What Can U Eat

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Karen - May 24

Everytime I read something about pregnancy its like dont drink this or dont eat this. Man I feel like a person in prison sometimes. I to the point that I have to exam every aspect of my food or drink before I consume it. I look at every ingredent then check that it is not harmful. Sometimes I would buy food and domt eat cause I am scared to eat it. I dont eat any find of fish my fears has turn to disgust. Now cheese. What will be next ?

 

stephanie - May 24

Just east as healthy as you can. You can have fish, but in moderation. Don't eat lots of tuna or salmon becuase of increased levels of mercury. Eat what you like, just use common sense. I know how you feel. I was told recently not to drink diet drinks because of aspartaim......but gum, and drinks and other things have it in there. Next thing they say will be not to drink bottled water! lol

 

Heidi - May 24

Eat and drink what you want. I went through that phase during my first trimester and now I eat whatever I want. I ate a lot of tuna because I craved it. My doc said it was safe. I never heard anything about the diet pop either. I drink regular more than diet also.

 

stephanie - May 24

Yep....I LOVE TUNA! It's so good.....I eat it every now and then too. I eat just about what I want also. At least were not eating cat food or dirt! lol

 

Karen - May 24

I know but it seems so fustrating cause I fear that I might eat something that will hurt him. I do try to eat healthy but boy what will be next on the dont eat pregnancy diet ??!

 

Heidi - May 24

My doc said anything in moderation is good. I'm not a soft cheese eater so I don't worry about that. I ate tons of sandwich meat and hot dogs in my first trimester and the stuff sat in my fridge for days and I never had any problems. I drink a pop sometimes. I drink coffee a few mornings a week too. I hate diet pop. Can't stand the taste of it. I quit smoking immediately and wouldn't dare drink alcohol so I figure a little caffiene isn't going to hurt anything. They say anything over like three cans a day is not good. I got caffiene withdrawl headaches a lot too so I had to have a can once in a while. I'm one to only drink half of it anyway and leave the rest sit and get flat!

 

tiffani~edd 11/07/05 - May 24

I know what you mean. The lunch meat one kills me! So does the diet coke. You know, a lot of older people roll their eyes when you tell them about all the forbidden foods, but I bet our miscarriage rates are far lower now then they were in the past. Probably because of these precautions. Cheese is fine to eat, just not the soft cheeses. Fish in moderation is also fine. Relax though, there are plenty of good foods on the approved list. :o)

 

Lynn - May 24

Tiffiani, I totally agree with you! I have had some nasty remarks by people on this site saying that "their mothers ate this stuff & they turned out just fine!" and "don't be rediculous!" But not only are our miscarriage rates MUCH lower than they were 20-30 years ago, so are the stillborn rates ( a complication of lysteria in lunch meats & soft cheeses). Infant mortality rates are significantly lower thanks to the recent guidelines of avoiding SIDS, like the "back to sleep" campaign. I always wonder what some poeple are thinking.. they blatantly ignore the eating guidelines but strictly adhere to the SIDS guidelines.. it doesn't make much sense to me!

 

BBK - May 24

Plenty you can eat. Certain kinds of fish are safe (posting separate message), cereals, lean meats and poultry (cooke them thoroughly), vegetables, eggs, pancakes. Avoid processed foods and diet drinks, or things that are not wholesome in general. You can make natural sodas with juices and seltzer. Cheeses are fine as long as they are pasteurized.

 

BBK - May 24

From the EPA: Avoid altogether: Shark, swordfish, king mackerel, tilefish, tuna steaks, sea ba__s, Gulf Coast oysters, marlin, halibut, pike, walleye, white croaker -- also known as the Pacific croaker -- and largemouth ba__s. ------ No more than one serving a month: Canned tuna, mahi mahi, blue mussel, Eastern oyster, cod, Pollock, Great Lakes salmon, Gulf Coast blue crab, wild Channel catfish, and lake whitefish. --------- One to two servings a week (Safe): Farm-raised trout, farm-raised catfish, shrimp, fish sticks, summer flounder, wild Pacific salmon, croaker -- also known as the Atlantic croaker -- mid-Atlantic blue crab, and haddock.

 

Karen - May 24

Thank you guys for all responds I already read most of these things. It is just that I get so parinod about hurting my baby everything I eat I am thinking is this hurting him. I try to eat as healthy as I can . Minize junk food to 2 a week soda(caffiene free) to 3 times a week and coffee (decaf) to 3 times a week. Try to eat fruits daily and have vegs at everymeal or have a V8 veg juice. I drink lots of water and stick to apple juice, and other natural jucies no surgar. It is just scary sometimes cause I feel like in five years someone is gonna say oh yea what you were doing was wrong. Oh boy !!!

 

tiffani~edd 11/07/05 - May 24

Well said Lynn! And BBK, thanks for the info on fish. I had no idea about Tuna Steaks. Any idea as to the safety of pasteurized feta cheese made in the USA? (I created a thread on this one earlier today)

 

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