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Craving Lunchmeat!!!

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Marie posted this 18 September 2019

I have been craving lunch meat so bad. I have heard mixed reviews. Some women eat it as long as its from a reputable place. Others say hell no.

What are all your thoughts I am 26 weeks.

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Christina posted this 25 March 2020

My doc said it was fine, but for some reason I can't do it! I have eaten turkey warmed up, from Potbellys. 

C posted this 09 February 2020

I would not have made it without fried bologna sandwiches. Not healthy, I know, but it was the only way my wife survived my mood swings.

Viviana posted this 06 February 2020

This made me LOL.  This was me with my 2nd.  I would buy a pound of salami and eat almost all of it while I did the rest of the shopping!  He loves salami.  I think the concern with deli meat is listeria.  I don't know about you, but I don't know anyone pregnant or not who has contracted listeria from deli meat.

stephanie posted this 08 December 2019

No! IF you really want it, heat it up. make sure it's steaming

Tonja posted this 05 November 2019

i have been craving deli style meat too, so some brands have some that are better to eat

Char posted this 05 November 2019

I ate lunch meat throughout both of my pregnancies and never had any issues. Talk to your doctor though if you're apprehensive.

Katy posted this 04 November 2019

I did during my first pregnancy.  I kinda love deli lunchmeat... not the stuff that is all congealed together.  The good stuff.  There is a brand called Boar's Head.  It is real deal meat.  Not a lot of places sell it and it is kind of expensive but worth it. Plus I love salami... 

Dee posted this 01 November 2019

I ate everything.  Literally everything.  I think you go with your gut.  If you really think about how women smoke in the past pregnant and everything, you think an italian hoagie isn't that bad.  I think whatever you feel comfortable doing should be up to you.  I 100% agree it needs to be a place you know isn't serving hot lunchmeat. 

Anna posted this 31 October 2019

I agree with the making melts.  I agree that you should consider WHERE it was purchased and how fresh it is. Eat it right away and prepare it appropriately.

Amelia posted this 26 October 2019

As long as you heat it up first, you should be able to eat it. I would make sure it was from a reputable place as well. The risk of it harming you or your baby is low, but you don't want to take any chances. 

Lori posted this 24 October 2019

Heat it up! That's what I've always done Add some cheese and make it a melt like Sadie mentioned!

Sadie posted this 23 October 2019

I like making melts, like turkey or ham melts just like how you would make grilled cheese. Best of both worlds!

Amy posted this 22 October 2019

I always craved it throughout my pregnancy as well. I would just hear it up in the microwave first! It takes away any risk of bacteria. 

Daisy posted this 22 October 2019

You should listen to your body -- it won't lie you. If you need it, then take it. Or theres another option -- maybe you need any vitamins or minerals that lunch meat consists. 

Michelle posted this 20 October 2019

I'd just ask your OB because I've heard so many mixed opinions on this! I was told it was fine as long as you heat it up for like 10-15 seconds beforehand. Totally changes the taste for me when I do that though, so I don't even want it by that point lol. 

Wendy posted this 20 October 2019

Just heat it up! Anytime I was craving it, I'd get either get a cooked sandwich, or heat I up and let it cool back down. 

Jen posted this 04 October 2019

Tofurky is really good and since it isn't real meat there isn't any concerns there!

Paislee posted this 04 October 2019

Heat it up and you'll be good!

Jordyn posted this 03 October 2019

Heat the lunch meat up.

AnnaLeigh posted this 03 October 2019

A lot of people just microwave it.

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