I ate a turkey sandwich - made with deli-style turkey cold cuts - for lunch today. I honestly didn't know you can't eat that kind of thing when you're pregnant! I knew about soft cheeses, raw fish and meats, all that sort of stuff. But I didn't know there was a risk of contracting listeria from deli meat.
While listeria is rare (the highest reported number of cases was 14 in a year, in British Columbia which has a total population of about 4 million), I still can't help but be a *little* freaked out. In the United States there are roughly 2500 reported cases per year.
I really hope I didn't just put my little one at risk. I would just die if something happened and it was because of a stupid turkey sandwich.
I am so careful, SO CAREFUL, about what I eat. I guess I was just under-informed.
I am learning something new about pregnancy every single day. I really hope everything's OK.