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<div style="font-style:italic;">Blasphemer! Give up my in-bird stuffing? NEVER! (Of course, I also don't do meat in the stuffing, and use boiling liquid to make the stuffing first, which probably helps some.)<br><br>
Seriously, that's one risk I'm definitely willing to take. Oh boy to the benefits outweigh the risks. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/yummy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="yummy"></div>
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Okay, get this month's issue of Cook's illustrated. THey have a way to cook a turkey thoroughly without the breast being dry. You sit the breast upside down on ice packs to chill it a bit and make it take longer to cook than the dark meat (or, gee, it might be the other way around...)anyway, doing this (mom's been doing it for years), and using boiling fluid in the stuffing, and stuffing the bird RIGHT before you cook the bird, plus using an instant read thermometer in the breast, the thigh, AND the cavity with the stuffing is what we do every year...and our bird is always thoroughly cooked and yummy!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">ok, so what is the rule on tuna fish in pregnancy, I love tuna and eat like maybe 1-2 cans per week. My friend freaked and said no, theres too much mercury. I think its fine but what is the general consensus??</div>
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Omega 3's are great for your body, <b>AND</b> they are also an important component in the developing fetal brain. Tuna does not have nearly as much mercury as other fish, but it does not have as much omega 3 either. It would be better to stay away from albacore and stick with chunk light if you want tuna, still in moderation. You can also eat fish with lower levels of mercury and higher levels of omega 3's. Small oily fish like sardines are very good for you. I think the FDA has a section on their website discussing mercury levels in fish.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Exactly so on the turkey, Pandora, but I still prep the stuffing Thanksgiving morning (the smell of onions & celery sauteing in the butter, mmmm). I don't cover, either- just baste frequently.<br><br>
A meat thermometer will take all the worry out for those who have reasons (like who doesn't?) not to want underdone turkey. Oh, & unless you like mealy, crumbly dry breastesses, try to get fresh not thawed. Brining as suggested will help if you have to use frozen though (& brine regardless).<br><br>
cooks.com (the mag or books also) gives the most perfect way to cook everything. It's worth buying a month's sub of the website if you don't want to scew up something special (if you are too unwieldy to get to the library. In which case, I recommend getting a deep-fried bird at Popeyes & skipping the whole deal. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">)<br><br>
I used that routine sorta kinda, but no tampon (just squeezed 'em up there). Go to Walmart late at night & walk around for 3 hours. Not just sex but oral sex as well (the oral ingestion of... hey, are we still allowed to mention the inducing benefits of semen here? They told me that here years ago, & it helped. I know there were studies...)<br><br>
eta: I went to new posts, didn't see the forum! Sorry, pros!</div>
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I cover to keep the moisture in..basting frequently isn't my bag. Once every few hours is good for me lol. I'm lazy...hehehe
 

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No no no. The key to a yummy, fully cooked, not too dry turkey is to go buy yourself a new oven with a <b>convection roast</b> feature. Seriously. I cooked a 20 lb turkey two weeks ago in about 4 hours. Fully cooked, and nice and moist. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/yummy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="yummy"><br><br>
Now, back to our original topic... I agree with many of the PP. One shot of tequila at 28 weeks is really no cause for alarm. My midwife MIL actually suggests her clients have a glass of wine or two towards the end of pregnancy to relax. Alcohol is probably my best pregnancy test. I rarely drink, but it never fails - if I am newly pregnant, like so new I don't know yet, I want a drink. I'm just weird that way.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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First off- the alcohol- so not a big deal imo. Now if she was doing that on a daily basis, ok not so good, but once in awhile? I distinctly remember a wedding i was at while preggo with my third where the whiskey sour was yuuuuuuuummy!<br><br>
Now the bird? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> Reminds me of that movie "Christmas Vacation" where the cousin sooo totally overcooked the turkey, and he goes to carve it, and it's all black, and then when they are eating it it sounds all crispy, and then there's the crazy aunt that put cat chow in the jello mold, and then the dog vomits under the table, and then a squirrel gets in the house, and then the other cousin kidnaps his boss, and well i could go on and on....
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">ummm that is my recipe where did you find it..dang it I hate this internet sometimes..lol Anyol who, the reason for the vodka is to relax mom it is fine if it omited.</div>
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Are you serious? LOL I found it over on a doula board I go to regularly. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> Sorry! I didn't know someone had claims to it! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Are you serious? LOL I found it over on a doula board I go to regularly. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> Sorry! I didn't know someone had claims to it! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"></div>
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I am LOL girl..you must have seen it on umm alldoulas!! lol<br>
It is I "motherstouchdoula" from there.. what a small internet<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> Muuuuaaa
 

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This thread has me laughing. I used to belong to a very mainstream pregnancy board. I was the only home birther and I was the only one "allowed" to go past due. At about 1.5 weeks past due someone asked how I could be so patient so I jokingly said I had a beer the other night to alleviate my stress. Well a month later when I posted to see if anyone else was delaying vaccines I got blasted. People actually replied saying that they were shocked first by my alcohol use during pregnancy and now by my scary refusal to vaccinate. Oh, if only they'd known it was a martini not a beer and that I refused vaccines not delayed them <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="innocent">.
 

