Stressing after eating blue cheese

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  1. hols1981

    hols1981 Well-Known Member

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    Caved into my cheese cravings today!
    Ate some saint agur.. Some packs say it's pasteurised but it's blue cheese so not so sure!! Ate a fair bit and now convinced myself that iv got listeria as I'm feeling a bit sick (most people would after that amount of cheese!!) do u think one bout of cheese could hurt... Won't be doing it again thats for sure... Anyone else had any naughty foods, feel so guilty now!!
     
  2. tillzy69

    tillzy69 Well-Known Member

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    I have! Dived into my mothers pate the other night! I know its not good while i'm preggers but OMG I could not resist it! Feel really guilty now though!
     
  3. furbaby

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    I had a snowball as someone (my mother) said it was mostly lemonade and ok and I only ever have alcohol at Christmas in the form of snowballs! But afterwards felt incredibly guilty even though it was only small as bottle had a picture of a pregnant woman crossed out on it (didn't see that!) so feel rotten about it:(

    As for blue cheese I'm sure one dose won't hurt probably best to avoid in the future but we're advised not to eat it as it 'could' contain listeria.

    xxxxx
     
  4. l_maclean

    l_maclean Well-Known Member

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    Don't panic too much. All of thus stuff is fairly relative. I've had prawns, runny eggs and a glass of wine.

    As my friends keep reminding me if all this stuff was totally off limits none of their kids (now in their 30s/40s) would have survived. For example we're told to steer clear of liver cos of vit A, but it used to be recommended for iron.

    You'll feel less panicy further in, but most people on here seem to have eaten something naughty.
    Xxx
     
  5. BabyBrain

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    At the end of the day the warnings are advisory, the risks are our to take if we want even if they are so small. The one thing though that keeps me "good" is that some poor woman had to learn the hard way for it to be recognised, although to be fair I spent most of the first 2 months of my pregnancy pretty much bladdered most of the time it's a wonder this baby knows what way up he is lol

    Saying that, I did have a white wine spritzer with my dinner....non-alcoholic wine tastes like cack and it was Christmas lol xxxxxxxxxx
     
  6. hols1981

    hols1981 Well-Known Member

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    Just actually read that although a blue vein cheese saint agur is pasteurised does that mean it's ok to eat?
     
  7. l_maclean

    l_maclean Well-Known Member

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    Im not 100% sure - but i think the blue bit means its out as well. Its penicillin and favours the development of listeria.

    xxx
     
  8. TORino

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    Hun, please don't worry yourself about it! It's done now and worrying about it isn't going to help you sweetheart.

    FWIW I have eaten many a substance on the 'banned' list. half by accident and half because I wanted to. As far as I know I haven't caused any damage, I really do think the risks are very small.
     
  9. Bee7

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    Don't worry about it hun, i've eaten loads of naughty things while i've been pregnant and like Babybrain, i spent the first month or so of pregnancy (before i knew) boozing like a trooper!

    I had a horrid episode of suspected food poisoning the other week after having a chinese takeaway (no prawns or anything, just egg fried rice, chips, spring rolls etc). I was so ill and panicking like mad that baby would be poorly too, but when i rang the midwife she said 'food poisoning wouldn't affect him'. Which i found a bit odd because if that's the case then why tell us to avoid certain foods in the first place?!

    Anyway, you've done it now and no point worrying. The risks are minimal and i think in the words of Jonny Depp 'they're more like guidelines than rules'. Just don't overdo it and i'm sure you and baby will be fine :) xxx
     
  10. BellaRiven

    BellaRiven Well-Known Member

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    I ate some home made coleslaw yesterday and it was bloody lovely, I have been craving a ham and coleslaw bap and I thought as it's christmas why not :)

    TBH a small amount of something isn;t so bad and in the grand scheme of 9 months what you ate this xmas was a small amount :)

    I am sure it will be fine xxx
     

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