Thanksgiving seems like it’s the perfect pregnant holiday. Who’s going to give you a hard time when you’re eating for two? As you have your second helping of…well everything, nobody will judge you for it. Yep – unfortunately there is a down side. Why is there always a down side? Before you have fun gorging on everything in sight this Thanksgiving, remember that while pregnant, you are more susceptible to food poisoning than a non-pregnant person. You’re probably going to be pretty surprised and bummed when you hear what foods are off limits while pregnant.
Okay…this is a big one and huge NO NO while you’re pregnant and you’re not going to like it. No soft cheeses. Okay when your done screaming in disappointment, try to remember that soft cheeses like Brie, Camembert, feta, Mexican queso fresco, and blue-veined cheeses are often unpasteurized, which means they can harbor listeria (a particularly dangerous bacteria for pregnant women that can lead to miscarriage or pre-term labor).
I hate to be the barer of bad news, but stuffing cooked in the turkey is a real bad idea while pregnant. While the turkey is cooking, salmonella can seep into the stuffing. Now this might not be a problem for someone whose hormones aren’t going crazy from pregnancy, but for the expecting mom definitely not a good idea. You don’t have to give up stuffing, just don’t cook it in the turkey this year.
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