What no-no foods did you continue eating while pregnant?

posted 2 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 31
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

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Minoux21 :  I had a miscarriage in July and I’m pregnant again now and I’m living by the book. The MC made me feel so out of control and even though I mostly followed the “rules” I was still eating fro yo and salami and doing Zumba with that pregnancy so now I’m eating none of the no nos and sticking to walking. I know it probably makes no difference in reality but… 

Post # 32
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 1997

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!

Post # 33
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Helper bee

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. 

Post # 34
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

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echomomm :  Totally agree.  Nine months really doesn’t seem so long in the grand scheme of things.

Post # 35
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

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echomomm :  unless of course you don’t think it’s pushing envelopes! I am pregnant for the second time, now with twins, and had sushi for dinner tonight. The big concern is listeria which if you google is mostly unfounded and every recent case was bagged salad or fruit. 

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!

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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2019

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sparklesbelle : 9 months isn’t a big deal… but then sometimes you exclusively bf for 15 months when you then find out you’re pregnant again then bf again. All of the sudden it’s been three years without a drink, or deli meat sandwich, or caffeine. Which starts to feel like a bigger deal. 🙂  

Post # 37
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

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

Post # 38
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Helper bee

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. 

Post # 39
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2017 - Nashville, TN

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carowl :  So with you on Coke Zero could never give it up!

Post # 40
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Busy bee

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lunation :  Uh…… look. There is a question of balancing risks, but “do what feels right to your body” is a weird choice when ther is actual research on an issue. 

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. 

Post # 41
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Bumble Beekeeper

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personaperson :  Yeah, was gonna say something similar. All my body is telling me as I approach my due date next week is NEED WINE, NEED WINE. And not like a few sips either…momma wants to take down a bottle. Gonna ignore that urge!

Post # 43
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Buzzing Beekeeper

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Minoux21 :  I completely forgot about runny eggs and ate them every day for the first few weeks lol. I then still had them occassionally when I was craving them. I also ate some rare beef a few times (only from places I trust) and would have a half glass of beer/wine a few times. 

Post # 44
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I’m pregnant with my second and all I concern myself with is:

  • checking to see if soft cheese is pasteurized (only really a concern in Canada if buying at a fancy cheese place, a farm, farmers market)
  • no more than 2 coffees a day
  • no raw meat/fish such as sushi or tartare
  • no high mercury fish
  • minimal bagged salads

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.

Post # 45
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

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.

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