I have eaten sushi, lunch meat, and drank raw goats milk.
I'm so bad. lol
I eat sushi all the time. Hell, it's what we did to celebrate the pregnancy was to go out for sushi.
I've had a delicious glass of red wine.
I eat lunch meat (sandwiches are so easy, and standing is painful.)
I sleep on my back most of the time. I do switch from side to side fairly often, but I'm most comfortable on my back.
I take Gravol to help me sleep, which gets me 4.5 - 6 hours of sleep per night instead of less than 3. Which is important if you're running after a 2 year old all day.
I take extra strength tylenol for pain, no advil because that's a blood thinner and that's bad.
I can't really think of anything else I do that's terribly bad, but I'm sure I'll think of something later.
i've been pretty good at following everything that made sense to me and ignoring other rules that might be regional. since there are so many rules for pregnancy out there, i've broken some of them, although i'm not feeling like i've really done anything wrong or bad:
i've eaten soft cheeses - i've actually been craving soft cheeses and i usually don't eat those. i always got cheeses from pasteurized milk though, so i'm not concerned.
i took warm showers. i know a mama who opted for luke-warm showers every few DAYS cause she was afraid the temperature would cause damage to the baby. i haven't changed my shower routine at all - took my termperature post shower a few times and it didn't rise over 98F so i forgot about that "rule" too.
i drank SOME coffee. caffeinated. very little though. i switched pretty much completely over to decaf and even feel guilty about that and try to avoid it as much as possible. this is probably the only real no-no i have committed.
hmm.. i have been unable to not get stressed out about stupid things at work, which resulted in a stomach ache everytime it happened. so baby was exposed to some stress. which i have, but then again.. you can't live life in a bubble. even when you're still in the womb! here's hoping it creates something along the lines of resilience. :P
I had sushi once. I drink raw milk all the time. I actually tend to stay away from soft cheeses since in one book I read (that debunks a lot of the no-nos) said listeria does seem to be found in soft cheeses. I have lunchmeat when I want it. Raw eggs. Runny yolks every day. If I were a wine lover, I'd probably beg DH to have it more often, but I can go without. I do miss mojitos and margaritas and am less comfortable having liquor. I don't worry about caffeine but I usually order decaf. I sat in a hot tub on vacation a couple times, and sat on the side when I felt warm.
Lunch meat, eggs with runny yolks, soft cheeses (occasionally unpasteurized), had soda a couple times during 2nd trimester, on maybe 5 occasions I've gone to a bar or party where other folks are smoking, but tried to stay in a well-ventilated area, I've also eaten well over the weekly fish allowance in one sitting the times I have been to the beach while pregnant. Oh, and I drank beer and liquor a couple times before I knew I was pregnant - but no alcohol since finding out, even though the doctor told me an occasional glass of wine or beer was fine.
So many of these...
Sushi (though no tuna)
Lunch meats (though tend to avoid when I don't know how long they've been standing out)
Charcuterie and soft cheeses
Hot showers (avoiding baths, though, since I like those *very* hot)
Runny egg yolks, raw eggs
Caffeine (rarely, and no more than one cup a day of tea)
One soda (I don't like bubbly sodas and don't drink soda in general; so you could say this is my yearly Nestea)
Commercial juices (which to my mind are more like candy, they're so sweet)
Sleeping on my back
Raw oysters (local, and not during the Summer)
Funny how just about all of them are about food
oh, i love that you all are eating lunch meat - this one has been so hard for me and i've resorted to eating it only after heating it up on the skillet...which just isn't the same! i may just give in and go for it because i've never gotten sick from it before so i don't know why that would happen now.
so, that one aside:
soft pasteurized cheese
have completely ignored shower temp (have avoided baths mostly)
laying on my back
sitting for long periods of time, especially on the couch :)
not much exercise
I've taken a couple of short dips in the hot tub, getting out when my body temp warmed up too much
sushi a couple of times
the occasional beer or glass of wine
tylenol (the poison!) now and then for headaches
runny eggs, even though I hate them, bc when DP cooks them sometimes they're not done enough for me and I eat them anyway cause I'm nice
too much exposure to radiation via ipad/iphone. This I feel really bad about and stopped when I realized how awful it was
soft cheese. yummm
I drink 1-2 cups of coffee everyday
Oh, boy! I've broken lots...
Soft cheeses a few times. (I go with the assumption that they're pasteurized, even if I don't know for sure.)
Raw egg when tasting batter or dough a few times.
Iced capps here and there... and every day on my vacation in the past two weeks.
General bad eating. (I've just had way more bad cravings than good in this pregnancy, unfortunately.)
Taste of sangria my sister made.
Other than food...
Haven't changed my shower habits, so probably too hot (no baths, though).
I sleep on my back every night (it's that or my right side, and I need to alternate to get comfortable).
Spent 15 minutes in a hot tub on vacation.
A couple of Tylenol, and will not hesitate to take more here and there when this rib pain acts up.
One desperate dose of children's Benadryl to get much-needed sleep one night during my restless legs phase.
Cleaned the litter box a few times. (Hey, what can you do when the husband's away for a week? Had to do it for six weeks in my first pregnancy while he was on course out of province, but no ill effects. I think I'm already immune to that infection, or my cats don't have it.)
Helped my husband carry a treadmill downstairs a couple of months ago. (That's probably the worst to me, as it could have really been a danger.)
And the exercise thing hasn't been great. But, as opposed to my other pregnancies when I was pretty sedentary and not in shape at all, I WAS going to the gym for a while in this pregnancy, until I was too sick and then too fatigued to keep it up. I've also done more daily walking and such taking my oldest to school. So, overall, I've been more active for ME, but probably not to the ideal.
I do or have done:
No guilt or shame from any of these activities. Granted, I am not the most crunchy mom you'll ever meet, but I feel that as long as moms are aware of their fetus and adjust choices as they can/need (like lilmamita mentioned...going to a club but then staying in a ventilated area so the smoke isn't quite as crazy. I've known moms who willfully smoke throughout the whole pregnancy, and some that will curtail their entire social life because of secondhand smoke and to me, neither is really a good choice. A balance like what she proposed is my course of action).
It is really refreshing to read how many mamas are listening to their bodies and intuition and not taking every scare-tactic-must-avoid-at-all-costs advice too seriously. This is my third pregnancy and I have to admit, I have not purposely avoided anything on the not-to-consume list. Having said that, my body wants less of the things that are not supposed to be good for me, so I suppose I have naturally avoided certain things. I do indulge in the occasional glass of wine, especially after I was 'prescribed' it when I was in my 8th month of my second pregnancy for stress-related (non- pre-eclampsia) high blood pressure. I also eat whatever cheese tickles my fancy and slept on my back until baby 2's birth (although with this one I can't get comfortable, so I mostly sleep on my side). I also do not avoid hot tubs, but find that I get too hot easily, so naturally don't stay in very long. Having an enjoyable, stress-free pregnancy is probably one of the best things we can do for our babies and ourselves!