Eating Eggs During Pregnancy
Frequently Asked Questions
Can Pregnant Women Eat Eggs?
It is safe for pregnant women to eat eggs as long as the eggs are completely cooked or pasteurised. Pregnant women can enjoy cooked eggs however should be aware to avoid raw eggs in foods such as aioli, homemade mayonnaise, cake batter or mousse. Mayonnaise and aioli bought commercially are generally safe as they are heat-treated to destroy any potentially harmful bacteria.
How Many Eggs Can a Woman Eat During Pregnancy?
Pregnant women can enjoy eggs daily as part of a healthy, balanced diet that also includes plenty of vegetables, fruit, wholegrains and the right amounts of protein rich foods like eggs, lean meat, chicken, fish, legumes, nuts and seeds.
What Are The Benefits of Eating Eggs During Pregnancy?
Given their dense nutritional value, eggs provide a great way to help meet a woman’s daily nutritional needs while pregnant.
Eggs contain 11 different vitamins and minerals, omega-3s, antioxidants and are a rich source of protein, which is essential for the healthy development of the baby. Just one serve of eggs provides almost 100% of the additional protein requirements women need during pregnancy.