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post #21 of 45
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Speaking of embryonic stage--there is no placenta until somewhere in the 4th week when the tissue begins to form, then there's virtually no exhange going on until after week 6, and full placental function only takes over well after week 8 (when fetus status is conferred). So all that talk about total alcohol avoidance early (at least *really early*) is cultural paranoia which has zero basis in fact.. 



I drank until week 6... but it's weeks 6 - 10 or so when the face really starts to take shape and since that's the physical things they look for in FAS, that's why I avoid in the first tri. But not after that.

 

May be no scientific basis for it... but sure makes me feel better.

post #22 of 45

OK, ladies, this is more of a question than anything else.  Because what I miss are eggs the way I like them.  I eat them poached, on toast, with runny yolks.  I have read that you should absolutely not eat undercooked eggs during pg, but then I am hearing what MaerynPearl is saying and I am thinking it is not that necessary that I give up my favorite breakfast.  Because I also read somewhere that if you do get food poisoning in pg, not to worry, that it won't affect the baby.  I also read in the nutrition chapter of one of my pregnancy books that a good way to get extra protein is to add an egg in a blender with other stuff (yuck!)....and I am quite sure they were not talking about a cooked egg.  Plus, I have been eating my eggs with runny yolks for most of my life and I have never ever gotten sick from this.  So, what do ya'll think?  Do you think it is okay?

post #23 of 45

 

 

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What I do, partially because I first started it when I did not want anyone to know I was pregnant, was to drink red grape juice (red wine) or sparkling white grape juice (champagne) in wine glasses or any virgin version of drinks. Plus, with morning sickness, ginger ale looks an awful lot like beer.

 

 

So funny story... I tried to be smooth the other night, and it didn't work out too well. We had an end-of-season softball team party at a bar, and I knew it would be really noticeable if I didn't drink, so I ordered at the bar as I walked in. It turned out our server was up there waiting for some other drinks for the table, so I asked her for an O'Doul's, but in a glass. She sort of chuckled and agreed, so I didn't elaborate further that I didn't want my friends to know I was pregnant yet, because it looked like she "got it" on some level. A few minutes later she delivers my drink... along with the empty bottle, which everyone at the table saw. I never drink anything other than local microbrews when there is the option, and my friends are all beer snobs too, so it could not have been more obvious that I was trying to be sneaky. GEE THANKS. I guess the lesson learned there is that I can never be cool and suave and should probably just not try. Also that being snobby can come back to bite me in the butt. ROTFLMAO.gif

post #24 of 45
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Originally Posted by ms.shell View Post

OK, ladies, this is more of a question than anything else.  Because what I miss are eggs the way I like them.  I eat them poached, on toast, with runny yolks.  I have read that you should absolutely not eat undercooked eggs during pg, but then I am hearing what MaerynPearl is saying and I am thinking it is not that necessary that I give up my favorite breakfast.  Because I also read somewhere that if you do get food poisoning in pg, not to worry, that it won't affect the baby.  I also read in the nutrition chapter of one of my pregnancy books that a good way to get extra protein is to add an egg in a blender with other stuff (yuck!)....and I am quite sure they were not talking about a cooked egg.  Plus, I have been eating my eggs with runny yolks for most of my life and I have never ever gotten sick from this.  So, what do ya'll think?  Do you think it is okay?


I'd eat it.  Eggs are really good for you during pregnancy, and from what I can tell, are a really common first trimester craving (for me, always).  Even on the very, VERY rare chance that you were to get sick, it would be you getting sick, not your baby.  Just my two cents.

 

post #25 of 45

We plan on having eggs-n-bread this weekend. That's toast, chopped up, with runny-yolk eggs, chopped up, all mixed together. One of my husband's favorite childhood breakfasts. I have no issue with it because I know my preparation practices and am confident that the eggs I get are salmonella-free. I've never ever gotten sick from them, even when not pregnant (as a matter of fact, the only time I have EVER gotten "food poisoning" it was eating at a buffet that I was not 100% sure of eating at, I'm picky about where I eat now because of that).

