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Do you avoid cold cuts during pregnancy??

Listeriosis is a serious infection caused by eating food contaminated with the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes. The estimate is about 2,500 people a year become seriously sick from this bacteria, and about 5 people a year die from it. Pregnant women are 20 times more likely than other healthy adults to get sick from it Recommendations for persons at high risk, such as pregnant women are to not eat hot dogs, luncheon meats, or deli meats, unless they are reheated until steaming hot.

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Asked by PartyInMyTummy at 9:47 AM on Sep. 28, 2010 in Pregnancy

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  • I did. Just one more risk I wasn't willing to take. I don't really like them very much anyway but oddly found myself craving them just because I couldn't eat them!

    Answer by chefronswife at 9:51 AM on Sep. 28, 2010

  • I didn't. I ate them the way I ate them before I was pregnant. Then again, I chowed down on a lot of fruit, vegetables, IHOP, and KFC when I was pregnant.

    Answer by _Tam_ at 9:52 AM on Sep. 28, 2010

  • I eat them. I never knew this before. I found out about this in this pregnancy. SO far nothing happen.

    Answer by sweetyazfl at 9:54 AM on Sep. 28, 2010

  • I ate hot dog and ham,but I always cook them or making sure it's very hot before I eat them.

    Answer by Amy2079 at 10:39 AM on Sep. 28, 2010

  • I have eaten them every pregnancy. It was not till my second half way through they started to say this. All in moderation and who each person feels about it.

    Answer by Raeann11 at 10:44 AM on Sep. 28, 2010

  • I did. I had no idea about this when i was pregnant. I have never been or known anyone who has been sick from lunch meat, so i probubly would have ignored it anyways. Its one of those choice things. Half of people heed it and half dont.

    Answer by carsonsmommytam at 11:55 AM on Sep. 28, 2010

  • I avoided it, just in case. If you can go without, you might as well.

    Answer by moviemom22 at 2:53 PM on Sep. 28, 2010

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