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#1 Koobie83

Posted 08 December 2012 - 08:52 AM

Just had breakfast at my mums house and poured myself some OJ. Drank a gulp and realised it tasted a bit funny. Checked the expiry date - a week ago! Is this going to be dangerous? Will the baby be affected? I am currently on antibiotics for a UTI so will this help at all? Not going to tell my husband because he will blame me for eating at my parents house - their fridge and pantry is a nightmare.

#2 Tesseract

Posted 08 December 2012 - 09:02 AM

The baby will be fine. They're tough little blighters! Even if you get an today tummy (unlikely) your baby will still be fine. If you're really worried call your midwife.

#3 ~Jodama_Feral~

Posted 08 December 2012 - 09:13 AM

Seriously calm down, it happens and you and the baby will be fine.

#4 Cacti

Posted 08 December 2012 - 09:25 AM

Nope, all good. I wouldn't do it again, but that's more to do with the horrible taste than anything - and I think having too much sugary drinks isn't good when you have a UTI, stick with water.

#5 nattstar

Posted 08 December 2012 - 09:33 AM

I did this accidentally when pregnant with my first, I wasn't sick at all and baby was fine original.gif

#6 Nut

Posted 08 December 2012 - 09:49 AM

It won't do any damage. Worst case you may get a very mild case of food poisoning (happened to me with some off orange and mango juice years ago). I felt a little off but otherwise was fine. IF you do by chance feel off, keep hydrated. But really the chances of even feeling off are really very sli,.

The best thing you can do is not to worry about it.

#7 steffijade81

Posted 08 December 2012 - 01:30 PM

Ive done this on a few occasions and nothing much came of it. Your baby will be just fine. If anything you may feel a bit off in a few hours and if by chance you do vomit or get a bit of an upset tummy just keep up your fluid intake, but again baby will be fine. Don't panic.

#8 Koobie83

Posted 08 December 2012 - 04:03 PM

Thank you all for your voice of reason! I am feeling ok and it was only just a gulp. I habr no I idea what I'd do without essential baby!

#9 JaneLane

Posted 08 December 2012 - 04:09 PM

You should be fine OP! I drank week old milk when pregnant with DS1 and had a bit of a freak out.  I went to my GP for something else but mentioned the milk and she thought it was funny I was worried and I would be fine, nothing to worry about!

#10 Unatheowl

Posted 08 December 2012 - 04:17 PM


Op, it maybe worth having a conversation with your health care provider about what the real risks and consequences are of eating such things and why certain things are not recommended in pregnancy so that you have a balanced view.  If you are having this sort of anxiety it would be well worth it to simply reassure yourself (and your DH as well)..

#11 (feral)epg

Posted 08 December 2012 - 04:21 PM

1 gulp of week of orange juice that obviously didn't look or smell too weird is highly unlikely to be a problem.  You're already on antibiotics anyway so it's even less likely that any bacterial contamination is going to cause an issue.

#12 jules095

Posted 08 December 2012 - 04:44 PM

Was it 'Best Before' or 'Used By'? They are both different you know.

#13 Koobie83

Posted 08 December 2012 - 04:51 PM

Yeah I found out there's a difference and usually there's a bit of a buffer zone between used by and best before. It was probably the best before.

I know I was a bit scared but I'm feeling fine and the baby will be fine.

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