There are certain microscopic bacteria that can pose special health risks to pregnant women and to their babies. Although most people can safely eat food containing a type of bacteria called Listeria, pregnant women are ten times more likely to get sick if they eat those same foods. And if they do get sick, the infection can be devastating for the baby. The tricky thing about Listeria is that, unlike many bacteria, they can thrive at refrigerator temperatures. To be sure, ensure your partner avoids the following:
- Dr. Alan Greene
Dr Alan Greene, author of Raising Baby Green, is a graduate of Princeton University and the University of California San Francisco. He is a Clinical Professor at Stanford University’s Packard Children’s Hospital. In addition to being the founder of http://www.drgreene.com/, he is the Chief Medical Officer of A.D.A.M., and the Pediatric Expert for WebMD. He is the Chairman of the Board of The Organic Center and on the Advisory Board of Healthy Child Healthy World. Dr Greene appears frequently on TV, radio, websites, and in print including appearances on The Today Show, Fox and Friends, The Wall Street Journal, Parents Magazine, and US Weekly.