Thanksgiving may be an expectant mama's dream, but before you take advantage of eating for two this turkey day, make sure the food you're enjoying is safe for your growing belly. If you've got a bun (and a turkey) in the oven go back for seconds (and thirds) after you check out these six festive foods to watch out for and avoid.
- Pates - It's a fancy treat for a festive meal, but most OB/GYNs will tell you that refrigerated pâte should be avoided during pregnancy. Good news for all you liver lovers though, canned pâtes are considered safe for a developing baby. '
- Uncooked Turkey - The bird needs to be cooked until it reaches at least 160 degrees F in the thickest part of the turkey's thigh, but ideally you want the temp to reach 180 degrees before consuming. So make sure you fully cook your turkey before chowing down.
- Unpasteurized Cheese - A cheese plate is a great dish for guests to pick at while waiting for dinner to be served. If you've got a bun in the