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Harm To Baby Eating Undercooked Meat
Food in Pregnancy: One of the biggest concerns during pregnancy is a bacteria called listeria that is often found in unpasteurized cheeses and spoiled foods. If you have symptoms you should go to your doctor immediately. Even if no symptoms, you should be getting routine obstetrical care and should discuss your eating the spoiled food. A useful resource is: http://www.Cdc.Gov/pregnancy/infections-listeria.Html. ...Read more
Anisakiasis: Anisakiasis is the principal "worm" infestation of the stomach, caused by ingesting anisakis larvae in raw or undercooked fish. Within a few hours, there is severe upper abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting (relieved after endoscopic removal of worm). As you know, raw fish (sushi, sashimi) are increasingly popular--choose carefully your source of fish (farm raised, not wild caught) & food preparer. ...Read more
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Sushi contamination: People can get food poisoning from any fish that isn't fresh, just like they can get it from any food left out too long. Raw fish can also carry parasites, like raw meat can. That's why we learned to cook foods, one has to presume. Just googling sushi safety brings up salmonella and botulism reports. http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2011/10/27/2-investigators-is-your-sushi-safe/. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Heat: Cooking does kill listeria, so if cheese was cooked at high enough heat, you should be okay. ...Read more
Probably: just the opposite if it is bad due to bacterial /parasite contamination it will give you severe diarrhea and you may rapidly dehydrate. If you don't diagnose the infection and treat it as well as hydrate it you may subsequently develop constipation after the infection has passed. ...Read more
Occ.,get safer types: Good question. Tuna is relatively high in mercury which can be dangerous for developing babies so authorities advise limiting albacore to 6 ounces per week.However,other types of tuna like skipjack/ chuck light have less mercury. I recommend everyone who eats canned tuna get Safe Catch brand which is certified to have relatively low mercury.See https://safecatch.com and http://tinyurl.com/jmm9ur6 ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I would say it is: unhealthy due to the amount of salt/brine that is used as well as any spice/preservatives for packaging purposes. You would have to convince me very well to eat canned tuna instead of fresh tuna, though I understand they are used for different purposes in cooking. Any extra salt is detrimental to our blood vessels and promotes hypertension, stroke, and heart attacks. ...Read more
Not related: If a person has no problems drinking milk before eating fish or while eating fish, then she should have no problems drinking milk after eating fish. The milk and the fish should not have any unusual interactions. ...Read more
Not recommended: I would avoid it as there have been contaminates such as mercury that has been found in raw rice. That, along with possible gastrointestinal infections, i would avoid it, but that's more personal opinion rather than outright, proven rule. If you do eat raw rice, cleanse and rinse very well. I hope this helps and best of luck with the pregnancy! ...Read more
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