It is not only to do with bacteria on the outside cut edges but also the risk of toxoplasmosis from unheated meat. If you prefer your steak rare, there is a slightly higher risk — but this is still the preferred method of steak preparation for … I'm going to a steak restaurant tonight and I usually like my steak pretty rare. I am reading conflicting advice online. Don't be afraid to ask questions of the staff, in any decent place they'll be happy to put your mind at rest!Enjoy! Find out what Mumsnet users thought of Echo by Lloyd’s Pharmacy, Share your imaginative play tips with The LEGO Group: £200 voucher to be won. So I'd eat medium rare steak when pregnant - but I wouldn't eat a burger that wasn't fully cooked through.But you need to make your own judgement about the risk. But I must confess that I have also been having my lamb medium rare and won't do that again. Its something to do with the bacteria being on the outside with steak and hence charred away whereas being in the middle with mince. Salmonella is nasty and can make you pretty sick but it won’t directly harm your baby. Unlike a steak where the outside is cooked, the biggest concern seems to be with undercooked ground beef (where the outside of the meat could get ground into the inside) and not with a rare steak where the outside (where the bateria could be) is cooked. Have a look - if you've had it then you can probably keep chowing through your medium rare steaks. Posted 08/08/2011. After much googling it seems that toxoplasmosis is almost unheard of in beef. You're totally fine, I wouldn't sweat it. To comment on this thread you need to create a Mumsnet account. You shouldn't; I have; just don't search for the horrible toxoplasmosis thread I read a few weeks back on here that made me worried sick about my medium rare steaks. I'm 24 weeks by the way. Medium Rare Steak Pregnancy. Personally I have eaten a steak at a good restaurant which was medium and I would do it again but I wouldn't have it too often just because I am concerned about tempting fate! (Dishes prepared with ground turkey or chicken need to reach an internal temperature of 165°F.) Someone can eat deli meat or rare steaks for every meal during pregnancy and be fine, yet someone can eat it one time and get sick from that one infected source. Opps, you went to the restaurant last night....did you do it? But you need to make your own judgement about the risk. No, it’s best not to risk it. By Ashley S. Roman, MD. So I'd eat medium rare steak when pregnant - but I wouldn't eat a burger that wasn't fully cooked through. I'm 24 weeks by the way. (EDD tomorrow)I have been over cautious as this is my first pregnancy and only had medium well done, but it has not been fun. I couldn't find any information on whether or not we have to worry about undercooked steak, so I have erred on the side of caution. Of course if you have a sip of drink...even once..during your pregnancy in the US...you are bad, bad, bad. I hope you are all well. So I had my steak and hamburgers medium-rare, like usual, but I didn't have raw oysters. You say it's a nice restaurant, if you're happy with their reputation, and that the meat will be of good quality, well in date, stores correctly, Good kitchen hygiene etc I would definitely go for it. I'm just a wimp that's too scared...if you have one, just make sure you enjoy it! It’s best not to eat undercooked or raw meat during pregnancy, as it may make you ill and could even harm your baby. I did - before I realised it wasn't recommended. Well, first time around I didn't eat steak at all (if it's not rare, it's not a steak, in my opinion).2nd time round I decided to throw caution to the wind, and was going to order a rare steak. Medium Steak?? Medium Rare. It is a small one. Did anyone else eat pink steak when pregnant? Is it ok for a dog to eat fried, medium rare steak? However, I was told by someone else that you shouldn't even eat it medium.I never got ill or anything, and they were both very posh restaurants so presumably a decent quality of meat.I don't think it is advisable to eat steak that is not fully cooked when pregnant though. Posted 27/08/2011. I know the advice is to have it cooked through - but in a steak, the middle of it hasn't been exposed, only the outside. (Only at nice steak houses, example - Berns in Tampa). Get updates on how your baby develops, your body changes, and what you can expect during each week of your pregnancy by signing up to the Mumsnet Pregnancy Newsletters. Pregnant women, children, older adults and people with weakened immune systems should avoid all raw and undercooked meats. I was told that as long as the meat is well sourced and fresh I think its ok. - Answered by a verified OB GYN Doctor. To me there's be no point having a steak well done, waste of money!! You need to heat the outsides well to kill germs from it being cut, processed, etc. Hi ladies! In 22 percent of cases, listeria causes stillbirth or neonatal death, the APA reports. Discussion in 'Pregnancy - Third Trimester' started by cat lover, Feb 27, 2011. cat lover Mummy to 2 girls. I opened my friend's Xmas present early and I wish I hadn't... Muppet Christmas Carol... have you noticed...? Also, shrimp (prawns) are fine even in the UK....people don't pay attention to the guideline that they're supposed to be cooked...well who eats them raw anyway? The meats to be careful of are those from sheep, pigs and goats. While then, brush the steak using your condiments of choice to prevent it from sticking. I may take some heat (pun intended) but the answer is yes, it is okay to eat meat that has been cooked rare or medium rare. Steak is safe to eat when pregnant. at 39 weeks, and have all the way through. It's a parasite and the spores can be throughout the meat (I think), so it's different to the situation with bacteria and steaks vs burgers.Many people have been infected by it before and immune, if you haven't and get the infection for the first time it can be transmitted to the baby. Eating medium steak in pregnancy, please help!! Its not like taking it easy on sugars or foods high in sodium or something like that where moderation is really key. Just wondering - is it OK to eat a medium steak or should I have it well done? Can't stop thinking about a medium rare steak with diana sauce. Flip the meat and repeat step 2. I just knew that I wouldn't forgive myself if anything happened to my baby, and regardless of the cause, it would be the steak that did it, IYSWIM.So, I decided that the emotional risk was higher than the physical one, but I just couldn't do it.Guess what one of my first meals post childbirth was, though? In general, steak that is cooked to at least medium rare doneness can guarantee that it has reached an internal temperature that makes it safe to eat. It's a small risk, especially with beef, but toxoplasmosis is the main concern. (Non pg I am a rare girl myself). Pregnant women are ten times more likely to get listeria and if … To use this feature subscribe to Mumsnet Premium - get first access to new features see fewer ads, and support Mumsnet. I know that 9 months seems like a long time, but you can eat rare steak to your hearts content once the baby is born! The difference is that toxo is routinely screened in the booking-in bloods for French women. They go through it so quickly it doesn’t have time to go bad hahaha. I'm going to a steak restaurant tonight and I usually like my steak pretty rare. Any other way and it … Normally, I eat steak medium or medium rare. The likelihood of there being a problem is very low, yet if there were a problem it'd be hard NOT to blame the steak, even if this weren't the cause.I love blue steak. I cannot eat it well done. By continuing to use this site you consent to the use of cookies on your device as described … Women have even been arrested drinking while pregnant in the US.Interesting that the rules are different..soft cheese also fine in the US as long as it's pasteurized. It only takes one time. This bacterial infection can result in stillbirth, miscarriage, and preterm labor. Toxoplasmosis is an infection caused by a parasite that lives in raw meat, soil and cat poo, and can cause miscarriage and complications in pregnancy. As you can see from the table above, medium-rare and medium steaks are, unfortunately, off the menu for pregnant women as they don’t reach a high enough cooking temperature. My mw has told me not to have anything rare. What do you think about medium rare steak? Joined: Nov 12, 2010 Messages: 2,641 Likes Received: 0. Fortunately it is very rare and is reported to affect approximately 1 in 50,000 pregnancies.I guess it's up to the individual, and how desperate they are to get their fork stuck into a nice juicy, pink steak! Listeria can cause miscarriage, preterm delivery or infection of the newborn. Same with all the warnings about soft cheese = listeria, mayonnaise will kill your baby, etc. Grill Times and Temperature for Steak . Medium rare steak temp chart of Filet Mignon Steak, Ribeye Steak, Flank Steak and etc. MummyHardwick. I would normally go for a medium rare steak but is that ok in pregnancy? And so long as the surface of fresh steaks is seared there should not be a risk of food poisoning - so steak served medium rare should be fine. We'll see.So I suppose the burning Q is - did you have it and was it good ? To comment on this thread you need to create a Mumsnet account. Salivating now at the thought of having one in a couple of weeks. I've also heard that the risk is much lower for steak than for things like mince. Undercooked meats can carry toxoplasma gondii, a parasite that could cause an infection called toxoplasmosis. You may become infected with the toxoplasma parasite if you eat meat that is raw or pink and bloody in the middle. From knowing about that situation I would not eat undercooked meat while pg. I cannot stay away from medium rare steak. In Australia, most pregnant women don't have toxoplasmosis antibodies. Medium rare steak can be prepared in these five easy steps. So while you may have cooked (or ordered) that steak medium-rare before your baby came on board, you'll now need to refrain from blood-red meat. And to qualify my conclusions - there is no proof that you can't catch it from beef. But now and again should be fine! Click to read more medium rare steak cooking temp instruction. 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