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is it safe for pregnant women to eat velveeta cheese

A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
True: Although not always a danger,uncooked soft cheeses can contain listeria even when pasteurized and it's best not to eat them while pregnant.

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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marianne DiNapoli
7 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
True.: Unpasteurized cheeses, such as brie, feta, and bleu cheese, are not safe to eat during pregnancy because they could contain listeria. This bacteria ca ... Read More
Dr. Bradley Younggren
21 years experience Emergency Medicine
Uncooked/unpasteur.: Unpasteurized cheeses, such as brie, feta, and bleu cheese, are not safe to eat during pregnancy because they could contain listeria. This bacteria ca ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
A/W Dr. Younggren: Avoid soft cheeses blue-veined cheeses; ; mexican-style cheeses. Only drink milk or eat food w milk products that have been pasteurized. You can eat ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
25 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Yes, if pasteurized.: All pasteurized dairy products are safe in pregnancy, including blue cheese (roquefort).
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Sure: There are no cream cheese restrictions in pregnancy.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
perfectly fine: Cheese as part of a balanced diet is ok and mexican cheese can fit into that diet. Mexican cheese is a mixture of several cheeses according to a mexi ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Liza Kunz
Dr. Liza Kunz answered
20 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Yes: Any pasteurized milk cheese is ok. American cheese almost always falls into that category. Check the label.
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Byron Hapner
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: There are different types of blue cheeses, but in general there is a risk of contracting listeriosis from most blue cheeses. It is easiest just to av ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: That is fine.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Grindstaff
37 years experience Addiction Medicine
It should be: i can't see ant reason off hand that would prevent it.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
44 years experience Preventive Medicine
Mixed signals, here: As I imagine you have discovered, this question is a conundrum.General pregnancy advice is to avoid soft, unpasteurized cheeses in pregnancy. While Ka ... Read More
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