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IJust Want A Bath!!! What Do You Miss During Pregnancy?

(122 Posts)
midori1999 Wed 05-Jan-11 19:59:31

My back is achey and I haven't been sleeping properly for ages. I would really, really, really, really love a soak in a nice warm bath, but I am not allowed because of my waters breaking early in my last pregnancy (14+5) and infection risks. sad It is so tempting to just have one, chances are things would be fine, but it's obviously just not worth the risk, if something happened after I'd never forgive myself. I am 13+4 today, so only 25 weeks or so to go... (hopefully!)

What do you miss whilst pregnant?

Natzer Wed 05-Jan-11 20:01:01

Prawns! the pots in M&S with huge prawns and seafood dip!!! nom nom nom lol

coastgirl Wed 05-Jan-11 20:03:38

Coffee! I know I can have a little bit but I've gone off it - it smells and tastes horrible to me - and I miss a nice big mug of coffee with cream in the morning. Fruit tea or hot water and lemon is just not the same.

Obvhadtochange Wed 05-Jan-11 20:05:39

Can't you eat prawns? I'm on my second pregnancy and I never knew that. I eat lots of prawns

Obvhadtochange Wed 05-Jan-11 20:06:48

Oh but I do miss juicy, rare steak, Stilton, massages and rollercoasters grin

mousebacon Wed 05-Jan-11 20:08:25

All the food I normally like! Runny eggs, chocolate, coffee... All I want at the moment is potato and thick slices of white bread with butter - not a great diet! Ooh, I'm also enjoying dairylea dippers!

Tokyotwist Wed 05-Jan-11 20:10:41

You can eat prawns but they have to be hot.

I miss hot baths, coffee, wine, pate, rare steak and runny eggs.

So pretty much everything you're not allowed.

lizandlulu Wed 05-Jan-11 20:11:15

ohh runny eggsgrin although i have read in one book i got from the midwife that as long as the whites are solid then they will be cooked enough to eliminate any danger. would feel wrong though!

lizandlulu Wed 05-Jan-11 20:11:43

ohh i have eaten cold prawnsshock

megcleary Wed 05-Jan-11 20:12:50

whats the hot bath issue?

Tokyotwist Wed 05-Jan-11 20:14:35

I think it's because of the temp. Your body temp shouldn't go above 37 so bath water would need to be same, which for me is a warm bath. I like it hot hot hot.

Leilababyno1 Wed 05-Jan-11 20:15:23

Obvhadtochange It's fine to eat prawns bought from a reputable source. Especially those bought from M&S!wink
Just don't eat them every hour of every day.smile

nickstermum Wed 05-Jan-11 20:15:46

I too have eaten cold prawns oops...

I miss chocolate!! Havent touched it, dont want it and its my most favourite thing in the world!!

Now have been told you can have brie provided its pasteurised,,, anyone know if thats true? Havtn given up runny eggs,,, just cant soooo nice and hard boiled are just yak. (runny yolk that is)

all i want to eat is chips!!

lizandlulu Wed 05-Jan-11 20:27:22

i havent had chocolate either for 4 weeks, also tea, i am usually a tea monster but not wanted itsad

debka Wed 05-Jan-11 20:27:46

I miss sleeping on my tummy. And being able to turn over in one go.

Have eaten everything not allowed this pg though- last time I got toxoplasmosis from SALAD FFS, so have given up. grin

ledkr Wed 05-Jan-11 20:37:41

can i be naughty and say <whispers> proper sex.Not led on my side trying not to look at my huge belly but proper sex where we can move.I know i wont want it at all after when im doing night feeds but at 36 wks i just miss it oh yes and being able to walk and not waddle grin

ledkr Wed 05-Jan-11 20:39:49

And being able to get out of bed with out kicking my leg out to get up(does anyone else do that)

SarahScotChristmasSpirit Wed 05-Jan-11 20:49:10

1. Being able to move my legs at all without sharp hot pains shooting throough my pelvis sad

2. Running.

3. Getting pissed blush

gemhandley Wed 05-Jan-11 20:56:06

i was told tea was fine aslong as not drank while eating as it absorbs the iron from the food.

I miss pate on toast! When i had my son the day i came of hospital my mom was at my house waiting for me with some lol. Im due anyday so not long til i get to eat it again.

YogaMummy2B Wed 05-Jan-11 20:57:09

oh yes, a tipsy sex and snogging session!
A bottle of red wine with my girlfriends and a few sneaky drunken ciggies.
Sleeping on my front, deep sleep, touching my toes easily, my regular yoga classes, pregnancy yoga just not the same!
Walking my dog up the steep forest near my house.
Mostly the wine thing is the killer!!

ledkr Wed 05-Jan-11 21:18:03

ooo yes big glass of red wine and a marboro light.mmm
Putting on my own shoes and socks.

sophielouise Wed 05-Jan-11 21:20:46

Getting properly hot, sweaty and knackered after a good gym workout / sport session! My fitness has gone to zero!

Sleeping on my back (it hurts now!)

A few glasses of cold dry white wine of an evening :0)

OompaLumpa Wed 05-Jan-11 21:24:27

Why can't you eat runny eggs? Like poached? I never knew this. X

festive Wed 05-Jan-11 21:26:27

Prawns - my midwife said you can eat them from m&s if they are little ones or if you cook them yourself at home not in shells (doesn't matter if hot or cold, important thing is they need to have been cooked properly all the way through hence little ones and no shells)
Hot baths - also love 'em and been having them to help relax BUT have not filled bath too high (so bump not completely immersed) and also only stayed in for 10-15 mins or so as opposed to hours so dont think body temp can go up that quick? Anyway I hop out as soon as i start to feel too hot!

lizandlulu Wed 05-Jan-11 21:26:27

something to do with the salmonella possibility if they arent cooked properly

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