So, I guess I'm going to avoid spinach, which has caused far more cases of listeria, for my entire pregnancy, too? Whoops, already ate it.
I have no problem avoiding cantaloupe. I pretty much can't stand the stuff.
I am not a big fan of sandwiches. Avoiding them for 9 months isn't a big deal to me. But I wouldn't freak out if I ate a sandwich from a reputable place. However, if I go to a place like Subway, I would have them microwave then toast my sandwich.
I'm not a total idiot, I do have common sense and have done my research. I also plan to ask my doctor her thoughts on listeria and where my biggest risks are.
This makes me laugh. Everyone is freaking out about deli meat but they don't understand that you can get listeria from contaminated soil. Same with toxoplasmosis and cat feces. You can get that from other sources too like unwashed fruits and vegetables or eat/drink anything that's been contaminated with it.
I guess I'm in the minority with you because I'm not freaking out about every little thing. I know the miscarriage rates are a bit scary but I know that I'm being healthy and if I do miscarry, it wasn't meant to be. And unless I'm bleeding profusely and/or severely cramping I'm not freaking out about symptoms. They come with the territory.
Lol about the spinach: I ate two bags of it yesterday for dinner. Just that. ha
I, too, take a very "what happens, happens" approach mixed in with common sense. I don't mind giving up certain things (like cleaning the litterbox, haha!). I'm still on the fence about sushi, though. On one hand, I haven't read any info that claims sushi can harm the fetus, only make the mum sick (typical food poisoning). I'm a huge lover of sushi, and I find it hard to think about giving it up. I've heard some people say that, "if sushi from your restaurant is fresh, cooked by a professional, and you've never been sick from it before, go ahead and keep eating it while pregnant". That still seems like a risk though. I also remember that when I was living in Japan, pregnant women ate sushi all the time. On the other hand, Japanese fish was flash frozen, and I have no idea if the fish in Ontario is.