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I NEED Pâté!

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Mylittlepuds Wed 07-Nov-12 19:04:19

That is all.

GoldPlatedNineDoors Wed 07-Nov-12 19:07:40

I ordered pate as my starter on my wedding day then got pg, so was twelve weeks on the day - I still ate the Pate but that was the only time.

I only avoided pate and prawns during pg....not really sure why!

Dillydollydaydream Wed 07-Nov-12 19:08:28

Mmm I have a hankering for liver & bacon casserole with mashed potato but that's not allowed - the liver part anyway.

NickNacks Wed 07-Nov-12 19:08:32

Have some then.

SpottyTeacakes Wed 07-Nov-12 19:12:36

Me too!! I'm making dp bring some into hospital for my post birth toast. I had wondered if I could risk it now I'm 33 weeks but online consensus seems to be no

reikizen Wed 07-Nov-12 19:12:44

One portion of liver will do no harm at all! Christ, how much vitamin A do you think is in it??

Anyone else thinking about foods because your supposed to avoid them? I don't think I've eaten pâté for at least a year but I look at it longingly in the supermarket and this thread has me thinking... Mmm pâté on toast!!! Want some now!

Mylittlepuds Wed 07-Nov-12 19:22:28

Oh God I just need some - smeared thick on toast. DH has had it for a starter today and I nabbed a bite, but that doesn't count...

I've read online that it's cos of possible listeria not Vit A. Otherwise I'd have some :-(

Have eaten all seafood this time, and runny eggs...

Nicky1306 Wed 07-Nov-12 19:24:45

I don't avoid it because of the vitamin A. It's the listeria aspect, rather not put bubs through that for the sake of some pâté on toast.........mmmm pâté lol x x

stowsettler Wed 07-Nov-12 19:44:00

I had some the other day. It was very nice. I'm still here and still pregnant.

LeBFG Wed 07-Nov-12 19:47:47

Eat some. Vit A is fine (as long as you don't eat pots of the stuff) and listeria is only when you buy at the deli. The stuff in packets/pots is fine. I've been stuffing foie gras this pregnancy - yum. Only, I'm not immune to toxo so big no-no to charcuterie, which I love...

Quodlibet Wed 07-Nov-12 19:48:05

I want a nice pint of ale. Or maybe three.

<waits hopefully for someone to tell me ale is not really harmful in first trimester>

Mylittlepuds Wed 07-Nov-12 20:19:50

LeBFG - is this true?! How do you know this? I have a pot of Marksies' finest in the fridge...Oh God my mouth is watering.

GrandPoohBah Wed 07-Nov-12 21:15:42

Have a look at the incidences of reported listeria cases, and what they were caused by. And then make up your mind how much of a risk a bit of pâté is wink

Fwiw, I avoided completely until 20wks because the big risk from fat soluble vit A is that it could cause problems with organ formation in the foetus. Since then I have eaten pâté maybe three or four times; once at a wedding and a couple of pots of tesco's finest chicken liver parfait. It was delicious.

Balls to Christmas dinner, baby is due on the 30th nov - I'm eating nothing but pâté for the whole of December grin

OverlyWordyHurdyGurdy Wed 07-Nov-12 21:20:58

Why not make some? And eat fresh.

My interpretation of the evidence is that studies showing harm from high levels of vitamin A were based on giving the synthetic version in isolation. I think it's ridiculous to extrapolate from that harm from Vit A consumed as part of a whole food, especially given that traditional diets contain much higher levels than modern diets, and the kind of birth defect shown by studies is very rare.

But then, I take raw cod liver oil, and did so in my last pregnancy as well.

Purplemonster Wed 07-Nov-12 21:21:58

Quod - can't help you with ale but if lager will do try Becks Blue non alcoholic lager. It doesn't quite taste like the real thing as it has a bit of an after taste but I find if I chuck some lemonade in it it tastes like lager shandy and that's keeping me quiet for now. The non alcoholic wine I bought was vile though.

Littlemissimpatient Wed 07-Nov-12 21:36:12

Yes alco free wine is vile stuff.
I really really want some gooey smelly goats cheese with a very large glass of red wine.

OverlyWordyHurdyGurdy Wed 07-Nov-12 21:51:52

Meh, a pint's overdoing it, but a third won't hurt.

GeordieCherry Wed 07-Nov-12 21:55:23

A rare steak topped with Roquefort & a large glass of red...

Purplemonster Wed 07-Nov-12 22:01:47

I can't believe they expect us to ruin beef. Overcooked steak is a travesty.

confuddledDOTcom Wed 07-Nov-12 22:03:13

Everything is OK in moderation! If you fancy something, have it. You'll only end up driving yourself around the bend if you ban things rather than not think too much about it because it's allowed.

BTW runny eggs is American, we're "allowed" them because our eggs are laid by lions... or something...

confuddledDOTcom Wed 07-Nov-12 22:04:46

Oh and that includes alcohol. 1-2 units occasionally is fine, binge drinking is bad.

LauraSmurf Wed 07-Nov-12 22:06:51

BTW my midwife told me less than a year ago that all meat needs to be well cooked EXCEPT GOOD STEAK! Burgers etc still
must be, but steak can be anything but blue!!

Twas my saviour!

GrandPoohBah Wed 07-Nov-12 22:08:12

The piece of paper with guidelines about food I got from my midwife says that I'm allowed rare steak.

I'm sure that it's out of date but I am holding onto it and waving it at ANYONE who challenges my right to eat my steak bloody. So there grin

Uk eggs = lion stamped = birds inoculated against salmonella. I've also been eating dippy eggs.

I prefer the idea that they were laid by lions though!

confuddledDOTcom Wed 07-Nov-12 22:26:15

I thought being laid by lions was a better description of the difference between our eggs wink

I'm not sure why it's so ingrained into Brits that we can't have runny eggs when it's American guidelines - maybe too many American websites and forums being visited?

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