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#1 of 37 Old 07-31-2008, 11:18 PM - Thread Starter
 
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hi mamas.
i am about 5 weeks pg. CRAVING eggs and toast. I tried to eat them scrambled and got grossed out. I like them poached with runny yolks. yum. i can barely think of anything else. i know they say not to eat them that way while pg, but how bad could it be? they also say not to eat raw eggs at all, but i know alot of folks do and i even read dr mercola recommend raw eggs years ago.
would it really hurt anything if i ate them once? or regularly? i eat eggs this way usually several times a week and have never gotten sick but have been abstaining since the + test as i dont want to do any harm....
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Probably just as bad as eating a rare hamburger while your pg which I do very often w/o ill effects. I say, enjoy.
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Well, I've been doing it. But part of what makes me feel good about it is that our eggs are from local farmers -- less likely to be contaminated with salmonella inside the shell.
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I don't think it would be any worse than eating runny yolks while not pregnant.
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Don't know if it's true indicator for salmonella but my mom always insisted she could smell when an egg was bad. I have cracked open a "bad egg" before and Man! now I know where that expression came from.

Maybe you could pull a Julia Roberts from "Runaway Bride" and do an eggs-periment....OK, bad pun, I know! Maybe you'd find you liked other kinds of eggs just as well or better.
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Why I had runny yolk eggs for lunch! I'm not at all concerned. I also get less "industrial" eggs. But even if I didn't I'd probably still eat 'em however I wanted.
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I don't think it would be any worse than eating runny yolks while not pregnant.
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I've eaten runny eggs all my life, and have never stopped while pregnant.

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Well, I've been doing it. But part of what makes me feel good about it is that our eggs are from local farmers -- less likely to be contaminated with salmonella inside the shell.
Yep. They're a lot more nutritious too!
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Enjoy! This is my fourth and I've never had an issue with runny eggs.
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I wouldn't worry about it. I've eaten sushi, blue cheese, hot dogs, runny eggs....the only thing I've cut out of my diet completely is alcohol!
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the white of the egg is what you have to worry about. I too enjoy my eggs over easy and I have never got sick from it.

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I wouldn't worry about it. I've eaten sushi, blue cheese, hot dogs, runny eggs....the only thing I've cut out of my diet completely is alcohol!
well- I don't eat hot dogs- but the rest it true for me too. I like my eggs raw mixed with raw milk and strawberries! It is yummy! I wouldn't sweat it at all- I also eat soft cheese and raw cheese..... I live on the edge.

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I ate runny eggs throughout this pregnancy and we're both still alive. It is really hard to seperate real fact from hysteria. I would say if you trust the source of your eggs and know that they have been properly stored, go ahead and enjoy!

P.S What really helped me was throwing out that stupid "What to Expect When You're Expecting" book. I swear the title should be changed to "Stupid Things to Freak Out About While Pregnant."
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I craved them when I was pregnant with my son - along with brie lol...and ate loads ...everyday....for the first four months. I didnt know you wernt supposed to because it was my first pregnancy, didnt give it much thought and had not seen my MW yet.... However, we were both fine and I honestly think the risk is no more than if you were to eat them runny regardless if you were pregnant or not! So I say enjoy!

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As PPs have suggested, I would at least get good eggs. I think they also sell pasteurized eggs (not that stuff in the carton, but real eggs), though I haven't tried them and don't know if they taste as good!

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Well, I drink raw milk all throughout my pregnancy... so keep that in mind. But, I still can't resist tasting some cookie dough with raw eggs in it, either. I just don't worry about it. I say enjoy your poached eggs!

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well- I don't eat hot dogs- but the rest it true for me too. I like my eggs raw mixed with raw milk and strawberries! It is yummy! I wouldn't sweat it at all- I also eat soft cheese and raw cheese..... I live on the edge.
What a rebel!

