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really bad food poisoning, 19 weeks, should I be worried?

(7 Posts)
Gemzooks Sat 01-Nov-08 12:27:55

OK, I know it was stupid but yesterday I finished off a very small piece of unpasteurised cheese for lunch. only about 20 grammes.. This is second pg and with DS I regularly ate that kind of stuff with no probs, However this cheese had passed its use by date and I just didn't notice.

By 6 pm I was feeling terrible, and then threw up/had diarrhoea all evening and in the night. Today haven't thrown up and having toast/fluids but feel totally wiped out.

My main fear is I could have listeriosis, but read on the internet that if you have that, you don't throw up but instead have a temperature and flu-like symptoms, and that if you have other kinds of stomach bugs it can't cross the placenta.

Anyone had similar?

Gemzooks Sat 01-Nov-08 18:53:10


LittleMonkeysMummy Sat 01-Nov-08 18:56:53

Nope but it's probably worth getting in touch with your local maternity hospital or NHS 24 to get checked out.

Hope you feel better soon

melmamof3 Sat 01-Nov-08 19:52:05

Sorry, I have no idea. It probably isnt Listeriosis though, and more than likely a tummy bug, there are loads going around at the moment.

Call your local maternity hospital like LMM suggested.

izyboy Sat 01-Nov-08 20:02:38

If it is listeriosis you'll probably be on the local news. It is very rare - still get it checked out for your peace of mind. I am sure I read someone that you are much more likely to get listeriosis from lettuce than unpasteurised cheese.

izyboy Sat 01-Nov-08 20:03:07


Gemzooks Sat 01-Nov-08 21:26:50

thanks! quite reassuring.. I had some rice and Coke and feel a bit better (though still really bad).. I will phone the midwife on Monday (I'm in Holland and you have to contact your midwife).. hopefully be ok by then,

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