(Closed) Not eating raw veggies when pregnant?

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
  • poll: Did/do/would you eat raw veggies in a restuarant when you were/are/would be preganant?
    yes : (83 votes)
    97 %
    no : (3 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 3
    691 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Never heard of this!

    Post # 4
    1576 posts
    Bumble bee

    Never heard of that, I eat raw veggies anywhere 🙂

    Post # 5
    170 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    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
    354 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    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
    1026 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    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
    4582 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    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
    1659 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    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
    1670 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    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 # 12
    13096 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I’ve never heard of this.  I’d eat raw veggies without a second thought.

    Post # 13
    1966 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Never heard of it & I was google crazy when I was pregnant!

    Post # 14
    839 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    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
    11233 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @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
    1652 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    Not heard of this. I would definitely eat them unless the restaurant seemed generally unclean.

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