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I've been eating at least 2 runny eggs everyday for weeks now... yummy!
My understanding is that the threat of food poisoning while pregnant is getting dehydrated. The actual germs won't affect the babe... So, in the unlikely event you actually eat a bad egg, and get food poisoning, make sure to stay hydrated or go to the doc for some IV fluids. Simple.
I've eaten runny eggs all my life and never gotten food poisoning from it, so

But I'm holding onto the "Don't change the litter box while pregnant" rule!

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also if you put the eggs(without cracking them 1st) in a bowl of water the eggs that float are good if they sink they are bad.

I saw this on a cooking show on Food network.

At my house we go through so many eggs a week I don't think they would ever go bad.

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Salmonella actually comes from the outside of the egg shell, the inside of the shell is well protected from contaminents. You should be ok I've done it I like mine over easy :-)

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I ate no less than 1/2 cup of cake batter containing raw eggs last week while making cupcakes. It was yummy.
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also if you put the eggs(without cracking them 1st) in a bowl of water the eggs that float are good if they sink they are bad.

I saw this on a cooking show on Food network.
I have always heard the opposite- floaters are bad (old), and sinkers are fresh. If they lie flat on the bottom, they are fresher than any eggs that "stand up." But it seemed to be about and the levels of gas/liquid inside the shell, rather than any sort of bacterial content.

I like my eggs over easy, and that runny yolk is always delicious!

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also if you put the eggs(without cracking them 1st) in a bowl of water the eggs that float are good if they sink they are bad.

I saw this on a cooking show on Food network.

At my house we go through so many eggs a week I don't think they would ever go bad.

I was always told the opposite We now have our own eggs & sometimes during the summer I have too many so I have to check them~ I was told by an older memeber of our church that the gasses in the bad egg make the egg float~

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Well, I eat *raw* eggs all the time! I get super high-quality ones from a small farmer, though. Don't think I'd eat commercial eggs raw. If you're worried, clean the outside of the shell with a bit of vinegar before you crack it open to kill any bacteria that might transfer.

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slightly OT, but I have one small word of caution about eggs. I am an eggaholic, and ate them daily while pg with my son, as well as almost daily while nursing him. He has never eaten an egg, but has an anaphylactic egg allergy now. So, if you have allergies yourself (food or otherwise), or your partner or other children do, try not to eat highly allergenic foods every. single. day. My son's allergist says that moderation is fine, so I'm going to try to limit myself to eggs 2-3 times a week.

Now I have to find another breakfast item to obsess over!
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I don't know if its bad for you but its disgusting! :Puke

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Well, I hope its not too bad becasue I have been having a runny egg yolk (cooked white) on toast for breakfast almost every morning this pregnancy. I have also eaten soft cheese and deli meat though. I avoided sushi (mostly!) and raw milk products though....


Just read about the food allergy thing....hum, I have eaten peanut butter almost every day this pregnancy...ugh!
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I just made myself mayonnaise. I laugh at a prohibition on raw egg yolk!

Also, I think hard yolks are disgusting.
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fresh eggs sink - old eggs float.
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I googled it just to confirm what I had been taught.

I love my eggs over easy and was craving them a lot in earlier pregnancy ... I don't really eat the whites but love to dip my toast in that runny egg yolk. LOL. We get organic, grass fed eggs from a farm and don't even refrigerate them (gasp) and I still eat them this way. We also drink our milk raw from the same farm ... and raw cheese, cream, etc which we make into butter, whipped cream, etc...

I guess everything is a risk in life in one way or another. LOL!
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also if you put the eggs(without cracking them 1st) in a bowl of water the eggs that float are good if they sink they are bad.

I saw this on a cooking show on Food network.

At my house we go through so many eggs a week I don't think they would ever go bad.
Yes... the other previous posters are correct. Bad eggs float. Good eggs sink. So I'd double check what you have learned so you can ensure you aren't eating bad eggs and throwing out perfectly good eggs! :
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