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avocadotoast Sun 14-Dec-14 10:35:08

Had my first experience of this last night. Absolutely fuming! angry

Basically I went to eat something, and someone said "you shouldn't be eating that", despite the fact that his girlfriend (who is 8 months pregnant) had eaten the same thing just then. I pointed this out and he said "well it's different, she's further along than you" and then proceeded to get his phone out to look up said item, like he expected me to just stand there and be told off.

I managed to stay quite polite really, but next time I might not bother...!

ChickenMe Sun 14-Dec-14 11:58:14

Lol and this coming from a man. "Keep beaky out"
I got that a lot in the early days from family. Pretty much anything would encourage a comment. Eggs for instance, and tuna apparently not allowed. It's like people read half a fact and regurgitate. Lots of these naysayers had been pregnant before in the days when everyone drank booze too!!!

AlpacaYourThings Sun 14-Dec-14 12:01:02

Oh yes, this is very irritating. Especially when they are wrong!

What was the food item?

leanne963 Sun 14-Dec-14 12:26:09

All I would say to these comments is 'How on earth did our ancestors survive without this rigid rule book of Do's and Donts in pregnancy? '


ACardiganForCat Sun 14-Dec-14 12:43:57

I hate this. 'I can make up my own mind thanks'.

ChatEnOeuf Sun 14-Dec-14 12:54:00

Pretty sure no food is fine at some stages of pregnancy... hmm

TheKitchenWitch Sun 14-Dec-14 13:23:45

Oh there is NOBODY out there who has read and researched as much about this as I have so GOD HELP THEM if they dare to utter so much as a single word about forbidden foods without one hell of a lot of backup.

But seriously, I find that questioning them tends to very quickly show that they have indeed just read half a fact somewhere and are just regurgitating it without really knowing any more.

DanyStormborn Sun 14-Dec-14 13:39:25

Grrrr drives me mad, especially when they are wrong about the risk or using out of date advice.

AlpacaYourThings Sun 14-Dec-14 15:17:15

Yes, I got told that I must not eat peanuts...

avocadotoast Sun 14-Dec-14 15:30:45

Alpaca it was Serrano ham, which I know there is mixed opinion on, but the way I see it is that if the NHS website doesn't say a flat out no then I'm ok with it!

CatsClaus Sun 14-Dec-14 15:35:36

there enough folks like that on both sides of this particular coin kitchen witch

I am working with one atm....oh i can't have <insert any food you might care to name> because I.AM.Pregnant.

this week it was mostly cheese and mayonnaise

Maxis1 Sun 14-Dec-14 15:37:48

This is too funny! Especially if you compare the literature from country to country. Here they would probably judge you with a vengance for hlalf a glass of wine whereas in France its considered healthy for both mum and baby.

Basically I eat what I feel like. Its easy though since I dont like sea food at all ;) I just am careful who prepared it and how.

My body knows what he wants or doesnt and I just go by that and my little monster will just make me throw up everything she(?) doesnt like. Turns out what she hated most was antenatal vitamins taken with a meal :D se we ad to adjust the timing a bit

What I still find strange (at 32 weeks) is that stuff I used to eat loads off and loved a lot I dont really want at all right now like fresh mozzarella, bree cheese etc.

ChickenMe Sun 14-Dec-14 17:25:19

I bet the Spanish eat Serrano ham when preg! I ate some. I'm not sure if it's allowed. What did you say?
I was told peanuts and mozzarella too. Ignored it. got so fed up with hearing "can you eat that/are you allowed that?"
Funnily enough you could sit there and eat a whole massive bag of sweets which isn't healthy for anyone and they'd not say a thing!!

Stealthpolarbear Sun 14-Dec-14 17:59:13

Yes I hope you got him to eat his words
Obviously you can't, not in your condition ;)

avocadotoast Sun 14-Dec-14 18:22:04

I didn't really say much... Just pointed out that his girlfriend had eaten some (to which he responded as above) and then I just walked off and left him to his googling. I did mention it to others later though and they all agreed he was out of order!

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