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Old 02-18-2003, 04:23 PM   #1
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Question About What To & What Not To Eat During Pregnancy

Hi girls,

Is anyone else having problems figuring out what to and what not to eat during pregnancy.

It seems like everything is bad for you.

For example - I love tuna sandwiches. Actually, I had a wonderful herb crusted mahi mahi dinner on Saturday night and a huge tuna sandwich on Sunday...and come to find out they are both not good to eat.

Jeesh - am I the only one having a hard time with this?

Best,
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Old 02-18-2003, 04:45 PM   #2
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Re: Question About What To & What Not To Eat During Pregnancy

This is driving me crazy too. I was craving a ham sandwich this weekend, but I heard that a preservative in lunchmeats was bad for the baby. I also hear that mint tea is a no no. I could go for a tuna sandwich too... Maybe moderation is the solution. I can't imagine a tuna sandwich every once in awhile is going to do any harm.

 
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Old 02-18-2003, 04:53 PM   #3
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Re: Question About What To & What Not To Eat During Pregnancy

Hey ladies,

Don't freak out too much about what not to eat! I had a few things I asked my doc about including tuna and she pretty much almost laughed at me.

I made a call to another nurse and she said as long as you have 12 ounces or less a week it's o.k. Also lunchmeat is o.k. if it is packaged - Oscar Mayer, and all those sealed. Just don't eat the stuff you buy in the deli. Which leaves out Subway too. But at Subway I still get the hot sandwiches - like Chicken Teriyaki.

It's easy to get carried away with all the info out there. Just be sensible - don't eat red meat unless all the pink is gone, don't eat raw fish.

Please don't eat laundry soap!!! LOL I have heard pregnant women get weird cravings, but when I heard that one on the net once I was in shock!!

Years ago no one knew what to eat and what not to and they still had healthy babies. If you follow some of the lists all you would eat is ice, maybe.

If there is something in particular you are concerned about and really like to eat just make a bit of a list and ask your doc or call them if you'd like any assurance.

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Old 02-18-2003, 05:07 PM   #4
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Re: Question About What To & What Not To Eat During Pregnancy

I agree... babies have been being born for a long time even before research. That was my doc's philosophy. Also, he said there is an amino acid in fish that is great for brain development and function. That's why some doc's and scientists call is "brain food." The only thing my doctor has told me not to eat is too much caffeine and undercooked meat (common sense). Some women also have a big problem with shellfish during pregnancy. I think all the "research" out there makes everyone too paranoid. Women's bodies are equipped to make babies and have been doing it since the beginning of time when people were killing wild game and roasting it over open fires. The last few years they act like we've stumbled on to something new here, and that the health of our babies is hanging by the thinnest of threads that we could easily snap by taking a hot bath, drinking a cup of coffee, or eating a tuna sandwich. It's no wonder women are so guilt ridden when something goes wrong with the baby.
Well, sorry guys, but that was my vent for the day. This whole subject has really peeved me lately!!!!

 
Old 02-18-2003, 05:18 PM   #5
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Re: Question About What To & What Not To Eat During Pregnancy

I totally agree Siren!!! It's amazing the more we "find out" the worse it is for us!! Just use your common sense and your body will help you with the rest!! Even with the hot water issue your body will tell you when you are getting too hot because you will start to get uncomfortable. It is good to be smart, but not paranoid! So here's to peace and just be smart and you will be just fine!!

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Old 02-18-2003, 06:48 PM   #6
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Re: Question About What To & What Not To Eat During Pregnancy

Hi girls,

Thanks for input!

I just talked to my ever-supportive dad regarding this whole food dilema and his reponse..."Krissy, women have been getting pregnant for thousands of years and eating raw meet with dirt on it. You eat whatever you want - most of the information out there is just horse****."

Well thank you Daddy M.D. I, of course, will be a little more cautious than daddy suggests - however, he's got a point.

Best,
Kris

 
Old 02-18-2003, 07:18 PM   #7
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Re: Question About What To & What Not To Eat During Pregnancy

Ok - let me try this again...

I meant to say -

Thanks for THE input!

....and his reSponse.

...raw meAt.

Jeez - I type so fast I sound illiterate.

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Old 02-18-2003, 10:01 PM   #8
 
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Re: Question About What To & What Not To Eat During Pregnancy

Avoid soft cheeses...such as feta...I read this in a pregnancy mag...I also avoid all soda products...have extra orange juice...I heard it is suppost to enhance the baby's learing in the future.

 
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