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TooGood2BeFalse Wed 18-Nov-15 18:54:27

Hi all,

Sorry,am posting for traffic as I've got myself in a right state and I'm alone at home.I'm a very anxious person.

I just made a curry for me and DH.I saw it was in the defrost section for a day or so so assumed it would be ok to cook.I have just found out I am 5 weeks pregnant with a very much wanted baby (3 years in the making!).

I wasn't sure if DH had put it there for a particular reason,so I text him at work to see if he was saving it for the animals or could I cook it etc. (I. e. was it ok to cook). He didn't reply for 2 hours as was busy,so I thought well it can't have been in the fridge for more than a day or so,so I cooked it. Plus DH had just cleaned out the fridge so I thought anything old would have gone in the bin.

He has just called me to check in, and 'you didn't eat that chicken did you?Not fresh and I think it's gone off'.

I ate about 3-4 small chunks of the chicken and a bit of the sauce.It tasted odd,but EVERYTHING tastes weird to me right now so I didn't think much of it.

I am so scared now that I will get food poisoning and lose my baby, I am so mad at myself for being so thoughtless and for just not boiling a different fucking piece of meat! Is there anything I can do? At 5 weeks am I likely to miscarry if I do get sick?

Sorry for being such a wuss :-( Thanking in advance

TooGood2BeFalse Wed 18-Nov-15 18:55:08

Meant the CHICKEN was in the defrost section of the fridge for a day or so..sorry

CluckingBelle Wed 18-Nov-15 18:59:12

Congratulations on your pregnancy.
I think it's unlikely to cause you to miscarry. Early pregnancy can be such a worrying time, but these little teeny tiny babies can be tough little things.

If you do become ill from eating the food, see your doctor.

WineIsMyMainVice Wed 18-Nov-15 19:00:16

Congratulations on your pregnancy!

I think if you cooked it well, you should be ok. Do you mean that you chopped the chicken and made it into a curry? Because if so I think you would have smelt it straight away if it was really bad.

tigermoll Wed 18-Nov-15 19:01:56

I'm not a doctor, but I'm pretty sure you will be absolutely fine. If you heated it thoroughly (which I'm sure you did) then any bacteria will have been killed off by the heat. The main risk of listeria (which is one that's the most scary for pregnant women) comes from food which is not reheated before eating -- stuff like pate, soft cheeses and deli meats.

It's also pretty rare -- I just googled and there were fewer than 30 cases of listeria in pregnant women in the UK last year. If you start to feel ill (not sick, flu-like symptoms) then see a doctor, but you will be totally fine. Big, unmumsnetty hugs -- I know what it's like to freak yourself out.

TooGood2BeFalse Wed 18-Nov-15 19:03:20

Thank you both.I cooked it in a pan along with the veg for about 8 mins then another 5 mins with the sauce (jar job,lazy..) It didn't smell awful,just not that nice.I'm hoping I didn't eat enough to do any damage..

TooGood2BeFalse Wed 18-Nov-15 19:10:01

Thank you for the hugs! Apparently it had only been in the fridge (defrosted) for 2 days but DH said it wasn't fresh as he had defrosted it in the microwave?And if you defrost that way you have to eat the same day?

Sorry for such a boring,over dramatic thread!

quietbatperson Wed 18-Nov-15 19:12:47

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abbsismyhero Wed 18-Nov-15 19:20:53

i had food poisoning during early pregnancy my son will be three in jan flowers

Whaleshark Wed 18-Nov-15 19:21:58

Oh OP, don't worry too much, it will almost certainly be fine. We bought a new hot tub when I was first pregnant, and I merrily went in it, before finding out, that you really shouldn't when pregnant. I was sure I had cooked the baby, but he is 8 now and 100% fine! We all do things that are not completely advisable, but they are tough little buggers, and if there is nothing wrong, they generally are not affected at all.

teatowel Wed 18-Nov-15 19:23:42

Gone off chicken really smells. I'm sure you will be fine.

