(Closed) Do you stay away from soft serve ice cream while pregnant?

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

SOFT SERVE!!! OMG I didn’t know about this one!

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I’ve stayed away from soft serve ice cream. My husband really freaked me out when he said that the same bacteria was found on soda dispensers. I haven’t read that anywhere myself. As far as ICEE, I have no idea.

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

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As for your question, I didn’t know you aren’t suppose to eat soft serve.  I’m not pregnant so that’s something I didn’t know.  Although, I used to work at Chick-fil-a and we sanitized our icedream machine every night or maybe it was once a week.  I would hope other stores regularly clean and sanitize their equipment pretty regularly. I would be pretty bummed if I couldn’t have soft serve.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Hmm, I’ve never heard this, but I do know that most soda dispensers have a lot of fecal bacteria in them, so it makes sense that soft serve icecream would have it too. 

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper

Hmmm, I didn’t know about the soft serve ice cream either. Crap…we’re going to the Phillies game tonight and I’m dying for some ice cream in a little Phillies helmet!

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Meh, I ate some soft serve and lunch meat (although not from a deli). My baby didn’t have hooves in the ultrasound, but I’ll let you know if he has any super powers once I meet him.

I take all the pregnancy rules with a grain of salt, I’m not going to over-indulge on any forbidden foods but if I eat a ham sandwich every once in a while, I don’t stress…but then again maybe I’m a rebel. 🙂

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper

@camrie: My mom says this all the time, “We didn’t have any of these rules when we were having kids. I ate lunchmeat with all three of you kids and you all turned out fine!”

Post # 12
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Hmm. I’m a microbiologist….kind of makes me want to do some sterile swab culturing and see what I can find…..ewww!

Post # 13
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

@2PeasinaPod: I think the deal with the Listeria in lunchmeat is that it causes miscarriages (rarely), not birth defects. So, of course if the baby went to term, it would be fine. But, if you were to have a miscarriage, that could be a possible cause.

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I am just saying but I don’t think having an icee or a soft serve ice cream every now and then won’t hurt you… No one told me about all of this stuff when I was pregnant and guess what? I ate sof serve ice cream and icees…. my child is 2 1/2 years old and has NEVER had any problems even though pregnancy.

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@camrie: Meh, I ate some soft serve and lunch meat (although not from a deli). My baby didn’t have hooves in the ultrasound, but I’ll let you know if he has any super powers once I meet him.

I seriously love this post!

 

@2PeasinaPod: That’s what my Mom says.

 

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

I never heard of that. Too many rules! I eat frozen yogurt all the time, and so far so good.

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