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Post by Rachpinkstar on Sun Jan 13, 2008 4:54 pm

Well as some of you know i'm having issues with my midwife - as in i havent seen her since 5 weeks and have no way of contacting her. Have recieved no paperwork or information! I havent a clue what i'm doing!! Eeekkk!!

I have no idea what foods i should be avoiding!!

I know Mr Whippy ice cream is off the menu, but what else??

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Post by Tai on Sun Jan 13, 2008 5:21 pm

I know that due to the risk of listeria you should avoid:
* Soft and blue-veined cheeses,
* Pâté
* Potato salad and coleslaw (and other prepared salads)
* Ready-prepared meals or re-heated food (unless they are piping hot all the way through ie not cold in the centre)

Risk of Salmonella:
* Avoid food containing raw or partially cooked eggs (only egg with solid white/yolk are ok)
* Unpasteurised dairy products.
* Cook all meat and poultry thoroughly making sure there is no pink meat showing

Toxoplasmosis

* unwashed raw fruit and vegetables,
* raw or undercooked meat
* unpasteurised goat's milk or goat's cheese.

They also suggest to wash your hands after preparing raw meat, to avoid vitamin A (found in liver), reduce the amount of oily fish you eat and avoid uncooked shellfish completely.

I think thats it but just incase: Food Standards Agency

Oh and we all know about alcohol eek and not to drink too much caffeine
Hope this helps

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Post by Tai on Sun Jan 13, 2008 5:23 pm

Oh and Iv just remembered (from my training!! go me) not to drink too much Tea as the tannin stops the absorption of iron in the body. As anaemia is common in pregnancy you need your iron! lol
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Post by Rachpinkstar on Mon Jan 14, 2008 6:01 am

Awww thanks Tai thats Brill! xx
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Post by Fergie on Mon Jan 14, 2008 8:53 am

Also, limit the amount of tuna you eat (think it's no more than two small tins a week) and avoid fish such as shark & marlin - all to do with increased levels of mercury found in these fish.
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Post by daisynova on Mon Jan 14, 2008 9:22 am

I was told to avoid fizzy drinks like cola and so on. I love Diet Coke but couldn't stand the taste of it until very recently and even then I can only ever manage a small glass of it. It's all to do with the caffeine so things like red bull are out too.

If you feel as rotten as I did for the first 20 weeks then the only drinks you can handle are milk and water!

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Post by Wicks on Wed Jan 16, 2008 6:45 am

I had the same with my midwife at the beginning. I was never given any information, but then received a large pack of stuff at my 12 week scan, by then I could have been eating the wrong stuff for all that time. I have never been given a number either for my midwife, just sort of left to get on with it!
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Post by Rachpinkstar on Thu Jan 17, 2008 9:21 am

Wicks wrote:I had the same with my midwife at the beginning. I was never given any information, but then received a large pack of stuff at my 12 week scan, by then I could have been eating the wrong stuff for all that time. I have never been given a number either for my midwife, just sort of left to get on with it!

I saw mine at 5 weeks, which is when the doctor booked the app for me but i'm now 15+2 and i've not seen her since!

I felt like such an idiot when i went to my 12 wk scan and they asked me where all my paperwork was, i dont have any yet!

I just cant get a hold of her at all! Mad Grrrrr
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Post by Wicks on Fri Jan 18, 2008 6:21 am

[/quote]

I saw mine at 5 weeks, which is when the doctor booked the app for me but i'm now 15+2 and i've not seen her since!

I felt like such an idiot when i went to my 12 wk scan and they asked me where all my paperwork was, i dont have any yet!

I just cant get a hold of her at all! Mad Grrrrr[/quote]

I have only just been given my notes and contact details when I met the midwife yesterday. I could have done with it earlier when I was getting strange pains (that turned out to be constipation!!) but its all so new that I didn't know if it was normal or not.

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Post by Rachpinkstar on Fri Jan 18, 2008 3:04 pm

Wicks wrote:

I saw mine at 5 weeks, which is when the doctor booked the app for me but i'm now 15+2 and i've not seen her since!

I felt like such an idiot when i went to my 12 wk scan and they asked me where all my paperwork was, i dont have any yet!

I just cant get a hold of her at all! Mad Grrrrr[/quote]

I have only just been given my notes and contact details when I met the midwife yesterday. I could have done with it earlier when I was getting strange pains (that turned out to be constipation!!) but its all so new that I didn't know if it was normal or not.[/quote]

Thats what i feel like! Because its my 1st, i panic over every little ache and pain.
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Post by mad267 on Thu Jan 24, 2008 12:12 pm

Does anyone know when you can start eating the banned foods? Are they still harmful if you breastfeed?
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Post by Rachpinkstar on Sun Jan 27, 2008 7:01 pm

Oooh thats a good question. Tai will prob know! TAI!!
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Post by mad267 on Tue Jan 29, 2008 11:47 am

I asked the midwife, and she said that you can re-introduce them, but just don't go mad:- so don't live on pate for a week etc. She did say they still recommend avoiding nuts, but I'll ask again when I say my proper midwife, as i only saw a locum one today, and keep the thread updated
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Post by mad267 on Fri Feb 22, 2008 9:13 pm

OK, I've got some more info, if breast feeding, the fish things still stand, so no Shark, Marlon etc, and keep tuna limited, because of transferring mercury, and alo keep off the nuts
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