By Elisa Cinelli, Nov 21, 2022

“Eating under-cooked meats increases the risk of developing infections such as listeria or salmonella,” says Kecia Gaither, MD, MPH, MS/MBA, FACOG, a double board-certified OB/GYN and maternal-fetal medicine provider, and director of perinatal services and maternal-fetal medicine at NYC Health + Hospitals. And while these illnesses are rare, the risk is too serious to take one’s chances. “Listeria is particularly concerning during pregnancy and can lead to stillbirth, preterm labor, miscarriage, and/or maternal complications,” says Dr. Gaither.3

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