I'm 32 weeks with dd2 and so far have abstained from all the bad foods etc and done this preg by the book. Yet recently I have need craving Brie and rockofort cheese. Every night this week I have had to literally put myself to bed to resist the urge of driving to the shop to get a cheese board.
I woke today and drove to the shop before Dp woke up and bought Brie and rockofort and have binged!
Now I feel do guilty, craving gone and I'm worrying I've damaged the baby! When will I know if the baby has been effected?
I too have been craving ( and eating in moderation) soft cheese in this pregnancy. Risk of catching listeria is tiny, tiny, tiny. And you'd know about it by now anyway. But probably it's worth avoiding it if it's going to give you the guilty horrors : )
I too was expecting a confession of alcohol or nicotine ingestion!
Does it help if I say I've just had lunch which consisted of 2 slices of bread & butter, white stilton with apricots, a large slice of dolcelatte and a wedge of camembert? Which is not kept in the fridge as it kills the taste and it needed ripening?
As others have said, it's not that the cheese is bad per se, it's the risk of food poisoning. You are more at risk from this during pg but the risk still is tiny and it's up to you whether you accept that risk (like me) or abstain totally (like many others do).
I was eating Camembert on Saturday night. The irony did not escape me when the other pregnant lady at the event told me I shouldn't be eating it as she poured herself a glass of red wine...
I love cheese in all it's forms and spoke to my mum who's a midwife and she told me as long as it was pasteurised first chances are it's fine, and if you're going to get food poisoning you can get it from anything. Atm even salad veg is not safe!
I had brie at my nanna's funeral at 24w. Couldn't resist. I have had goats cheese too but it was cooked so I figured it was okay. I've also had runny eggs but that's because I was told that if you have the uk eggs with lion stamp it means the chickens have been vaccinated against samonella so you can't get it from uk eggs anyway.
I had a cup of tea yesterday and a colleague acted shocked as I was giving my unborn twins caffiene. Today she mentioned she'd had hald a pint of guiness for the iron