Well this is my second pregnancy and it's still early days. However, I have enjoyed some lovely runny eggs! I can't really remember why you can't eat some of the things you shouldn't! Like Brie...why can't I eat it?!
I was similar with my first pregnancy, steered clear of some but wasn't strict. I don't know why but I feel like I'm not being as careful this time and I'm 'lazier' in my approach. Though all I've eaten off the 'no' list is runny eggs and I know I did that last time too! Can't help but feel a little guilty though!
Brie is because mould-ripened cheeses carry a higher risk of listeria. Any sort of food poisoning can be bad in pregnancy but I think listeria can cross the placenta. However, I read somewhere that there hasn't been a cheese-related case of listeria in the uk for over 2 decades.
Sorry Diamond but you're wrong about the pasteurisation. Pasteurised Brie is just as barred as raw-milk Brie. It's not the condition of the milk it's the way it's ripened that carries the risk. Though as I said, if I want it I eat it, but you should know that pasteurised mould-ripened cheese is on the banned list.
I eat runny eggs as long as they're Lion marked. I don't like pâté or offal so that's not been an issue. Steak I eat medium (although usually have it blue) Cheese I eat Stilton and stay away from the other non pasteurised lot, if I was madly in love with the forbidden cheeses I'd eat them but I'm not so its no big loss.
I haven't consumed alcohol (that isn't in food) again, I'm not a drinker really apart from the odd social event so not drinking hasn't bothered me, if I was the sort that liked a drink I'd limit myself to a small glass of wine once or twice a week.
I'm actually more worried this time, as I have recently MCd. I wasn't very strict the first time (except I had no alcohol). Having a MC puts everything into a different perspective- I'm not even touching caffeinated coffee now. Just too scared.
I'm on my first pregnancy and although I'm careful with what I eat, I'm not strict and everything is fine so far! I can't tolerate rare meat or pâté or liver so they don't bother me but I had lion marked eggs which are fine and no upsets yet! also I don't drink caffeine anyway or alcohol so that's even better!
I felt if I stuck to everything I can't have I'd end up like a machine and I'm a ridiculously fussy eater! Just eat in moderation!
I've been having one coffee every day which isn't against the guidelines but still prompted a comment from my mw. Apart from that I have mostly stuck to things, just a few cheese related slip ups. I will probably allow myself the occasional glass of wine later of, certainly one with my xmas dinner. I'm 17 weeks.