Bacteria that may be present in raw meat can cause many different disorders in the body. Raw meat consumption, which causes indigestion, can lead to vitamin deficiency, forgetfulness, weakened body resistance, and an increase in cardiovascular blockages. In addition, some parasites and bacteria found in raw meat can cause various infections. Considering all these, meat, which even a healthy person should not consume raw, is among the foods that are considered absolutely objectionable during pregnancy.
Raw Meat Consumption during Pregnancy
I recommend that you avoid all raw or undercooked meat and meat products during your pregnancy. The main reason for this is the risk of transmission of certain bacteria and parasites, including toxoplasma and salmonella, from raw meat. Salmonella infection causes a type of food poisoning and is a very unpleasant poisoning. It usually causes symptoms such as vomiting, severe nausea, diarrhea and high fever. Fluid loss that develops with these symptoms during pregnancy can cause serious problems for the health of both the expectant mother and the baby. Salmonella does not have a direct effect on the baby, but a deterioration in the general health of the expectant mother can also affect the baby and have a negative impact on its development.
Toxoplasma is transmitted through cat feces, poorly washed vegetables and raw meat. Toxoplasma that develops in the expectant mother as a result of raw meat consumption can lead to poor outcomes such as miscarriage, premature or stillbirth, and anomalies in the baby. Diagnosed with a blood test, toxoplasmosis is usually treated like a flu-like illness. Once the infection has been passed and completed, the patient becomes immune and cannot be re-infected. While there is no vaccine for toxoplasmosis, it is most risky for the baby when it occurs in the first months.
To have a healthy pregnancy and avoid infections such as toxoplasmosis and salmonella, I recommend that you pay attention to the following during your pregnancy. You should try to avoid raw meat products such as salami, sausage, ham, raw meatballs, sausage, and when you consume meat, you should cook it very well. If you store raw meat in the fridge, you should make sure that the juice does not come into contact with other substances, you should not touch the raw meat, and you should wear gloves when you touch it. When you pay attention to all these, your chances of having a healthy pregnancy free from infections transmitted by raw meat will increase.