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Eating While Pregnant
24 July 2007, 12:15 pm
Filed under: food politics, Food Safety, Quotations, Raw Milk

Megnut has a post on how she ate while she was pregnant.  What is refreshing to me about Meg’s article (and subsequent discussion) is her rejection of the idea that there exists some perfectly safe diet which will not put you at risk of food-borne illness. Money quote:

Why take any risk? Because life is risky. Are you going to stop driving because you’re pregnant? Are you going to stop leaving the house? I found my balance between enjoying food and tolerating risk, and it included the occasional Wellfleet on the half-shell. It’s easy to get overwhelmed by all the recommendations, and to live in fear of every bite of food you put into your mouth. But that makes for a very stressful, anxious, long nine (plus) months. And that certainly isn’t good for the fetus.

Long-belated congratulations to both Meg and Jason on the birth of Ollie Kottke on 3 July.

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