It has to do with the risk of listeria. You can heat it up to kill any bacteria that may be present. Honestly, I still eat deli meat.
Ahhhhhh I absolutely love turkey and ham sandwiches and my Dr told me not to eat them too :'( he said so u don't get listeria. I crave them soooooo much and eat them every once in a while. Before he told me not to eat them I had a turkey sandwich every other day. I'm trying not to eat them now. He said if u heat up the meat then that is OK, but I want the turkey cold!! :( I'm 14 wks and this is gonna b a LONG pregnancy!!! I don't remember being told this with my first pregnancy 12 yrs ago but I was so sick all the time it wouldn't of mattered cuz I didn't eat much. now I just want a big turkey sandwich!! Haahaa
FOR THE FIRST MONTH OF PREGNANCY I WAS SO SCARED TO EAT DELI MEAT OR SAUSAGES, BUT NOW I DO,THEY WARN YOU BECAUSE OF POSSIBLE BACTERIA, BUT IT'S A 5/10 CHANCE
I eat cold deli meats all the time. I'm feeding two toddlers too, and I'm not always able to prepare much in advance, so I figure it's better to eat the meat than not eat at all.
You can eat all the deli meat you want if you follow all these steps [as told by myobgyn]
All deli meat and hot dogs must be cooked or heated in a microwave to kill bacteria. Wash your hands immediately after touching the meat
Yep, as long as you eat it up first then it's fine. I wasn't told this with my first either and I ate cold ham sandwiches all the time and she was perfectly fine. But I figure if it's a risk I don't have to take then I'll heat it up first just to be perfectly safe.
But turkey in the microwave is nasty!!!!! I hate this rule!! Lol I love turkey and this is what I take to lunch at work.....
Ya they just now are telling this to all the pregnant mommies I'm on my 4th baby I love turkey and chicken Sammy's and all my babies are healthy and I eat at least 4 Sammy's a week its way healthier then fried stuff or taco bell