Pregnant, should I be worried about food poisoning?

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2024

I would go to the doctors just to make sure everything was ok but I’m a worrier. I hope you start to feel better soon!

Post # 4
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

@jfair:  Staying hydrated is your first priority.  There isn’t much the doctor can do at this point other than pump you full of fluids and monitor you.  Monitor yourself for the signs of dehydration and if they become severe seek medical attention immediately.  Otherwise, keep drinking lots of fluids (water, tea, juice, broth), even if they are coming back up.  If you do gatorade, make sure to dilute it with water because Gatorade can make you more dehydrated if you aren’t taking in enough water along with it.

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@jfair:  If he’s already sick and you’re still fine, you’re probably in the clear. He may just have a bug that the beef really brought to the surface. Since you’re pregnant, you have no immune system. Our body gets rid of it basically (especially during early pregnancy) to protect the baby from being seen as a “foreign object”. 

You probably would have gotten sick before him, and if he’s been up all night, then I’d guess it’s probably just a virus he had. Make sure you’re taking your prenatals and maybe one extra vitamin c pill for protection.

If your stomach starts to get upset at all, I would call your doctor.  

Congrats, by the way! 🙂  

 

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2024

@jfair I would call your regular Dr and tell them you found out your pregnant but you might have food poisoning, they may make room for you to come in today to see your Dr just to be sure you are ok or suggest going to the walk in, either way I’d ask your Dr’s opinion first to give them a heads up!

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@jfair:  You can take Benadryl and Tylonel cold and flu products, as a head’s up 🙂 Just no dayquil, nyquil, or that kind of stuff. 

Post # 13
Hostess
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@jfair:  Yep! Benadryl or tylonel cold and flu nighttime is the only way I’ve gotten any sleep in the second trimester, haha. 

Feel better!

Post # 14
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

As long as you watch for symptoms of dehydration and try and stay hydrated I think you will be fine.

Baby will take anything it needs from you (and it doesn’t need much at all at this point) and as long as you don’t have a high fever or infection you should be fine. 

Unless you become seriously dehydrated and can’t keep any liquids down (or in), at that point I would definitely go in.  I’d probably give it 24 hours and if it’s getting worse go in.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

@jfair:  Very similar thing happened to me. Was at a wedding on the Saturday, Sunday found out that I was pregnant. Chalked up my feeling queasy/naseous to morning sickness. But it continued to get worse. By late Tuesday night I had all the signs of “go see a doctor now”, so I went first thing Wednesday morning. Turned out it wasn’t morning sickness, but a bacterial infection (likely from the pulled pork sliders which were part of the midnight buffet). I was put on some antibiotics and it went away. I’m now 32 weeks along with a healthy baby girl. 

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