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April 17th, 2006, 10:29 AM
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Hi ladies - I just had two questions if anyone had answers for me....first one is how do you all feel about eating deli meat/cold cuts?? I know everyone says different things but I don't know what to think - just wondering on that. And also, I've still very early (almost 7 weeks woohoo) and I was wondering if its OK to sleep on my stomach sometimes. I've tired not to yet sometimes I wake up and there I am face down in my pillow -- can any harm be done to my little peanut???

Any thoughts on either would be great!!!

<span style="color:#333399">JACK MATTHEW BORN NOVEMBER 25TH AT 4:39PM WEIGHING 7LBS 11OZ, 20.5 INCHES

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April 17th, 2006, 10:36 AM
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Congrats, Hillary! 7 weeks is a pretty nice milestone, eh?

I eat deli meat. The risk is for listeriosis...but, as it turns out, that's pretty rare. Most docs will tell you that it's ok, as long as you heat the meat to steaming. Honestly, I prefer mine cold, so I don't even do that. My doc and a couple of the PA's told me that was fine because of the rarity. Still, to be sure, I only buy from a couple of places where I KNOW how they handle the meat. I'm sure there's a chance, but the way I figure it, I could get struck by lightning if I go outside, too. Still, only do what's comfortable for you. If it causes more stress and worry after eating the meat, wondering if your baby is ok, then I'd just skip it altogether. I tried, really...honestly and truly. But all I wanted for a while were sandwiches from a local place. That seemed better than eating something I'd throw up, so...

As for sleeping on your belly, do it as long as it's comfortable. Once it becomes uncomfortable, your body is basically letting you know that sleeping on your side is much better at that point. In the meantime, get your rest however you want!

Good luck and here's to a smooth rest of your pregnancy!

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April 17th, 2006, 11:54 AM
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OMG HILLARY!!!!!!!!!! I was just thinking about you last week and going to post to see how you were doing. I am soooooooo happy for you!!! Did you do an IVF or IUI? I can't remember which you were going to do, or did this happen on its own?

As for deli meats, I saw a perinatologist (high risk OB) and asked that question. She said not to worry about it. Deli meat in the US is safe. As are all pasturized cheeses. I eat deli meat a least a few times. I get a thing for roast beef sandwhiches when I'm pregnant.

As for sleeping on your tummy, if it is comfortable do it, however for me it always made my m/s worse. I still end up on my back while I sleep but I just roll over. I agree with Jessica - if it is uncomfortable, your body is telling you something and roll over.

So when are you due? You have no idea how happy I am for you!!!!
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April 17th, 2006, 06:06 PM
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Hi Susan!!!!! I was thrilled to see you post back! First of all I'm so glad to see your little one is doing so great - a girl!!! I'm thrilled for you that is great! Thanks for the advice! I'm really nervous after 3 m/c's but staying positive. We ended up switching specialists and our new dr didn't believe we needed IUI or IVF yet so we did it on our own! I had my first u/s last Wednesday (we go every week with the specialist and we saw the hb at 6 week 1 day) now I go again this Wednesday for the second. I'm scared because we haven't made it past the first u/s yet but I'm staying positive. I figure I'm due around December 5th give or take.

Thanks for the advice - I'm sure I'll have a ton of more questions shortly!!!!

Sooooo great to hear from you again!

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April 17th, 2006, 07:45 PM
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Hi Hilary!!!
Congratulations! I rarely post on these boards anymore, but when I saw yours I just had to respond!
Everyone has different ideas on deli meat, but generally they say to limit it and when you do eat it, heat it thoroughly for the first trimester. Honestly, I remember just flat out not wanting to risk it, no matter how good that subway sandwich sounded!
As for stomache sleeping, I occassionally will still sleep on my belly. Well it's more of a side/belly situation. I'm sure you're fine, just remember that lots of people don't even know they are pregnant yet at the stage your at!
My general rule of thumb for this pregnancy was, if I seriously questioned doing something, I just didn't do it.
Your growing family is in my prayers!

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