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So it's kind of a hot topic about deli meat and not eating it during your pregnancy but that's been my number one craving. I use to eat it at least 2 to 3 times a week, it's just the best thing ever!

So what are your thoughts on this? Is it okay to eat? Do you break that rule? Because that's the only one I do haha.
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Baby no4 and this is the first ive ever heard of anything about cold meats. Must be different rules for different countries and hospitals
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The thing about deli meats that sit out is the bacteria. I switched to veggie subs...but you could eat them toasted. Not sure if that heats IP enough to kill lysteria. The factory vacu-sealed packets should be fine. I eat country naturals which is a no preservative brand of vacu-sealed lunch meats...I'd be concerned that subways and similar restaurants trying to cut corners or not observing safe food practices could put me at risk...but lunchables are all preservatives anyways and they are sealed...
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Isnt lunch meat changed now days ? It's not exactly healthy or good b/c of what they put in the meat & cloning ,right ? So that could be the reason ,eating it not heated or cooked isnt good for us
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This is my first pregnancy and I'm 29 weeks. I have had subway throughout this pregnancy... at least 2 times a week. I've always eaten sandwiches my whole life and good ones too because I grew up in a classic Italian home...with salami and prosciutto and mortadella....all the good stuff. I didn't give it up. I just make sure its fresh and cold.
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I eat subway all the time and I don't ask for it To be heated or anything. I actually just had a turkey sandwich meat that I did not cook or heat. Heated lunch meat is gross unless you are making a toasted melt. I have ate lunch/deli meat in every pregnancy with no issues. Good luck and if you like the sandwiches eat them.
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8793709 tn?1409594060
subway was my craving too!!
for the first five nonths I ate loads of subway. I had no issues with the meat. some rules are ment to be broken  :-)
in addition, I used to make sandwiches for breakfast and lunch. cold cuts are not all bad. just be careful.
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Wow!! This is something new to me. I've never heard anything like this before. I guess it wouldn't affect me anyway since I normally heat me meat all the time. I just don't like to eat lunch meat cold.
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This is my third pregnancy my other two kids are going to be 9 &11 & this rule wasn't around.   So I just figured its another new rule that im not going to follow because it didn't kill my first two.
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7965686 tn?1396910229
Lunch meat is frowned upon for pregnant women because of listeria. Which causes a risk of miscarriage. That being said, I've eaten cold cuts throughout all three of my pregnancies with no problems. My dr. Never told me I couldn't. When I saw it piping up in the forum I had to Google it to learn more.
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Most likely you'll be fine, but there is always the risk of Lysteria. I don't personally know anyone who has had a problem, but there was a child who died of it 5 days after birth in KC earlier this year. Heating the meat (have them toast it twice) can help to kill the bacteria.
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I don't know why it's so bad for us pregnant women but when our mom's, aunts, & grand mothers were pregnant they ate pretty much whatever they wanted and we all came out fine. I ask my boyfriends mom stuff like this and what she did and she said she ate whatever she was craving or wanted and all 4 of her kids came out perfectly fine.
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They say not to eat it because of the chance of it being bad. My thoughts are I am very cautious of bad meat even when I'm not pregnant...... I have eaten a couple of times and just made sure it was fresh.
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This is baby #2 for me. With my 1st I ate it only heated. This time I was the same as you I craved silvermine subs or jimmy johns so I was eating it at least once a week not toasted. Especially at the beginning of being pregnant it was one of the few things I could keep down when I was puking my brains out. I havent ate it in a few weeks just cuz im not craving anymore.
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10777943 tn?1412955415
Well I have broken this rule.... Too many times... not that I am careless. I been camping and all I even wanted for Lunch each day were those lunchables. So... honestly I don't know if it's a bad thing but that's the only thing I did bad if it is... hope it's not. They say warm it... but warm lunch meat sounds like vomit.
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I have had subway a few times but I always get it toasted so the meat has been heated. I don't even remember this no cold cuts rule 10 years ago when I was pregnant with my son. My mom, aunts,and grandma's all ate it and all their kids were just fine. I still err on the causious side and make sure it's heated though.
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I have read somewhere if you eat lunch meat cook it a bit in the microwave.  Im still scared of it though.  Its a mind thing with me.
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