Answering Your Pregnancy Questions

If you’re a mum or dad to be, you probably have a number of questions you want answering – especially if this is baby number 1! As well as providing lots of newborn essentials you might need once you’ve had a baby, the Nuby team are here to help you answer some of these questions. So let’s get started!

Can you eat cheesecake when pregnant?

Yes – as long as the ingredients are pasteurised you’re free to eat cheesecake. And thank goodness for that! Cheesecake is an indulgent pleasure that’s perfect for anyone with a sweet tooth.

Can you eat feta and mozzarella when pregnant?

Yes – as long as the feta is made from pasteurised milk. Once you’re familiar with the brands that use pasteurised ingredients, making sure you’re eating the right products will become second nature.

Can you eat prawns when pregnant?

Yes! As long as you’ve cooked the prawns properly, it is perfectly safe to enjoy this seafood treat during pregnancy. Which is a good thing, because cooked prawns are irresistibly delicious.

Can you eat smoked salmon when pregnant?

If you’re craving seafood, you’ll be happy to know you can also eat smoked salmon during pregnancy. Smoked salmon can be quite salty though, so it’s probably best to eat this in moderation – if you can!

What not to eat when pregnant

There are a lot of foods to stay away from during your pregnant, such as raw fish and raw eggs, but don’t let this get you down. You can still eat the majority of your favourites. Chocolate cake, anyone?

Can you fly when pregnant?

Pregnancy shouldn’t stop you from exploring the world and relaxing on holiday. Luckily for expecting mums out there, most airlines allow you to fly until you’re about 36 weeks pregnant. This is when some airlines stop letting you board the plane. Although, if you’re experiencing any morning sickness, you might want to consider avoiding flights in the first 12 weeks of your pregnancy.

Can you dye your hair when pregnant?

Yes! Although we do recommend you have a patch test consultation with your hairdresser first. Hair dyes do contain chemicals, but there won’t be enough to harm yourself or your baby during pregnancy. So whether you’re refreshing your neutral colour or expressing yourself with all of the colours of the rainbow, being pregnant shouldn’t stop you.

Can you take ibuprofen when pregnant?

As a general rule, speak to a professional if you’re unsure whether you should take ibuprofen or not. Generally, during the early stages and after 30 weeks, ibuprofen can affect the circulation and kidney health of your baby, so it’s best to check.

Can you take paracetamol when pregnant?

If you’re in need of some painkillers, paracetamol is the better option. This is ideal for pregnancy and also postnatal stages, so it’s safe to take whilst breastfeeding also.

Hopefully this helps to answer some of your questions about what you can and can’t do during pregnancy. To prepare for the arrival of your little one, browse our selections of newborn essentials, from sleeping bags for newborns to changing bags and baby carriers. Do you have anymore pregnancy questions?

Disclaimer: Nuby is here to help you navigate pregnancy and newfound parenthood. As we are not qualified doctors, any advice given should not be taken as medical instructions. If you have any questions about yourself or your baby, please contact your local hospital or healthcare professional.