- 2 years ago
- Wedding: May 2015
I always felt that nine months was such an incredibly short time in the big scheme of things to push any envelopes. Many of the restriction may well be overly cautious, but I didn’t eat or drink ANYTHING that could have been questionable. It would have wrecked me had my babies had any issues, and I knew I would have blamed myself, even if it were proven impossible for me to have caused. I’ve more than made up for it since!
Doctor told me that as long as I kept eating foods from the same places as I did before pregnancy, that I would be good. So I ate sushi from my favorite sit down fancy sushi place the whole time. I drank coffee until my body told me not to (and it SURE DID after about 4 months)
Ate all my favorite cheeses, basically …lived my life and whatever tasted good was in. haha
Didn’t gain a single pound while pregnant and had a healthy and happy girl 6 years ago.
I will eat a runny egg and have a few sips of champagne though I have had zero cravings for alcohol. We all do what is comfortable for us. I’m a pretty laid back person and try not to sweat the small stuff which I think has served me well in both of my pregnancies and as a mom!
Sushiiiii!!!!! Can’t live without raw salmon lol. My Doctor said it’s ok in moderate amount and from trusted place. I love my doctor lol
I drank a shit-ton of Coke Zero. I had gestational diabetes and it was the one “treat” I could really have and not feel guilty about (sugar/carb-wise, that is). Zero regrets on the caffeine/artificial sweetener front. It was a little bit of indulgence and happiness during a time when I had very little control over what my body was allowed to have.
Like your body doesn’t TELL YOU you need to take folate in early pregnancy. You don’t crave folate pills. But they are highly connected to lowering the risk of neural development problems.
No one is worried about the Aspartame that the diet coke contains? I think that it’s a lot more dangerous than caffeine everyone is so worried about…
I’m pregnant with my second and all I concern myself with is:
Otherwise, I eat cold smoked salmon, over-easy eggs, rare steak (must not be tenderized), have sips/share a beer with my husband and eat cold cuts.
I avoid taking medication at all costs, but when I had a brutal cold I took Tylenol and used throat lozenges.
I found Emily Oster’s Expecting Better to be my Pregnancy Bible when it comes to the Dos and Don’ts of pregnancy. It gives actual numbers and statistics so women can make informed decisions about “risks” such as deli meat, sushi, physical activity, etc.
For example, I feel comfortable eating deli meats such as salami since the risk is cited to be Listeria – most Listeria cases do not actually come from deli meat. Blue Bell ice cream had a HUGE Listeria case just a few years ago but is not a banned item.
I also drink caffeine, within the 200mg range that is deemed acceptable but am sure I have gone over occassionally.
Most soft cheese is actually perfectly OK in the USA because it is made with pasturized milk. So I felt fine having goat cheese or blue cheese or feta crumbles on my salad. Same with Caesar dressing; unless its made in-house it’s unlikely to be dangerous.