What can't i do?

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  1. Lou12

    Lou12 Well-Known Member

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    Hi all,

    My first time pregnant and very early days, and a bit confused about the dos and don't's. So I'd appreciate any advice you can offer on what I can't eat and drink any more please?

    For example - should I have eaten that piece of cheesecake I had last night? It was a lovely white chocolate and raspberry one, and I was halfway through it when I thought - oh bugger I seem to remember something about cheese... so I left the rest!!! haha.

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  2. nikki8092

    nikki8092 Well-Known Member

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    Cheesecake is safe. It is cheese like brie, goats cheese and blue cheese to avoid. Also no no to pate. Cured meats unless cooked. Fresh home made mayo because of the raw egg. erm... cant think of anything else at mo xx
     
  3. leesey

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    Store bought cheesecake will be fine, it's just home made stuff that might be raw or unpasteurised or something!

    Anything raw or unpasteurised sums it up, raw meat, raw fish, blue cheese, etc.

    Also obviously alcohol, most women cut out caffeine but I'm just cutting down to two cups a day which is a safe amount, normal cheese is fine, as is well known brands of soft cheese like Dairylea and Laughing Cow.

    Erm can't think of anything else!
     
  4. leesey

    leesey Well-Known Member

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    Sorry nikki totally stepped on your post there, didn't see it before I posted!! xx
     
  5. Lou12

    Lou12 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Nikki and leesey - I really regret not eating all of that cheesecake now lol - it was delicious!
     
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  6. nikki8092

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    lol leesey we must have been posting same time :)
     
  7. Naomi D

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    Runny eggs is also a no-no, and I've heard that nutmeg and some other spices can bring on uterine contractions in large amounts, but I think a little bit is fine :)
     
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    Hi hunni avoid liver too i was told, too much vitamin a, no more than 3 tins of tuna per week, no prawns/shellfish

    (personally i did/do eat a runny egg now and then mw said long as its not too many and theyre in date should be fine)

    Hope that helps xxx
     
  9. Lou12

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    I do love a runny egg now and then - though when I try to soft boil it, it always seems to come out hard! lol I honestly used to be able to boil an egg!
     
  10. nikki8092

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    You can have prawn/shellfish as long as they are cooked, but who would eat them raw anyway(yack).
    Also NHS have said sushi is safe to eat as the fish is normally frozen prior to being used but i wouldnt eat that anyway makes me gag. Also be careful with undercooked meat xx
     
  11. Dragonfly Fi

    Dragonfly Fi Well-Known Member

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    No parsley
    No runny egg
    No unpasterized mayo
    No ibuprofen
    Limit caffine
     
  12. Maria1977

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    Yeah store bought cheesecake is ok, not home made!

    Only 1 (I think) can of tuna a week because of the mercury levels or something
    Think mayo is out? Can't remember, but I'm sure my mw said something about mayo

    You're supposed to cook red meat thoroughly so no rare steaks, although I think the bacteria live on teh outside not the in so as long as you sear the outsides well you should be ok with a bit of medium/rare.

    If you google there is probably a list out there somewhere xxxxxx
     
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    As above :)

    Also some teas are out like raspberry, blackcurrant etc so I am told :( booooo

    I am really craving a ham and coleslaw bap from our lovcal sandwich shop but they make the coleslaw with homemade mayo grrrrr, guess where I am sending hubby once Bug is born :)
     
  14. nikki8092

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    Thin there is a list on nhs website too hun xx
     
  15. Lou12

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    Thanks everyone, I appreciate it.

    On the caffeine - I've already bought decaf haha :) Can't do without my cuppa!!!
     
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    Why no parsley Fi? I've only just gone and put some on my vegetables for seasoning?!!

    Edit: no wait, it was thyme :lol:
     
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    Something about uterine contractions...

    Oh and no booze or cigarettes in case you were planning a night out on the town lol
     
  18. nikki8092

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    I read it was only parsley tea that you should avoid, same with sage tea. But its ok to use dry and fresh parsley in cooking? xx
     
  19. Dragonfly Fi

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    Oh, cool... Bring on the parsley lol
     
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    parsley is ok for cooking, but not to drink hundreds of cups of tea made with it :p but you can use it for cooking as the amounts are very small when used for seasoning.
     

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