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A 28-year-old female asked:

i eat 4/5 slices (in different days) of corned beef halal (chicken with pepper) during my pregnacy and i am with 11 weeks now. it can harm my baby?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michelle Jones singer
Gynecology 38 years experience
No Harm: As long as the meat is cooked completely there will be now problem. You should avoid cold deli meats because it may contain a bacteria call listeriosis.
Dr. Michael Finkelstein
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Probably: not harmful to a child but the salt in the meat may give you fluid retention and hypeertension

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