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29/12/2012 at 14:50
I feel like a complete idiot. I've just been for lunch and had a burger which was a tad pink. I ate about half. I can't believe I did it and am now SO so mad at myself for being so stupid not to think first. Now I'm freaking out a little. Did anyone else slip up in pregnancy? Can anyone calm my worry?
29/12/2012 at 14:54
I've been out for friends who've eaten pâté and steak that was still mooing! Relax, it's done now, so try not to get yourself upset or stressed about it. Given that it was a bit pink (rather than oozing blood) and British meat I would imagine that you will be fine
I ate 2 pink burgers in Ibiza in May. I realised half way through each time and carried on eating them. The result of that pg will be 7weeks tomorrow. As we were TTC I also slipped up before my BFP, in the days before I had alcohol, runny eggs, rare meat and visited a farm with lambing ewes. Alexa seems non the worse for wear!
Try to put it put of your mind I'm sure it will be fine xx
29/12/2012 at 14:56
I have continued to eat runny eggs, have my steak medium / medium well and have the odd glass of wine in pregnancy. You'll be fine.
When I was pregnant with N it was 'well done only' with meat, then it changed and you could have it how you liked. Then it changed again back to 'well done only'.
Honestly I'd have finished and enjoyed the whole burger!
29/12/2012 at 15:15
The concern is Listeria. That's why we're advised not to eat certain foods as food poisoning is a possible risk with eating under cooked foods. I think it's liver pate that you need to watch too as it's high in Vitamin A which isn't good for you during certainly the beginning of your pregnancy. Try not to worry about it too much. B the time our baby's have been born, the rules will probably have changed again! I'm quite sure i've eaten things i shouldn't have. I'm quite sure there has been the odd day that i've overdone my daily quota of caffeine, but there is no point worrying about it. It's not a daily occurrence.
29/12/2012 at 15:22
Don't panic. As long as it was warm the heat would have killed any listeria etc despite being pink.what others say about the nhs recommendations always changing also.
29/12/2012 at 15:25
Remember as well that the guidelines differ from country to country - in places like France, they eat rare meat and soft cheeses throughout pregnancy with no issues. I'm sure you and babu will be absolutely fine.
29/12/2012 at 15:57
Thanks. The nhs site says only 17 pregnant women got listeria in 2010 and 22% of cases lead to death of the baby. I need to forget about it and not do it again. Just such a stupid mistake and feel really upset with myself. Stupidly checked the cafes food standard rating too and they only got a 3. I don't think I make a very good pregnant lady :(
29/12/2012 at 16:19
don't be so hard on yourself, it's easily done, xx
29/12/2012 at 19:57
Calm down. It's not that big a deal, honestly. The risk is of you contracting food poisoning, as mentioned above. How many times have you eaten a pink burger and got food poisoning ? I am guessing you wouldn't normally be happy to have food poisoning and are still prepared to eat a pink burger, therefore in your head you have assessed the risk as acceptable. The risk hasn't increased now. All will be fine.
29/12/2012 at 20:04
Don't worry about it - I have had a few slip ups such as licking the bowl after making cakes with non lion stamped eggs - raw egg. Baby is still kicking in there. Unfortunately being pregnant just give you new things to worry about.
29/12/2012 at 21:00
Thanks all :)
JS, Jeez, you're right, I do need to calm down! Thank you for the virtual kick up the bottom! Was much needed.
Lovely girl, had never even thought about cake mix! It's a minefield.
03/09/2016 at 19:06
I just ate 3 lamb mince skewers im 6 weeks pregnant, they were burnt on the outside however slightly pink on the inside and it was only till i got to the last one i realised they were a bit pink. They are from a local butchers. Help im stressing!
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