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Old 11-21-2005, 11:31 AM
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Just got off the phone w/ a buddy of mine and he told me the doc. told his pregnant wife she shouldn't eat venison b/c there is something in it...

Any truth to this?
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Old 11-21-2005, 11:44 AM
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More than likely, it is because their could be something in it. When it comes to pregnancy, doctors side with precaution. And, rightfully so.
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Old 11-21-2005, 11:57 AM
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Wild game is not regulated in any way. Technically it should be better for you than consumer meat because there are no chemicals or additives in it. However you have no way of knowing what the animal was eating or if it could be sick.

With store bought meat there may be stuff in it, but at least they know what is in it and it is highly regulated.

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Old 11-21-2005, 12:02 PM
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Eating venison will NOT make you pregnant.
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Old 11-21-2005, 12:05 PM
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I was told to stay away from hot dogs as they could contain listeria. And to eat fish, but not alot of it due to mercury. Other than that, my doc, said nothing.

did nto have the problem, I did not want meat while I was pregnant anyway.
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Old 11-21-2005, 02:12 PM
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Technically it should be better for you than consumer meat because there are no chemicals or additives in it.
Well, there could be chemicals but I'm pretty sure there are no additives.
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Old 11-21-2005, 02:24 PM
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My 1st thought was B.S. Venison is one of the leanest meats out there, and any doctor will tell a woman she shouldn't gain very much during her pregnancy. I agree with whoever wrote there's no chemicals, etc in the meat...and yeah, the animal could have been diseased/sick/whatever you wanna call it...but wouldn't that affect everybody eating it? And wouldn't you notice or the butcher at the very least if you don't process it yourself? Just an observation...me personally, I'd wouldn't even give ita 2nd thought.
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Old 11-21-2005, 02:42 PM
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10-4 Steve in MD! It won't but bringin' a "Big One" home might get you lucky!

My wife ate it during her pregnancy's and so did my Mom.
Maybe that explains whyme and the kids are#*@&ed up.
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My 1st thought was B.S. Venison is one of the leanest meats out there, and any doctor will tell a woman she shouldn't gain very much during her pregnancy. I agree with whoever wrote there's no chemicals, etc in the meat...and yeah, the animal could have been diseased/sick/whatever you wanna call it...but wouldn't that affect everybody eating it? And wouldn't you notice or the butcher at the very least if you don't process it yourself? Just an observation...me personally, I'd wouldn't even give ita 2nd thought.
Pregnant women are more susceptible to disease due to normal changes of pregnancy. The risk for pregnant women is in eating undercooked venison that could lead to toxoplasmosis.

Why don't you just do what the doctor advises? He/she might have a little knowledge on the subject.

By the way, I am a board certified internist and nephrologist.
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Likely due to the possibility of questionable butchering and the possibility of contamination from that and other sources.
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