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15wks & freaking out over food poisoning

(7 Posts)
AcademicOwl Fri 01-May-15 02:18:38

I'm away from home, 15 Wks pregnant and have awful stomach cramps & diarrhoea...

I've not eaten anything exciting apart from breakfast out yesterday morning (actually now nearly 40hrs ago), where I had fried eggs and pancetta in a nice Italian restaurant in central London. I told them I was pregnant (so eggs cooked through - which they were); but the pancetta was raw. I'm a keen cook and wouldn't serve it raw at home, but was a) hungry and b) though it must be like Parma ham... & safe as it was a restaurant.

Now terribly worried! Remember giving myself horrible sickness in a previous pregnancy with a cold, cooked sausage, so normally v careful!

Can anyone reassure me in the middle of the night!?!? Trying not to panic!

24hourM0MMY Fri 01-May-15 03:40:23

Hi OP, i had a food poisoning at 12 weeks with my first and was also freaking out, vomitting and diarrhea for 2 days and literally ate nothing fir those 2 days. Very scary, but baby is now a 4 year old. Go see your GP to get checked out, and just take it easy. Hope you feel better soon.

MistressMerryWeather Fri 01-May-15 03:53:04

You will be fine, just sip water, keep yourself hydrated.

I know you are away from home but if things are not better by tomorrow get yourself checked out.

WishUponAStar88 Fri 01-May-15 04:47:50

Baby will be fine - it's you that will be more affected with being pregnant. Your body will naturally 'look after' the baby giving it the nutrients etc it needs leaving you even more dehydrated. Try and drink little and often. If still not keeping fluids down in the morning I would see your gp. Hope you feel better soon flowers

AcademicOwl Fri 01-May-15 09:46:27

You are all lovely! Thank you so much.

Feel much better now... But v easy to panic in middle of night.

Still not sure about raw pancetta though...

ToastyFingers Fri 01-May-15 16:23:28

Generally speaking, most types of food poisoning rear their heads in 1-6 hours.
It is quite unlikely that the symptoms you're experiencing are from the pancetta if the onset of sickness was 40 hours from consumption.

You have all my sympathy though. Being ill is horrible.

Droflove Fri 01-May-15 16:36:38

You'll be fine, if a little miserable. But baby is safe.

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