(Closed) Foods/drinks to avoid during pregnancy?

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

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MrsWBS:  +1

I ate like normal, which is healthy foods. Lots of organic produce and hardly any junk food. I monitored my seafood intake for mercury levels and drank only small amounts of caffeine or sips of alcohol, but those were the only restrictions I followed. I never got sick and gave birth to a healthy baby boy 3 weeks ago. It’s really up to you what you want to avoid.

Post # 17
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Worker bee

I wanted to add chocolate mousse and custard, because of the egg that is not cook through. Yep, so no cake for me tonight…<br /><br />I also read about hummus, but I am not sure why. Anyway I will continue to eat that since it is one of the few things that don’t make me sick…

 

Post # 18
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

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FutureMrsphD:  I heard bean sprouts or sprouts in general are off limits.  For some reason I crave these and always have them in my salads, so I’m hoping this one’s not true!

Post # 19
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

 

Spinwife:  Sprouts have a high instance of lysteria, same reason sandwich meat is supose to be off limits.  They seem to get recalled once a year due to carrying something. 

Post # 20
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Avoid everything.  It’s a crapshoot, honestly, and every doctor has a different opinion.

Be safe and don’t eat at sketchy places, keep your caffeine intake low to nil, heat up any lunchmeat and don’t eat undercooked meat or unpasteurized liquids.

Post # 21
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

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Miss Mochaccino:  lunch meats and soft unpasteurized cheeses like Brie etc are possibly harmful because they can be contaminated with listeria! It’s kind of a bacteria like ecoli or salmonella that can make you sick. The chances of it being contaminated are low…. But….. If it is it can be harmful to the baby, even fatal! Grown adults can handle certain amounts of this bacteria in our systems and it may not effect us but as I said it can seriously damage or even kill a baby if it’s bad enough! 

if you Cook the meat/heat it until steaming hot that will kill any of it (like on a pizza) then it’s ok. A lot of people just eat it and they are fine (as I said chances arnt high thjngs are contaminated) but I’m personally not taking the chance. There was a recent recall on some products from the US (I’m in canAda) and I had just bought groceries …. Sure enough I checked the govt health site that had all the sku’s and products affected and sure enough I had bought some!!!! Luckily hadn’t ate any but just goes to show…. You never know!!!!

Post # 22
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I guess the main point is yes you can eat the things that are supposed to be “risky” and be perfectly fine as some pp have said …but it’s basically just your own personal choice whether or not you want to take the chance. 

Post # 23
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

How do you wash your fruit and vegetables? At home I just scrub them under hot water, but I don’t know if that is sufficient…I am going camping and I don’t know how I should wash things well…?

Post # 24
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I heard Ramen or instant noodles are not good either due to the wax… could be harmful for the baby….And of course the sodium and MSG content in the flavoured packets that may cause hypertension and preeclampsia… I guess high amts would not be good… My sis ate instant noodles occasionally during her pregnancies and she was ok.. Her baby girls are healthy… 

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