Just wondering how closely everyone sticks to the food safety guides?
For reference of my asking this question, this morning I made myself hard boiled eggs on sourdough with a little mayo (not fresh - long-life store bought), and when I peeled and mushed up the eggs, the yolk was not 100% cooked. It was not runny by any means, just not thoroughly rock hard and that lighter yellow colour yolk tends to go when cooked to 100% hard. A little soft and mushy if anything.
I mixed it with my mayo and ate it anyway but OH was a little concerned. Realistically, my mum had four happy healthy kids and ate and drank what ever she wanted. The only thing she avoided was cigarettes and alcohol. (for the most part!)
Now, don't get me wrong, I'm only early in my first tri and will definitely be mindful of the lists of safe and unsafe foods (after all, they're there for a reason,) but how strict do I have to be? How strict are you?
Thanks and sorry for the long post!
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15-11-2014 08:46 #1Junior Member
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Eggs… The edible kind
15-11-2014 09:06 #2
Eggs… The edible kind
I think you've just got to do/eat what you're comfortable with. If you are going to worry/stress about something after you've eaten it then it's probably not worth it.
I was super strict in my first pregnancy but I'm not so much this time. Eggs are my downfall - I only like soft poached eggs and I'm having them this time but I avoid deli meats/soft cheese/soft serve etc.
Best of luck - the food thing can drive you bonkers!
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15-11-2014 09:10 #3
Raw egg I avoid eg mayo and aioli. Only because a reputable local cafe accidentally have a bunch of people salmonella during my first pregnancy so I'm always careful.
I started off my second pregnancy avoiding runny eggs as well but towards the end my craving for poached eggs took over and I had them a couple of times at home.
Alcohol, store bought sushi, raw fish, cold deli meats, soft cheese I avoided.
15-11-2014 09:39 #4
I never worried about eggs and ate them runny. Salmonella is the worry and it's not overly common, plus salmonella is not harmful to the bub like listeria can be (just makes you feel terrible!).
I avoided products that could have listeria (deli meats unless hot/soft cheese etc) raw and cold cooked seafood, and undercooked red meat.
15-11-2014 09:40 #5
Not in my first tri (mostly because I couldn't stomach it) but in my second and third I had runny fried eggs. I followed most things pretty closely and when I made the eggs with a slightly runny yolk I wasn't thinking. It wasn't until afterwards that I realised what I had done. I wasn't sick and DS is a happy and healthy almost 6 month old. So after that every now and then (once a month maybe?) I had fried egg that had a slightly firm slightly runny yolk.
16-11-2014 00:34 #6
Like others, I ate runny eggs during pregnancy and had no problems. It's a personal choice, as someone said it's the risk of salmonella and I've never gotten salmonella in my life so I was willing to take that risk. Statistically speaking, bub is more than likely going to be fine but if you feel better and OH feels better with you not eating runny eggs then stay away from them.
16-11-2014 00:36 #7
Also, I was coming from the experience of doing everything "right" in a pregnancy and having it not work out while watching people who smoke and drank during no pregnancy have healthy babies so I had a bit of a "what will be will be" attitude. I took my pre-natal vitamins and enjoyed my runny eggs while staying away from the ciggies and booze!
16-11-2014 01:54 #8
I actually have a pregnancy cookbook that has poached eggs in it. My understanding is your eggs can be runny as long as the white is completely cooked and the yolk has gotten hot enough, so poached medium is a good way to accomplish this, the yolk comes out runny in the middle and hard along the edge.
16-11-2014 06:43 #9
I have always followed the guidelines at the time. Over 20 years they have changed to include a lot more b on the no no list. So for first pregnancies I eat deli meat with the last 2 I didn't as that was added to the list.
You need to do what's right for you and your bub. The only one who can make that decision is you.
16-11-2014 09:37 #10Senior Member
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I didn't do raw/runny eggs while pregnant unless they were from my own chooks, when I was pregnant with number 3 there was a massive salmonella outbreak linked to a free range chook farm near my place so I felt quite relieved that I'd been strict.
I did however eat deli meat, seafood and sushi. Wouldn't eat meat unless it was well done because I have no immunity to toxoplasmosis.
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