Yesterday's craving was Tom Kha soup (Thai). I LOVE it. Also craved (and subsequently made) peanut butter ice cream. Today I craved (but did not get) a hot dog. I feel like I have more cravings this time and paying attention to what really hits the spot. Yet I need to be careful about sugary stuff.
The baby made me eat it! - Page 5
my OBGYN told me not to eat it (due to listeria)...i tried to argue with him and say that the restaurant we go to gets top of the line quality fish
BUT he still said no (yet he said i could have one espresso a day...which i opted not to do)...grrrrrr....i have been craving it for the past week & the veggie maki just does not cut it!
now i wonder if i had a midwife, would she subject the same restrictions on me?
You're the one who has to make the choices and decisions. A doctor or a midwife don´t "allow" or "forbid" a grown woman of doing anything - you get your information and decide [though of course the best match you can find with your care providers, the better]
Listeria is not a particular risk of sushi. It's more general due to food preparation. Potential problems in sushi is stuff like E-coli or whatever due to unhygenic food preparation (but if you trust the restaurant it should be fine), as well as parasites (which re why most fish that's to be used in sushi is frozen as it's caught).
AFAIK, there is no scientific evidence that sushi can do harm in pregnancy.
(I'm trying to find reputable sources to back me up, but by Google skills are limited, so just a couple of links I found):
Though I would stay away from fish known to be high in mercury, because the effects of mercury are well documented.
We bought some Sprite for my fizzy cravings since it was one of the only lemonade type drinks I could find without aspartame. I just had a glass over the last half hour and I feel almost normal! If it wasn't for all the sugar in it I would drink it constantly throughout the day!
Oh, and I'm actually having a vaguely healthy lunch today; broccoli in cheese sauce. However I was disappointed to find I had no tomatoes to put on top.
DaisyTree and nettlesoup me too with the food aversions vs. cravings! Most things I normally love to eat are just disgusting to me right now! Unfortunately, salads are in this category and I'm doing my best to try to eat a little salad now and then but it's hard, ugh! And, I'm wishy washy with what I want from one day to the next, like you DaisyTree - I'll want one thing, eat it, have left-overs and then the left-overs just sit in the fridge not sounding good anymore. All that seems to be alright to eat are things like ezekiel toast, cereal, chips/salsa/guacamole, pasta, pizza, quesadillas, etc... And, I'm craving sweets way more than I ever used to! I'm not super indulging but have been allowing myself a little slice of carrot cake or something every now and then. Ice cream sounds good too, think I'm going to go out and get some Julie's organic ice cream today:)
I think it depends on the luck of the draw on whether doctors/midwives say something is okay vs not okay. Last pregnancy my midwife was more of a stickler about that sort of thing than my doctor. Of course my midwife thought I shouldn't eat anything at all since I'm overweight to start with My doctor is much more laid back. I think you need to go with your own gut, do the research, know the risks and then eat what YOU think is best for you.
I've heard recently about mercury in fish being naturally mitigated by our own cleansing systems that our bodies have. Anyone else read that or have a link? What I had heard led me to no longer worry about eating fish with mercury. I'll have to look around.
I've heard it mentioned recently, though I can't remember where and there certainly was no source. Let us know if you find more information about this!
nettlesoup....mini eggs are my WEAKNESS....i can take out a family size jumbo bag in one seating.
yummy...dang, off to the store.