(Closed) How did you Bee’s deal with not drinking for 9 months?!

posted 11 years ago in Babies
Post # 32
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

i’m not a drinker. it gives me migraines, so i definitely won’t effect me. it’s the foods i’ll miss. like the cheeses. mmmm.

Post # 33
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

We aren’t planning on having kids, but I have thought about this as well. Like Blondie, I have 1-2 beers/night as well, but I am perfectly healthy. I would really miss the beer, I love the taste. And the sushi! I have sushi quite often and make it for myself.

I think something must click mentally when you get pregnant so you don’t even want it. Although I have gone to sushi restaurants and had pregnant women stare at me longingly while they eat teryaki!

Post # 34
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

I’m well on the side of the French in this aspect.  There is nothing wrong with a glass here and there.  Doubt any of us are going to go out and get snookered.

 

Not giving up coffee when the time comes either.  You can pry that out of my cold dead hands.

 

Sushi is going to be hard.  Thank god you can still have rolls.

Post # 35
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

Sushi can have parasites that can cause problems for the fetus.  In Japan, many women still eat sushi during pregnancy, but I don’t have as much confidence in sushi chefs here compared to Japan.

We go to sushi and I eat cucumber rolls (veg) and unagi (cooked) to satisfy the urge!

Post # 36
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2008

yeah, I had cooked sushi while I was pregnant, and some of the specialty cooked rolls that various sushi houses have are even better than the raw stuff.

Did/Is anyone paying close attention to soft cheese intake? I didn’t have brie, but I did have feta and goat cheese occasionally while I was pregnant. I remember looking at the list of “do not eat/drink” stuff with my husband and saying, “Man, they should rename this list ‘December’s Favorite Foods!'”

Post # 37
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

Totally the yummy food list.  I make sure that my feta and goat or sheep cheese is pasteurized, but I’m not avoiding them altogether.  If they are pasteurized, they really should be safe.

Post # 38
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I used to love to drink every once and awhile especially wine. I havent had a drink in over a year and a half due to health problems. I have mentioned before I work in an infertility clinic, and I would never even think about having one drink while I was pregnant. I think the babies health is your first priority and putting alcohol in your body in no way benefits the baby.

Post # 39
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

@artbee – WHAT IS THIS ABOUT NOT EATING CHEESE DURING PREGNANCY?

Booze, oK. fish – wow, tough. CHEESE? I can’t imagine! What would I even eat? All I cook for main dishes involve fish, chicken, or cheese.  Praying for twins, a boy and a girl, in 5 years. that way i can be preggo ONCE and for less time than usual. I baked in my mom’s oven an extra couple of weeks – that wasn’t very nice of me. Someone tell me that I can eat cheese someday when i am preggo.

Post # 40
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

You can eat cheese 🙂  I eat plenty of it… Just not soft unpasteurized cheeses like Brie.

Post # 41
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

Good grief, I was just about to go adopt 9 more cats.  Thanks, DG

Post # 42
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

Happy to keep you from becoming the crazy cat lady 🙂  You made me laugh!

Post # 43
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Ha ha!  That was hilarious Melissa!

Post # 44
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I eat soft cheeses all the time. I don’t understand why they say you can’t. My understanding is that any type of cheese is fine as long as it’s pasteurized… and you really have to look hard to find cheese that isn’t. You’d have to be looking in the fancy imported cheese section at a whole foods or a co-op or something along those lines. I’m pretty sure that according to US law any dairy products or juices served at a restaurant have to be pasteurized as well.

Post # 45
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

For all of you sushi lovers, I’ve found that vegetarian sushi really hits the spot for me.  It often has all the same ingredients and flavors of regular sushi, but they leave the fish part out.  It’s really good!

Post # 46
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Sushi would be the worst for me.  I’m sure avocado rolls are safe… right? 

It’d be hard to give up alcohol.  I don’t drink during the week, but during the weekend I like to enjoy 🙂  I’m far off from being ready for kids, but this is an interesting topic to think about!

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