Jump to content

Christmas ham off bone
Food


  • Please log in to reply
26 replies to this topic

#1 flossy32

Posted 20 December 2012 - 10:48 AM

I was wondering if others thought it was safe to eat ham off the bone at Xmas. My family has a cold Xmas lunch with the main items being ham off the bone, cold turkey and cold roast chicken. Since I'm only 6 weeks pregnant no one in the family knows yet. I'm wondering how I'm gonna get around this, considering I usually can't wait to dig in!

#2 Chelara

Posted 20 December 2012 - 10:53 AM

I did at Xmas with my first pregnancy. Just not the first few slices and only the day it was opened. However there has been a few recalls on ham in the past few months. I wouldn't risk it now I don't think.

I would let the family know (personal choice I know) but I see no reason- for myself - not to let them know.

#3 Satay Chicken

Posted 20 December 2012 - 10:57 AM

Christmas Day....   cry1.gif
No ham, no alcohol!!!  I'm not hamming either and would probably not risk it.
Could you bring something extra yummy you can eat?  I'm bringing some steak and vege skewers for the BBQ - although my family know I am pg, I understand a bit harder for you if you would like to keep your pregnancy quiet...

#4 (feral)epg

Posted 20 December 2012 - 11:02 AM

Do your family know that you're trying - it's pretty easy to explain that because you're trying you could be pregnant at any time and therefore have to act like it always.

#5 BBV

Posted 20 December 2012 - 11:14 AM

I'm not planning on eating ham, cold turkey or cold chicken.

I will eat salad prepared by myself and my mum, also I'm making a yummy vego quiche which I'll eat hot for lunch.

I will miss the ham but don't want to take any chances.


#6 bright*future

Posted 20 December 2012 - 11:30 AM

I wont be having the ham. We have lamb & turkey as well so I'll be right. Not worth the risk.

#7 Mumma_G

Posted 20 December 2012 - 11:40 AM

I am going to check tomorrow when I see my doctor. But I dont think I will risk it. Maybe on a toasted sanga but not cold.


#8 Bazinga

Posted 20 December 2012 - 11:48 AM

I ate all the no-nos while pregnant. My OB said the chances of infection are very slim and not too overthink things. That's just me though.

#9 mummytob

Posted 20 December 2012 - 11:51 AM

I also ate ham when pregnant with all 3 of my babies. We are all o.k

#10 ~faerydust~

Posted 20 December 2012 - 11:51 AM

My Dr said fresh ham off the bone is fine, so I'll be hamming it  biggrin.gif

#11 Brrrroooce!

Posted 20 December 2012 - 12:04 PM

I hammed.

#12 naturalgoodness

Posted 20 December 2012 - 12:15 PM

I am due to pick up our ham on Monday with the other Xmas meats. I will be eating it for Xmas dinner (we do cold dinner after hot lunch) and Boxing Day cold, and after that probably just in toasted sandwiches.

I have eaten other things too, am just cautious more about their handling/packaging etc than I used to be.

#13 BubblyGal

Posted 20 December 2012 - 12:23 PM

I'm 7.5 months along and will be eating everything on Christmas Day.  I was over cautious during the first 12 weeks and it drove me nuts.

My OB told me to get a life and that the chances of falling sick eating food which is high quality and has been well prepared is nil.

I don't have any advice for how you're going to get around not telling your family. I turned up to one casual family dinner when I was 4 weeks pregnant, declined a glass of wine and it was all over!  I have since learnt - sit next your partner and pass him your food/wine when no one is looking.



#14 mumfor3

Posted 20 December 2012 - 05:51 PM

I have been pregnant with all 3 through the christmas period and yes I always have ham, and  I will be again this year. Cold

#15 Koobie83

Posted 20 December 2012 - 06:48 PM

I'm abstaining from all the yummy stuff. If we were having Christmas at home (as we usually do) my Mum and Dad usually cook up a fresh ham which I would have considered eating. But they are cooking it the day before and taking it with them. So instead I'm going to bring some salad, wash it fresh and cook up a steak. It's not very Christmassy but.. oh well. I just don't want to risk it. I'm paranoid about listeria at the best of times.

#16 ~Girk~

Posted 20 December 2012 - 07:03 PM

no, last year my DH's cousin had a baby who died due to listeria poisoning, why risk it?   there'll be plenty more Christmases to indulge in the future.

#17 starfire

Posted 20 December 2012 - 07:12 PM

My midwife told me that I could indulge in ham off the bone at Christmas time. In fact she encouraged it. I think it is fine as long as the ham is fresh and has been stored in the correct manner and the meat cut off the ham leg itself is fresh as well. I have been eating a lot of ham sandwiches lately, yum!

