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I am 21 weeks pregnant & ate two pieces of watermelon that expired yesterday & the water was slimy. Will my baby be okay? Will I get food poisoning?
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Baby is insulated
The fetus is protected from many of your health issues by the placental barrier and bag of waters.
Only illnesses that have a blood born phase like a flu, measles, blood poisoning could gain access to baby through the blood entering the placenta. Illnesses you might get like food poisoning, that remain within the gut, or other regional areas like a sinus infection, will not get to baby.

In brief: Baby is insulated
The fetus is protected from many of your health issues by the placental barrier and bag of waters.
Only illnesses that have a blood born phase like a flu, measles, blood poisoning could gain access to baby through the blood entering the placenta. Illnesses you might get like food poisoning, that remain within the gut, or other regional areas like a sinus infection, will not get to baby.
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