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I like this thread, it is one of my pet peaves... reminds me of a <a href="http://paxye.com/blog/?p=257" target="_blank">post</a> on my blog I did not too long ago... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"><br><br>
I really hate all of the being scared about everything in pregnancy...<br><br>
Sushi is my downfall... I eat it at least once a week... sometimes more... It is cheap cause I make it and it is SO healthy and so good! What people don't seem to know is that mostly all sushi is made with frozen fish and freezing fish the right way kills the bad stuff as well as cooking it the right way... So unless you are buying from a fish monger next to the water that makes sushi from fresh fish that has never been frozen then it is safe...<br>
The strangest part is that people even avoid veggie sushi or sushi with cooked seafood... Like just the name makes it contaminated!!!<br><br>
Oh... and the way I make Turkey... I do it the "<a href="http://www.foodnetwork.com/food/recipes/recipe/0,1977,FOOD_9936_8389,00.html" target="_blank">Good Eats</a>" way... Alton Brown hasn't failed me yet <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/yummy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="yummy">
 

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I totally agree that a single drink during pregnancy is not cause for alarm and that the bulk of the items on the 'no no' list really shouldn't be there. I think the rule should be "Ok in moderation" not "Off limits"
 

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Not to take this thread in a totally different direction (again) but I would love to know how you make sushi Paxye! Four months ago I discovered that I am a sushi fiend! Until then I always thought I hated it....
 

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lol couldn't help but post this recipe for sushi:<br><br>
TUNA FISH...FROM THE CAN!!! With salt, pepper and cayenne pepper sause. Mix it all up.<br><br>
Grate some carrots<br><br>
Slice up some cucumber<br><br>
or avacado<br><br>
get a sheet of nori<br><br>
spread with brown rice combined with salt, sugar, and vinager<br><br>
Put tuna/carrot/cucumber/avacado/whatever in the middle<br><br>
Roll up (wet edges of nori with vinager)<br><br>
Slice<br><br>
Eat<br><br>
Enjoy the fact that while, yes, you aren't eating RAW fish, you ARE consuming HUGE quantities of mercury laden tuna! ANd it's still sushi!<br><br>
LOL<br><br>
Enjoy!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Yes, and I had a margarita on my birthday in my last pregnancy. Incidentally, does everyone know that this whole no alcohol in pregnancy craze started with OBs? They treated preterm labor with IV alcohol and then discovered that it caused FAS.</div>
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IV alcohol??? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/duh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="duh">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Not to take this thread in a totally different direction (again) but I would love to know how you make sushi Paxye! Four months ago I discovered that I am a sushi fiend! Until then I always thought I hated it....</div>
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Sorry... I hadn't seen this before...<br><br>
there are many sites out there that show you how...<br><br>
I use this rice recipe (or more like a variation of it and I use Calrose Rice): <a href="http://www.bento.com/trt-sushirice.html" target="_blank">http://www.bento.com/trt-sushirice.html</a><br><br>
Cut up whatever you want to have in it...<br><br>
put the rice on the Nori, stuff and roll...<br><br>
My FAV roll is a Kamikaze roll... it has carrot, cucumber, avocado, raw salmon, and tempura... it is the best!!! and making your own is so cheap!!!<br><br>
Here is the way to roll...<br><br><a href="http://www.bento.com/trt-caliroll.html" target="_blank">http://www.bento.com/trt-caliroll.html</a><br><br><a href="http://www.bento.com/trt-incali.html" target="_blank">http://www.bento.com/trt-incali.html</a>
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">lol couldn't help but post this recipe for sushi:<br><br>
TUNA FISH...FROM THE CAN!!! With salt, pepper and cayenne pepper sause. Mix it all up.<br><br>
Enjoy the fact that while, yes, you aren't eating RAW fish, you ARE consuming HUGE quantities of mercury laden tuna! ANd it's still sushi.</div>
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I'm sorry... but YUCK!!!!<br><br>
I rather stick with the safe raw fish then make it with canned tuna fish!! that just made my stomach turn... if you really don't want raw fish (which is as safe as cooked when frozen the right way) then just go for something cooked like Pollock or shrimp...
 

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One shot of tequila is not going to hurt your friend's health or the health of her baby.<br><br>
Twenty shots, maybe.<br><br>
One shot a day, every day, for the whole 9 months, yeah.<br><br>
But one shot of tequila is not going to do any damage.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">ummm that is my recipe where did you find it..dang it I hate this internet sometimes..lol Anyol who, the reason for the vodka is to relax mom it is fine if it omited.</div>
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Is it really? I was given this recipe from a fellow midwife in training who claimed it was her mother's recipe (her mom is a midwife)<br><br>
Interesting..
 

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Oh, and I guess I should admit that I ate a Buffalo and Bleu chicken salad from Zaxby's the other day...replete with bleu cheese crumbles...<br><br>
I don't like bleu cheese any other way, but sometimes I just have to have this salad...with Ranch dressing.<br><br>
Yum.<br><br>
I want one now.
 

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I still ate my meat MR-M. I still still drank soda and coffee from time to time and I drank during the 2WW. I took communion during my pregnancies and I would assume those sips would add up to a couple of drinks over the whole nine months. One drink late in pg is not really going to do any harm.
 
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