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Old 10-10-2012, 07:52 AM   #31
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hehe. I think we'd get a long really well. I taught a baby care class and one of the moms heard me mention raw milk. She pulled me aside afterwards and asked me if I had had raw milk throughout my pregnancy. I told her yes and found out that we actually use the same farmer, lol. She had been afraid to tell the midwife because she didn't know how she'd react! But I filled out the diet survey that the midwife asked me to and made it clear that raw milk, sushi, and raw egg yolks are a steady source of nutrition for me. She just commended me for staying away from processed foods, and that was the end of that.

And seriously that whole "no ceasar dressing" thing is way outdated. Really, how many resaurants make their own dressing? Tell me where they are so that I can eat there!
hahaha we are so on the same page. I suspect there atre a lot of moms who eat real food in the closet for fear of judgment. I was fully pregnant and drinking red wine at a restaurant once, and a woman came up to me and I thought "oh no, here we go." Turns out she was a midwife and she wanted to THANK me for drinking wine in public! I felt so European. I wish I knew where to get raw milk locally. When I was preggers all I could eat when sick was cold cereal and I always had the thickest whole milk whole foods carried. Mmm. Oh, and I totally make my own Cesar salad dressing, and did while pregnant! Coddled egg yolk, anchovies and all! Is so much better than that jarred stuff.

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Old 10-11-2012, 11:29 AM   #33
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Re: Foods on the no-no list during pregnancy.

I have to say I'm extremely jealous of those who can get raw milk locally. NONE in my state

That said, I haven't changed much about my diet either. I've had sushi and some lunchmeat (didn't eat a ton prior) and med rare steak. I've had a few sips of wine and a few sips of DH's beer (we brew our own and love the microbrews). About the only thing I don't do now is much coffee. It tastes very bitter to me right now.
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Old 10-11-2012, 11:46 AM   #34
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That's correct.

That said, I didn't follow the guidelines. I ate rare steak, over easy eggs, and sushi all the time.

I don't remember where it was, but some country recently advised pregnant women to avoid all raw veggies as well (in response to the spinach/ecoli thing). I think the guidelines have gone WAY TO FAR. They assume pregnant women aren't capable of any kind of risk assessment... so they make black and white rules that cater to the lowest common denominator/worst case scenario. Drives me bonkers. But, I guess the guidelines can't exactly say that fresh fish you caught this morning is okay raw, but sushi from the Quik-E Mart isn't... apparently that's too confusing.

Sorry for the rant. This is one of my pet peeves. All this was just to say, eat what you like how you like. Stick to whole foods as often as possible. Don't get drunk/do drugs/play with mercury thermometers and you'll probably be just fine.
I totally agree.

I think most guidelines are to cater to the people with the least amount of common sense. Common sense gets you pretty far.

We can't outlaw everything that has ever killed any person or their baby. If we did, all of a sudden you'd have pregnant women everywhere having to use motorized chairs, wearing helmets and steel-toed boots, eating nothing but grains and drinking only triple-purified water that has been boiled three times.

Just use common sense and moderation.
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