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My theory (pregnant with my 2nd due 2wks), is eat everything in moderation & from a reputable source. i.e. if you want to eat the soft cheeses then do it just don't buy it from the strange guy at the markets because it's cheap. Ham etc is fine if it's also bought & cut fresh, the same with all the other things you may be told NOT to eat. Life goes on & many babies have survived from their mum's eating much stranger things than the "Scary" things eveyone might tell you about. ENjoy your pregnancy & eat in moderation what you feel like - just not too much.
Mum 4 1/2 boy & baby girl 12 months (on Dec 21st)
Good on you smile I am pregnant with my 2nd, only 8 weeks and was dreading the whole "its not safe to eat that, or that, or that..." I agree with you so much. I think you need to use common sense with what you eat and try to eat fresh, because fresh is best anyway. But who wants to spend 9 months worrying about what they eat? Not me. I naturally avoid what I call dodgy foods anyway, so this time around I am going to enjoy my favourites at Christmas in moderation!!! Thanks for making me feel a whole lot better smile Michelle
To each there own I always say, we all have the right to ask questions and listen to advice, its your business what you decide to do. Its your life to live. But me personally if I can sacrifice a petty 9 months of my life to making adjustments to give my child the right to the next 80 -90 years of a healthy life, then I am all for it!!!
Although it can be difficult as I found in the begining, dont eat salads sat under lights, does this include every single lunch bar in town when ordering a salad sandwich ????? I think you need to use common sense, if the salad looks like its been sat all day avoid it...
How easy is it to get an upset stomach from eating chinese or something... just think if it can make us sick what can it do to our unborn baby.
Listen to all the advise and do's and dont's and use your own common sense.
Lisa, WA, EDD 1st July 04
Goodluck for a healthy pregnancy!
michelle, mum of jackson 13-02-03
I agree I think you do have to be careful. I am 20 weeks pregnant with my first baby and have had a miscarriage previously, so I am pretty careful this time around as I think everything is ok with my baby only I will be the one to do that damage. However i am not a paranoid person and am trying to relax. Things are going well.
Does any one know about vegitarian sushi rolls - obviuosly the raw fish ones I avoid but am I able to eat avocado or cooked tuna sushi rolls.
I would imagine that avacado is safe to eat as long as it is fresh, the same with cooked tuna. You should avoid pre-prepared foods that have been stored under lights, and foods that are not freshly made. If you make it yourself from fresh ingredients or have someone make it fresh for you, I am sure it would be okay... avoid raw meats at all costs and pre-made salads too. Goodluck
Ive been told not to eat mayo because it has egg in it and obviously not fresh, and sushi rolls have mayo in them. I used to eat them though as they only have a small amount of mayo. Has anyone else heard that you cant have mayo?
michelle, mum of jackson 13-02-03
I've never heard that you shouldn't eat mayonaise. The only thing I do know for sure is that if you eat eggs that must be fully cooked, no runny yokes. If they are fully cooked the bacteria in raw eggs is destroyed. I've been eating a little mayonaise on sandwiches... so I sure hope it is okay.
I agree, be careful what you eat, but use common-sense, otherwise you are going to struggle to find anything to eat! Maybe if there are foods on the the don't eat list that you can't live without (such as ham), do some research about why they are no-no's. Perhaps you will need to bake the ham very hot yourself to make it safe, for example. Ask your doctor why it is bad and see if you can change the conditions. For example, prepackaged salads are no-no's because of listeria risks, but if they are just salad leaves, you can thoroughly rinse them.
I would steer clear of any food I did not see prepared from start to finish. Sounds like a pain, but I think that for nine months it is a small price to pay for a healthy baby. There are ways around it being painful anyway. For example, at a BBQ, volunteer to make the salad - then you can eat it! Bring your own piece of meat/ chicken etc, as you know its 'history' (the host may have had theirs on the bench defrosting all day).
I have also found that on the rare occasion I have had take-away (lucky for me it was one of the things I no longer wanted), being honest with the person behind the counter and saying 'I am pregnant, I have to be really careful what I eat, can you please cook it fresh from the fridge for me' works a treat - in fact, you may want to use this tip after giving birth, take-away never tasted so good!!