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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

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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I read that your not suppose to eat deli meat while pregnant is that true?

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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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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Is it safe to eat deli meat while pregnant?

Is it safe to eat deli meat while pregnant?

No: From the centers for disease control: "◦do not eat hot dogs, luncheon meats, cold cuts, other deli meats (e.g., bologna), or fermented or dry sausages unless they are heated to an internal temperature of 165°f or until steaming hot just before serving." at http://www. Cdc. Gov/nczved/divisions/dfbmd/diseases/listeriosis/. ...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

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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

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I'm 11 weeks pregnant and wanted to know if it's safe to eat mangolian grill since the meat is sitting out for you to chose and they cook it for you.

I'm 11 weeks pregnant and wanted to know if it's safe to eat mangolian grill since the meat is sitting out for you to chose and they cook it for you.

Yummy: No food is perfectly safe in pregnancy or otherwise. Fortunately, the likelihood of something bad happening as a result of the consumption of well-cleaned, fresh food from a well-run restaurant is very low. In addition, mongolian grill is usually cooked at a high temperature. As long as it's thoroughly cooked, the risks go way down. ...Read more

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I had a positive pregnancy test this morning I'm someone who doesn't like to eat a lot of meet I still eat meat but I per not too. Is there anything I can eat that will give the same nutrition?

I had a positive pregnancy test this morning I'm someone who doesn't like to eat a lot of meet I still eat meat but I per not too. Is there anything I can eat that will give the same nutrition?

Balanced diet: Meat is not essential for a good diet. A diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains and dairy will provide adequate nutrition. To increase protein in your diet you should add tofu, beans, nuts and egg whites. I trust that you are taking pre-natal vitamins, if you were not taking these, do so asap. Keep your appointments with your OB for pre-natal checks. ...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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How much imitation crab meat in sushi is ok to eat while pregnant?

How much imitation crab meat in sushi is ok to eat while pregnant?

Sushi & pregnancy.: Sushi should be avoided during pregnancy for two reasons. (1) risk of bacterial infection complicating the pregnancy. (2) risk of exposure to mercury complicating the pregnancy. Certainly not worth the risk during pregnancy. Cooked sushi or vegetable-only sushi should be fine, but then we'd worry about the person making the sushi having washed his hands after handling raw fish. ...Read more

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11 week pregnancy. Can my wife eat a grilled meat product (beef) such as steak? If yes what is the limitations? Also the recommended cooking method

11 week pregnancy. Can my wife eat a grilled meat product (beef) such as steak? If yes what is the limitations? Also the recommended cooking method

Yes!: Beef is a good protein source, and grilling reduces fat, besides making it delicious! That might be important if she is still nauseous. But the minimal impurities induced by grilling meat are not of concern unless all she eats is grilled beef! What she needs to watch is consumption of certain kinds of fish (mercury). A proper balanced diet and prenatal vit. Are great. No alcohol or tobacco please! ...Read more

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Are 10-15 gr of goji berries per day safe in pregnancy? So far, I've taken this amount every day (i don't eat meat):is my pregnancy (4 month)in danger?

Are 10-15 gr of goji berries per day safe in pregnancy? So far, I've taken this amount every day (i don't eat meat):is my pregnancy (4 month)in danger?

Unknown, prob. Fine: As is often the case, there is little research on this subject. Some people say that goji berries contain betaine (; perhaps other compounds) that can cause miscarriage but if you did not have a miscarriage in the first 3 months it is unlikely now. Others recommend 10 gr/day- see http://www. Thesuperfoods. Net/goji-berry/should-you-take-goji-berries-during-pregnancy
i think you should not worry! ...Read more

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Developed so many food allergies during last pregnancy (1yr ago) now I can't hardly eat anything but meat-could these go away if I got pregnant again?

Developed so many food allergies during last pregnancy (1yr ago) now I can't hardly eat anything but meat-could these go away if I got pregnant again?

More details: I am not aware of pregnancy creating food allergies and wonder what your reactions have been and to which foods. If you had severe morning sickness during the pregnancy, the reactions to food now may well be psychological. Consult an allergist if you want this problem resolved. ...Read more

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I am 19 weeks pregnant. I didn't eat much vege, meat, milk in the last 10 days (was sick). Will baby be impacted due to lack of certain nutrition?

