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did you eat fresh deli meat while preg?

I know you're not supposed to eat packaged deli meats and processed meat (although my doctor never bothered to mention it, i heard it from friends. Frustrating!) but did any of you eat fresh deli meat? Because my doctor isn't overly helpful, I'm not sure what is okay and what to be staying away from!

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Asked by xxluvya at 3:49 PM on Oct. 19, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • Honestly, I had both. I didn't know about the packaged for a long time either. Fresh should be totally fine as far as I know.

    Answer by Nika75 at 3:51 PM on Oct. 19, 2009

  • if its fresh its okay..if its been opened and put in the fridge you should heat it in the microwave to kill the bacteria

    Answer by DomoniqueWS at 3:52 PM on Oct. 19, 2009

  • I did, but I cooked the meat in a pan first, then just made a hot sandwich.

    Answer by tabc531 at 4:17 PM on Oct. 19, 2009

  • I ate both, too. I figured the risk of me getting listeria or whatever was lower than the risk of me getting in a car accident and no one tells you not to ride in a car while you're pregnant.

    Answer by Christina807 at 4:20 PM on Oct. 19, 2009

  • yeah i ate it

    you're not supposed to

    but you're not supposed to do a lot of things.

    Answer by staciandababy at 4:28 PM on Oct. 19, 2009

  • its :

    If you buy packaged, then your fine.
    If you buy from deli or sub shop, it needs to be warmed up.


    Answer by Anonymous at 5:24 PM on Oct. 19, 2009

  • yup. just heat your sandwich piping hot and enjoy every bite.

    Answer by tabbykat6802 at 5:43 PM on Oct. 19, 2009

  • My midwife never said anything to me about it, but they told me at WIC to heat up all of my lunchmeat. I still eat it cold, but just not as often. Sometimes a turkey sandwhich is just REALLY good lol. I htink with everything as long as you don't over do it will be ok. I wouldn't eat it everyday, but I don't think once a week or less can be that bad.

    Answer by jedwards2009 at 8:29 PM on Oct. 19, 2009

  • I ate Subway all the time and my babies were fine!

    Answer by BrTupac at 2:55 AM on Oct. 20, 2009

  • ate it all the time. my son is fine :)

    Answer by akalei at 9:23 AM on Oct. 20, 2009

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