Last week I went to my first prenatal appointment. It was more of a formal meeting with the OB nurse than anything else. I sat in her office and she drilled me on my medical history, updating her records. Then she flew through a list of common pregnancy “do’s and dont’s” as applies to food. She was going so fast because she knew this was my third pregnancy and I wasn’t hearing anything for the first time.
But a few things stuck out to me this time.
Lunchmeat – she said if I eat a submarine sandwich I should ask for it to be toasted. YUCK! I really don’t like toasted subs, especially during the hot summer months. I know that toasting the sub kills any extra germs that might possibly be lingering on the turkey and ham, but seriously? I’m sorry, but subs are the healthiest thing I eat during pregnancy, they are a fantastic way for me to get my veggies in for the day and I am not going to ruin them by toasting them.
Oh and caffeine! I am so excited! I was reading in a pregnancy magazine that said you are allowed no more than 200 mg of caffeine a day and there are approximately 50 mg in regular cola! I have been limiting myself to 1 can per day but now I won’t feel bad if it comes down to drinking a 2nd can or losing my mind in exhaustion and I chose the Pepsi. I have heard that B vitamins are a sure fire way to get more energy and I will focus on that as well. Another way that has helped – taking my Slow release Iron supplements. Not being anemic sure is a wonderful thing! But even with all those precautions I still love drinking my Pepsi.
So untoasted subs and Pepsi, will this kid come out deformed? Yikes!