Telling a pregnant woman that she can’t eat what she is craving is almost as dangerous as taking a large fish from the hands of a grizzly bear. When I was told that I couldn’t eat sushi when I got pregnant, I threw a temper tantrum like a two year old. Pregnancy can bring on intense food cravings, and while many foods are perfectly safe to eat, there are some that you should avoid like the plague for the sake of your unborn baby. Listeria, mercury, salmonella, and toxoplasmosis aren’t words that we use in our everyday language when we are considering what foods to choose, but these are all poisons that are found in food we consume every day that can be potentially life-threatening when pregnant. To keep you and baby safe, here are a few foods that you should steer clear from while you are pregnant.