(Closed) Deli Meats

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

You are probably just fine. Just don’t do it again.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I’m sure you’ll be fine.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

You’ll be fine! Getting listeria from deli meat is rare!

Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

@babeandbabe:  It’s rare, yes, but happens. I was born premature to a mother with liseriosis. We’re both lucky to be here. That said, OP, you seriously are probably fine, but you should be (as I said above) careful about doing it again.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Like the other ladies said, it’s likely you’re going to be fine. I would just remember in the future to try to stay away from lunch meats 🙂

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

for ages women ate everything and birthed. you’ll be fine

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@Ellebot:  I really hate this saying. It’s like telling people they shouldn’t listen to any modern advice because we’ve procreated as a species successfully for millions of years…

I know the listeriosis risk isn’t high, but we wouldn’t be warned not to consume deli meats if they were 100% safe.

Post # 10
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

You’ll be fine.  The risk with deli meat is so small.  Honestly, I doubt it will be something I make a high priority about when pregnant.

Post # 11
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Busy bee

I think you will be fine! I am 29 weeks 5 days and I have eaten deli meat and deli food sooo much through my pregnancy! How could I resist subway or a yummy turkey sandwhich!? My sister ate sushi through her whole pregnancy and is fine. Moderation is key! 

Post # 12
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

I was really cautious about lunch meats in the beginning but i’ve become really slack about it in the second trimester. I eat turkey sandwhiches several times a week.  I do usually heat it up to kill any bacteria but i’ve had some subs here and there that weren’t heated. More than likely you will be ok.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I’m sure you are fine. My doctor said the prepackaged stuff you get is OK, but not directly from the deli (but who knows!). Best of luck.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I wouldn’t touch deli meat in the first trimester. But now I do help myself to a sandwich or two. I always heat them up on the panini grill or in the oven until the cheese is melted and the sandwich is steaming.

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

@travellingfool:  I think you’ll be absolutely fine.

If I really wanted a piece of prosciutto, I’d eat it. It’s all a matter of what you’re comfortable with, but in my opinion, with all the toxins in our air/water/every day food, a bit of lunch meat now and then is not a huge problem.

@Ellebot:  That’s pretty much my philosophy too. I don’t eat raw sushi anymore or drink wine (though I’m not ruling out a glass once in awhile in the future), but I don’t check my feta or blue cheese, and I don’t really think about the other stuff.

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

The issue with listeriosis is not “moderation.” It only takes once to pick up bacteria and AT ANY time in pregnancy it can be fatal to the fetus. As a PP stated, she nearly died because her mom got listeriosis. I also know a lady froma parenting forum who lost her baby at 38 weeks due to listeriosis.

I don’t want to freak out the OP, I just see a lot of misinformation…

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