Don't eat carrots!!

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  1. babyell

    babyell Well-Known Member

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    Just sat at work about to eat a snack pack of carrots. Turned the packet over to this warning:

    not suitable for women trying to conceive or during pregnancy due to high vitamin A content.

    I never knew that, I've been eating carrots when pregnant with Harry, and now when I'm trying to conceive. Thought I was being healthy! :(
     
  2. emma2810

    emma2810 Mummy to 2 boys :)

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    :O OMG!!

    Thanks for the tip hunni
    x
     
  3. dali

    dali Well-Known Member

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    hmm, i knew that too much vit A was bad while pg ( ie in vitamins etc...) thats why they dont put vit A in pregnancy vitamins, but i was told that when you actually eat food that has it in your body can filter it out easier... ?

    how bizzare
     
  4. MrsCrabsticke

    MrsCrabsticke We are giving up.

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    are these pre packaged carrots? or fresh carrots?
     
  5. aread

    aread Well-Known Member

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    hmmm i am worried the list is growing of what not to eat.
    so far i have cut down on caffeine
    no peas very bad when TTC
    no soy products
    and now carrots :cry:
     
  6. babyell

    babyell Well-Known Member

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    They were fresh raw carrots, the ones they do for kids lunch boxes
     
  7. MrsCrabsticke

    MrsCrabsticke We are giving up.

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    wow that surprises me
     
  8. Dancingkaty1

    Dancingkaty1 Well-Known Member

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    oh dear no carrots??? i love them!! already cut out alcohol & peas!! this list is becoming longer!! lol xx
     
  9. Lisa2701

    Lisa2701 Well-Known Member

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    OMG i love carrots and eat loads of them. Carrots was what i craved when i was pregnant with my DS (now 5) and ate hundreds of them.

    Thanks for the tip
    xx
     
  10. bubbles

    bubbles 1DS, 1DD & preggo

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    I knew about vitamin A during pregnancy but not when TTC. Also liver is very high in Vitamin A and that is definately something I was told not to eat during pregnancy (not that I eat it anyway)
     
  11. Minimin

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    I thought Soy was useful in the first part of our menstral cycle to hlep produce strong healthy eggs? This is so confusing now. Carrots have Vit A but I thought it changes or is lost when cooked so cooked is ok?
     
  12. Minimin

    Minimin Well-Known Member

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    mightyspu No life since Aug 2009...

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    glitterqueen Well-Known Member

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    I knew vegetables were evil and all those packets of crisps were healthy lol:rofl:
    seriously i would kill for a cup of tea and a hob nob this healthy eating is a nightmare and now someone has brought a large tin of quality street into my office evil i tell you xx
     
  15. Minimin

    Minimin Well-Known Member

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    I love crisps.. wouldnt it be great if we could really get away with all those naught things we liked to eat... I tend to like all the things beginning with C- which turn out to be bad for me.. Cheese, Crisps, Chips and now carrots.. c'mon!!!!!
     
  16. ghostlykisses

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    Ok wait someone said they cut out peas? What is wrong with peas?
     
  17. stephwiggy

    stephwiggy Well-Known Member

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    I think its just a smear campaign by the sprout association
    :rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:
     
  18. LunaBean

    LunaBean Noahs Mama & 7 angels <3

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    oops, I had loads on sunday with my dinner!
     
  19. ghostlykisses

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    I swear the list of no-no's for pregnancy and conception keeps growing.

    Back when I had my first two babies it was just don't eat fish more than once a week.

    Then with my third baby it was don't eat certain fish at all and only eat fish on occasion.

    With my fourth baby they said that you really should avoid most fish if you can and don't eat deli meats, hot dogs, and soft cheeses.

    Now I am ttc #5 and I have to add carrots to the list? What next? We can't eat fruit because our babies will grow a second nose?

    Awwww well it is all worth it in the end isn't it :)
     
  20. Lullahbelle12

    Lullahbelle12 Pregnant - 1st Trimester

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    Can I ask a really stupid question??

    Does this apply just to us or do we have to ban our OHs from eating carrots and peas??

    xx
     

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