Women may eat cheesecake during pregnancy if the cheesecake is not made with unpasteurized cheese and if the cheesecake is baked so as not to contain raw eggs. Women may eat cream cheese, which is the primary cheese typically used in cheesecake.
Some cheeses may cause listeriosis, an infection that is harmful to the baby. These cheeses are typically unpasteurized soft cheeses. It is important for women to know the exact ingredients in the cheesecake before consuming it. While most cheesecakes are safe for consumption, it is never a bad idea to be overly careful when it comes to the health of a baby.