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Is it really dangerous to eat deli meats while pregnant?

Posted anonymously, 2nd July 2019

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  • They contain organisms that can cause serious illness,.

  • There’s a risk of salmonella – or maybe it’s listeria – a bacterial infection,anyway, that can lead to miscarriage or birth defects.

  • I was cautious and it was easy to avoid certain foods for the short amount of time.

  • Health care professionals should be able to provide you with information about diet and nutrition during pregnancy.

  • The reason you are advised to avoid deli meats during pregnancy is to avoid the possibility of contracting listeria. Listeria is very dangerous for unborn babies and pregnant mothers.

  • Deli meats have a higher risk of listeria. If I chose to eat deli meats while I was pregnant, I’d heat them up either in the microwave or as a toasted sandwich. If they are heated until they are steaming, it should lessen the risk of listeria.

  • There is a higher risk of food poisoning that could be dangerous to bub which is why you are advised to avoid them.

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