Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Food Poisoning and Pregnancy... it's just not fun...

Did you know that if you google "coleslaw food poisoning" you will actually find websites that say you shouldn't eat coleslaw when you're pregnant? Now I tend to think all the things that we're told not to eat are usually overblown... however... at the moment... if I never see coleslaw again... it will be too soon.

Yesterday we went with one of my best college friends who was visiting and her husband to one of the nicest restaurants in our little town, after the parade. The restaurant was already pretty busy and after we were seated quite a few more people came in. We sat and had a nice little lunch. Within an hour I was feeling pretty sick. I made it through the day alright, with waves of sickness on and off (mostly off in the beginning) that centered around me eating... anything.

We came home from Mae's birthday party last night and the full blown food poisoning struck. I've had food poisoning twice in my life, both times while pregnant. Last time it was in the first trimester with Sadie and involved ranch dressing and me laying on the bathroom floor thinking I was going to die. This time I'm just trying to figure out how to stay hydrated and fed.

Between nursing Mae and being pregnant I've already had a hard time keeping weight on (I'm still less than I was when I started out) and while this is a problem I would just love to have normally, I really don't want to mix having to eat non-stop to have milk and not starve with being unable to eat for several days. So I think I'll be stocking up on sport's drinks and calling the doctor.

I'd really like to fast forward a couple of days... or rewind and scream at myself "No! Don't eat it!" when they put the watery looking coleslaw in front of me...


  1. Oh do consult some doctor as soon as possible. I had it once in my life, and i know how it feels. Do rush to some hospital.

    Here in India, they do have a list of food items to be avoided during pregnancy. But many of them would just be good for you. Many doctors would scorn why you avoided having them! But, traditionally they say you can't have it! Pineapple and Papaya are examples of such items.

    And oh, don't live with your poison, do consult a doctor as soon as possible!

  2. Cam, I am sorry to hear you're not feeling well! Hopefully, by the time you read this, it will have passed. I will say a prayer for you.

  3. That sounds like the pits. :( I hate food poisoning. Now when I get pregnant I won't touch the stuff.


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