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Is it safe to have Roquefort during pregnancy?

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Why should pregnant women avoid eating Roquefort?

Roquefort - also known as 

Blue cheese,
Why should pregnant women avoid eating Roquefort

Roquefort is a soft blue veined cheese and is obtained from sheep’s milk. Since soft cheese is known to host the listeria bacteria, it’s best if you refrain from eating it during pregnancy. As this bacteria can cause an infection known as listeriosis, whose symptoms include nausea, diarrhea, and the flu, it can pose several complications like miscarriage, premature birth, and still birth in pregnant women. If you can’t lay your hands off Roquefort, be sure to bake or cook it thoroughly. However, we feel that it is best to stay away from Roquefort and resume eating it after pregnancy.

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