Did I hurt my unborn baby?

Courtney - posted on 01/09/2013 ( 200 moms have responded )

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So I had 3 spoons full of pillsbury chocolate fudge frosting. My mother is freaking out saying i am the most selfish person in the world because it will significantly hurt my baby. What do i do. is my baby ok?

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~♥Little Miss - posted on 01/10/2013

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LOL your mom is a freak. You and the baby will be fine.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 01/10/2013

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The dough cannot explode in your body. The reason eating raw cookie dough is not recommened is because of the raw eggs.

Dove - posted on 01/09/2013

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For eating frosting?! Wow....

Your mother doesn't want to know how much chocolate I ate when I was pregnant. ;) lol

Baby is fine. It's good to eat a well balanced diet of nutritious foods for BOTH of your sakes, but if your diet is lacking in anything.... baby will take it from your body first. Baby won't 'suffer' unless you are extremely malnourished.

Julie - posted on 01/10/2013

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Not sure why your mom freaked out so much, but the way I would approach it is to ask her to supply you verifiable information about what she deems is 'harmful' to your baby. Women have been having babies for hundreds of thousands of years and eating three spoonfuls of frosting is nothing compared to what some women have (and have not) had to eat and had healthy normal babies.

Just be calm and maybe talk with mom about why she feels this way. If you don't get on a good footing now, she will continue throughout your pregnancy and with your child when he/she is born. It is good to be armed with FACTS to refute your mother's accusations and old wives tales.

Lacye - posted on 01/09/2013

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LMAO! Are you serious? Tell your mom to take a chill pill. Your baby is just fine! As long as you don't make this a habit (like doing it 5 or 6 times a day!) then I don't see where you have done anything wrong. Sounds like your mom needs to take a step (or 10) back and just relax.

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Tabytha - posted on 02/06/2013

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I ate a ton of chocolate!!!!! For the most part I ate very healthy though. :) I loved my chocolate though. The only time you're not supposed to eat chocolate is when your breastfeeding because chocolate can make your baby allergic. You have to be careful of what you eat when your breastfeeding. I don't see anything wrong with eating chocolate while pregnant!! :)

Bobbi Jean - posted on 02/03/2013

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Courtney--If you breast feed, and I hope you can, a wonderful resource is La Leche League. I was able to breast feed my son and it made things so much easier. I had to watch what went into me, though. It also went into him.

Michelle - posted on 02/03/2013

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Oh.. found out today.. that chocolate or fudge wont hurt you.. The only thing you need to worry about is.. when baby is born and if you are going to breastfeed.. you shouldnt eat fudge because it can cause baby to get diarhea.

Tracy - posted on 02/02/2013

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You do need to eat healthy for you and your baby, but my goodness 3 spoons of chocolate isn't going to hurt anyone!! When I was pregnant, I ate a slice of pepperoni pizza and chocolate milk every day for lunch for awhile. Had to have the milk to counter the indigestion I was going to get from the pizza!! LOL!!! And the funny thing is my 25 year old son could eat pizza every day, he loves it!!! I agree with what others have said: If you eat unhealthy today, make up for it the next day by only eating healthy stuff. Pregnant women get all kinds of strange cravings. Maybe your Mother is actually freaking out about you being pregnant and she's just showing it this way. I would suggest you two sit down for a good heart to heart. You might want to have a 3rd party there to make sure it doesn't get out of hand. Good luck to you and your new baby!!!

Amanda - posted on 02/01/2013

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Please do not worry, your baby is great, there's no reason to fear I hope you enjoyed your treat. I cannot see how you could hurt your baby by eating.

