11 guidelines on cooking meat when you're pregnant:
Handling meat in a clean way and cooking it properly will make sure you a good healthy meal. Just follow the guidelines below for a tasty and hygienic meal.
You can always cook using an oven or microwave, and leaving the finishing touches on the barbecue to add that special barbecue taste to the meat.
Even if it is black on the outside, doesn't mean it's well cooked on the inside.
The charcoal used to cook the meat should look lighting red with a powdery grey before you introduce the raw meat to the barbecue.
Make sure to wash your hands carefully with soap and hot water before and after handling raw meat.
Always keep the raw meat and other types of food like bread or salads or potatoes away from each other when preparing a barbecue.
Make sure the ice-covered meat melts well right before you cook it
Use different boards for raw and cooked meats.
Use marinade or sauce not more than once on the same meat. If you already poured some on the raw meat; don't do so again after cooking the meat.
Don't forget to turn the meat on the barbecue so that it is appropriately cooked on all sides; just remember to keep half-cooked meats away from raw meats to avoid any transmission of bacteria from the raw meat to the cooked one.
Put the raw meat properly in the freezer so that no blood can drip over other foods and no infections can happen.
Even when re-heating pre-cooked foods, you must check if the chicken, meat, kabab, sausages, or burgers don't have a pink spot in the thickest spots, impale them with a knife to make sure they're well cooked.
So you can absolutely eat barbecued food when you're pregnant, as long as it's part of a healthy diet and it's prepared the right way, you can enjoy a good barbecue every once in a while.
If you don't follow these guidelines well, your meat may grow bacteria and result you in some food poisoning. It won't directly harm your baby, but it can give you diarrhea and cause severe vomiting, since you're pregnant, you're more vulnerable to germs and therefore you must be more careful when choosing what to eat, and how to prepare it. Let your immune system do its natural work and worry about keeping your baby healthy. This will prove much more productive for your baby in the long-term.