I'm really confused about what I can eat. So many things seem to have deli meat, or soft cheese/cream cheese or raw fruit/veggies in it. I'm constantly slipping up & then spending hours in tears because I'm so freaked out that I've harmed my baby.
This is my first pregnancy through IVF & after the massive IVF journey etc I just want everything to go well.
I just spent the last hour crying because we bought some pre-cut watermelon on the weekend cause I was craving it & I've eaten some every day this week (it was cut up & kept in a sealed container in the fridge). I never even considered the fact it was a massive listeria risk until someone told me today. So now I'll probably get listeria & kill my baby
A week or so ago DH was nice enough to take me into the city for the evening & I spent half an hour walking round & round the foodcourt trying to find something I thought I could eat. In the end I didn't get anything & had to just sit there & watch DH eat his dinner. I was ravenous by the time I got home so I didn't enjoy my evening out at all. What's the point in even bothering to go out on dates then if I can't eat anything??
Oh & xmas is going to be fun - I guess I'll just sit there & watch everyone else eat. Cause it will all be cold meat/deli meat, raw fruit & veggies, soft cheese, smoked fish, & raw egg (desserts etc). I don't understand how I'm meant to be able to go out & do anything (like enjoy my christmas) when I can't eat anything. I've already had to miss out on my work xmas party because the food was going to be a buffet so I figured I wouldn't be able to eat anything & I wasn't going to pay $25 to sit & watch everyone else eat. Everyone keeps bringing morning teas to work as well because it's xmas & sometimes I slip up & freak out!
What exactly do people do when they are pregnant? What do you eat?