Poppy Seeds During Pregnancy

You know to steer clear of unpasteurized cheeses and cold deli meats, but did you know that poppy seeds are another food you should be wary of consuming while pregnant? The Federal Institute for Risk Assessment advises that women should avoid poppy seeds while pregnant because of their connection to illegal substances, and because some poppy seeds can be contaminated during the growing and harvesting process. Before making the decision to consume those delicious poppy seed bagels and muffins while you are expecting, be sure to talk with your doctor to determine what is best for you.