If you are really concerned, just warm it up in the oven or lightly fry it in the frypan/ on the BBQ.

I won't be eating prepacked salads (from the deli etc) and only freshly made salads and no seafood and obviously no alcohol either including rum balls. sad.gif

Be aware to avoid soft cheeses (although this might be a no brainer) as there has been a listeria outbreak recently.

#18 PatG

Posted 20 December 2012 - 07:15 PM

I would be giving it a zap in the microwave.

#19 Mousky

Posted 20 December 2012 - 07:19 PM

I know that there was a recall of hams earlier this year / last year due to lysteria poisoning.  Id just keep that in mind.

#20 Duck-o-lah

Posted 20 December 2012 - 08:30 PM

Ham is ok as long as it's been freshly baked and it's still hot. Once it cools down the bacteria has a chance to revive its numbers, so I won't be risking it. I know the risk is small, but it's not worth beating myself up over it all day.

#21 Jersey Caramel

Posted 20 December 2012 - 09:57 PM

The Christmases when I've been pregnant, I've just snuck to the kitchen and zapped the ham in the microwave. If anyone asks, I just say I prefer hot ham! wink.gif


#22 zingy

Posted 21 December 2012 - 10:00 AM

During my last pregnancy I made a ham and cheese toasty and believe me it was piping hot. Well I had the worst stomach cramps for the following 2 days. This did not harm the baby but my goodness no more ham for me during pregnancy...hot or not.

BTW, I had bought the ham from a supermarket deli. After I told my OB he said that the only cut meet that is safe must come in a sealed packet and have a used by date on it and it must be heated over a certain temperature.

Cut meat from any deli is a big no no. There is no way of knowing how long it has been sitting there.

I would eat something pretty decent before you go and just pick at what you can have...make out that you're not feeling very well and that you ate some bad ham a few days ago! Ha Ha!



#23 Koobie83

Posted 22 December 2012 - 07:00 AM

QUOTE (zingy @ 21/12/2012, 10:00 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
During my last pregnancy I made a ham and cheese toasty and believe me it was piping hot. Well I had the worst stomach cramps for the following 2 days. This did not harm the baby but my goodness no more ham for me during pregnancy...hot or not.

BTW, I had bought the ham from a supermarket deli. After I told my OB he said that the only cut meet that is safe must come in a sealed packet and have a used by date on it and it must be heated over a certain temperature.

Cut meat from any deli is a big no no. There is no way of knowing how long it has been sitting there.

I would eat something pretty decent before you go and just pick at what you can have...make out that you're not feeling very well and that you ate some bad ham a few days ago! Ha Ha!



Was your baby ok? Was it just a bit of food poisoning?

#24 MrsLexiK

Posted 22 December 2012 - 07:18 AM

No I wouldn't buy I would be mindful eating cold turkey and cold chicken as well. I eat everything (well not high mercury fish) as long as it is hot and pipping, this was advice from my OB and his midwife. My lunch lady even heats the salami in a pan before putting it in the sandwhich and then toasting it. Bless her. Once it is cooled down I wouldn't eat it.

#25 copham

Posted 22 December 2012 - 07:20 AM

My craving is ham, jarlsberg cheese and pickles sanga lol I eat these everyday. Ill be eating everything at Christmas as with my first pregnancy I did everything by the book and still ended up with no baby so instead of being an over cautious pregnant lady I just eat like I normally would with minimal changes.
Some people can say its silly but after being so cautious and DD passing away my thoughts are if its going to happen then its going to happen. I will admit I have eaten premade deli salads (I couldn't resist potato salad) cold chicken and salad sandwich etc now whilst I respect everyone's right to eat or not eat what they want to I feel comfortable eating this if you don't OP then I agree with PP and heat and eat or take something else.




1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

Clever panda fakes pregnancy

News that a giant panda was pregnant prompted much excitement, but it appears there were never any cubs on the way.

'I survived placenta percreta'

When writing her birth plan, Simone Pavil included an item most women wouldn?t even think about: what should happen if she was put on life support. The mum had the potentially fatal condition placenta accreta.

Managing personal space as a mum

In the midst of the early parenting years, our bodies and minds can seemingly be overtaken by our offspring. How can we balance our need for personal space with the needs of our children?

'If love could have saved you, you'd have never left'

The words "spontaneous abortion" on the hospital paperwork really got to me. My baby died; I didn't spontaneously decide to abort him.

15 classic Aussie ads

Watch some of the classic Australian ads of the 80s, 90s and 00s, and remember the catchphrases and jingles we all used to know so well ...

For and against

Should Blue Ivy have been at the VMAs?

Many were quick to condemn Beyonce and Jay Z after appearing on stage at the MTV Video Music Awards with their two-year-old daughter, but others thought it was a sweet family moment. What do you think?

