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what types of cheese are you allowed and not allowed to eat?

i just found out sunday that i am pregnant and my first appointment isn't for two weeks. so until then, i have no clue what i can and can't eat or drink. for instance, what types of chhese are you allowed to eat and not eat (examples)?

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Asked by samantha21385 at 1:00 PM on Feb. 11, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • You should avoid un-pasteurized cheeses.

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:14 PM on Feb. 11, 2009

  • thats what i heard but what exactly are pasteurized and unpasteurized?

    Answer by samantha21385 at 1:15 PM on Feb. 11, 2009

  • The cheese will say on the package if it is pasteurized. Google unpasteurized cheeses. Stay away from Sushi. There are certain lunch meats you're supposed to avoid but can't remember.

    Best bet, google...foods not to eat while pregnant.

    Answer by fairy_fan at 1:21 PM on Feb. 11, 2009

  • congrats!! I'm pregnant as well. Raw meat such as sushi, seafood, rare or uncooked beef, or poultry because of the risk of contamination with coliform bacteria, toxoplasmosis, and salmonella.
    Raw eggs, or foods containing raw egg such as Caesar dressing, mayonnaise, homemade ice cream or custard, unpasteurized eggnog, or Hollandaise sauce because raw eggs may be contaminated with salmonella.
    Soft cheese such as blue cheese, feta, Brie, Camambert, and Latin-American soft white cheeses such as queso blanco and queso fresco because they may harbor harmful bacteria.
    Fish containing accumulated levels of mercury in their fatty tissues such as shark, swordfish, king mackerel, tilefish. When a pregnant woman consumes large amounts of mercury, her baby may suffer brain damage resulting in developmental delays (for example, delays in learning to walk or talk).

    Answer by fatima_reed23 at 1:35 PM on Feb. 11, 2009


    Answer by fatima_reed23 at 1:37 PM on Feb. 11, 2009

  • FOODS TO AVOID:Hot dogs and luncheon meats: This includes deli ham, turkey, bologna, and salami. They are fine to eat if they have been reheated until steaming hot. These foods are prone to Listeria monocytogenes, a bacteria that causes listeriosis, which may result in miscarriage, stillbirth, or other serious health problems. (YOU NEED TO MAKE SURE IT IS VERY HOT) Unpasteurized juices: Juices such as cider purchased from roadside stands, at farms, or in stores can be prone to germs, including E. coli. Check the label to be sure juice is pasteurized. Raw vegetable sprouts: The FDA says sprouts are not a good idea for anyone, especially pregnant women who are more susceptible to the health effects of the germs sprouts possess. Examples of raw vegetable sprouts are alfalfa sprouts, clover, RADISHES, and mung bean.

    Answer by fatima_reed23 at 1:40 PM on Feb. 11, 2009

  • My doctor told me not to eat the white mexican cheese that they use for dip in mexican restaurants because it's not pasteurized

    Answer by lunamuse89 at 3:09 PM on Feb. 11, 2009

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