Arrgh, am worried now. Just realised i had a three cheese quiche the other day which included goats cheese. It was in a restaurant which makes it more likely to be that chevre cheese? It was the brewers fayre three cheese. I've been so sick, currently 8 weeks and the day we went for lunch i was feeling ok and actually hungry so just had what i wanted. Has anyone else eaten this in the first trimester?
It's fine even chevre as long as it's cooked which it will be in quiche, I lived on quiche when pregnant sorry you are feeling sick but I think it could be pregnancy rather than listeria if that is any consolation
Onlyonce I'm sure you will be fine. Firstly, the NHS guidance is that is should be fine if the cheese is cooked. Secondly, the guidance is just that - guidance. It is to reduce risks, not to say that if you had one bit of goat's cheese you will definitely get listeria.
In my first pregnancy I scoffed runny eggs throughout the whole pregnancy including the first trimester - bizarrely enough, poached eggs on toast was one of the only things I could stomach for weeks - and DC is fine, ten fingers, ten toes and one head. No salmonella for me.
I've also eaten tonnes of sushi (within the weekly limit for oily fish and tuna of course) again, sometimes one of the only things I could face.
A bit of cooked goats cheese is really unlikely to harm anyone.
The first trimester is shit. If you feel awful every day and then one day feel well enough to eat a quiche, or egg and soldiers etc then just eat it (lion stamped eggs) - having a good meal that you really fancy once in a while will do more for your physical and mental health than you imagine. And happy mama, happy baby.
If you are suffering with nausea, you could try not letting your stomach get empty as I found that helped... If it means you eat all day every day then so be it. The first trimester is just something you have to get through and if it means 6 small meals a day rather than three big ones then do what you need to do.
I was surprised that I gave birth to a baby rather than a baguette with the amount of bread I ate when PG with DC1!
Also I found Sea Bands to be helpful with nausea - not sure if it was a placebo or not but it seemed to take the edge off for me. Hope you are soon feeling better.
Currently wearing sea bands. They do help. My doctor gave me some medication which is keeping it under control but first thing of a morning and evenings are still pretty awful. I am sticking to eating what i feel like eating really. But even that seems to change. A bit of lucozade and also ginger cordial seem to help when i am having a bad spell
Don't feel bad. The only harm the cheese might do is the very very small risk you might get listeria. If you are it says ago, you're probably fine so no harm done. And as said, cooked soft cheese is allowed. I accidentally ate a pizza with blue cheese on and worried, but cooked it's fine. I had a major fail the other day when I ate out and ordered egg Benedict - dutifully remembering to omit the hollandaise sauce. It came out and only then did the runny egg thing hit me!! I decided to eat it anyway, as I thought the eggs were probably lion stamped and unsurprisingly I didn't get salmonella. It's sensible for folllw the guidelines but don't beat yourself up for the odd slip up
Dammit, I want sushi now!
Regarding sickness, I found sipping Lucosade helped (which you're already doing). As said, try not to let your stomach get empty, it makes it worse. Nibbling on salt crackers, digestive biscuits and ready salted crisps helped. Basically bland salty carbs.
There's a Hyperemesis support thread on this pregnancy page which is where people suffering pregnancy nausea and vomiting support each other. Many of us are on medication. Come and join us, we might be able to help. Also the Pregnancy Sickness Support charity's website and helpline are excellent resources.
I'm sure it'll be ok, firstly it's cooked which makes it much safer. Secondly listeria is actually very rare. Govenment data says there were 180 cases in the U.K. in 2015, across the whole population! It's incredibly unlikely that you'll have done any harm. I hope that reassures you.