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Can mommy eat...? A healthy eating guide for moms to be.

...Ham?

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Safe, But...

Enjoy it if it is properly cooked!

Pregnant women can eat ham if it is properly cooked or reheated. According to the USDA, deli meat like ham may contain Listeria, a harmful bacteria that can cause severe health complications for pregnant women and their babies. Listeria grows on meat at refrigirator temperatures. According the FDA, fully cooked ham packaged at a USDA-inspected plant should be heated to 140°F, fully cooked ham packaged at another location should be heated to 165°F, and leftover ham should be reheated to 165°F.

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