my granny, 7 healthy beans, ate whatever, drank whatever, smoked in her hospital bed!
i think we are all being nannied now a days, but the list of stuff does put pressure on us to be 'good' mummys and live by the rules the governments put down to us, personally id be scared to break these rules after a miscarriage, even though they didn't help last time!
The things that I still do even though they are supposively bad:
eat tuna (every once in awhile)
eat deli meat (every once in awhile)
caffeine (but not as much as I used to)
eat whatever cheese is out there
eat miracle whip
I think that most of that list is for the really paranoid pregnant lady. As long as you take your prenatals and don't drink or do drugs I think the baby will be as healthy as it was meant to be. With DS I didn't freak out about stuff and he turned out great!!
you can eat soft cheese as long it is pasturized (or use pasturized milk)
and you can eat tuna but within certain limit and avoid eating fish that have a higher mercury level (usually fish that have a long life span have a higher level because they have been exposed longer..)
personally I think everything is bad if you don't use moderation.
vitamin A greater than 10,000 IU per day can cause birth defects (most prenatals have 5000 IU)
A few other things pregnant ladies can't do:
1. Jump on a trampoline for a very long time
2. Play an aggressive game of dodgeball
3. Sky dive
4. Be exposed to chicken pox, the flu or parvovirus B19
5. Go to certain spas (my local nude spa won't let pregnant ladies enter)
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