When I was pregnant with my daughter, you could say I was a tad obsessed with reading up on all the things you couldn’t or shouldn’t do. I came across a long list of foods that I should be leery of and was better off to not even consume it. I didn’t want to take any chances. So I said goodbye to my subway cold deli sandwiches, waved sayonara to licking the cookie batter bowl, and I even stopped drinking coffee altogether before I was pregnant to get my body ready for very little to zero caffeine consumption. It was all in the name of having a healthy pregnancy and baby, so I bid farewell and didn’t look back.
As I’m pregnant with my second daughter, I’ve realized how very hypersensitive I was being. How living in fear of foods and drinks was not needed and just added stress. So here I am, sipping on a cup of coffee as I’m writing this post after having a lunch that consisted of a pastrami and provolone cheese sandwich, and daydreaming about the chocolate chip cookies my daughter and I will be making once she’s up from nap, where we take turns licking the spoon. And I thought I’d ask other moms what some of the supposed pregnancy no-no’s they’ve consumed while baking their precious babies. It helps to feel not so alone as a rebel. Here’s what they said (as well as one of mine:)