raw prawns

Discussion in 'Pregnancy - First Trimester' started by xBabycakes, Apr 17, 2009.

  1. xBabycakes

    xBabycakes Guest

    should you totally avoid raw prawns if your pregnant?

    i'm not completely certain whether i am pregnant, but i'm going to my grandparents tonight and for starter is prawn salad. If I am pregnant I obviously want to be eating the right foods and to take care of myself. I guess I just want to be safe than sorry, that's all. And i'm not sure if you need to avoid them completely!

    thanks :hugs:
     
  2. aimee-lou

    aimee-lou Totally Outnumbered!!

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    Personally I would avoid them as you don't know how they have been handled etc? Prawns in themselves aren't bad (the cold ones you get are actually cooked) but you just don't know if they've been cooked or chilled properly. If you want to eat prawns thought they're better in things like curries where they've been heated.
     
  3. Sharon K

    Sharon K Member

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    They do say to avoid prawns really just in case you get food poisoning. Not sure how you are going to say no to the starter though! I had the same problem round in-laws and had to say I had had sick bug in day so best not to risk it!
     
  4. NatalieW

    NatalieW Well-Known Member

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    I've gone on the rule of thumb, if they are pink and bought off the shelf then no... if I buy them raw and I cook them myself then it's fine. because I know they are cooked well.
     
  5. xBabycakes

    xBabycakes Guest

    yeh, well they know i've been feeling 'off' for the last week, so i could just tell them i feel sicky. that's not far from the truth though because i do feel really sick, i've practically been gagging all morning! thankyou for the advice xx
     
  6. lou1979

    lou1979 Mummy to 3 beautiful boys

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    Im still eating prawn mayo! i did with my last 2 pregnancies, if you listen to everything they say you wouldnt eat at all lol
     
  7. xBabycakes

    xBabycakes Guest

    :rofl: true!
     
  8. third time

    third time Well-Known Member

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    That's the rule I've been following. Not worth the risk in case they're are slightly underdone!!!
    xx
     

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