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subway sandwiches

hey, i hardly ever ate lunchmeat before my pregnancy, but now that i am pregnant, i am craving subway like crazy!!!!  i have been only eatting veggie delights because i was told not to eat lunch meat while pregnant.  however, that is not filling my craving!  since they are pretty reputable, do you think it's okay to eat their lunchmeat?  i am just drooling thinking about their turkey and ham subs!
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On thing like that, I think its Ok just not EveryDay.
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Thats how I am with Fish never want it when Im not pregnant but Man do I crave it Now!
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I have never been told not to eat luch meat before. I have two beautiful boys and they are just fine...I ate luch meat every once and a while when I was pregnant. I have heard to watch the amount of fish you ate and to stay away from certain types, but never heard of the lunch meat....maybe im missing something, lol:) Where did you hear that?
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I lived on Subway w/ this last pregnancy.  I had never heard of that about the meat until recently.  I think someone else asked that question on here too.  My baby was just fine.  I love me a good sandwich!!!
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This website explains it:

http://www.fsis.usda.gov/Fact_Sheets/Protect_Your_Baby/index.asp

Basically, the concern is the increased amount of a bacteria called Listeria which is found in lunch meats.  It's going to be like cigerette smoking and drinking, where some people say they did it while pregnant and had a perfectly healthy baby.. and then you have obvious reports that doing such things can cause problems in your baby.  For this, I think it's completely up to you and your comfort level.  Me, I love hot dogs, and I refuse to give them up (I just cook the hell out of them)!  
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(sorry.. my computer glitched... you all obviously don't need 2 identical posts from me)  

=)
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Lol! Mine does that sometimes too:)
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I think if you got the grilled subs from subway you would be okay. Cooking the meat to steaming helps eliminate the chances of getting listeria.
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thank you all so very much!  i feel better about it now.  i will just try to do it sparingly like the fish.  i only eat fish once a week.  maybe subway will be twice a week ;-)

blueeyedtabbycat-it was in paperwork from doctors, pregnant friends told me about it and i think i've read it in my books.  
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If you're skeptical just ask them to heat the lunch meat really good first.  I have NEVER had any problems with lunch meat...Never even heard of that until a few months ago.  
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i went through a phase where for about a month i only ate turkey/ham hoagies....everything has been fine

im now on a salad and watermelon kick
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I think you ware fine with an occasionaly ssandwich.  Just no hot dog.  I just had a schlotzky's sandwich for lunch, yum.
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Try having them toast it. That will cook the lunch meat a lil bit and I think that should be okay
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