(Closed) took a gulp of moldy orange juice, baby fine?

posted 7 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
1966 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Since you threw it up you’re probably fine. If you start to feel sick call your doctor of course. 

Post # 4
27 posts
  • Wedding: August 2013

Take a deep breath and relax, I promise you that your anxiety is worse for the baby due to the excess of stress-induced hormones, than a swig of dodgy orange juice. Generally the effects of any drugs and toxins on a fetus will depend on which trimester you are in, but with such a minimal exposure, that it hardly matters. Rotten fruit juice is definitely not the worst thing you could be exposed to (although this is not scientifically verifiable due to obvious ethical restrictions on research in pregnancy!). The fermentation of the fruit sugars will produce some alcohol (but waaaaaaaaay too little for you to worry about) and might be contaminated with yeasts/fungi (but most likely the harmless kind, and you wont have ingested much anyway). Bacterial contamination is less unlikely, because of the low pH of the juice, but it could contain Salmonella or E.coli – although your risk of getting food poisoning with one swallow which you purged immediately, is very slim indeed.

Having said all that, if you feel sick at all, or can’t stop worrying, go and see you OBGYN immediately, even if it’s just for reassurance. All the best to you and baby 🙂




Post # 6
7426 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

I would just give a call to your OBs office just to see what they say.

Post # 7
10635 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

@newname_99:  Many of the food-spoilage fungi aren’t associated with diseases.

Post # 8
2539 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@newname_99:  I suppose it depends how far along you are, but I”m sure it’s fine. Just drink a lot of water to flush it out.

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