If you plan to eat deli meats anyway, we highly suggest cooking them until they are steaming. If the meat is heated to steaming, any present Listeria bacteria should no longer be alive. More than likely everything will be fine, but if at all possible, it is best to find another go-to food.
In this way, what kind of sandwich can a pregnant woman eat?
Eat em' cold, eat em' hot and make a double batch, so you can freeze some for another time. Sandwiches: Wraps, paninis, double-deckers, no matter what type of sandwich you crave, make it a healthy one, with lean protein, fiber and whole grains. Fill it to bursting with greens so you optimize your lunch.
Additionally, what kind of lunch meat can I eat when pregnant?
Pregnancy cravings are a powerful force, for sure. But before you submit to that sub, consider this: Processed, ready-to-eat deli meats of all kinds (and that goes for all the usual, and arguably delicious, suspects — including turkey, roast beef, salami, bologna and pepperoni) can be contaminated with Listeria.
Does toasting a sandwich kill listeria?
Deli meat, for example, can be reheated to destroy Listeria. Chapman says when his wife was pregnant he would order her a toasted ham and cheese sub, then microwave it at home for good measure, and check the temperature with a thermometer in multiple spots in the sandwich.
What happens if you get Listeria while pregnant?
Listeria infection during pregnancy can cause miscarriage, stillbirth, uterine infection and preterm delivery. Not all babies whose mothers are infected during pregnancy will have problems due to listeriosis. Early diagnosis and treatment with high doses of antibiotics might prevent infection of the unborn.