Yeah, I don't put too much stock in most foods that are not recommended in pregnancy. I'm an everything-in-moderation girl
I'll also cop to eating raw cookie dough. A LOT of it.
I don't know if that leaves anything I'm not supposed to eat that I actually don't eat.
Hope this helps.
Bri helpmeet to Chaise mama to K(2/07) M(3/09) & A(2/11)
But everything else i may have, i try to avoid msg, but i know i have it occasionally in chips, but i don't eat chips often.
I too try to avoid deli meat/hot dogs, but will have them on occasion too.
But the large pizza drowned in ranch I had was my best pregnant food memory!!! ;-p
bf-ing, family bedding, head-mostly-in-clouds mama to one awesome big boy (08/08), one angel (01/10), a crazy little boy (02/11) and two neurotic cats. New arrival in June?!!! Raising kids bilingual - EN/SP.
DS has severe food allergies and this baby has made me allergic to a lot of food so I actually can't eat a lot of food that are ok - when I first read the heading of the thread was about foods you can't eat because of allergies and I was like YES! but no... FWIW I LOVED pepperoni pizza and deli sandwiches when I was pregnant w/DS - no harm done.
Mom to K and R
We do local, raw, organic milk which I culture into kefir and then strain into 'cheese'. I make it, I eat it. I trust a product which the farmer drops off at a friend's house and I know EXACTLY the day (and time even) that it came out of the utter.
I even nursed a mothership wit over the course of four hours during a cookout/multi course dinner with some friends last night.
mom of three with on the way
Otherwise, I eat and drink whatever I feel like - coffee, the occasional small glass of wine or beer, sushi (it's all flash frozen to kill parasites, anyway), soft cheeses, raw egg mayonnaise or anything else.
I'm a big believer in safe food handling practices, though, which lead to a lot more foodborne illness IMO.
I just don't think it's worth the risk. And I don't want to have anything to blame myself for if something went wrong.
It's 9 months, I can do without whatever for 9 months, or I'd be worried.