Friday, February 8, 2008

I Screwed Up

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.

OH CRAP!

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.

7 comments:

Fertilize Me said...

i am careful, i eay cold cuts - not all the time- but i have ate them - there is too much on that list if you really study it. It can make you super neurotic. It's so hard to not over read and get anxious about everything - I am somewhat better at just enjoying the feeling of being pregnant- be easy with yourself and your mind

orodemniades said...

You're going to be fine.

And yay for Scrappy!

Anonymous said...

Please don't worry! If your OB never told you that, then it's nothing to worry about.

Barb said...

You'll be fine. There are so many things that "can" be dangerous but 99% of the time are not. You really will drive yourself nuts with it if you allow it.

Hugs

Road Blocks and Roller Coasters said...

I've had cold cuts. Granted, I microwave the shit out of them, but that is no guarantee either. Don't beat yourself up. The odds are in your favor that all is well. :)

Melissa said...

Don't sweat it. One of my best friends ate deli style turkey several times in both of her pregnancies and nothing happened, her children are unbelievably perfect and healthy.

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