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pregnant diet

Ok sometimes I feel like there are so many rules to stick to when it comes to a diet for pregnant women. I have a couple questions. I know lunch meat is too be avoided unless it is heated up because of listeria. But is that the same for chicken?


Could I order a salad with chicken in it at a place like Corner Bakery/ Panera? Some sites say to not eat precooked chicken. I am not sure if they actually cook the chicken at the resturaunt. The chicken isn't hot on the salad.


What about ricotta? Can I have that in pasta or is that considered a soft cheese?


Can I eat Feta as long as it is pasturized?


What about hot dogs, pancetta? Can I eat these as long as they are cooked?


Looking for some clarification.

Posted on September 3, 2011 at 8:09 am
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lol one more....what about edamame? Is that safe?


I googled it one and I came across this website said soy in general may be dangerous. I don't know what to believe?! I feel stupid calling my dr.s nursse all the time.

Posted on September 3, 2011 at 8:11 am
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I guess the best thing to do is read the package to see if it's pasteurized. Any type of cheese that says this should be safe.


As far as lunchmeat, I'm still a little confused myself. I lived on sub sandwiches with my oldest as I craved them all the time, and I never had a problem. I read something that said your immune system is compromised in the last trimester so you're more likely to get listeria. It's still a really slim risk. 1600 cases a year in the entire US and 17% of those are pregnant women. This is also assuming that all non pregnant people actually go to the doctor and report the infection. I guess if you're really concerned just avoid all possible risky foods. I think that would include a salad with chicken on it as it's precooked.

Posted on September 3, 2011 at 10:27 am
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My dr said lunch/deli meat is fine as long as you zap it, so at subway she said to get it toasted...she didn't say anything to me about chicken, but she did tell me to avoid hotdogs through my entire pregnancy. She said they will never get fully cooked unless you burn them. She also told me I can buy pretty much any cheese at the grocery store because they use pasteurized milk even the soft cheeses. And she told me caffeine is fine after the first tri!!!
Posted on September 4, 2011 at 4:14 am
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Thanks for the help ladies!

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