by missrachelk » Feb 17, 2012 Hi All - I am wondering and would love some discussion about the 'common' recommendations of things a preggo woman should avoid eating. Personally, I am pretty 'out there' with my eating and choices as far as I strictly purchase meat which I know the farm it was raised on and know the conditions are humane, and I often drink fresh raw milk from a local farmer "Real Foodie". I've chosen to continue the raw milk because it has so many benefits (and not the detriments of homogenozed pasteurized milk). Same with unpasteurized cheese and soft cheese, I will definitely continue to eat those. Specifically I am wondering about sushi. Parasites are different than other food borne illnesses so I'd love some been there done that type advice or some more specific advice from the medical professionals I know are on the forums. If raw fish really should be avoided there wouldn't be a problem with the cooked items available, right? What about seared rare tuna in general, not jsut sushi? Lunch meats aren't something I eat very often, and I'm not really inclined to insist that they be steaming hot. I fully recognize that everyone is different and that most are inlcined to do wahtever is necessary to protect their baby. I totally agree, but I definitely question governmental medical advice so I'm trying to find a balance for what feels comforatble for me. Any comments and advice wold be greatly appreciated! Thanks!