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raw hot dogs?

A girl I know didnt realize whe couldnt eat raw hot dogs and she ate a half one and stopped.. Shes about 18 weeks and worried now... What will happen? Shes worried
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6725113 tn?1392847526
Nothing will happen.  Lol
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She was freaking cause internet says can cause misscarriages n that
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6725113 tn?1392847526
A hotdog will not cause a miscarriage. They didn't come out with this "you shouldn't eat lunch meat that isn't heated up" until a couple years ago. Women had been eating stuff like that forever. I asked my doctor about the seriousness of it because I LOVE LOVE subway, and he pretty much told me that I can eat all I wanted. Just to be sure I didn't eat lunch meat that had been sitting out for a long time. I think your friend is fine. Tell her not to worry.  
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The problem of eating. raw meat is the risk of contracting toxoplasmosis.  Not that usual, though.
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Thanks ladies will let her know n give her a little reassurance :)
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13167 tn?1327194124
It's unlikely the hot dog was raw.  

Most hot dogs you buy in the grocery store say "fully cooked" on the package.  
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Obviously..... she means "raw" as in not heated up... bioled... microwaved... grilled whatever to kill any germs. They just say that eating it before heating it up can potentially introduce bad things into your body that can harm baby. They just want you to heat it up. I think it's ridiculous but I don't like hot dogs anyways so whatever lol
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7061953 tn?1394104101
Im 31 weeks and have eaten raw hot dogs A LOT and me and baby are fine. I think raw hot dogs taste better than heated up hot dogs.
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13167 tn?1327194124
Lilly - there are raw hot dogs that are sold in the grocery stores.  They cost about 3 times as much as cooked ones, and they are actually healthy for you.  You do have to cook them, though,  it's like buying raw turkey.  

The problem with processed cooked hot dogs isn't bacteria,  as I understand it,  but the fact that it's loaded with nitrates and garbage.  

Cooking them, or heating them up doesn't solve that problem.  You just would get warm chemicals and rat hairs instead of cold chemicals and rat hairs.  

Sorry to be so gross.  ;D
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13167 tn?1327194124
Sorry,  that last post was confusing.

I don't think there's anything you can do to make cheap hot dogs healthy,  although one a week or so certainly won't harm your baby.  They're just loaded with stuff you shouldn't eat,  but cooking them doesn't solve that.

If you crave hot dogs and want to eat healthy,  buy the raw turkey dogs and cook them.  
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^^ my OB told me hot dogs are fine to eat. If yoyr friend is really concerned about it she can always call her doctor.
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