I am 19 weeks pregnant. I didn't eat much vege, meat, milk in the last 10 days (was sick). Will baby be impacted due to lack of certain nutrition?

I doubt it: The impact of your daily nutritional choices/experiences are buffered by the placenta & your body. The baby gets to extract their needs from your system to the point your bones can be stripped of calcium if you don't consume enough. As long as your general health is good, you should look at eating as a way to restore what baby will take from your body. ...Read more

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She is 22weeks pregnant & too weak she had never didn't eat fish milk meat fruits now she feels to MCH pain at uper side of hips n lower side of chest?

She is 22weeks pregnant & too weak she had never didn't eat fish milk meat fruits now she feels to MCH pain at uper side of hips n lower side of chest?

Doctor: It sounds like you're worried your wife or girlfriend may be malnourished. The best you can do is take her to the doctor and have her checked out. If she has nutritional deficits, hopefully they'll be able to diagnose that. As well, she needs an exam to she why she is having this pain you describe. Please see that she gets medical care asap. ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat 1500 calories during pregnancy since I'm overweight and my new diet is healthy (lean meats, veggies, fruits, whole-grains)?

Is it safe to eat 1500 calories during pregnancy since I'm overweight and my new diet is healthy (lean meats, veggies, fruits, whole-grains)?

Depends: It depends on your current weight and the level of obesity. You should talk to your Ob about it. As long as you take in the essential vitamins and have a good mix of diet choices, you should be fine. I applaud you in taking the initiative to maintain your weight during this critical time of your life.

Best Wishes
Dr M ...Read more

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I'm 4 months pregnant. What will happen to my baby if I ate way too much meat?

I'm 4 months pregnant. What will happen to my baby if I ate way too much meat?

Doubt any impact: If you eat great quantities of any food, your body sorts out the nutrition issues & baby extracts what it needs, no more & no less. There is no toxic effect of meat that I know of, although too much of anything can cause excessive weight gain. ...Read more

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Are there precautions I should take before eating meat while I'm pregnant?

Are there precautions I should take before eating meat while I'm pregnant?

Yes: Make sure any meat you eat is cooked thoroughly. This doesn't have to mean everything is burned beyond belief however. We generally recommend medium at restaurants to make sure it is cooked. ...Read more

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Today my wife had 2 and half pieces of kebab and I think meet was bit raw as she is 12 week pregnant...is there any problem to baby to have raw meat?

Today my wife had 2 and half pieces of kebab and I think meet was bit raw as she is 12 week pregnant...is there any problem to baby to have raw meat?

Raw meat: There is no issue with the baby. If the meat is not well cooked then the possibility of having food poisoning is there. If its a reputable place and you have eaten there before then it should not be an issue. ...Read more

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I know my pregnant wife should avoid cold lunch meat but what about beef jerky?

I know my pregnant wife should avoid cold lunch meat but what about beef jerky?

She should avoid: All smoked/salted meats during pregnancy. She should also avoid Klonopin, (clonazepam) as the baby can be born with a benzo addiction, which is very hard to come off...I would also recommend testing and treatment for MTHFR 677 & 1298 genotypes. Treatment is L-methylfolate, P5P, and methylcobalamin--all natural. Could explain Mom's anxiety and help! ...Read more

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Will lunch meat I ate before realizing I was pregnant have negative effects on my baby?

Will lunch meat I ate before realizing I was pregnant have negative effects on my baby?

Not likely.: The main concern with lunch meat is infection with listeria, a bacteria which can cause miscarriage. It can cause miscarriage but if you are fine at this point you do not have to do anything. This infection is quite rare! I just recommend avoiding deli meats for the remainder of your pregnancy. ...Read more

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I ate raw meat in early pregnancy because at that time I still don't know that im pregnant. Is that fine?

I ate raw meat in early pregnancy because at that time I still don't know that im pregnant. Is that fine?

Likely ok: Usually the issue with raw meat has to do with things such as parasites and infections that can make you sick enough to cause an issue with the pregnancy. While I wouldn't keep up this dietary practice, chances are everything will be fine. ...Read more

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I am 11weeks + 6 days pregnant and just ate a 3" turkey lunch meat sandwich, without thinking. Should I be worried?

I am 11weeks + 6 days pregnant and just ate a 3" turkey lunch meat sandwich, without thinking. Should I be worried?

No: Unless there is something else in the sandwich, which you didn't mention there should be no ill effects. ...Read more