 

But I do agree that if you get sick it probably won't harm your baby, though there IS a risk that you could get SO sick that you could lose the baby, so if you do get sick (even with the flu or a cold or a sore throat not even food poisoning!) make sure to stay hydrated. Always make sure you are well hydrated. Dehydration is one of the worst things you can do to yourself pregnant, the baby needs you to be hydrated.

post #26 of 45
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Originally Posted by ms.shell View Post

OK, ladies, this is more of a question than anything else.  Because what I miss are eggs the way I like them.  I eat them poached, on toast, with runny yolks.  I have read that you should absolutely not eat undercooked eggs during pg, but then I am hearing what MaerynPearl is saying and I am thinking it is not that necessary that I give up my favorite breakfast.  Because I also read somewhere that if you do get food poisoning in pg, not to worry, that it won't affect the baby.  I also read in the nutrition chapter of one of my pregnancy books that a good way to get extra protein is to add an egg in a blender with other stuff (yuck!)....and I am quite sure they were not talking about a cooked egg.  Plus, I have been eating my eggs with runny yolks for most of my life and I have never ever gotten sick from this.  So, what do ya'll think?  Do you think it is okay?


Eggs are healthy for you, especially during pregnancy. We eat 3 eggs a day here (me and DS)... the bigger question is WHERE do you get your eggs? If you're paying $1.25 at Walmart, there's a good chance that your eggs were produced at a factory farm, in less than ideal laying conditions, with mistreated hens, with possible contamination issues. But, if you're buying your eggs from a local producer or somewhere that you feel comfortable with knowing that your eggs were produced by happy, well-cared for chickens, then you can eat runny yolk eggs three meals a day if it suits you. We sell our free-range, all-natural eggs for $2/dozen. Ask around!

 

Did everyone see this McDonalds article? http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/mcdonalds-dumps-mcmuffin-egg-factory-health-concerns/story?id=14976054 Target & McDonalds just dumped this main egg producer - but not everyone did!
 

 

post #27 of 45

I miss coffee. While we were waiting to see what was going on I was hopeful that perhaps our little bean would be ok so I cut out all coffee. Now I think I can just keep it to a very small cup in the morning. But I know I will miss that 3:00 coffee dearly. I treat myself to a nice herbal tea at night to relax me.

 

I wont miss wine so much. I have no problem enjoying a small glass a week. My husband is French, but believe it or not....he doesnt drink (GASP!). lol. So i am usually drinking alone anyway. So cutting down to only only small glass a week is no biggie.

 

I think what i will miss the most is the cocaine...

 

 

KIDDING LADIES!!! :)

(at least we still have our sense of humors right? )

 

post #28 of 45

Wait, I have to give up cocaine? Well that just sucks!

 

Kidding, of course. This is my third and I'm not avoiding much. I've just gotten lazy over time. I had to give up caffeine because I am WAY addicted to soda and it's just not healthy.

 

Re: sushi

I've read that there's nothing about the fish (well, other than mercury) but the worry is that if you eat bad fish you get food poisoning and that threatens the baby. So if you're eating at an established place, it's not so big a deal.
 

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Originally Posted by ThreeLittleBirds View Post

I miss coffee. While we were waiting to see what was going on I was hopeful that perhaps our little bean would be ok so I cut out all coffee. Now I think I can just keep it to a very small cup in the morning. But I know I will miss that 3:00 coffee dearly. I treat myself to a nice herbal tea at night to relax me.

 

I wont miss wine so much. I have no problem enjoying a small glass a week. My husband is French, but believe it or not....he doesnt drink (GASP!). lol. So i am usually drinking alone anyway. So cutting down to only only small glass a week is no biggie.

 

I think what i will miss the most is the cocaine...

 

 

KIDDING LADIES!!! :)

(at least we still have our sense of humors right? )

 



 

post #29 of 45
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I think what i will miss the most is the cocaine...

 

 

KIDDING LADIES!!! :)

(at least we still have our sense of humors right? )

 


 

ROFL!  ROTFLMAO.gif I have to admit that I did a double take at that.  And then I thought about that scene in "Bedazzled" where Brendan Frazier's character temporarily becomes a Columbian drug lord.  Oh, so funny.  That movie isn't high brow by any stretch of the imagination, but it's definitely worth a watch if you've never seen it.  It is quite hilarious!

post #30 of 45

lol.gif  re: cocaine.  Aw, shoot.

 

I miss being able to stay awake past 8:30pm.   I've actually reached the point where coffee has started to turn my stomach.  It used to be the first thing on my mind in the morning, but blech.  Wine, too.  Just doesn't sound good.  I guess that makes things easier to deal with.  

 

Now, the real problem I have is a serious craving for doritos...

 

post #31 of 45

I still drink some coffee, but miss more if it.  I have a small cup half decaf in the morning, and a small cup half decaf in the afternoon. 

