I ask because I am seriously tempted to have sushi tonight, and I think I will. Some friends invited me out and I can never get DH to go w/me because he's not a fan of Japanese food. And I know after the baby's born the opportunities to go out for good sushi with friends will be few and far between. Once can't hurt, right?
I've also broken the deli meats taboo several times and had a runny egg yesterday. I've started drinking coffee almost every day (not a ton at a time, though) and have been taking sips of my husband's beer & wine all along. In the second trimester, I've had the occasional bit (half glass or so) of beer/wine. Still well below that British study's safe level of 2 drinks/week. I want a glass of wine on my birthday in January.
I can see myself justifying all this as I write--I feel defensive! I continue to really struggle with the boundaries between my independence/autonomy, my baby's well being, my fears/guilt, and my profound resentment at the idea the woman as a slave to her baby/policing women's behavior and bodies at the expense of her own independence. Where is the line between safety and paranoia? Autonomy and selfishness?
What do you all think? Anyone else struggling with these questions?