My nausea has been really bad this last couple of weeks, and about the only thing that seems to work is fruit-flavored candies. One piece and I'm good for about an hour or two, give or take. So I've been taking some to work with me, because I walk a lot, and a lot of stairs and it's just insane for my nausea. Anyway, one of my co-workers saw the candy, and she was like, "You know, you really shouldn't have a lot of candy, there's a lot of sugar in that." I told her it was for my nausea, and let it go. The next day, she said, "You really shouldn't have a lot of sugar, it's bad for the baby, you're eating too much sweets." The thing is, all I had was one small package of peppermints, and one single-serving package of Starbursts, both of which I had had for most of the week, which I don't think is terrible, IMO.
Today, I was walking back from break, and she came up to me and said, "I looked it up for you, and you aren't supposed to eat soft cheese, seafood, because a lot of it has mercury in it, which is bad for the baby, and some kind of bacteria, and limit your sugar, and you can't have deli meats." I was like, "..." She seemed upset that I wasn't thrilled at her help. In my head, I was like, "I'm no spring chicken, I've done this a couple of times already."
I'm not particularly upset about it, I'm 99% sure she was trying to help, but... it seems peculiar that people think they can comment on such things, and wanted to share, and see what similar experiences other people have had. I've never really been pregnant around people before, so all this is new to me.