 

I miss red wine more than anything.  I'll have a small bit by the end of the 2nd trimester, but not more than wetting my lips with it now.  I agree with a PP that I will really miss it for the holidays. 

 

I miss sleeping through the night w/o using the bathroom, miss having any energy after 3PM (right when I come home from teaching to my 2 year old). 

 

Sushi and lunchmeat and soft cheeses I'll have a bit of, that doesn't worry me, just not from crappy sources.  And eggs I always eat runny.  This thread is making me hungry, even though I have heartburn right now (from what?  from WATER.  Ugh, nothing gives me heartburn more in pregnancy that %$#@ water, the only healthy thing to drink).

post #32 of 45
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lol.gif  re: cocaine.  Aw, shoot.

 

I miss being able to stay awake past 8:30pm.   I've actually reached the point where coffee has started to turn my stomach.  It used to be the first thing on my mind in the morning, but blech.  Wine, too.  Just doesn't sound good.  I guess that makes things easier to deal with.  

 

Now, the real problem I have is a serious craving for doritos...

 


Coffee doesn't sound good to me now either! A couple of weeks ago I posed a theoretical question to myself (not pregnancy-related) of what I would choose if I had to pick between alcohol, coffee, and sugar (i.e. I would have to give the other two up), and I decided I would choose coffee. I had already gone off caffeine long before that so it wasn't that, LOL. Now it just isn't appealing, which shocks me.

 

I'm still drinking decaf in the morning for the past few days, but it's more of a token effort than anything else. It's like I don't want to admit to myself that I have gone off coffee. eyesroll.gif

 

post #33 of 45

I should have taken going from 4 cups of coffee each morning (yes I'm crazy, but it was one large cup with 4 cups of black coffee in it) to not even being able to finish 2 without feeling sickly and shaky as a sign I was pregnant... but nope. Still was clueless for two whole weeks about being pregnant LOL

post #34 of 45
  1. I definitely miss having more coffee, although it's probably better for me not to have as much as I was, anyhow.  I do mix decaf with regular (about 1/3 regular) and have a couple cups of that a day, though.  The mid-day slump kills me if I can't have a tiny boost.  
post #35 of 45

I never have given up coffee with my other pregnancies, so I haven't with this one either.  2 cups every morning.  I simply could not function without it...  caffix.gif

 

I've been drinking a glass of red wine once a week or so also.  bag.gif  

 

I LOVE sunny side up eggs, so I've never even thought about runny yolks being "bad" for me...  Interesting.  But right now nothing sounds good AT ALL...  grossedout.gif

 

 

post #36 of 45

I also find the mid-afternoon sleep attack very very annoying!  I miss having more energy.

 

 

post #37 of 45

I miss having any energy at all. I also really miss wine. I normally drink wine when pregnant but try to avoid it during the first trimester (although not strictly). At the moment though I have an aversion to it so I guess that works out. But I miss the routine, comfort, and calming effect of a glass of wine in the evening.

 

I refuse to give up sushi, lunch meat (not a fan anyway), soft cheeses, runny eggs, etc. I just watch my sources and don't stress about it.

post #38 of 45


Ditto!

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Man, today I am really, REALLY missing sushi.  I could go for a spicy tuna roll like nobody's business!  Sniffle...  mecry.gif

 

What are you guys missing most in your preggo states?  :)



 

post #39 of 45

I miss mayonnaise. I am not real concerned about my eggs being a little runny (but just to be safe I am ordering them over-medium now instead of sunny side up), but since mayonnaise has raw eggs, I don't mess around with that.  I miss real exercise. My RE has told me I can't really exercise until my ultrasound (some stretching and a walk around the block are okay, but to limit it otherwise). Thank goodness the ultrasound is next week. I hope she doesn't say I have to wait until 9 weeks. I was very active prior to doing my IVF cycle (martial arts and regular walks), so this is major withdrawal for me. I switched to decaf coffee/decaf espresso shortly after I started my IVF cycle. There's still some caffeine, but it is  considerably less. I tried doing steamers for a while...so not the same. I might start doing only one shot of the decaf espresso there. I too miss not waking up 3 times a night to use the bathroom (and then not being able to fall back asleep) and being able to stay up past 9:30.

post #40 of 45

Are you using real mayonnaise (that you or someone else makes at home and doesn't come from a store?) because that I could understand. But most mayonnaise at a store is pasteurized so the raw eggs in it aren't a big deal. This is why store-bought ice cream and egg nog are generally just fine as well.
 

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 since mayonnaise has raw eggs, I don't mess around with that.

 

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