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

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Dr. Maxine Lingurar
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Maxine Lingurar
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In brief: No

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In brief: No

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