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I SOOOOOOOOOOOO want a prawn cocktail!!!

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mummygow Tue 26-Apr-05 20:39:42

I sooooo want a prawn cocktail, but cant because I'm pregnant!!

compo Tue 26-Apr-05 20:40:15

how about a packet of prawn cocktail crisps - Walkers or Skips?!!

KBear Tue 26-Apr-05 20:42:29

I remember feeling the same way when I was pregnant. That and a longing for brie and other soft cheese. Wish they said I couldn't eat Mars Bars and perhaps I wouldn't have put on three stone with DD!!

cod Tue 26-Apr-05 20:44:54

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marne Tue 26-Apr-05 20:47:44

I ate prawns when i was pregnant, didnt do any harm, they never had all these lists of things you couldnt have when are mothers were pregnant with us and we all turned out ok, go on, treat yourself to a prawn cocktail!

zippy539 Tue 26-Apr-05 20:49:30

Mummygow - can't you have one? I might be missing something but I ate prawns constantly when pg with both mine. Just get a whole load of prawns, make sure they are cooked well and slaver with 1000 island dressing. That's okay - isn't it???

misdee Tue 26-Apr-05 20:58:05

i want peanuts. but cant as am breasteeding. its been almost a year now.

franke Tue 26-Apr-05 20:59:59

They are fine to have in pregnancy - as Cod says, they don't harm the baby if you get ill. It really is just the listeria stuff you have to avoid (soft cheese, pate, cured meats etc), even smoked salmon is very low risk. Runny eggs are also okay iirc - salmonella will make you sick, but it won't affect the baby

CharBell Tue 26-Apr-05 22:14:12

FWIW, I've eaten everything you are not supposed to since 3 months - apart from cat poo, cigarettes and crack cocaine. I had prawns for my tea tonight and they were lovely. They are so healthy too so I had a really unhealthy chocolate pudding. Yum.

moondog Tue 26-Apr-05 22:17:11

I eat peanuts misdee and I'm b/feeding. Also ate them during pregnancy (thought only to be avoided if existing allergies within family?)

misdee Tue 26-Apr-05 22:21:56

we have lots of allergies in the family moondog , but not on my side of the family.

jane313 Tue 26-Apr-05 22:43:19

you know when advice says soft cheese I could never find out which cheeses they were. Because a lot of brie is pasteurised now but some parmesan isn't. One website I found seemed to include all soft cheese, ie cottage, cream cheese, mozerella, ricotta and mascarpone. What about goats cheese? I had not found mumsnet then and I had a fridge full of cheese as I had been on the atkins diet. I wa so confused I just ate the cheddar and binned the rest!

mummygow Wed 27-Apr-05 19:23:18

Anything I have ever read say that you should not eat shellfish so just to be on the safe side I bought a jar of seafood sauce and dipped plain crisps in it and also made a salad and put the sauce over that - so sauce in fridge for when I get the urge

redsky Wed 27-Apr-05 19:26:54

what's wrong with prawns in pregnancy?? Glad I never had to worry about so many no go foods when I was last pregnant.

mummygow Wed 27-Apr-05 19:49:27

apparantly shellfish can carry harmful bacteria and viruses

chenin Wed 27-Apr-05 20:09:04

My eldest DD is 16 and there were no health warnings whilst pg.......I ate prawns, soft cheese, pate and everything everyone has mentioned with no harmful effects! A little of what you fancy does you good!

rodeo1 Wed 27-Apr-05 20:18:47

Oooh, now I really want a prawn cocktail!!

Haha the last prawn cocktail I had was at Xmas and it was slathered in a seafood sauce which contained that carcenogenic colouring!!

rodeo1 Wed 27-Apr-05 20:20:32

Actually I think the sauce is at the back of my fridge still!! It's going to take all my energy not to go straight in with a teaspoon!

hoxtonchick Wed 27-Apr-05 20:21:03

i have been eating prawns all the way through my pregnancy. and parmesan. yum.

mummygow Wed 27-Apr-05 20:23:56

2 more packet of plain crisps just dipped in sauce just now - lovely

elijdi Wed 27-Apr-05 20:46:33

I'm sure you're Ok with prawns, you know, if you buy them frozen and defrost carefully. I'd be wary of eating them at a restaurant or takeaway, but at home I'm sure you'll be fine. The same with cheeses, as long as they're supermarket bought and pasturised, you're OK. I asked the doc at beginning of pregnancy and that was his opinion. Actually he said avoid dodgy looking restaurants and home made cheese from back of beyond french farms ...

Kiwifruit Wed 27-Apr-05 21:21:33

Misdee, you just took away my will to live!! Am off peanuts, as DH has terrible allergies (hayfever and animal allergies) - thought I only had to make it through 9 months of being pg, but now you tell me I can't have them while breastfeeding !! All I want is a big, fat peanut butter sandwich!! Have bought cashew nut butter, but it's just not the same . Even more annoying is the fact that I don't have any allergies...

Tinker Thu 28-Apr-05 00:27:12

Just had a takeaway prawn puri - gorgeous

Cyndii Thu 28-Apr-05 09:57:42

So Franke you say that smoked salmon is ok? I have a longing for smoked salmon, cream cheese & a toasted bagel............ ohhh yummy....... I bought the cheese & salmon a couple of weeks ago and dh kept telling me "your not suppose to eat that" so the salmon went past it's sell by date but then on Sat. last while shopping I popped another packet of smoked salmon and it's peering out of the fridge at me each evening... to be honest the only think from keeping from eating it is that after dinner I do feel very nauseous & a little sick & I can't face the fish but I'm very tempted to bring it to work for lunch.................... might just treat myself tomorrow!!!

fastasleep Thu 28-Apr-05 10:20:08

Duck pate....DUCK PATE *whimpers* I always crave things I can't have... I even ate some salami before remembering it was naughty no one gave me a list of the do not eats... well not a good list anyway so I get a bit confused sometimes! I must admit with my last pregnancy and during breastfeeding I constatnly ate peanut butter and I knew I shouldn't

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