Has anyone had food poisoning during pregnancy? If so, what happened?
Banana, doula wife to Papa Banana and mother to Banana One, Banana Two, Banana Three, Banana Four...
I was 40 weeks pregnant too!!!!! It happened with my first pregnancy 13 years ago.
I ate undercooked hamburger and about 6 hours later felt more nauseus than I ever have in my life! I went to the ER and got stuff to relieve the nausea, but mainly they just monitored the baby for a while. I got sent home with two bottles of something -- I know one was anti-nausea, not sure what the other was. I continued to vomit and have diarrhea for another 4 hours or so, until my father brought me some 7Up and ginger ale. I stayed weak for about a day.
The food poisoning was worse than the labor and delivery!
Then I found out that the meat I had purchased from the small, family-owned store was being recalled.
I spent all that night and all the next day vomiting and having bad diarrhea. If I drank water, I threw it up. I sat on the toilet until it felt like my guts were coming out, and I had to sit there holding the trash can in case I threw up WHILE on the toilet. That happened a few times. My OB gave me some medication... an oral syrup for the nausea and a suppository for the diarrhea. The suppository didn't last long, cuz I had to go to the bathroom again, so I had to go through like three of them in the first hour before one finally stayed in long enough to help. By that evening, about 24 hours after I first got sick, I was able to hold down water and some chicken broth, and drank those all night. The next morning I could do dry toast and crackers, and within 48 hours of first getting sick I was almost back to normal appetite-wise, but I was weak for days afterward.
Finally, when the diarrhea hit and would not go away for two weeks, he sent me for a fecal test, which turned up giardia lamblia. He prescribed antibiotics, and after only the second pill I was completely back to my normal, happy pregnant self, albeit 10 lbs lighter. And I gave him a great big "I told you so."
The baby appears to have weathered it all just fine, as all subsequent visits and ultrasounds have shown the baby to be right on target developmentally speaking.
Laura~ wife to my stuntman, Stig, mama to Gavin Rutgar (4) and now Wyatt Andreas (1) and 2 little .
Maybe not what you were asking.
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