Freaking out 1st time mom!

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

@eecuadrado:  I get where you are coming from as a first time mommy 🙂 The first trimester I ate some feta and freaked the hell out. But I promise you, as you get farther along, you start to case a little less, or at least I did.

Last week I accidentally ate moldy bread, shrugged, and just got reassurance I was ok. I figured if I don’t puke, run a fever, or have soft stool I am going to live.

I have eaten: hot dogs, corn dogs, Subway sandwiches (bacon, turkey, pastrami, roast beef…allunheated), lobster, crab, and some soft cheeses (without making sure they are pasturized).

Not that that means that its ok and you shouldn’t listen to your doctor because you absolutely should, but I’m still living and baby is kicking the shit out of me still. It’s really not the baby it affects. It’s if you get sick, and more than likely you won’t unless you eat in excess. With that Arizona tea, you will be just fine. Drink some water and pee it out, if you haven’t already lol.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee

I’ve never heard that either of these is bad for pregnancy …? Honey should not be given to infants, but I don’t think there’s anything especially bad for pregnant women about it, other than the high calorie/sugar content. Hell, my midwife had me use honey for my glucose tolerance test.

I think you’re worrying needlessly and will be just fine.

ETA: Just googled a bit about ginseng because I was curious, and: I would not worry about the amount you ingested in a glass of tea. The studies looked at effects of much higher exposures of the active ingredient, but, as with so many things, the dose makes the poison. I wouldn’t recommend popping ginseng pills as a supplement, but a bottle of tea is not going to hurt you.

Post # 5
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@eecuadrado:  The reality is that you can’t take back what’s done. Arizona tea is pasteurized so there shouldn’t be any concern at all as far as the honey is concerned.

Many cautions re food, herbs and drugs in pregnancy exist because no testing has been done. It would be unethical to run these tests on pregnant women.

No need to contact your physician. There is nothing they can do.

Post # 6
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

You’re fine. There are so many things on the “don’t” list you can’t possibly keep up with it all. This won’t be the last time you do this. 

Post # 9
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

@eecuadrado:  Glad I could help 🙂 By the way you are about…17 weeks along I think you said in a different post? Just FYI if you start to feel little bubbles or “butterfly kisses” below your belly button more than likely that is baby and not gas bubbles at this stage. At least that’s what my u/s tech told me 🙂 But you only have a few more weeks left and you for sure should be able to feel them. Your FI? Maybe not quite yet. My DH just started feeling them as of Saturday when I was 23 weeks.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@eecuadrado:  Also, the herbs that are not recommended to use during pregnancy are not recommended because no one has studied them. So unless you are taking large quantities, I would believe that you should be just fine! 🙂 

 

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@eecuadrado:  I think everything feels like a big deal when you’re pregnant! At least it does for me! lol

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