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Hi,<br><br>
I am 14 weeks pregnant and ate a small amount of chicken and about 1/2 cup noodles that were cooked with the chicken. The chicken was cooked first and then I added the noodle mix, it was like a hamburger helper meal. Well when I ate a few bites of the chicken it tasted a little funny. It did not smell bad when I was cooking it. I had saved one of the chicken breasts I was going to cook by itself. When I opened it I thought I would smell it. I could stick my nose on it basically and not be disgusted by the smell but it did smell a little sour/funny. The chicken had been frozen and I deforsted it as I usually do.<br><br>
Does anyone think I need to be worried about getting sick? Please help me as I am worried about what I need to do.
 

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It seems to me that if you ate something 'off' then your body would take care of it by bringing it back up. Provided you don't have any of these symptoms: <a href="http://www.emedicinehealth.com/food_poisoning/page4_em.htm#When%20to%20Seek%20Medical%20Care" target="_blank">http://www.emedicinehealth.com/food_...Medical%20Care</a><br>
then I think you're probably in the clear.<br><br>
I hope it was nothing! Vomiting sucks!
 

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I agree with the PP. Also, I cannot tolerate the smell of chicken or most other meat when I am pregnant. Peanut oil either. You might just be hypersensitive to the smell of it right now.
 

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in my experience, when chicken starts to go "funny," it gets a strong sulfur smell to it. what did it smell like?<br><br>
like the PP said though, unless you're having food poisoning symptoms, you are probably fine.
 

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My husband is a food scientist (yes, for real) and I've heard him discuss food spoilage and food-borne illnesses frequently. I just asked him about your question and he said this: The microorganisms that cause food to smell bad or go "funny" are not the same that cause illness in people. The nasty ones, like salmonella, don't have a smell or flavor. If they were they you wouldn't know it. The smell or funny flavor is not an indicator of harmful bacteria, though it may make you gag just because it smells gross. Also, if you're cooking the chicken all the way you are killing any harmful bacteria that was in there anyway.<br><br>
Just our two cents. Hope all is well.
 

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I wouldn't be worried either. I think personally you thought the chicken smelled icky because you are pregnant. Sounds like you know how to handle food properly.
 

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I have a friend who is a professional trained chef and I call him frequently with all my meat questions. I'm still a little skittish after 2 years, b/c I was a vegetarian for almost 13.<br><br>
The funny smell in some chicken (even fresh from the store) can sometimes come from their diet. Especially if they are being fed on things like sunflowers, or marigolds, or even if they are free-range & foraging and ate some stink bugs.<br><br>
If you're feeling well now, you should be fine. Your nose will play tricks on you. I couldn't stand the smell of cut grass last time around. That is one of the best smells in the world, but it made me want to hurl. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shrug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shrug"> who knows!
 

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Just my .02, when I was pg w/ DS I couldn't tolerate chicken unless it was fully cooked. It all smelled utterly foul to me... of course fresh popcorn had the same smell.... I'd go w/ it's probably just your sense of smell.
 

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Yeah, my first thought is that it could just be that stage that you're in right now. In my first tri there were so many things that smelled horrid....even though they were perfectly fine. My taste and smell had totally changed. Now it's back to normal.
 
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