Post # 1
So when I first realized I was pregnant I researched a ton about things I shouldn’t eat and drink. And about 97% of the time I am good with following these. I have given up all processed meat, ex deli meat, processed burgers, deep fried things, things with aspartame, like gum and soda, and all caffeine. However the one thing that I have not given up is nut type things. I still eat nuts, or peanut butter once a week.
So my question is, is there anything on the DO NOT EAT list that you still consume because you think it may be taking things too far?
Hopefully I’m not the only one who still cheats on occasion!
Post # 3
I’m not pregnant (nor have I been), but I am really dreading the no unpasturized/soft cheeses and sushi rule. Damn I love me some Camembert and spicy tuna rolls (not together, of course!).
Post # 4
I’m not pregnant but I know I’ll have a hard time giving up wine. Everything else I can handle but I know I will really miss having a glass of wine with dinner or to relax with on the weekend.
I was with a pregnant friend on the weekend and whenever someone asked if someone wanted another drink she just sighed and said I do, lol.
Post # 5
I was under the impression you only need to give up nuts if you or a blood relative has a nut allergy. I still eat peanut butter daily and really hoping I don’t have to give that up too!
I’m also OK with 95% of what I’m giving up, but I really miss green tea, which I hope is OK to pick back up after the first trimester. I also miss my cod liver oil, not because of the taste, but it did wonders for my skin.
Post # 6
Nuts are great for you in pregnancy. From my research, they help the baby develop less allergies. (Obv. there are better choices than peanut butter- like almond butter, cashew butter, walnuts are the best!)
The hardest for me was sushi and kombucha. I am very hard-core though. I also stopped using any product that wasn’t natural or organic. I did have cooked sushi once though- DH told them I was pregnant so they used new gloves and boards and made sure there was no raw/ cross contamination if they could help it. Oh I miss it!
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Post # 8
With all the things you have to give up nowadays, how did anyone give birth to healthy babies in the past??
I will have difficulty giving up wine.
Post # 9
Nuts and peanut butter are fine. It’s an old rule with regards to not eating peanut butter due to the risk of allergies.
I have trouble avoiding aspartame. I will have the occasional Diet Coke or stick of sugar-free gum. I definetly will have one cup of coffee every now and then.
I miss wine the most but will only smell my husband’s. What I miss most of all though is the Nordic style spa near my house where you take saunas and then a quick dip in a cool pool, followed by relaxng around a fire with a cup of green tea.
Post # 10
@mrscandyv: I ate nuts almost everyday of my pregnancy- oops? I only gave up deli meat, sushi and alcohol.
Post # 11
@mrscandyv: I am on a particular diet and my doctor included peanut butter on there. I think the no nut thing may be misguided.
I mostly miss booze. I will have sushi if I want at some point during my pregnancy. Most of the cheese I like is pastuerized or hard so no big deal there.
Post # 12
I have heard here on the Bee and elsewhere that coffee – even decaf – is not ok during pregnancy. I have now been to two doctors (totally different offices) because I started out with one and switched to another and both have told me that not only is decaf coffee just fine to have throughout pregnance but one cup of strongly brewed coffee per day is also perfectly fine.
I’ve been drinking a cup of decaf a couple times per week and will soon be enjoying ice coffees from Dunkin Donuts that I had originally thought were off limits.
I did the same thing with my daughter and she’s a healthy, happy, thriving 4 year old so I’ll stick to my occasional coffees.
Post # 13
the peanut butter thing is a relief, its so hard to even figure out what exactly is safe with all the conflicting things online.
THe no gum has been HUGE, i was a serious gum chewer, and do miss it!
Post # 14
I miss going out. Giving up drinking was easy; giving up caffeine was easy; but then you go out to a bar with friends and you get SO EFFING TIRED at whatever your usual bedtime is, and you can’t really do anything about it. So instead of being a big wet blanket all the time, I pretty much stay home. So I miss the social aspect of drinking more so than the drinking itself.
Post # 15
@peachacid: With all the things you have to give up nowadays, how did anyone give birth to healthy babies in the past??
This. I feel exactly the same way!
Post # 16
@mrscandyv: You can’t have gum when you’re pregnant?!