Advanced search

Pregnant? See how your baby develops, your body changes, and what you can expect during each week of your pregnancy with the Mumsnet Pregnancy Calendar.


(14 Posts)
Stillyummy Sat 24-Jan-15 18:20:15

Just found out pregnant women can't have haggis- day ruined!!!!

EssexMummy123 Sat 24-Jan-15 18:56:33

Are you sure? the ones i've seen don't contain Liver.

Behooven Sat 24-Jan-15 18:58:36

Liver, lung, heart and kidney isn't unusual. How could you resist?

The veggie one is tasty without the offal.

Littlemissjt Sat 24-Jan-15 19:06:07

Ops! I had some on Monday! hmm

minipie Sat 24-Jan-15 19:08:55

A little bit of liver isn't really an issue. the danger with liver is the amount of vitamin A it contains (rather than infection risk as for pate, mould rinded cheese or rare meat) so the tiny amount you'd have in one portion of haggis really shouldn't do any harm.

weeblueberry Sat 24-Jan-15 19:57:26

MacSweens haggis doesn't have liver in so you're good to go if you can find that smile

JennyBlueWren Sat 24-Jan-15 20:01:25

You can't eat liver but haggis is mostly oatmeal and fat rather than offal and of that offal it's not all liver!

Eat it! The neeps'll be good for you too.

MuddyWellyNelly Sat 24-Jan-15 20:05:20

I actually prefer veggie haggis, but I doubt a single Burns supper would be enough to make a difference.

FannyFifer Sat 24-Jan-15 20:07:02

I love haggis & def ate it while pregnant, in fact I was speaking at a Burns supper when I was pregnant last time.

Stillyummy Sat 24-Jan-15 20:31:34

The haggis we brought is 20% liver. Good thing DH checked before he cooked it. I had a vedgy burger instead.

pasbeaucoupdegendarme Sat 24-Jan-15 22:48:54

Really? We have ours all set for tomorrow and I'm sure I ate it last time too...

weeblueberry Sun 25-Jan-15 10:14:46

You're fine with haggis unless it's loupin with liver. Honest. wink

sianihedgehog Sun 25-Jan-15 10:40:52

This definitely falls into my "THERE ARE LIMITS" category so far as things I "shouldn't eat". A little bit of liver is no danger, it's the risk of getting way too much vitamin A that puts it onto the banned list. Like fuck am I not eating a Burns night haggis just because it could have up to 20% liver - THERE ARE LIMITS.

I'm not going to binge eat half a kilo of liver while pregnant, but unless I'm getting a ton of vitamin A from other sources there's no risk in a serving of haggis.

Zsazsabinks Sun 25-Jan-15 10:51:04

Oh eff that, I love Burns night and my older children too.

I'm sure that a little bit of haggis that could potentially have some liver in it isn't going to hurt. That's just crazy.

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, watch threads, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now »

Already registered? Log in with: