Accidentally ate raw egg...is that really bad??? — The Bump
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Accidentally ate raw egg...is that really bad???

I'm making cookies and I totally spaced and ate a big bite of dough with raw egg...  I know we aren't supposed to have raw eggs while pregnant.  Yikes.  Do any of you know why raw eggs are bad?  Is it that it may cause food poisoning or do they do something bad to the baby?

I'm all freaked out :-(  Was it really that bad? 

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Re: Accidentally ate raw egg...is that really bad???

  • While I wouldn't make a habit of eating raw eggs every day for every meal, I highly doubt you did anything bad with one bite. The other night we were at a fancy restaurant and I totally spaced and ordered ceasar salad, where they make it for you table side with raw egg and anchovy. I ate every bite and loved it!
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  • It's not any more or less bad than non-pregnant.  There is potential for a type of bacteria to be present in raw eggs that could cause a problem.  But it's not a given and most likely the bacteria isn't present.  Don't go eating anymore, but you are most likely just fine.

    FWIW, I love sunny side up eggs and dipping toast in the raw yolks.  I've done it a couple times this pregnancy and all is well.

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  • You should be fine.. this is what I came across:

     

     Soft-boiled or raw eggs may carry salmonella bacteria, so it's not a good idea to eat them while you are pregnant.

    When you are pregnant, your immune system changes so that its main purpose is to protect your developing baby. This means that you can be more susceptible to food poisoning from salmonella bacteria.

    Salmonella poisoning will not directly harm your baby, but it can hit you harder when you're pregnant and give you:

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  • This is what I understand, too. Yes
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  • Oh phew thanks I feel a ton better!!  I was worried there was some fetus-eating bacteria in raw eggs or something lol!
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  • You will be fine just try not to do it again.  The day after I found out I was pregnant I pretty much did the same thing but it was more like 5-6 big spoonfuls of cookie dough before I had my oops moment.  Just try not to do it often!
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  • i totally licked the bowl and spatula last week after i made red velvet cupcakes. like you, i spaced out and forget.. i figure its no worse to do it pregnant than not pregnant.
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  • When I first read your post title I thought "How in the world can you accidentally eat raw egg???"

    Then after reading your post I realized I've done it a couple of times this pregnancy (early on, before I couldn't eat sugary foods).  I'm sure you'll be fine.  No baby eating bacterias!  :)


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  • Not eating cookie dough is probably the thing I miss the most!  I can easily live without wine, but cookie dough is half the reason I bake!
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  • imageSarahbear621:
    You will be fine just try not to do it again.  The day after I found out I was pregnant I pretty much did the same thing but it was more like 5-6 big spoonfuls of cookie dough before I had my oops moment.  Just try not to do it often!

    5-6 big spoonfuls?  I like your style, Sarahbear!  Whenever I make cookies only about half of the dough ever makes it to the oven :-) 

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