Listeria and Food Safety during Pregnancy

Listeria is a bacteria found in a range of foods, which can cause a food borne infection. While this can cause some mothers to feel unwell, it presents a serious risk to the baby. Our Dietitian Carole Rainsford has put together an information sheet with facts that you need to know about Listeria. She discusses what causes it, the types of foods to avoid together with some excellent food preparation ideas. For more general information about your weight during and after pregnancy, you may also be interested in reading the nutrition section in our booklet, As Your Shape Changes.


Carole Rainsford is the Principal Consultant at PC Nutrition - for further information visit