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    Default Restaurant water - safe to drink?

    Hi all,

    This is my first pregnancy so forgive me for being a bit paranoid! Just wondering if it's ok to drink the water at a restaurant if it has been refrigerated? Obviously you never know how long it's been there and wondered if this is an issue.

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    Should be fine. I drink it.

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    Yeah the water would be fine from any restaurant in aus refrigerated or from the tap

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    My doctor always said 'smell it' if it smells ok then chances are it will be.

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    Sorry I'm not writing this to be snarky, genuinely interested in what the problem might be? It never occurred to me that it might be an issue in either of my pregnancies.

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    I never thought about it to be honest :/ Im sure Its fine

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    Depends on the cleanliness of the restaurant. I have worked in lots of places and some have been questionable... The cafe I work in now stores tap water in plastic jugs in the fridge- somtimes they sit there for a while... :/ I would go for bottled.
    I would avoid ice in your drinks when out as well- actually I ask for no ice even when not pregnant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grumpybump View Post
    Sorry I'm not writing this to be snarky, genuinely interested in what the problem might be? It never occurred to me that it might be an issue in either of my pregnancies.
    Just worried I guess about bacteria build-up if water has been sitting there too long...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ~Marigold~ View Post
    Depends on the cleanliness of the restaurant. I have worked in lots of places and some have been questionable... The cafe I work in now stores tap water in plastic jugs in the fridge- somtimes they sit there for a while... :/ I would go for bottled.
    I would avoid ice in your drinks when out as well- actually I ask for no ice even when not pregnant.

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    Haha thanks heaps, I think this pretty much answers my question. I guess I'll just inspect the cups first and see how clean they are as indication of general cleanliness.

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    Certainly something to be concerned about if you travel overseas, but should be ok in urban areas in Australia.


 

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