Coffee? Wine? Sushi? Where do you stand?

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Coffee? Wine? Sushi? Where do you stand?
Wed, 08-21-2013 - 11:34am

NEW YORK — Emily Oster isn’t a baby doctor. She’s an economist and a mom who wanted to know more about all those rules handed down to women after the pregnancy stick goes pink.

Only two cups of coffee a day! No alcohol. Beware deli meats.

Being pregnant, she said, felt a lot like being a child, so she decided to take a deep dive into research covering everything from wine and weight gain to prenatal testing and epidurals. What she found was some of the mainstays of pregnancy advice are based on inconclusive or downright faulty science.

Are coffee, wine and sushi OK in pregnancy? New book says yes-

What do you all think? What pregnancy 'rules' do you plan to follow?  Has your doctor given you a list of things to stay away from?

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Registered: 03-12-2013
Thu, 08-22-2013 - 3:58pm

It's so hard to know what to do!  One study will say one thing, a book another, and your doc something different!  It can be so stinking frustrating!  For myself, I've decided no alcohol and no caffeine during pregnancy.  I don't eat sushi so that's a no brainer but I have had cold cut sandwiches from time to time.