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Foods Pregnant Women Should Avoid at Christmas

Are These Holiday Foods Safe to Eat When Pregnant?

Step away from the buffet! When you're pregnant, it often feels like there are more items on the do not eat list than foods you can devour! The holidays are all about food, family, (gifts!) and fun, so it's important to know what's safe for you and your baby-to-be before heading sitting down to dinner. Take this quiz to see if you know what to pile on your plate over Christmas and New Year's!

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It wouldn't be Christmas without a spiral cut ham on the table! While some families serve it straight from the oven, others prefer the tradition of a pre-baked ham set out on the buffet. Are pre-baked hams safe during pregnancy?

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New Year's Eve is all about luxe foods and caviar is the ultimate indulgence. Is caviar safe during pregnancy?

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The cheese plate is a standard at holiday celebrations, but is the brie safe during pregnancy?

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There's nothing like hot chocolate to warm you up on a snowy day. Is this Winter treat safe during pregnancy?

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A warm pecan pie served a la mode is a popular way to end a holiday dinner, but when it is made Southern style, with bourbon, is it safe for pregnant women?

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When visiting the bar, can a mama-to-be indulge in some non-alcoholic eggnog?

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It's dungeness crab season and many West Coast families have a tradition of including the delicacy in various parts of their holiday meals. Is the crustacean safe for expectant mamas to eat?

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The poor fruit cake is always the butt of jokes, but given the alcohol used to make it, is it safe to eat when pregnant?

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