Post # 1
Since i found out I was pregant I havent had any soft serve icecream or any shakes from fast food places.. I know some people avoid them for fear of listeria because the sometimes the softserve machines arent cleaned thoroughly. I was just wondering how many of you had fast food shakes or soft serve during your pregnancy
Post # 3
I’m not pregnant, or anywhere near trying to get pregnant, but I personally wouldn’t eat soft serve or shakes from a fast food place because I’ve seen what the inside of the machine looks like at a few different places… and I can’t say I trust it.
Post # 4
When I was pregnant with DS I CRAVED milkshakes from Whataburger like ALL THE TIME… I couldn’t resist. lol
This go round I’ve had 1 thus far… and I just watch where I get them from.
Post # 5
I’ve avoided them while pregnant – but told my husband we’re getting one on the way home from the hospital 🙂
Post # 6
Yeah I’ve been thinking about getting a shake from BK or McDonalds but I dont trust the hygiene of their machines.. i’ll just have to make do with some regular icecream from my freezer
Post # 7
I’m planning on staying away from them, better safe than sorry is my motto. If I really crave a vanilla milkshake I’ll get one from a dessert place or somewhere that makes it from ice cream not soft serve.
Thank goodness it’s not summer otherwise I’ll be seriously craving DQ!
Post # 8
I’m getting super frustrated with all of the listeria warnings, and I think I’ve ultimately decided to be more lax about following all of the listeria rules as a result. My take is, you can follow the doctor’s rules by avoiding deli meats, soft cheeses, and soft serve, but then have a romaine salad at dinner and come down with listeria. So what gives? You either stay away from everything… or you just eat those foods in moderation and try to remember that the risk of contracting listeria is really, really low. (Just stay away from that recalled cantelope and lettuce!)
Post # 9
I had plenty of soft serve while I was pregnant with DD. I honestly didn’t even know of this warning. To be honest I ate everything in moderation after the 1st trimester. I mean with all the dietary restrictions they tell you to follow during pregnancy what is left to eat sometimes. lol. Also being a very picky eater many of the things that are “forbidden” are the majority of the foods I eat on a regular basis.
Post # 10
@skibobrown: I agree. I try not to eat those things, but if I do, I say my grace and wish for the best. You never know what can make you sick. I would’ve never thought cantelope would have the listeria bacteria.
Post # 11
I actually never heard of this! I had them my first pregnancy, and have had them this time around too! If you are concerned, talk to your dr about it.
Post # 12
The recent cantaloupe listeria outbreaks are freaky and make me think that it must be more common than we know. I avoided everything when I was pregnant because I always thought if I did get sick, I would feel guilty because I knew better.
Post # 13
@MightySapphire: Yeah I feel the same way, I would much rather miss it than eat it and run the risk of getting ill because I would feel guilty because I knew about the risk.
Ofcourse with new listeria outbreaks in lettuce and cantaloupe thats different no one expects you to know where the next outbreak might come from but once you are made aware of it, I think it makes good sense to avoid it.
Post # 14
No one ever told me to avoid cantaloupe or lettuce during pregnancy (this time last year). So even if you (or I) followed the OB’s instructions and avoided deli meats and such you can still get it from canteloupe which was not on the usual list of listeria “suspects” lame.
By the end of my pregnancy I was so fed up with all of the food “warnings” and just ate what I wanted. Ultimately, I agree with truegem and skibobrown- everything in moderation.
Post # 15
I had a long discussion with my doctor at the very beginning of my pregnancy about all of these, “don’t eat this, don’t eat that” and basically my doctor told me, “eat a sandwich, have a hot dog, don’t cut out soft cheeses, etc etc.” But she did tell me what deli meats to eat and that I should only eat cheeses made with pasteurized milk, cook/heat a hot dog thoroughly, cook meat to proper temp, etc. I did NOT want to be one of those “crazies” about being pregnant (sorry that’s my own personal opinion). Frankly, if I listened to every “don’t” there’d be nothing left to eat!
Ok, that said, to answer your question, yes, I’ve had soft serve, although, ice cream hasn’t been all that appetizing to me throughout this pregnancy.
Post # 16
I suggest never eating a milkshare or soft serve from a fast food resturant regardless of whether you are pregnant or not. I have worked fast food…those machines stink so bad! YUCK