Alicia - posted on 01/31/2013

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with my first i ate TONS of sweets and she was only 8lbs 13oz with my second i ate sweets moderately cause i still had a lot of baby weight from my first (but my first was only about 6 months when i got preggers again) but with my third i hardly ate any sweets and she was 10lbs 6oz so it doesnt matter a whole lot i dont think unless you only eat sweets

Sara - posted on 01/31/2013

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lol oh man, I am almost unsure if this post is a joke. I know that you are supposed to eat healthy... but trust me when I say that your baby will be a okay EVEN if you eat JUNK 90% of the time. The reason why women get sick (catch colds, flus and illnesses) during pregnancy is because the immune system shuts down so that it doesn't reject the fetus. The reason why women have dental issues and bone aches, is because the placenta will pull the calcium it needs from wherever it is at. What I am trying to say is that you are only "hurting" you. Your body will take everything it needs leaving you with nothing if it means the baby will develop. Don't worry about a little frosting. You should have seen how horrible I ate with my second and she is a okay.

Stephanie - posted on 01/30/2013

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Late in pregnancy it is not a good idea to binge on sweets and carbs. Your baby may get large due to the sugar and what you and your baby really need are lots of protein. My sister ate so much Halloween candy before her 1st was born, she swears it made her baby huge, the baby wouldn't even fit into the diapers at the hospital. She warned me of this when I was pregnant. Her 2nd was much smaller.

Elizabeth - posted on 01/30/2013

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Omg! Your mother it's nuts. I would eat spoonfuls if vanilla frosting throughout both of my pregnancies. I mean, literally bought the frosting for the sole purpose of snacking on. You are fine. Your mom needs too relax

Amanda - posted on 01/29/2013

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Wow - First off, tell your mom to back off! It bugs me when mothers and or soon to be grandmas want to take control of the whole pregnancy. 3 soonfulls are NOT going to do a dang thing! Dr.s and who ever else say that you shouldn't have caffine - I said &^%$ that - i'ma have my mountain dew! PLUS, baby probably wanted that in the first place! With me, I wanted nothing but broadway (pizza place) spaghetti and KFC mashed potato bowl -- there is something in the stuff that we eat/crave that baby wants. And what baby wants, baby gets. Ride on your intuition. Not hers. And if you're really worried about it and want further opinion, ask your dr.

Mary Lu - posted on 01/29/2013

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NO you did not harm your baby, if you were doing drugs and drinking alcohol that is another story. Relax

Erin - posted on 01/29/2013

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Really? Your baby is fine- Your mother would be mortified by me- with the twins I gained 75pounds (was told to gain 60 pounds to carry them to term- I went above and beyond) I ate everything and anything I wanted- milkshakes and chocolate were my favorite! The twins and I were perfectly healthy...tell your mom to take a deep breath!

Kim - posted on 01/29/2013

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My first I ate a ton of Italian food,dr pepper and cupcakes with lots of frosting ....(she's fine except she's addicted to cupcakes) my 2nd one it was French fries,dr peppers,chocolate milkshakes and anything Carmel( I feel the more Carmel the better) (again fine but she's like me with Carmel ) lol! You and baby are fine...frosting is nothing to worry about
Good luck on both the pregnancy and the momma issue

Gina - posted on 01/29/2013

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Of course. U can eat that and be just fine
Your mom is nuts if she thinks that will hurt your baby

Grace - posted on 01/28/2013

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I believe your mother means well, but as many mothers are with their daughters who are carrying unborn grand kids, she may tend to exaggerate and impose old unproven folk tales on you. Just ask her to give you some space and suggest that she supports you by lightening your load. She can bring you fruit bowls and salads with a side of your favorite treats. Tell her that her
grandchild just LOVES chocolate icing. You may get a laugh out of her eventually! ; )

Emily - posted on 01/28/2013

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First let me say NO you did not hurt your baby by eating icing. I am a children's ICU nurse and mother of two. If you have been diagnosed with gestational diabetes you shouldn't be eating stuff like that because it will jack up your blood sugar which can cause problems for your baby, and if you haven't been checked yet you should try to limit sweets just in case until you know. Second, eating sweets will NOT cause diabetes, ever. If you are going to get it you will, there is nothing you can do about it. It's how your body processes sugar, not anything to do with how much sugar you eat. So stop worrying, tell mom to stop freaking out, and talk to your doctor/nurse for advice not mom!

