Foods that can cause miscarriage include:
1. Smoked seafood
Smoked and refrigerated seafood (usually labeled as nova or lox) should be avoided as it might be contaminated with listeria. Listeria can cause infection which can get severe and lead to miscarriage.
2. Raw eggs
Pregnant women should avoid under-cooked food. Raw eggs or foods with raw eggs in them, like homemade mayonnaise, should be avoided. Make sure the egg white and egg yolk should become solid after you cook it. This will help prevent the potential risk of food poisoning and salmonella.
3. Unpasteurized milk
Pregnant women should avoid drinking raw or unpasteurized milk and any food which uses it. Just like raw eggs, raw milk can also cause poisoning.
4. Animal Liver
Although animal liver is nutritious, it can harm pregnant women as it may contain toxins if the liver is taken from an infected or a sick animal. Liver also contains high amounts of vitamin A and cholesterol. Consumption of these in excess can adversely affect the foetus and cause abortion.
5. Aloe Vera
Pregnant women should not eat or drink anything that includes aloe vera because this can lead to pelvic hemorrhage which can further cause a miscarriage. It is best to avoid all kinds of aloe vera products during first trimester of pregnancy.
6. Sprouted Potato
This food is not only dangerous for pregnant women but for everyone. Potato when sprouted contains various toxins, harmful to the health of the mother and her baby. There is solanin in potato with green sprout and this can be harmful for foetal growth.
Papaya, and specially green papaya, is believed to cause miscarriage. Reason behind this is that green papaya contains an enzyme which can cause uterine contractions, leading to miscarriage.