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Moldy Cheese While Pregnant
I'm 31 weeks pregnant and found mold on my sharp cheddar cheese block. Can I safely consume the non moldy parts?
Yes: Yes, it is usually safe to eat non-moldy cheese. ...Read more
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
Yes: For a pregnant woman, the parmesan cheese that she usually eats without problems, is also safe to eat during pregnancy. Parmesan is a "hard" cheese and has little risk for carrying listeria bacteria. Some of the "soft" cheeses, especially those that are not processed and not prepackaged, are more risky. It's best to avoid unpasteurized cheese and other unpasteurized dairy products. ...Read more
You should avoid the following when pregnant:
uncooked meat, fish and poultry. Unpasteurized dairy, fruit and vegetable juices. Raw sprouts.
Note that ham and cheese hot pockets are not on this list. You may eat them. ...Read more
Ham and cheese: The answer to your question is "yes, you can". ...Read more
Heat: Cooking does kill listeria, so if cheese was cooked at high enough heat, you should be okay. ...Read more
Public health: That is a question for your local public health officials. We cannot possibly know if there have been any health concerns at that restaurant. ...Read more
It should be: I can't see ant reason off hand that would prevent it. ...Read more
Pregnant and halfway through eating at restaurant saw sandwich had melted blue cheese...is this bad?
No problem: It should not be an issue. If you ill see your doctor. ...Read more
I been eating grilled cheese sandwiches like everyday it's seems to be the only thing I like is it okay for me to eat a lot of cheese while pregnant?
Yes: First of all the entire country of greece seems to have no problems with eating feta and having babies. The issue with soft cheeses is not the cheese per se but that soft cheese may be made from unpasteurized milk and that can be linked to listeria infection. Most cheese in america is made from pasteurized dairy including feta. In addition, listeria can grow in any spoiled food, not just dairy. ...Read more
Yes: Any pasteurized milk cheese is ok. American cheese almost always falls into that category. Check the label. ...Read more
Yes: Should be safer than other soft cheese types ...Read more
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 avoid all of these types during pregnancy.
Here is a reference: http://www. Babycentre. Co.Uk/x3175/is-it-safe-to-eat-cheese-during-pregnancy. ...Read more
Yeast vaginitis: Curdy cheese like discharge associated with vaginal itching and redness is a sign of vaginal yeast infection. ...Read more
Pasteurized?: If the cheese is pasteurized, then it doesn't matter what form the cheese is in, the key question is pasteurization. Check the label and if it is, you should be okay. Best of luck. ...Read more
Molds consist of airborn spores and spreading forms (hyphae) growing on surfaces. Several species are black including stachybotrys and aspergillus. Black mold ingestion has been associated with a toxic syndrome with brain and blood disorders. Most patients do not ingest black mold so the correlation with their ...Read more