Alicia - posted on 01/28/2013

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sorry for those who want to try the cookies the temp is 350 but dont forget to turn it off before bed enjoy the will done for breakfast

Elena - posted on 01/28/2013

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Lol, of course you're baby will be fine. When I first read your title I thought you poped acid or some other drug. Why would you think frosting would harrm your baby? Of course if you ate a can of frosting every day then yeah you're potentially setting yourself up for diabetes. But 3 spoons at once will do no harm. Don't friek out just because someone does, do some reaserch instead.

Monesha - posted on 01/28/2013

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Theres nothing wrong with having sweets while your pregnant! Just limit your intake because you dont want to get gestational diabetes & gain excess weight. I ate everything during my pregnancy and I had a perfectly healthy 7lb 4oz baby boy.

Jo - posted on 01/28/2013

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normally when you crave something when you are pregnant it's because your body is needing something. I ate steak and oranges for most of my 2nd trimester with my son. lol ummm VIT C and iron anyone lol

Alicia - posted on 01/28/2013

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your fine in fact it will probably do nothing (unless you had it just before the glucose test) your mom is crazy dont worry about it. have some more.
seriously if your that worried tho ask the doc thats what their there for but i have three healthy babies and i ate sugar all the time. i'm a good baker and i love doing it so i bake sugary treats all the time and use that stuff. my first i ate lots of sugary things and she was only 8 13 and my third i ate more healthy things and she was 10 6 so go sugar girl go in my opinion. try this yummy treat

make before going to bed.
preheat oven to 350
beat 2 egg whites to soft peaks
beat in 3/4c white sugar to stiff peaks
fold in 2cups semi-sweet choco chips
put wax paper on cookie sheets
turn off oven
drop spoon fulls of mix on wax paper
put cookie sheet in oven and go to bed
eat in morning

Paula - posted on 01/28/2013

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You HAVE to find a back issue of a tabloid (I think it was Weekly World News) with the headline, "Chocoholic Mom Gives Birth to Sugar Coated Baby". Give your mom the article, tell her you did some research about her concern & found that she was RIGHT! Hopefully, she'll get the point & see how ridiculous she's being & back off. If not, chances are she has plenty of her own issues. Just smile & say, "thanks for your concern, I'll ask my doctor about that". After years of trying to set limits or fight back, I realize it's not about me. I'm 52 & my kids are 23 & 16; don't wait that long to figure it out, my dear. Your mom loves you. She just has her own issues. Best wishes with the baby & enjoy every minute. They grow up WAY TOO FAST!

Katie - posted on 01/28/2013

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With my son I would eat a whole large bag of M&M's weekly. Ate some frosting too. Chocolate is ok as long as you balance it with fresh fruit and veggies. I would calmly explain to mom that some is ok she she needs to calm down. One thought also I had is that if this is her first grand baby she is gonna watch everything you eat and nick pick over everything. Just set boundary's. Good Luck!

QUIONNA - posted on 01/28/2013

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U AND THE BBY IS OK. JUST B CAREFULL ON WHT U R EATING... TRUST ME U DON'T WANT TO B COME A DIABETIC OR THE BBY.. JUST TELL MOM ITS OK...

Elizabeth - posted on 01/28/2013

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Ha! Doubt it. You should eat healthy while prego and stay away from that kind of stuff just because it is not healthy. Not because it will hurt the baby...unless you eat that as your meals

Shaeanna - posted on 01/28/2013

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I am 6 months pregnant my self, and I say your mom is over reacting and your baby is fine. 3 spoon fulls willnot harm your baby. Your mom needs to not be such a control freak and let you enjoy this amazing time of your life.

Stephanie - posted on 01/27/2013

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Courtney, I am so grateful that you have found a forum to ask others about the harsh statements that you are being subjected to. Please know that these hurtful statements are not valid and I hope that you won't be influenced to continue this pattern in raising your precious innocent child in an attempt to gain your mother's approval. Blessings to you and hugs to the child that you were. You have not hurt YOUR child.

Katy - posted on 01/27/2013

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My mother in law laughed when she saw what I ate the day before I had my second. It was oatmeal cream pies and a can of pop. I'm on my third and haven't had anyone tell me anything(besides alcohol and drugs) that could harm my baby. I even have a cup of coffee every morning with splenda and cream in it. If you are that worried consult your doctor. Otherwise I think your mom might just be freaking out. Especially if this is your first child and her first grandchild.

Melodie - posted on 01/27/2013

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I would ask your mom why she said that. There must be a reason. Other than that I admire your self control. I would have ate half the can.

When in doubt, call your doctor. They are use to those kind of questions.

Oh, it is not going to hurt the baby.

Laura - posted on 01/27/2013

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ask your mam why she freaked out and sit down with her and show all these comments..my friend ate firelighters while she was pregnant no problems with the child he's a happy out 20 year old now..

Tasha - posted on 01/27/2013

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Really??? Your mom needs to relax. Unless you are a diabetic you are fine. You eat what you crave, within reason of course! I ate snickers and sherbert throughout my whole pregnancy, and the only thing that happened to my daughter is that she loves sweets....hmmm could be cause she's a kid. Just make sure your eating more healthy foods then the bad foods and your baby will be beautiful and healthy when born.

Brenda - posted on 01/27/2013

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As like everyone else baby's just fine n tell her stress is the worst next to drugs n alcohol etc for the baby so back off. Too much just adds a few extra lbs lol trust me :)

Daria - posted on 01/27/2013

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Ummm you're okay. The baby is okay. Your mom needs to.chill. unless you live with her, stop sharing everything you do.

Joni - posted on 01/26/2013

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Omg! That's crazy you had a few bites of chocolate it not like you had 3 shots of whiskey!
I drank mt.dew when I was pregnate but limited of course 1 can a day. It did not hurt your baby I promise! With my 1st pregnacy I drank chocolate or strawberry milk shakes everyday. I had too that's the only thing that got my baby moving.
Your momma needs to calm down a bit.
This must be her 1st grandbaby?
You better get her under control now cause it sounds like to me she is going to be judgemental with everything you do when it come to the baby.

Fallon - posted on 01/26/2013

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I think while pregnant I paid the mortgage on the Chinese place down the street. Eating unhealthy every once in a while is fine Hell Doctors even encourage it sometimes. Ur mom needs to relax and u should be smart enough to know what is good or bad for u. And if u are to concerned than talk to ur Dr and they will be able to tell u everything u need to know

Tracy - posted on 01/26/2013

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That is the most ridiculous thing I have heard in a long time. I am a Registered Nurse and Doula. What reasoning did she give for it? Pregnant women need extra calories and nutrients. If all you ate every day was a container of chocolate fudge frosting, that would be a problem!

Barbara - posted on 01/26/2013

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Ok, so there was a study, can't remember who did it, and it said that mothers that ate chocolate during their pregnancy, in moderation of course, tended to have happier babies. I ate chocolate with all five of my pregnancies and had five amazingly happy and easy going babies. Chocolate isn't bad for you or the baby as long as that isn't the only thing you are eating. :-) enjoy!!

Liz - posted on 01/26/2013

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*she's not MY mom, obviously lol. I was just replying to the question "what do I do?". :)

Liz - posted on 01/26/2013

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What I would do is tell my mother to calm down. What you ate is NOT going to hurt your unborn baby. I have had two children & if I asked my OBGYN this question she would have laughed (not to be disrespectful) because she would've thought I was joking. Please don't feel bad. You did nothing hurtful or wrong or bad. Hugs!!!!!

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