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to have a self-indulgent moan about pregnancy restrictions...

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Pandora2016 Fri 08-Apr-16 18:44:27

Have been a good girl and have given up nicotine, alcohol, soft cheese, cured meat, rare meat, sushi, anything spicy (heartburn) and have had my measly, annoying, pathetic NHS ration of four cups of tea.... (That would have basically been breakfast in the past).

I'm starving and trying not to snack so as not to increase BMI. Dinner will not be ready for another hour.



Mainly because we haven't told people yet (12 weeks) so I can't moan at them and think poor DP has had enough.

(I don't hate the cat, the cat is cute)


SweepTheHalls Fri 08-Apr-16 18:45:53

You can have the sushi!

Pandora2016 Fri 08-Apr-16 18:47:24

Really? I thought that was off too?

BolshierAryaStark Fri 08-Apr-16 18:47:58

Poor you, I really missed salami, brie & rare steaks when I was up-duffed, it'll be worth it though wink
Packet of crisps, cheeky choc bar?-invest in some freddo's they're only small...

AlbusPercival Fri 08-Apr-16 18:48:14

I'm 11 weeks Pandora. Completely hear you. Desperately want this baby and doing everything I can tool ok after it, but then I koi at DH and its all so easy for him!

MrsSparkles Fri 08-Apr-16 18:48:50

As long as it's from a restaurant! It gets pre-frozen so kills all the bugs.

BolshierAryaStark Fri 08-Apr-16 18:49:21

Chopped veg & houmous?

Peppaismyhomegirl Fri 08-Apr-16 18:50:24

I'm 24 weeks with my second child and I head you. I would love a good bottle of red. So so so so much

PedantPending Fri 08-Apr-16 18:50:25

Move to another country? It is only the UK that imposes all these blanket restrictions in one go.
Good luck!

Pandora2016 Fri 08-Apr-16 18:51:18

Think I may gave the cat some nip and live vicariously through him.

DP mentioned that he feels left out of it all the other day...... I bit my tongue...

Peppaismyhomegirl Fri 08-Apr-16 18:51:44

Oh and DH won't back down and let me have the name I want. I think I want to punch him and it should be my right for the pregnancy and birth (joking, OK half joking)

Lovewineandchocs Fri 08-Apr-16 18:51:52

AFAIK u can have soft cheese if baked or grilled-I used to bake Brie or Camembert and dip breadsticks in it during my last pregnancy (2 years ago, perhaps advice has changed?)

Pandora2016 Fri 08-Apr-16 18:52:43

Right, having sushi while I'm out in town at the weekend then.

SweepTheHalls Fri 08-Apr-16 18:53:22

Whispers I are all of those in moderation! But sushi is definitely on the allowed list!

thereareworsethingsicoulddo Fri 08-Apr-16 18:53:38

You can have some soft cheese (Brie etc) if it's cooked too...

thereareworsethingsicoulddo Fri 08-Apr-16 18:54:23

Cross posted with Lovewine

IthinkIamsinking Fri 08-Apr-16 18:56:00

I lived with a French woman during my pregnancy and she used to laugh at all the restrictions we have here. I ignored them all (apart from booze) and had two healthy, happy babies smile

Pandora2016 Fri 08-Apr-16 18:57:23

Ha ha Peppa! Exactly the same here - though he hasn't suggested an alternative to my idea. Grrr.

He also tried to buy a tank of a pram the other day (I'm a short arsed wimp) and I will need to drag the thing on and off buses... But it was muck cheap so what does a few pulled muscles on my part matter.... grrrrrrrrrr.....

He's been lovely otherwise.

Klaptrap Fri 08-Apr-16 18:59:21

You can have cured meat if you freeze it (for 3 days I think) before defrosting and eating it.

Also, stilton. I am keeping the cheese-blues away with stilton.

I really miss brie though!!

SmallBee Fri 08-Apr-16 19:00:34

I'm sure you can have cured meats, I am. and bake your cheese and eat it with dippy things you'll be fiiiiiine.

I couldn't be arsed with bmi to be honest, both times I was so sick I ate whatever got me through.

Starspread Fri 08-Apr-16 19:01:01


catsofa Fri 08-Apr-16 19:02:26

You can have supermarket (or Boots) sushi as they don't use raw fish, check the pack. It's posh restaurant sushi that can be risky. You can also have stilton which saved my sanity when pregnant last year, and cooked soft cheese so e.g. a toasted bacon, brie and redcurrant jelly panini would be fine.

Recommend you read "Expecting Better" by Emily Oster re what the risks actually are, it is probably fine to drink more tea!

londonrach Fri 08-Apr-16 19:03:35

24 weeks here too and told mil i want a baked camembert with crusty french bread washed down with a glass of cava when i have this baby! It doesnt even have to be baked...camembert straight from the fridge...sign!

Cerseirys Fri 08-Apr-16 19:03:49

And if you have to rely on buses then avoid tank like prams like the plague!

Birdsgottafly Fri 08-Apr-16 19:04:15

""I'm 24 weeks with my second child and I head you. I would love a good bottle of red. So so so so much""

I'm taking a break from drinking and I've had Sainsbury's and Eisberg, alcohol free reds, they're not bad.

""I lived with a French woman during my pregnancy and she used to laugh at all the restrictions we have here""

They consistently have a higher still birth rate than us and cases of food poisoning.

Personal antidotes mean nothing, as everyone my age (48), shows, we never needed car seats/seat belts etc.

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