My husband has been very cute through this whole thing. He is really good at helping me take care of myself (the fast moving, often overachiever). But lately, a few things he has questioned has gotten me thinking.
What are they talking about when they ask you to avoid sushi because you are pregnant? In my mind, they would be talking about the 'sat in the deli section all day-raw fish' sushi you would pick up at the grocery store. Not anything that was made fresh right in front of you... raw fish or not. And do women in Japan stop eating sushi because they are expecting? I doubt it. Even Sashimi (the actual raw fish kind) seems harmless when made at a decent Japanese restaurant. Isn't it the food born illnesses that they are worried about harming the unborn? I mean really, if these places were making people sick (even sensitive people) they wouldn't be in business. Right?
And what about brie and other 'soft cheeses' you 'need' to avoid? (Which just so happen to be some of my favorite foods in the world! Especially in the summer with fresh basil and sun ripe tomatoes to add to it.) What is the fear there? Do the French stop eating soft cheeses when expecting? Again, I highly doubt it.
And wine. The fear of alcohol is a real one. If you are getting slammed while pregnant (or eat nothing but raw fish and soft cheese) then you are asking for trouble... but splitting a beer with your spouse over a nice dinner out? Do people in Italy really stop sharing a glass of wine (or even having their own) when expecting? That one I am not so completely doubtful... but I would think that they wouldn't.
Any thoughts or ideas, or better yet, info to ease my worried husband? (All I seem to crave is brie, sushi, and coconut ice cream so far. Oh, and Thai food... gosh, I could live on Thai. Which (rambling) is ALL I wanted with Cyan... so it is making me think "girl". Tehehee...)