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23/05/2015 at 12:09
hi I'm only 5 weeks pregnant and stupidly had a medium/rare steak yesterday, I don't know why but not being allowed to eat it didn't cross my mind until I went to bed and google'd it, I'm now terrified im going to give my baby toxoplasmosis, has anyone else been in this situation? I'm at the doctors on Wednesday so will mention my concerns. Thank you in advance. X
23/05/2015 at 13:15
I don't think having one will do much damage,it's if you have it regularly that it becomes a problem. I'm sure the steak was cooked properly but they tell you not to have it rare just incase it is full of bacteria.í wouldn't worry over one bit though but definitely share your concerns with the doctor xx
23/05/2015 at 17:35
Hi cici... Like charrz said I really wouldn't worry too much. The guidelines are of course there for a reason but really they are so pregnant ladies don't have these things on a regular basis which would very much increase the chance of having the ill effects from said foods... You would have to be extremely unlucky for it to happen after 1 or 2 times. Plus, at 5 weeks the baby is still living off of its own little yolk sac because there is no blood supply established between baby & you so theres not really any easy way for bugs etc to transfer over at that early stage.
It is natural to worry cici... That's what being a good mum unfortunately involves! i did the same thing when I was about 4 months gone & ate some homemade icecream then worried because a lot of home-made icecreams have raw egg in them. But then I spoke with my friends who told me the same advice as i've told you above.... & it really helped put it into perspective.
congrats on your pregnancy!
23/05/2015 at 18:29
Thank you both for your replys. Im trying not to worry about it, I've read it's hardly in beef, more pork that anything else and more likely to pick it up from dirty salad etc
and your right I would be extremely unlucky if I did get it and the likely hood of it passing on to baby is a very small risk so fingers crossed all will be ok. Xx
23/05/2015 at 18:32
As the others have said don't worry too much.
i ate rare steak, pate and runny eggs during pregnancy not often at all but I really don't think now and again will hurt x
23/05/2015 at 21:05
At 5 weeks the umbilical cord isn't working so nothing you eat transfers to the baby. Think it's at about 8 weeks that it kicks in so don't worry. The risk is very very slight and lots of ladies don't even know they are pregnant at 5 weeks x x
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