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Is it safe for pregnant women to eat deli meat and sausage? Thanks!

Is it safe for pregnant women to eat deli meat and sausage? Thanks!

Probably not wise: These meats contain a great deal of salt and fat which is not healthy . They can potentially lead to some complications with the pregnacy. ...Read more

Dr. James Dukelow
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When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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I read that your not suppose to eat deli meat while pregnant is that true?

Deli meats: Avoid deli meats, pate, unpasteurized milk & imported soft cheeses (listeria) ** things made with raw eggs (salmonella)** . Avoid alcohol (fetal alcohol syndrome) ** avoid high caffeine in beverages (^ miscarriage rate in some studies)**raw meat (coliform bacteria, toxoplasmosis, & salmonella)** & fish high in mercury. ...Read more

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Is there any deli meat for a sandwich that you can eat at 7 months pregnant?

Is there any deli meat for a sandwich that you can eat at 7 months pregnant?

Sure: Just avoid the very salty meats that may rise your blood pressure, etc. Sliced turkey deli meat is always a healthy alternative. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat deli meat while pregnant?

Is it safe to eat deli meat while pregnant?

Generally yes: If it is safe enough for you to eat when you are not pregnant, there is no reason to exclude deli meet when you are. ...Read more

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At 7 months pregnant should I be concerned about listeria? I want to eat deli meat but don't want to pug baby at risk

At 7 months pregnant should I be concerned about listeria? I want to eat deli meat but don't want to pug baby at risk

Cook it: The best idea with deli meat (and i realize that it doesn't sound appetizing at all times!) is to heat your deli meat. Problems for listeria do lessen with advancing gestational age, but can still occur, so be safe. Best wishes for pregnancy! ...Read more

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Can i eat lunch meat since im pregnant i've been eating it and haven't had any problems but some people are saying its bad

Can i eat lunch meat since im pregnant i've been eating it and haven't had any problems but some people are saying its bad

There : There are a lot of things to avoid when pregnant, and other things you specifically should take, like prenatal vitamins. Lunch meats are not in either category, though some people suggest that you avoid tuna because of a concern for elevated levels of mercury in tuna meat. ...Read more

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I ate a sandwich it was a cold cut but heated I'm 38weeks and I ate lunch meat is my baby okay? Why can't we eat lunch meat while pregnant?I'm worried

I ate a sandwich it was a cold cut but heated I'm 38weeks and I ate lunch meat is my baby okay? Why can't we eat lunch meat while pregnant?I'm worried

Probably;listeriosis: if the cold cuts were heated until they were "steaming hot" you have no reason to worry. Unheated lunch meats MAY contain listeria, a bacteria that causes listeriosis, an infection that pregnant women are more susceptible to. But know that most lunch meat does not have listeria, so you're probably OK if not well-heated but don't risk again: http://www.newkidscenter.com/Deli-Meat-While-Pregnant.htm ...Read more

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Is it ok to eat lunch meat during pregnancy?

Is it ok to eat lunch meat during pregnancy?

NOT SAFE unless...: Most lunch meats contain nitrites, a chemical that crosses the placenta & increases a baby's risk of brain tumors! see http://www.Livestrong.Com/article/344031-sodium-nitrite-pregnancy/ & http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/8824361 you may find nitrite-free lunch meats but i strongly advise eating only organic meats when pregnant: http://www.Ncbhttp://drrandybaker.Com/2013/04/22/organic-food-diet/. ...Read more