugar and hydrogenated fats so don't eat too much.

Benefits

The latest research shows that a daily consumption of 30 grams of chocolate has a positive effect on the functioning of the placenta. Moreover, women who eat chocolate when pregnant have happier and more gregarious babies. The theory is that serotonin, which is released as a result of chocolate consumption, is passed to the baby in the womb.

Can I eat ice cream when pregnant?

Yes

Time for a happy dance! Ice cream is allowed during pregnancy! Be sure to check the expiration date before eating and know when to stop! Ice cream contains a lot of sugar!

Can I eat cakes and muffins with cream or custard when pregnant?

Yes, but...

Avoid eating these due to cream. You must be sure that it is really fresh and it is made with pasteurized milk.

Can I eat whipped cream when pregnant?

Yes

And now smile because whipped cream made from pasteurised milk is safe in pregnancy. It is, of course, important that it is stored in the fridge and once opened it is used within two days.

Can I eat honey when pregnant?

Yes

Enjoy the taste of honey! It's a natural, unprocessed sweet that you can replace sugar with.

Benefits

It has been proven that honey increases your body's immunity and protects the respiratory system against infection.

Can I eat jam when pregnant?

Yes

Tasty spread for your bread! Maybe you can try to make jams yourself? That will help you avoid additional sugar and preservatives. It will be delicious!

Can I eat mousse when pregnant?

Avoid

Usually home-made or restaurant-served mousses contain raw eggs that can be contaminated with salmonella. Salmonella can cause vomiting, diarrhea, high fever, headache, abdominal pain, and dehydration. Salmonella food poisoning is unlikely to harm me but when you become dehydrated, I will no longer receive nutrients. Severe or prolonged course of Salmonella can have serious consequences. So it's best to choose other desserts, mommy.

Risks

Salmonella

Can I eat meringues when pregnant?

Avoid

Usually home-made or restaurant-served meringues contain raw eggs that can be contaminated with salmonella. Salmonella can cause vomiting, diarrhea, high fever, headache, abdominal pain, and dehydration. Salmonella food poisoning is unlikely to harm me but when you become dehydrated, I will no longer receive nutrients. Severe or prolonged course of Salmonella can have serious consequences. So it's best to choose other desserts, mommy.

Risks

Salmonella

Can I eat pie when pregnant?

Yes

Mommy, it is good to have a piece of pie with a cup of tea, right?

Can I eat pancake when pregnant?

Yes

Nothing cheers you up like pancakes for breakfast, am I right or am I right?

Can I eat pudding when pregnant?

Yes

Go right ahead! Pudding is so delicious!

Can I eat sugar when pregnant?

Avoid

Mommy! Be careful consuming sugar during pregnancy. Eating excess sugar contributes to gestational diabetes, increases the risk of pre-eclampsia, which is dangerous for us! Pre-eclampsia is a pregnancy complication characterized by high blood pressure and signs of damage to another organ system, most often the liver and kidneys. Pre-eclampsia usually begins after 20 weeks of pregnancy in women whose blood pressure had been normal before pregnancy.

Risks

Pre-eclampsia

Can I eat tiramisu when pregnant?

Avoid

Usually home-made or restaurant-served tiramisu contains raw eggs that can be contaminated with salmonella. Salmonella can cause vomiting, diarrhea, high fever, headache, abdominal pain, and dehydration. Salmonella food poisoning is unlikely to harm me but when you become dehydrated, I will no longer receive nutrients. Severe or prolonged course of Salmonella can have serious consequences. So it's best to choose other desserts, mommy.

Risks

Salmonella