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#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 Jess1308

Posted 22 December 2012 - 07:24 AM

My OB said it wasn't a big deal to have a couple of slices. So I did last year in the later stages of my 2nd pregnancy.




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