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Old 10-09-2012, 06:50 AM   #41
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The problem (for me) with this line of thinking is that it just starts to make me neurotic after awhile. Like the beef example, or e. coli in the spinach...anything could be contaminated, and so what do I eat without feeling guilty or scared? I've had a miscarriage too, and maybe this isn't typical, but it didn't matter what I ate, I still ran through every possible thing that could have been my fault. I'm not saying no rules our no changes in diet when I'm pregnant, but I can't go down the "what if" road, and I'm very comfortable that we all draw our lines in different places.
This is exactly true. I try not to go down the "what if's" road when it comes to food in pregnancy either, which is why I said I don't change a lot about my diet. But, unfortunately, on this particular issue, I read a story a while back about a pregnant woman who contracted listeria and her baby died. I usually stay away from those articles and threads online, but I read it in an office and it really stuck with me. So, on this one, I can't help but think "what if?" I can almost guarantee that if I hadn't read that I wouldn't worry at all about it. It's kind of annoying to me actually.

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What is wrong with eating Caesar salad?
I'm not sure, but I'm thinking she is thinking about the anchovies in most Caesar dressing. I've never thought about that and eat Caesar without a second thought. I don't like Caesar that has a strong anchovy flavor though. Plus, I don't like any fish or seafood at all.

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Old 10-09-2012, 06:59 AM   #42
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What is wrong with eating Caesar salad?
Caesar in restaurants often has raw eggs in it.
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Old 10-09-2012, 07:17 AM   #43
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Re: The reason behind no sandwich meat.

I guess I'm a terrible Mom then. I eat a homemade Turkey wrap nearly every day. With the GD diet what I can eat is restricted enough.

My MW has seen ONE case of Listeria ever. In a woman whose DH owned a Subway.
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Old 10-09-2012, 07:32 AM   #44
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This is how I feel.

My midwife sorta made fun of me for following all the rules but I couldn't get past feeling like this.
That is really sad. No one should EVER be made fun of for trying to protect their children, and ESPECIALLY not by a healthcare provider.

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The problem (for me) with this line of thinking is that it just starts to make me neurotic after awhile. Like the beef example, or e. coli in the spinach...anything could be contaminated, and so what do I eat without feeling guilty or scared? I've had a miscarriage too, and maybe this isn't typical, but it didn't matter what I ate, I still ran through every possible thing that could have been my fault. I'm not saying no rules our no changes in diet when I'm pregnant, but I can't go down the "what if" road, and I'm very comfortable that we all draw our lines in different places.
YES to the bolded.
And as far as the other types of food poisoning, I don't think other types have been shown to be so harmful to an unborn baby like listeria. So that's why it is singled out.

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This is exactly true. I try not to go down the "what if's" road when it comes to food in pregnancy either, which is why I said I don't change a lot about my diet. But, unfortunately, on this particular issue, I read a story a while back about a pregnant woman who contracted listeria and her baby died. I usually stay away from those articles and threads online, but I read it in an office and it really stuck with me. So, on this one, I can't help but think "what if?" I can almost guarantee that if I hadn't read that I wouldn't worry at all about it. It's kind of annoying to me actually.
I guess I'm similar on this, when I was pregnant with DD, my OB office had a patient lose a 37 week pregnancy from listeria.

A roast beef sub was my first meal after I got home from delivering DD, and that was the best sandwitch I've ever eaten!
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Old 10-09-2012, 08:16 AM   #45
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Re: The reason behind no sandwich meat.

I ate nitrite free lunch meat every day during my pregnancy! I heated it when the sandwich was made (the night before) and then reheated it when I ate it for lunch!
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Old 10-09-2012, 01:22 PM   #46
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That is really sad. No one should EVER be made fun of for trying to protect their children, and ESPECIALLY not by a healthcare provider!
oh, it's alright. We became friends and it was after I had the baby and she was just commenting on how I was a just obsessed with following the rules.
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Old 10-09-2012, 01:43 PM   #47
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I asked my OB about it when I was preg with #1--he laughed at me. I've been eating lunch meat ever since.
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I just think
It's odd how deli
Meat is the evil one.. BUT you can get this from many other avenues. Including ur own leftovers. Produce!!! Do you wash everything incredibly well??!!

http://www.babycenter.com/0_listerio...9528.bc?page=2

It's not just deli meat. Yet, so many focus on that. I do my best to follow the guidelines but am not obsessive about anything.
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Well that's true. The last lysteria outbreak I know of was on spinach.
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The last one I heard about was on cantaloupe, I've actually never even heard of one from deli meat.
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