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    Default What not to eat!!!!

    Its been 8 years since I've been pregnant and I feel like a newbie!!! I'm googling everything I eat or am about to eat, it's driving me crazy. Am I over reacting or is this normal? What is on your must not eat and drink list! Thank you 😊

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    Biggest for me was no more raw seafood! oysters & sashimi being my favourite and I was also very careful with seafood in general and only cooked that at home...

    Most cheeses are fine nowadays because they are pasteurized
    Just think healthy well balanced fresh food veg and fruit and you will be fine with a very healthy happy baby

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    I was 9 yrs between babies

    Raw seafood is a no no

    Pre packed salads in bags and from snot counters as I call them

    Chickens from the deli dept

    They say no creamy cheeses and cold meat but I still had them on occasions

    No booze but that's an individual choice. I had 2 small glasses of moscato at my baby shower

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kristyj View Post
    Most cheeses are fine nowadays because they are pasteurized
    This is not correct. Soft cheeses are a listeria risk, even if they are pasteurized.

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    I ate anything that was freshly cooked and steaming hot. I avoided any type of meat or fish that was served cold and any pre-prepared salads (like coleslaw, pasta salad etc from the deli). I didn't eat any soft cheese unless cooked, like feta on a pizza or something like that. Anything that was kept in a warmer like supermarket BBQ chicken or lasagne in a lunch takeaway place I would avoid.

    It sounds restrictive but I didn't find it changed my diet too much. My OB was very relaxed about the whole thing and said not to worry too much, just be sensible about food hygiene and avoid the really high risk things.

    Congrats on your pregnancy and good luck!

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    Default What not to eat!!!!

    My only rule was avoiding soft cheeses.

    And I cut off my cans of energy drink and switched to coke instead.

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    1st bub I googled everything & found you can pretty much find a reason not to eat anything!

    2nd bub I only ever referred to the guidelines. So much easier, so much less stress.

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    I found these guidelines to be the most comprehensive and straight forward:
    http://www.foodauthority.nsw.gov.au/...-when-pregnant
    For more detailed info:
    http://www.foodauthority.nsw.gov.au/..._pregnancy.pdf
    http://www.foodauthority.nsw.gov.au/...y_brochure.pdf
    The reason why certain foods are not recommended is generally listeria. Many people will say they ate this or that and were fine but women in Australia every year lose babies due to listeria infection and given it's a known risk factor and preventable then it's worth being informed and considering the risk. About 20% of listeria cases in pregnant women result in fetal death - the numbers are small only a few fetal deaths per year but it does happen.
    Also some will say if you get deli meats freshly sliced or something that it's ok - it's still not ok as listeria can colonise the cutting equipment so 'fresh' cut doesn't really mitigate the risk.
    If you cook deli meat or soft cheese above 75 degrees and eat it piping hot it's considered ok.
    The hardest thing to give up for me was soft serve - I craved a maccas sundae sooooo bad during my whole pregnancy!

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