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Let me guess mama, you’re here because you’re craving soft cheese?!
If not you’ll be craving it after this article! so keep reading! 👇
I’m about to tell you all the cheeses that you CAN eat and the best way to eat them for a happy and healthy pregnancy – yay for soft cheese!
Hello! My name is Jennifer! 😊 I am a mommy to one handsome little boy and enjoy giving awesome pregnancy and mom life advice through this blog…
I know pregnancy can be tough, not only do you have to prepare for your baby, but you also have to be aware of what to eat and what NOT to eat.
When I was pregnant I didn’t have much help from a nutritionist (I am not saying I am one), and I definitely didn’t have a nurse or personal chef to help me with food during pregnancy either.
That’s why I think you will LOVE this pregnancy cookbook by Liesel at Mommy Labor Nurse on Instagram. to help you with easy recipes for every trimester, she even includes amazing pregnancy tips too!
Check it out if you have not already.
Now there is a lot of stigma around whether the soft cheese is good or bad for you while you are pregnant.
Yes, some soft cheeses are bad for you...
These soft cheeses include:
- Brie + Blue Brie
- Danish Blue
- Queso & Queso Blanca
But first, just to let you in on a little information about why soft cheeses are considered not so good for you while you are pregnant.
A bacteria called listeria can be present in some soft cheeses. Therefore causing an infection called listeriosis.
Due to hormonal changes that weaken the immune system in your body during pregnancy you are more at risk of developing listeriosis.
Infection with listeria is rare but it is extremely important that you take special care during pregnancy.
Even a small amount of the infection can cause Miscarriage, stillborn, and severe illness in your newborn baby.
Luckily there are soft cheeses that you can eat while pregnant…
Soft cheeses that are safe to eat while pregnant:
- Cottage cheese
- Cream cheese
- Laughing Cow
The best way to eat the soft cheeses is to buy them prepackaged, as well as consuming them before the use-by date.
These cheeses are usually pasteurized and then packaged and have a high moisture content.
Avoid purchasing these types of soft cheeses over the counter such as a deli to avoid cross-contamination with other types of cheeses.
Don’t forget to check out the Pregnancy Cookbook from Mommy Labor Nurse!
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