I usually have mine medium rare. Anything more than that and it's too tough for me. I love steak tartar (cannibal sammiches it's called here) but I haven't had any since before I found out I was pregnant, the only place I trust for that is a local store by my Moms which is an hour away and we don't go there often if at all.
I've been encouraged by my OB to eat Medium or medium rare beef because of my iron deficiency and the iron pills are intolerable for me. Beef 3 times a week and plenty of lentils and greens have been on my menu for the past few weeks.
Hi, I think the risk is toxoplasmosis, I haven't eaten steak at all this pregnancy because I can't stand it well done so I don't see the point. Here's the link to the NHS guidelines on foods to avoid during pregnancy (includes undercooked/rare meat) for those who want to know: http://www.nhs.uk/chq/Pages/917.aspx...CategoryID=130
I think people have said before that Toxoplasmosis is a risk in rare steak but that it's actually very unlikley to be found in beef products so quite a low risk, where as pork products are much more likely to be a Toxoplasmosis risk if undercooked.
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