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post #21 of 66
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Also, don't say you did something and your baby turned out just fine, you don't know what kind of issues that child could develope years down the line from what you did or did not due during your pregnancy!
Actually, in the case of most of these (specifically the food paranoia) you do. The big concern about deli meats and cheeses would be something immediate.

I am educated on the "concerns" and make my choices accordingly. I actually don't eat tuna at all - the mercury concern is just too great IMO. But I will eat deli meat from an excellent deli without concern thanks

-Angela
post #22 of 66
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Originally Posted by angie3096 View Post
There are some fish that you are supposed to avoid because of mercury. I can't remember all the names of them; I'm not a big fish eater so it's not an issue for me but if you google mercury in fish you'll get a list.
I think it's tuna, shark, king mackerel and there is a fourth one. BAsically large salt water fish.
post #23 of 66
Oh yeah, I also drink raw milk. With abandon!!!!

Additionally, I drive a car! While eating a Subway sandwich!

I just had to point out the most dangerous things I do while pregnant. :

Everything in moderation, really.
post #24 of 66
Has anyone actually seen statistics or risk analysis of some of these things? For example, how many pregnant women actually contract listeria from deli meat each year? Or from soft cheese? How many cases of listeria contamination (of any food) are reported each year? Is there actually any data to back up the sushi ban? In Japan, women are encouraged to eat sushi while pregnant.

I followed all the dietary rules with my first pregnancy... but this time around I feel like a lot of the rules go a little too far.
post #25 of 66
I'm not concerned about eating deli meat. I just make sure I follow the instruction on the package about eating it within 7 days of opening. If I don't finish it before then, I toss it out. I have eaten deli meats during all 3 pg's and haven't had any problems and I don't personally know anyone who has IRL.
post #26 of 66
I think deli meats are kind of gross anyway it's not an issue for me. Someone posted what the odds would be on another thread but I can't find it now, it was pretty low, WAY lower than driving your car while pregnant!

For me, the only things that really change are that I eat better and make a more conscious effort to get some activity everyday (be it a bike ride, walk or just weeding the garden).

As far as the "I did it and we're fine" argument. I understand the objection to the argument, it's the same argument my grandmother used about twilight sleep and spanking and having her new babies sleep on their bellies in a room by themselves. The argument is flawed in and of itself, but Alegna is right. Most of us around here have done a lot of research and educated oureslves and are making our decisions based on that, not just anecdotal, "my kid turned out" kinda evidence.
post #27 of 66
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Actually, in the case of most of these (specifically the food paranoia) you do. The big concern about deli meats and cheeses would be something immediate.

I am educated on the "concerns" and make my choices accordingly. I actually don't eat tuna at all - the mercury concern is just too great IMO. But I will eat deli meat from an excellent deli without concern thanks

-Angela
I know I just hate when you hear comments from women who say things like "I drank 2 cups of coffee a day during my pregnancy and my child is just fine."
post #28 of 66
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I think it's tuna, shark, king mackerel and there is a fourth one. BAsically large salt water fish.
I've heard that canned tuna and any salmon are ok, but only in moderation. Shark, ahi tuna (or mahi mahi?), king mackerel and swordfish are no-nos (they're too high in the food chain).
post #29 of 66
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Originally Posted by wholewheatmama View Post

Deli meats also have nitrates, along with bacon, ham, hot dogs, so those are no-nos as well.

Any sauces or dressings made with raw eggs.
Oh great, some nights all I can eat is a hotdog :/

Ally
post #30 of 66
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Oh great, some nights all I can eat is a hotdog :/

Ally
Try the SmartDogs - their tofu, very tasty!
post #31 of 66
I've never been given a single dietary restriction while pregnant (short of alcohol, of course).

I've seen three teams of docs in three different states, including high risk. All of them tell me I'm wonderfully healthily pregnant and enjoy life. Thank goodness - I love my sushi and ham sandwiches! It's odd yours tell you not to - considering the risk of foodborne illness from a salad is 20x higher than from a slice of ham...

Oh well...
post #32 of 66
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Try the SmartDogs - their tofu, very tasty!
Sorry but BLECH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOL

Ally
post #33 of 66
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Sorry but BLECH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOL

Ally
Darn! I was so excited for a minute! I'm not usually a big fan of hot dogs, but I've been dying for one lately!

Moderation, right?
post #34 of 66
Moderation

With dd when I was sick and needed to eat and everything sounded rotten I loved foot long chili cheese dogs from sonic.

So I ate them.

And yeah. She's fine.

-Angela
post #35 of 66
hehehe...one night in the middle of awful m/s - DH decided to remind me that what I wanted (deli meat, I think) was a no no and I couldn't eat it.

He now knows not to get between a prego and her craving...especially if it's all she can keep down!
post #36 of 66
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Has anyone actually seen statistics or risk analysis of some of these things? For example, how many pregnant women actually contract listeria from deli meat each year? Or from soft cheese? How many cases of listeria contamination (of any food) are reported each year? Is there actually any data to back up the sushi ban? In Japan, women are encouraged to eat sushi while pregnant.

I followed all the dietary rules with my first pregnancy... but this time around I feel like a lot of the rules go a little too far.
I'm not sure the exact chances, as pregnant women are more likely to contract listeria than most people, but I do know that every year in the US, about 2500 people contract listeria. Close to 14000 contract TB - and I'm not up nights worrying about TB...
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post #38 of 66
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Well I guess I better stop eating the hotdogs right out of fridge and actually cook them, huh? :
post #39 of 66
An old wives tale-
Don't raise your arms up over your head or the cord will wrap around the baby's neck.
post #40 of 66
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Originally Posted by NicaG View Post
Has anyone actually seen statistics or risk analysis of some of these things? For example, how many pregnant women actually contract listeria from deli meat each year? Or from soft cheese? How many cases of listeria contamination (of any food) are reported each year? Is there actually any data to back up the sushi ban? In Japan, women are encouraged to eat sushi while pregnant.

I followed all the dietary rules with my first pregnancy... but this time around I feel like a lot of the rules go a little too far.

The trick with sushi is to get it from a very well-trained sushi chef. I'd avoid what's at the grocery store, you don't even know for sure how well it's refrigerated (tho I eat the crab and shrimp and veggie rolls at whole foods, just not raw ones). A good sushi chef can see if meat is damaged, by parasite or spoiling, and would never serve it. I"m not sure hte ones in grocery stores are often as responsible. Even at the not-so-good sushi restaurants.

I only eat the raw stuff from the two best sushi spots around me, because Iknow their reputations and I know those chefs are very very serious about their jobs. I've had raw sushi probably five times this pregnancy. It's sort of like wine, in moderation and make good choices about it! OH and NO TUNA! Sushi tunas are usually the worst as far as mercury. Canned tuna won't be nearly so bad, the fish are the smaller ones who have less time to aquire as muc hin their fats.
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