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Old 10-10-05, 07:20 PM
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Yeah Diane...I'm so happy for you. I had my beta checked 12 days post transfer and it was 268. You could very well have twins in there
 
I would definately cut back on some of your work hours if you can. As far as food...try to cut out caffeine and artificial sweeteners (splenda is ok). Just try to take it easy as much as possible. Enjoy your next 9 months.
 
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Old 10-10-05, 11:13 PM
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Hi ladies,

OK, I am very curious about the whole raw food thing. Is the idea that you want to avoid food poisoning while pregnant? I know that sounds obvious (of course you don't want to get it!), but what I'm getting at is, most of us eat sushi, Brie, raw cookie doughs and cake batters our entire lives and never get sick, so I would guess the chances would be quite small. OR, is there something else present in raw foods which might harm a fetus while not necessarily giving you food poisoning.....just curious. I remember when my cousin was pregnant with her first child she had a whole list of things she wasn't supposed to eat and my mom thought she was nuts. I don't know what to think.
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Old 10-11-05, 02:20 AM
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I figure it this way, I've worked WAY too hard to get knocked up so will do everything I can to stay good and if they say don't eat raw food then I can give it up for nine months. Didn't feel like eating raw anyway. Fish totally gagged me. I have slowly been putting fish back in my menu though. The best thing is ask your Dr. what is right then be good! Leslie
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Yep, it's avoidance of food-poisening, listeria, E.coli, salmonella etc. Here in the Uk we've had some pretty big scares with those and they've advised pg women to avoid those foods most likely to contain as a result. The theory is that your immune system is slightly depressed whilst pg as your body is concentrating on the baby, so you're at an increased risk. They also advise us to make sure all our salads - including pre-packed, fruits & veggies are properly washed and to make sure we prepare everything hygeniecally keeping meat seperate and washing hands etc - the common sense do it anyway stuff basically...
Of course everytime we've eaten out anywhere dh has managed to order pretty much everything I Love but am avoiding.
 
I'm looking forward to a nice big plate of brie & parma ham with a french baguette and real butter along with a glass of Good red wine!! Dh has been Told!
 
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