I am 14 weeks pregnant and I am in Italy with my husband and
Hello :) I am 14 weeks pregnant and I am in Italy with my husband and his family (he is from Italy). I'm at a wedding and I ate some sausage. It was cooked in a wood fire oven, charred on the outside, hot inside. I have been meticulously careful with not eating anything that is on the no-no list, and this being my second pregnancy, I know the drill pretty well. However, I was pretty sure pork, as long as cooked, was okay. When I spoke with a couple other pregnant gals at the wedding they said they would not eat sausage. I'm off my game because I don't know how different food safety is here vs. The US.One piece of the sausage was cold when I put it in my mouth so I didn't eat it. (It was being served outside and it's cold.) Now I'm worried some of the sausage could have been undercooked. All was hot, but not flaming hot. I had about 4 mouthfuls.I know I have a tendency to go a little overboard. Could you relieve my worries about toxoplasmosis? From reading on the internet, it seems like a very common problem, but statistically I know that is not true. Is this a likely scenario to contract it? The catering is very upscale. Unless I have my meat thermometer in hand I think everything is undercooked!Thank you for your help. I'm sure you answer this question all the time.
I am 12 weeks pregnant. I have a question about
Hello, I am 12 weeks pregnant. I have a question about toxoplasmosis. I have an uncle who is a landscaper who recently stopped at my house during work to use my bathroom. Should I be worried about getting toxoplasmosis from things he touched in my house?
I am 37 weeks and 4 days pregnant. I have extreme anxiety
Hi, I am 37 weeks and 4 days pregnant. I have extreme anxiety and ocd related to listeria and toxoplasmosis, so I am looking for reassurance. I have a small cut on my finger, it is not bleeding but burns a little, maybe the size of the tip of a ball point pen. I dropped my debit card at the grocery store twice and picked it up, would there be any possibility that toxoplasmosis or listeria from the floor or someones shoe that transferred to the floor could contaminate the cut and infect the baby? Would the bacterial load have to be larger than that to make me sick where I could pass it on to the baby. Just looking for reassurance and for someone to tell me my fear is irrational.
My wife and I are planning to have twins with IVF (cause we
Hi,My wife and I are planning to have twins with IVF (cause we have two children with Zellweger's disease). I have two very different questions :)1. My wife had a C-Section, are there any high risks associated with having twins?2. We have two cats in the house, I keep hearing people telling me that having a cat is very dangerous for the baby as they have certain viruses that may cause serious damage to the fetus, is that true?Thank you
I am currently 14 weeks pregnant and, peace of mind I
I am currently 14 weeks pregnant and , for my peace of mind I requested to be tested for toxoplasmosis since I have (an indoor) cat. I have received the results via email just now and they are as follows:TOXOPLASMA GONDII IGG AB <0.5 (NEGATIVE) LESS THAN - 6.4 IU/MLTOXOPLASMA GONDII IGM AB 0.2 (NEGATIVE)I would like to feel relieved but am still concerned that the IGM is 0.2. Should it not be 0.0 or non detectable for a truly negative result? Please explain.
My husband and I are trying baby. Last night I felt
Hi my husband and I are trying for a baby. Last night I felt cramps and thought it was implantation bleeding but it's very heavy and have seen clots. I had a miscarriage in April so had to wait until my next cycle. I'm scared Iv had another miscarriage but it's weird because Iv got my period or miscarriage a week earlier than normal should I see a doctor or is this just something I need to ride out please help .
I recently was at a hotdog/marshmallow roast where we cleaned
I recently was at a hotdog/marshmallow roast where we cleaned our hotdog cookers by sticking them in the ground (the dirt) and now I am scared that I could have gotten listeria or toxoplasmosis. I would not have been so casual with my food if I thought I could have been pregnant at the time but I didn't know then. Help please!
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, Just found out I am pregnant 5th time (no live
Hi,Just found out I am pregnant for the 5th time (no live births - 4 m/c). I am a little concerned because I was working in the yard the other day and noticed cat poop in the yard. I didn't know I was pregnant at the time. Now I am a little freaked out about toxoplasmosis. I have had my own cat for 15 years, but it was one of the neighbor cats that pooped in our yard, not ours. Is there a test I can have my doctor run? Thanks.
What are your thoughts about whether drinking raw apple cider
What are your thoughts about whether drinking raw apple cider vinegar with the mother is safe during pregnancy? I've seen mixed reviews as it is unpasteurized. I've only been drinking Mrs. Bragg's, which says it's safe for pregnant women. The reason I ask is because for about a week (maybe less) & before I realized it was unpasteurized, I was drinking a tablespoon a day mixed with a little water and cranberry juice. Glenn had read that concoction was a natural remedy for heartburn and digestion issues and they were RIGHT. Those days that I drank it I slept like a baby--no heartburn, no acid, no coughing my lungs up. Even prescription strength Nexium that I've been taking couldn't resolve those issues. Once I found out that it was unpasteurized I freaked out even though the Mrs. Bragg's website said it was safe. I wasn't sure if I should trust them. Their website claims that the acidity in the vinegar kills the E. Coli strain making it safe for pregnant women. Anyway, since I wasn't sure if I should trust them or not, given a number of mixed reviews I read on the Internet about ACV, I stopped taking the tablespoon mixed concoction. This is the second night w/o it and I'm back to popping tums every hour and coughing my lungs up despite being on Nexium. Those several nights of not dealing with this shit was amazing!! I'm up a 2:15 in the morning, unable to sleep because of all the heartburn or lay flat. Any advice is greatly appreciated.Sent from my iPhone