+ Reply to Thread
Page 3 of 7 FirstFirst 12345 ... LastLast
Results 21 to 30 of 69
  1. #21
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Posts
    4,666
    Thanks
    1,961
    Thanked
    2,570
    Reviews
    6
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by ExcuseMyFrench View Post
    you can get tested for toxoplasmosis as some are already immune. It takes some of the pressure off
    Unless you've never managed to contract it. Then you still can't eat a raw steak

  2. #22
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Posts
    3,517
    Thanks
    432
    Thanked
    3,246
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    The safe handling of food is his business. Oo Err.. Actually, that's part of his job. If a health body has informed people that "serving of X to pregnant women can potentially do harm to the woman and/or baby" then it's kind of his job to be aware of those guidelines and abide by them. If he's informed you of this, after your request, and you make the risk assessment that it's a minimal risk and request it anyway, then he's done his job, you've done yours and everyone's happy. I don't think he was trying to be rude or nosy though.

    Sent from my GT-I9505 using The Bub Hub mobile app

  3. The Following 16 Users Say Thank You to Jennaisme For This Useful Post:

    A-Squared  (08-06-2014),Ashfirst  (08-06-2014),atomicmama  (08-06-2014),Chillies  (14-06-2014),ertgirl  (08-06-2014),Full House  (08-06-2014),gamermummy  (08-06-2014),just her chameleon  (08-06-2014),Justwant2beamummy  (08-06-2014),Leafy  (08-06-2014),Lennie  (08-06-2014),NoteToSelf  (08-06-2014),Rutabaga  (08-06-2014),sky1  (08-06-2014),snowqu33n  (08-06-2014),SoThisIsLove  (09-06-2014)

  4. #23
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Posts
    6,029
    Thanks
    5,464
    Thanked
    4,403
    Reviews
    20
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    I would have considered that helpful, if he refused to serve you medium or came out and gave you an ear bashing that would be a different story.

  5. #24
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Posts
    1,186
    Thanks
    481
    Thanked
    1,049
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Awards:
    Bubhub Blogger
    Quote Originally Posted by Jennaisme View Post
    The safe handling of food is his business. Oo Err.. Actually, that's part of his job. If a health body has informed people that "serving of X to pregnant women can potentially do harm to the woman and/or baby" then it's kind of his job to be aware of those guidelines and abide by them. If he's informed you of this, after your request, and you make the risk assessment that it's a minimal risk and request it anyway, then he's done his job, you've done yours and everyone's happy. I don't think he was trying to be rude or nosy though.

    Sent from my GT-I9505 using The Bub Hub mobile app
    This. I commend the guy for his customer service.

    A close friend of mine recently had a stillbirth after going into premature labour at 22 weeks. The most likely cause seems to be listeria. Unfortunately these unlikely outcomes can happen.

  6. #25
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Posts
    2,670
    Thanks
    1,005
    Thanked
    2,414
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    When I was pregnant I had the same thing happen (not with steak...something else that I can't remember...runny eggs maybe), but everyone was really lovely about it. I thought it was a nice gesture, I assured them that I was happy to eat the food as I had requested and they happily obliged.
    To me it's no different to when I order some chips for my child who has anaphylactic allergies and they come out and tell me that other foods are also cooked in the fryer and it may not be safe. She's never had a reaction eating hot chips but they don't know that and are looking out for her safety.

  7. #26
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Posts
    777
    Thanks
    21
    Thanked
    181
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    I think it would be to cover themselves from legal issues. I would also find it very considerate.

  8. #27
    bunkx's Avatar
    bunkx is offline Being happy doesn't mean that everything is perfect. It means that you've decided to look beyond the imperfections
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    The Hills WA
    Posts
    6,575
    Thanks
    565
    Thanked
    1,252
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    I would have thought it was great customer service and very considerate of them.
    But I can understand when you're pregnant it sometimes feels like everyone is judging your choices or trying to educate you on things you already know.

    I had so many people telling me things I should and shouldn't be doing when pregnant umm it was my 3rd and many of these people hadn't even had 1 kid yet

  9. #28
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Posts
    450
    Thanks
    441
    Thanked
    251
    Reviews
    0
    Slightly different, but earlier this year a heap of people in VIC (over 220) got sick from contaminated eggs supplied to cafes and the Health Dept issued a warning.

    The ban's been lifted but I expect a lot of the cafe and restaurant staff would feel a responsibility to say something now if a pregnant woman ordered runny eggs or raw-egg chocolate mousse, for example.

    One cafe has stopped serving raw egg mayonnaise to minimise the risk and I think that politely mentioning something to a pregnant customer ordering increased-risk food is probably just another step that businesses are taking to protect themselves, should anything happen.


    ETA: Just curious is there are any members here who've worked in a cafe or restaurant- do you say anything if a pregnant woman orders cold meats/soft cheeses/raw oysters etc?
    Last edited by sky1; 08-06-2014 at 10:18.

  10. #29
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Posts
    7,850
    Thanks
    5,065
    Thanked
    4,446
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    Awards:
    Busiest Member of the Week - week ended 17/4/15100 Posts in a week
    I think its a good thing! I often give instructions at restaurants and cafes stating its because I'm pregnant but they don't listen.

    It would be a different story if it was another customer saying tut tut, you do know medium cooked meat is bad for your baby. Now that would be rude!

  11. #30
    MilkingMaid's Avatar
    MilkingMaid is offline Winner 2009 - Mod Award - most supportive member
    Question those who don't question authority
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Home
    Posts
    9,661
    Thanks
    3,787
    Thanked
    2,144
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    Awards:
    100 Posts in a week
    I think it's good service really. They offered an alternative, and you chose what you chose, everyone was happy

    When I was hugely pregnant once I was at Bakers Delight and got one of those mini pizza things with spinach, sundried tomatoes, and feta cheese, the woman told me I shouldn't be eating it, but I said "It's cooked!" (the feta) and she said "Oh yes, you're right! "

    Kinda annoying, but people are trying to be helpful I guess...


 

Similar Threads

  1. Would the police fine me?
    By Ashfirst in forum General Parenting Tips, Advice & Chat
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 05-06-2014, 21:56
  2. Police checks for IVF and the UK
    By angel382 in forum IVF
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 24-10-2013, 13:46
  3. BBQ food ideas - easy but nice food for entertaining
    By SunshineMunky in forum Recipes & Lunchbox Ideas
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 14-09-2013, 15:09

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
free weekly newsletters | sign up now!
who are these people who write great posts? meet our hubbub authors!
Learn how you can contribute to the hubbub!

reviews
learn how you can become a reviewer!

competitions

forum - chatting now
christmas gift guidesee all Red Stocking
Pyjamas.com.au
With so many gorgeous brands and styles for every season, our pyjamas, nighties, robes, sleepsuits and sleeping bags are lovely for lights out and perfect for lazy days. Get 10% off first order using code bubhub. Be quick offer ends 31/12/16.
sales & new stuffsee all
True Fairies
True Fairies is the first interactive website where children can engage and speak with a real fairy through the unique webcam fairy portal. Each session is tailored to the child, and is filled with enchantment and magic.
Visit website to find out more!
featured supporter
GymbaROO
GymbaROO offers activities for babies & toddlers in a fun learning centre, focussing on developmental education. Classes are available Australia-wide. Enrol today & help your child to reach their full potential. Visit the website to find out more.
gotcha
X

Pregnant for the first-time?

Not sure where to start? We can help!

Our Insider Programs for pregnancy first-timers will lead you step-by-step through the 14 Pregnancy Must Dos!