Post # 1
In Europe most of the pregnant people I know there don’t eat veggies when they go out only if they have washed them themselves at home. I never heard about this in the US, but then again I don’t know much about pregnancy. So I’m curious what others do and I’ve added a poll just becasue.
Post # 4
Never heard of that, I eat raw veggies anywhere 🙂
Post # 5
I think it depends a little on your history with GI sensitivities. I’m from the US but pregnant in South America and I eat all kinds of raw veggies out at restaurants and have had no issues (I soak and sanitize everything I eat raw at home). I have a few friends here though that are sick all the time, they are just really sensitive so they avoid anything raw.
Post # 6
When I was pregnant I ordered raw veggies and never had an issue. I’ve never even heard of this being something to look out for. Strange!
Post # 7
Raw veggies have a slightly higher risk of carry bacteria and other nastiness on it because they haven’t been cooked. In some places, depending on the countries health code and procedures for handling produce, the risk may be higher then in others. Here in the US I don’t worry about it, but I might have taken into consideration if I lived somewhere else.
Post # 8
I always wash my veggies well at home (even bagged salads) but I don’t have any issues eating raw veggies at restaurants. I spoke to my OB about food restrictions and she basically told me “Unless you prepare every single thing you eat at home, you’re going to take a few risks” and she told me not to worry. She said to go ahead and enjoy my soft serve and order my steak medium if that’s what I want.
Post # 9
If you’d eaten raw veggies in a restaurant while not pregnant with no incident, then I don’t see any reason to not eat them while pregnant. I also ate raw fish, soft serve, and deli meat while I was pregnant and lived to tell about it so consider the source 🙂
Post # 10
I work at a restaurant and let me tell you the raw veggies are so gross, but so are the silverware, the plates, the table your sitting in, probably everything else…so I mean I wouldn’t worry about it.
Although it really freaked me out when a super pregnant women ordered a medium rare ribeye tonight…
Post # 11
I agree with you ALL;. It’s just that at least in Belgium women don’t aand think it mak=y be also that other women would be super judgy. I know one that disn’t go out to eat AT ALL while preggo. I thought that was a bit psycho. She didn’t attend a wedding becasue of that. And I have a friend from Belgium visitng me now in NYC who’s expecting and she’s avoiding fresh anything and I just want to tell her she’s insane, but I don’t.
Post # 12
I’ve never heard of this. I’d eat raw veggies without a second thought.
Post # 13
Never heard of it & I was google crazy when I was pregnant!
Post # 14
Wait a minute, you can’t have soft serve either? I’ve never heard of the the raw veggies thing OR the soft serve thing…
I guess avoiding raw veggies makes sense. They can carry nasty bacteria, but I don’t think I would be worried about it if I am eating it at home, and I live in the US. But no soft serve? What’s that about??
Post # 15
@LilliePad: Soft serve is because there’s a *chance* that the machine wasn’t cleaned properly or that the *could be* bacteria in the product itself. Like, a .00000001% chance. I asked a friend of mine about this while she was pregnant and her doctor said not to worry about it unless the place looks dirty.
Post # 16
Not heard of this. I would definitely eat them unless the restaurant seemed generally unclean.