I ate lunch meat with my twins and they turned out just fine and my doctor doesn't seem at all concerned with my cravings for Brown Sugar ham and Ritz crackers.
I never even heard this until this pregnancy (pregnancy number 3)...Ive eaten deli meats and hot dogs throughout all of mine and all of my kids are fine thus far...they say to make sure it is cooked until "steaming" to ensure any bacteria is killed. I wouldnt fret...
I would not worry about it. Only one time has there been an issue with my medical team in years of doing practice with 1,000s of women.(and in that case it was from milk) It is not that being pregnant that makes listeria an issue. It is that the treatment for listeria can cause problems with the baby. They told me not to worry about it, but if I was worried to heat up meat and avoid unpasteurized cheeses.
Listeria. they say to heat it up. My doc told me when I was pg with #1 that things like Subway were fine. She said stay away from the slimy cheap deli meats. I tend to prefer my sandwiches heated anyway so I don't worry about it too much
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