(Closed) Hot mamas! What pregnancy food rules have you broken??

posted 8 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 32
1660 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I mostly follow the rules. I do have coffee now and then when I have a headache… I usually ask them to do half regular/half decaf. I have cooked sushi at reputable places, medium-well steak, and hot dogs if I cook them myself. I also eat from the salad bar at work (though I avoided it the first 12 weeks). I avoided food dyes in the beginning but have gotten lax with that. Still no soft serve or deli meet for me though – boo!

Post # 33
658 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

im not expecting yet but my father ownes an ice cream store (has for years) and just to let u all know that the hard hand dipped ice cream is the same stuff that comes out of the soft served machies. the only difference is that the temp is obv lower. does that mean u shouldnt eat hard ice cream too…i wonder. h

Post # 34
7899 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

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@ButterflyDoll:  The problem with soft serve is the machinery. Listeria can easily grow in the machines and they are hard to clean and are rarely cleaned often enough.

Post # 35
466 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I had a diet coke last night for the first time, I’ve been drinking soda caffeine free before, so that was my first caffeinated in a while! I’ve had a half a small iced cappuccino twice (I checked and those are well under the caffeine guidelines) and a chai latte a couple times. 

I had a milkshake from Wendy’s the other day and I’m sure they make those with soft serve.

I’ve had some hot dogs, but as long as they’re heated to steaming like other deli meat you’re fine!

With Caesar, if you have it somewhere that makes it from scratch and there could be raw eggs in the dressing if they’ve gone so far as to make the mayonnaise themselves. Chances of that happening are likely slim though! Someone also mentioned something about the anchovies, but I’m not sure what that was all about?

Overall, I’m trying not to go overboard avoiding every little thing, but I’m trying to be good when I can! Everything in moderation right?

Post # 36
139 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

Oh lord, let’s see:

1) I have a morning capuccino just about every other day.  We have an espresso machine at home and I steam myself a some nice whole milk and make it a half espresso half milk.  Its basically a calcium delivery mechanism 🙂

2) I have definitely had a half a glass of wine (usually some yummy bubbly prosecco in this heat) every few weeks when we go out to dinner.  I only started doing this after being 14 weeks pregnant and I have to say, I NEVER feel guilty.  It makes me feel like a normal human being.  

3) I totally caved and had a sandwich made with prosciutto.  And IT WAS DELICIOUS. 

I think we, as Americans, have scared ourselves into thinking that pregnancy has to be  such an exclusive experience, and I believe that everything is OK in moderation (I definitely am not doing any sashimi though – I just don’t think we can get it so fresh in Chicago, no matter how reputable the restaurant).  I refuse to be frightened of every little thing that I may come in contact with.  Eff it.  I’m going to ENJOY this pregnancy! 


Post # 37
1652 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I’ve had some diet coke (caffeine) as it helped with nausea. Also had some sushi – the kind where the fish is cooked though. Think that’s all.

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