All I want is a deli sandwich!

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

If you heat the lunch meat in the microwave until it is steaming, it will kill any listeria present and you won’t have to worry about it! 

As for Starbucks… would you be able to do a decaf?  I actually still had my ONE morning cup of regular coffee even while pregnant- they say you can have a certain amount of caffeine just not too much.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012 - Chateau Briand

@DaneLady: +1

I have been craving an italian hoagie. So bad lol. And eggs benedict 🙁 I CANNOT wait til i can have it again

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

I’ve only craved wine. 20 more days….

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

i havent given up caffeine. i did for first 7 weeks, then my doctor told me (as does all the online info) that under 200mg is fine (some say 300, i stick to 200 or less) so i have the odd coffee or coke. and you know…it makes me happy

most delis have a microwave. go, ask them to heat ham or whatever till steaming (then you can add it hot, or wait for it cool down) and its fine

most things are fine in moderation or adaptable to pregnancy. there are very few htings other than alcohol, smoking and drugs that are serious no nos

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@lollypop:  I avoided deli meat until about 4 months, then I started to have a cold cut sandwich here and there when I really felt like it. My mom ate sandwiches when she was pregnant with me, and once I was passed the initial few months I threw caution to the wind and ate a damn turkey sandwich without heating it up. And it was gooooood.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

This whole topic confuses me. There were no warnings about deli meats when I had my kids. And I have 5 healthy kids. No matter what you do they will come up with something new in a few years.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

i did NOT give up deli meat when i was pregnant! go have some!

Post # 10
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

If you heat the meat, the risk of listeria (the reason they say to avoid deli meats while pregnant) is eliminated. You can still eat deli meats.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee

I have had a couple of hoagies since I found out I was pregnant. I am not generally an over cautious person and I hate the fear that is drilled in us pregnant ladies. 

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Completely personal decision, and up to you what you can live with, but I have a few things I’m not meant to (cold ham, milkshakes with soft serve) every now and then, if I trust the place. I figure I’ve only had food poisoning once before, and even then it was from something I would have been “allowed” to eat while pregnant.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I eat sushi, deli meat and lots of other “bad” foods all the time. I’ve never had food poisioning in 23 years, so I’m willing to bet that I won’t have it in these 9 months either. Pregnancy is restrictive enough without stressing over a turkey sandwich.

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Like the other ladies said, heat the deli meat. Or buy deli meat that’s pre sliced and packaged in a container (deli selects I think it’s called) and make your own. I had sandwiches, a ton of coke and Starbucks coffee (almost every day) and a ton of soft serve along with a million other ‘dont’s’ and I have a perfectly healthy 7 week old baby. 

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@hamikay:  Holy crap are you not supposed to have soft serve ice cream??? Well too late for me now, I’ve had a lot. Man it never ends! My next pregnancy I’ll follow the rules and eat only steamed veggies for 9 months. Sheesh.

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I gave in and had a turkey sub from Jersey Mikes last weekend. I don’t regret it at all.

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