Step away from Google! Rare or underdone meat. Posted 08/08/2011. However, 1 swordfish steak isn't going to do anything. I didn't even notice it was very, very pink on the inside until I ate almost the whole thing! If the fish was fresh its unlikely you will harm bubs. Pregnant mothers have accidentally or intentionally eaten rare or medium rare meat for millenia without endangering their unborn children. You're probably fine with just a touch of pink. Not just for now, but for the next 18 years or so. I have to agree with your assessment of yourself - you're extremely paranoid and anxious person. Edna. I wouldn't worry. Steak is safe to eat when pregnant. This is because the NHS says that all meat, including steak, should be well cooked with no trace of pink or blood when you're pregnant. You do realize that up until about 150,000 to 200,000 years ago, every single one of your ancestors ate raw and potentially rotting meat, right? no, I love rare steak and I had to go 9 months without it just as a precaution. I had medium rare steak more than a couple times and my baby is as healthy as can be. DH cooked it and feels terrible for not checking it, I feel terrible for not paying attention to how rare it was!I had a mmc last year so I've been anxious all through this pg, I just feel bad I've put the baby at risk myself by not taking more notice of what I was eating. It's not poison. i am 8 weeks pregnant and getting soooo fed up of everyone tellin me what i can and cant eat (this is my 2nd and my husbands 1st by the way). This steak is so raw it's eating the salad." I’ve eaten a couple hundred or so steaks in my life, and haven’t gotten sick yet. Xx. There’s moms who do cocaine, smoke and shoot heroin while pregnant, somehow their baby is still born fine. I'm really worried I had a piece of meat and I noticed it was red inside and someone had told me it is medium rare now I'm really worried should I be scared? I'm betting that this is your 1st child? If however you start to feel poorly go and get medical advice. (I gloss painted the skirting boards in the lounge & living room while I was pregnant, & I currently have a beautiful & healthy baby laid out on my lap asleep.) This was also in North Dakota and was cut very fresh and of the highest grade! In a strange parallel, the only time I ever got truly sick (as in not just a case of morning – or in my case, all-day – sickness) was after eating some chicken tacos from Chipotle! When the meat is ground up, any bacteria on the surface can be mixed in, and then not killed when the meat it cooked. Different types of infections that can come from undercooked steak pose different risks for pregnant women. I only like rare steak so I asked my doctor about it when pregnant. OP - I wouldn't worry. some women actually choose to eat raw meat during pregnancy for 'health benefits'. If you accidentally had something not well done, you are probably okay, like I said, it's just precautionary because of food born illnesses. Discussion in 'Pregnancy - First Trimester' started ... Having rare steak tonight so might as well make a night of it. I cannot eat it well done. I ate a few naughty things when pregnant but only in high end restaurants as I knew their food would be fresh. You'll be fine. Diarrhea is a condition characterized by the thinning of the stool, sometimes associated with severe urges to empty the bowels, gas or bloating. Comment below how you would order your steak ? Do some woman purposely want to get pregnant so they can get an abortion ? Get your answers by asking now. I'm pregnant and I've been eating mine still twitching. Why is my best friend desperately trying to get pregnant ever since she found out that I’m pregnant? Try not to worry (although that's easy to say) - the risks are extremely low. Eating Steak Safely. I accidentally ate some undercooked ground lamb and im worried now that it could affect the baby. I accidentally dipped a couple of French fries into ketchup that someone dipped medium to medium rare steak into and ate them. Use a food thermometer to safely check the temperature of your steak. Pregnant women feel irritation after consuming food; the irritation can be reduced by consuming steak. Hello. 3 years ago. When it comes to your meat, now is not the time to be seeing pink…or red. It looked "raw". I accidentally ate a medium rare burger (asked for it medium well but I think the waitress misunderstood). Best practices say no rare meat, no alcohol, no soft cheese, no deli foods, no caffeine... but falling short of these things really doesn't make a huge difference, and as long as you do your best that's all anyone can reasonably expect of you. For those of you who enjoy a good rare steak, did you give it up while pregnant? ... pregnant women are apparently twenty times more likely to contract it than the general population so it's well worth taking sensible precautions. Did I hurt my baby? It’s just parasites are more of a concern if you’re pregnant. This is page 1 of 1 (This thread has 10 messages.). As I understand it, the concern is food poisoning which can affect you and the baby rather than something specific about the meat itself. How do you like your steak cooked? It was a little pink. Click to expand... #14 purplecupcake, Feb 16, 2014. minties Complete. OB-GYN. A few medium rare steaks … Although there is some chance of contamination, the chances of this happening in 21st century USA is rather unlikely. While it's not for me, I've never heard a Surgeon General warning that says rare steak should not be eaten. To comment on this thread you need to create a Mumsnet account. ... 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