I've broken so many food rules…

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
Member
4513 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I think you’ll be fine. Obviously its good to pay attention to those things and heed the warnings, but I know some girls who ate all of those things and everything was fine. As long as it wasn’t constantly, every day then I wouldn’t be worried.

The fruit bruise thing is really weird.

Post # 4
Member
3280 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

My mom had multiple cans of Coke a day and I was a large, totally healthy baby. There are so many “rules” but most of them haven’t been researched fully and some aren’t hazardous at all, they just say well too much of this or that may have this little effect at the right time, etc. I’m sure you’ll be fine! I did not know about the majority of those and I’ve taken many child development classes. 

Post # 5
Member
11668 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

everything in moderation. My doctor told me to live in the real world and if I wanted some deli meat or a hot dog here and there to go for it.  The chances of listeria are so low. It’s unrealistic to live in a bubble throughout your pregnancy.  It’s also unrealistic to know every do and don’t of pregnancy. I just learned about soft serve the other day – it isn’t going to stop me, but it will probably make me think twice about it.  I haven’t heard about no raw veggies, and I’ve been eating 1/2 a bag of raw carrots a day!  I live a busy lifestyle and need quick and easy ways to get my nutrients. I think it would be more detrimental if I didn’t eat some of the things I did and the benefit of them outweigh the risk.

Post # 6
Member
4511 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Don’t feel bad. PP’s are right… you can’t live your life in a bubble. I mean, once you have the kid, what are you going to do? Lock him up in his room and never leave the house in case he gets kidnapped or hit by a car?

Post # 7
Member
1436 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

No vegetarian sushi? Whoops, I guess that avocado/sweet potato sushi I had on Saturday was a no no. What’s the reasoning behind that one?

Post # 8
Member
655 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

All of these rules are so frustrating!  Especially the ever-growing list regarding listeria… I mean, you can get food poisoning from pretty much anything!  

I feel like pregnancy books should really just come out and say “Well, you should pretty much live in a filtered air bubble eating only completely steamed organic mush… otherwise you are a BAD MOTHER who is hurting her baby with all of that dirty food (dirty food that while not proven to be harmful, has also not been proven to be COMPLETELY safe)”

 

Post # 9
Member
655 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

@awakemysoul:  That sounds delicious!  I had not heard no on veggie sushi either… is it a cross-contamination thing or something?

I had a hot dog at a cook out the other day.  It was fantastic.  I have no regrets. 🙂

Post # 10
Member
3476 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

My theory is that it’s far better for me to go eat some of those bad foods than run around screaming, banging my head against a wall, grabbing alcohol from drunks to guzzle, hysterical as all get-all from not being “allowed” to eat anything I normally would.  I also swear these rules change daily so you’ll probably find out after the kid is born 5 more foods you should avoid – and 5 you could have eaten after all that are actually really good for you.

Post # 11
Member
1305 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Wow, US rules are much stricter than ours! I’ve eaten/drank everything you have and and there’s not one rule against doing so here.

 

Post # 12
Member
1436 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

@MsTerrapin:  Shrug, maybe. However, I’m allergic to shellfish, and if I have managed to not have cross contimination from shell fish in all of my years of eating sushi (going on 12), then I’m not concerned about cross contimination with my vegetarian stuff. I can hold out on the raw salmon, considering it’s only been in the last 2-3 years that I’ve started eating the fish sushi anyway.

Post # 13
Member
4760 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Oh lol, it’s true!  Pregnent women aren’t allowed to eat anything.  I think the best thing for a fetus is starvation, definitely.  Healthiest babies born to women who’ve not eaten a damn thing in 9 months!

But really is you were to follow every rule that is pretty much what you could eat- nothing.

Post # 14
Member
2696 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I am a total nut when it comes to not eating the “no-no” foods, but some of those are bizarre to me…like no veggie sushi? why? Fresh juices? potluck? I am assuming this is because of potential bacteria, but I think that’s a little over-board.

I do agree that the “do not eat” list can be overwhelming and frustrating, and everything says something different. There were some things I followed very strictly as I didn’t want to take a chance, and giving up those things temporarily wasn’t a big deal to me…but again, some of the things on your list above is bonkers. If the veggies are washed properly, there’s no issue i thought…?

I also don’t agree with the “everything in moderation” comments. Some of the no-no’s are there because just eating ONE tainted cold-cut meat or cheese is enough to cause a miscarriage/still birth at any point in pregnancy. Just heating the meat until steaming hot is enough to kill any bacteria. …although I still didn’t eat it beacuse of nitrates, but that’s a whole different reasoning.

Post # 15
Member
9137 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

@Sunshine09:  You’re still alive and not sick so the baby should be fine.  All of those food no-no’s are used to avoid getting sick.  I think we worry too much about that stuff because we have too much time on our hands to worry.  Definitely First World Problems.

Post # 16
Member
8593 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

@Sunshine09:  soooo…what are you supposed to eat?! Smile

Why can’t you have fresh juice or raw veggies???!  What was wrong with the pasta salad?

I’d probably just eat what I want for the most part.  I’ve NEVER had food poisoning in my life.

Leave a comment


Sent weekly. You may unsubscribe at any time.

Find Amazing Vendors