Toddler attacked at gym creche

Two-year-old girl Eva Ness was left with a black eye and bite marks on her face and body after an altercation with an older child at a health club's child-minding facilities. Now her parents are calling for the centre to be closed.

Pregnancy a tricky matter of timing for FIFO couples

Manipulating rosters, coordinating 'conjugal' visits, working on site with your partner; getting pregnant can prove stressful for FIFO workers.

WIN a $100 RedBalloon for Dad

Enter now for your chance to win 1 of 5 $100 RedBalloon experience vouchers. Helping you make Dad's Day EXTRA HAPPY.

Carseats have twice as many germs as a toilet

Most parents know their child's carseat is not always squeaky clean, but they might not realise just how dirty it really is.

Doctors remove foetus from 'medical marvel' after 36 years

Doctors in India have removed the skeleton of a foetus that had been inside a woman for 36 years.

Nine months in six seconds: new parents' Vine clip a hit

We?ve seen some memorable time-lapse pregnancy and birth announcement videos before. Now one new couple has taken it to the extreme, capturing it all in just a six-second Vine video.

Sonia Kruger speaks of baby joy

Celebrity mum-to-be Sonia Kruger has spoken candidly about using donor eggs and IVF to fall pregnant at age 48.

Dressing to not impress: life through the eyes of a three-year-old

When it comes to getting dressed, my three-year-old has only one criterion: ?I don?t want to look beautiful.? And now I've worked out why.

Special nappies made with love for angel babies

Angel Baby Nappies make and provide tiny bereavement cloth nappies for pre-term stillborn babies and premature babies who pass away in the NICU.

Inside the brain of a tantruming toddler

What's going on in your child's mind in the lead-up to a tantrum? And what?s the best way to respond?

5 secrets to a long-lasting relationship

When it comes to keeping your relationship strong, it?s what you do - and not what you want - that really matters.

When 'furbabies' meet real babies

I am obsessed with my dogs, and can't imagine loving them any less once my baby arrives. But that doesn't stop everyone from telling me I will.

The least popular baby names of 2013

Looking for a baby name that?s nowhere near the top 10 ? or even the top 1000? Try the bottom five.

'I was so sleep deprived I crashed my car'

There are no laws regulating driving while tired, but statistics show that driver fatigue is one of the top three contributors to the road toll.

Win back some precious time and get FREE coupons

Membership to eBay's Bubs? Corner is free and includes a $10 coupon to spend on nappies each month - a win for multitasking mums!

Download now: Essential Kids Activity Finder app

Got bored kids? Quickly find the best activities for kids wherever you are in Australia with the Essential Kids app.

 
Advertisement
 
Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

WIN a $100 RedBalloon for Dad

Enter now for your chance to win 1 of 5 $100 RedBalloon experience vouchers. Helping you make Dad's Day EXTRA HAPPY.

Win back some precious time and get FREE coupons

Membership to eBay's Bubs? Corner is free and includes a $10 coupon to spend on nappies each month - a win for multitasking mums!

Do you suffer from Precious Firstborn Syndrome?

Testing ?no more tears? shampoo in your own eyes, warming cucumber sticks so they're not cold straight from the fridge, waking a sleeping baby to check they?re still breathing: these are all symptoms of Precious Firstborn Syndrome.

Ezra's tragic death not in vain, mum says

Little Ezra was a "Harry Houdini" who loved trying to escape the family home. Now, after his tragic death, his parents are doing what they can to help others.

7 mistakes old hands make with new babies

As I sat across the table from my friend ? me, a seasoned mother of three; her, a brand new mum ? I thought of all the mistakes an old-hand parent can make when visiting a newborn baby.

Video: When adults act like children

Ever wondered what would happen if adults were allowed to act like children? This dad's hilarious video clip will give you an idea of what life would be like.

Mums hit hardest as flu cases skyrocket

The number of confirmed cases of influenza in Australia has doubled the number for the same time last year - and women are 25 per cent more likely to get it.

The mum who had four babies in nine months

Feeling exhausted due to the demands of caring for a baby? Imagine the life of this mum, who gave birth to three boys and one girl in just nine months.

Everything baby at Big W

Lowest prices on everything baby, only at Big W. Sale starts August 4 and ends August 20 2014.

Going viral

Outrage over baby's icy challenge

A man has been reported to child protective services after taking the ALS ice bucket challenge with his 10-month-old granddaughter.

Personalised baby gifts

We've scoured the internet to find gorgeous personalised keepsakes and nursery decor to record baby name and dates. They make great gifts for christenings, name days and birthdays! (All prices in AU.)

 

Mind, body, beauty, life

Making time for me

We look at your wellbeing, covering health, relationships, beauty and fashion, mind and body.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.