londonrach Wed 18-Nov-15 19:24:21

My mum was very ill when pregnant with me. Apart from my need to be on mn aibu im ok. grin Congratulations op xxx

TooGood2BeFalse Wed 18-Nov-15 19:31:15

Thanks so much all, you've made me feel much better smile

SeasonalVag Wed 18-Nov-15 19:32:33

Op, I had full blown food poisoning, poss salmonella, when weeks pregnant with my son. I couldn't eat for a week and basically they said that the baby would only be at risk if you were so Illl you were hospitalized with dehydration. I lost a stone in a week, was on dehydration sachets and didn't eat properly for a fortnight....the baby is munching happily on his toast....you'll be fine. Hope this reassures you.

Freezingwinter Wed 18-Nov-15 19:46:10

Awwww flowers you remind me so much of me when I was pregnant. I was frightened by things like this too. I am sure you will be absolutely fine. I have known women have diarrhoea and vomiting and their babies have been absolutely fine. Please try not to worry cake go and sit with your feet up and some chocolate!

GorgeousPie Wed 18-Nov-15 19:56:16

I had food poisoning at 11 weeks pregnant and all was well. Try not to worry, easier said than done, I know!

Pyjamaramadrama Wed 18-Nov-15 20:06:59

Congratulations on your pregnancy.

I was very also ill during pregnancy with diarrhoea and vomiting. I was worried but I was told the only concern would be dehydration.

Try not to worry, the chicken was probably fine and even if you did get ill it's very unlikely to affect your pregnancy.

guajiraguantanamera Wed 18-Nov-15 20:13:50

Congratulations on your pregnancy!
Please don't worry, like pp have said, if it WAS off, you would have most likely smelt/tasted it was off and have boaked straightaway!
Also, I was so paranoid in when pregnant with my pfb and when I was talking to the midwife about being worried about food poisoning etch she reassured me saying that if, in the unlikely event, a pregnant woman gets food poisoning, your
Baby will be well safe and
Protected in the womb, and it is mummy who will become sick.
In other words, yes you would maybe have v and d, but your baby would be perfectly fine.
I'm not a doctor and please don't quote me but that is what I was told
Last year xx

spillyobeans Wed 18-Nov-15 20:16:13

I had gastroenteritis when 7 month pregnant and was quite ill but baby was totally fine, im sure you wont get a bug, but if you do im sure you will be ok x

3littlebadgers Wed 18-Nov-15 20:23:59

Congratulations flowers I am sure you will be fine. Lots of people don't even realise they are pregnant at fine weeks and eat and drink all kinds of things. Also, I may be wrong, but at 5 weeks aren't the embryo's getting their nutrition from the yolk sac? In which case I'd say it was very unlikely that the chicken would harm your tiny baby.

barefootzenhippy Wed 18-Nov-15 20:54:35

Congratulations! I had awful d&v twice during my last pregnancy and the baby was absolutely fine. Your immunity is lower during pregnancy so if the chicken was off you might be ill from it (sorry) but if you are there is no reason to think that there is any risk to the baby flowers

barefootzenhippy Wed 18-Nov-15 20:56:13

You also have a much stronger sense of smell during pregnancy so if the chicken was off you would have known about it!

Loiterer Thu 19-Nov-15 10:47:52

I ate gone off sandwich filler when pregnant and was fine. Sure you would have know about it if it was off. Congrats on your pregnancy smile

YoniMitchell Thu 19-Nov-15 10:51:45

Honestly, you know immediately when you open gone-off chicken, it REEKS! Please don't worry!

flowers for your lovely news!

GloGirl Thu 19-Nov-15 10:55:46

The placenta is truly the most fabulous thing, really good at filtering out bad things and only letting in good stuff. Did you know pregnant women can have chemo if necessary?

You need to look after yourself to make sure you have enough decent food, drink and happy hormones to send to the baby and trust your body to block out the rest flowers

If you suffer with anxiety maybe speak to your GP and see if you can get some CBT before the baby comes.

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