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Old 04-24-2013, 11:31 AM   #1

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Wife just found out she is PREGNANT! Should I adjust any of my ADR'S?

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My wife just found out she is pregnant and we were planning on going to Disney from Aug 30-Sept 4th...just a short trip

We had already made possible arrangements to go even before she was pregnant. By the time we go, she will be about 5 1/2 months along.

So, I thought I made some great ADR's, but now I'm wondering if I should change any of them. Here they are:

Garden Grill
Cape May Cafe
Coral Reef

I'm not as concerned about the first 3 so much because there are options my wife could eat that might not affect the pregnancy. Coral Reef I feel has plenty of other options too. But, I am concerned about Cape May Cafe...should we switch this one out since there are several shellfish on the buffet (which is the reason why we go)? If we should switch, anyone have any 1-table service suggestion for the two of us?

Any tips would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
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Old 04-24-2013, 11:46 AM   #2
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Biergarten and Raglan Road would be my suggestions. I don't care for Cape May to begin with but in looking at their menu, it looks like they woul have enough none shellfish options for her.
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Old 04-24-2013, 11:52 AM   #3
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Why would you need a change all are OK for a mother to be,
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Old 04-24-2013, 11:58 AM   #4
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I would check with her dr. I never heard not to eat shellfish while pregnant, but its been 20 years. I did look up and it seems that as long as it is fully cooked she should be ok. Now for me I had to watch beef products but that was just the smell would make me sick. Congradulations on baby
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Old 04-24-2013, 12:01 PM   #5
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First of all congratulations!!! I went to WDW at 5 months pregnant and all of your adrs look great! I don't know why you would change any?
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Old 04-24-2013, 12:12 PM   #6
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Congrats, but she is "eating for 2" now, all the choices will give her plenty of choices to eat and make that sweet baby grow I understand about the seafood issue though , I would ask her MD about his/her concerns. I don't eat seafood so I was content at Coral Reef with a beef option and I have only had breakfast at Cape May so I can't answer on that one. Garden Grill has beef, poultry (it was turkey last time I went) plus fish on the platter of food and you could ask for no fish if the doctor tells her to avoid it.
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Old 04-24-2013, 12:18 PM   #7
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She can eat seafood while pregnant. Fish/seafood has some nutrients which are great for pregnant women.

That being said, seafood also contains mercury. She just has to be careful about some kinds of seafood and the amount. Crab legs are lower on the mercury end.

HOWEVER, you are paying A LOT of money for Cape May for her to eat crab legs "in moderation." We went to Cape May, it was okay, but the only thing I found "special" there was the sea food selection. If she has to limit herself on that selection, I don't see the point of going.
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Old 04-24-2013, 12:27 PM   #8

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Congratulations! I wouldn't change a thing.
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Old 04-24-2013, 01:28 PM   #9
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Congratulations! Don't change anything yet. The only reason I can think of for changing is the seafood smell. When I was pregnant I could not even drive by Red Lobster without being nauseated from the smell! That of course doesn't mean she will have that issue!
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Old 04-24-2013, 12:14 PM   #10
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I wouldn't change any of them. The only fish that the FDA recommends avoiding during pregnancy are shark, swordfish, king mackerel, tilefish.

FDA recommends 2 servings of shellfish per week. (Although I'm sure it won't hurt her if she has more than 2 servings on vacation!) Enjoy your trip, and congrats!

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Originally Posted by jennylyn_b View Post
First of all congratulations!!! I went to WDW at 5 months pregnant and all of your adrs look great! I don't know why you would change any?
Same here. Since she just found out you were expecting, you have no idea what her food reactions will be. For me, I couldn't stand the smell or look of an egg. But that was me and I wouldn't cancel anything based on a woman you don't even know.

It's quite possible your wife could have some problems and those could last the entire pregnancy. But you don't know that yet. Just stay calm and deal with things once you get there. Trust me, pregnancy is a long journey and a fun one if you make it that way. Keep everything you have and if you have to cancel, you cancel. Don't be worrying to about that now.

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Old 04-24-2013, 07:02 PM   #12
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You might want to check out these guidelines.


Unless she has sort of food aversion, she should be able to eat most foods, including shellfish and seafood. If she regularly eats raw fish, she can even continue to eat that in moderation as long as you are familiar with and trust the source of the raw fish. I ate Yoshi's sushi, while pregnant, at the Cali Grill.

Things she may want to avoid that contain listeria are deli meats unless they've been heated first, unwashed produce, premade salads like potato salads or anything that has been sitting around unheated, and a new one that's been cautioned against - soft serve ice cream.

She can also eat soft cheese as long as they're pasteurized (and MOST cheeses are unless they are imported).

I also avoided foods with nitrites/nitrates like bacon and hot dogs unless they were specifically nitrite free.

The fun part of eating while pregnant though, is that the amniotic fluid can taste like what you eat, so exposing the baby to all sorts of flavors can help to make them less picky since they get used to the flavors in utero the same way they become accustomed to your voice
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Congratulations! Hopefully your wife will feel OK, but if you just found out, give it a few weeks to see if she is going to have morning sickness. I love fish and with both of my kids, I couldn't even smell it, let alone eat it the entire 9 months. And that was even after the morning sickness passed. I had a few other food aversions too, but mainly fish. Going to Coral Reef while pregnant or Cape May for that matter, would NOT have been good. Anyway, my point is just to see how she is doing down the line in terms of what she wants to eat.

Edited to add: Lol, I just noticed someone else posted exactly the same thing. Sorry, I didn't read everything before I posted.
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Old 04-26-2013, 12:27 AM   #14
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As a preggo myself, I thought I'd chime in!

The most recent recommendations for pregnant women regarding shellfish are that it's fine in moderation. That means one feast of crab legs, shrimp and lobster for one night is not going to be a problem. My doctor actually recommends eating fish a couple of times a week, because the fish oil really helps with baby's brain and optic nerve development! So if it's safety you are concerned about, I think you can keep your ADRs with no trouble!

Now, as a word of caution, seafood can have a big gag factor for pregnant gals. I can eat fish like salmon or halibut just fine, but anything that is super fishy smelling or tasting is too much for me. And shellfish can be kind of iffy. I normally like things like shrimp and scallops, but haven't been a big fan this pregnancy. In fact, I ate scallops once during my only other pregnancy with DD4, and the taste made me gag I've tried eating them since, because I used to love them, but I seem to have some residual memory, and they still make me feel nauseous! Which is super sad. So maybe try eating shellfish at home or at a local restaurant first, and if it doesn't sit well, you can make an alternate ADR.

Hope that helps! Congrats on the pregnancy, you guys are going to have even more fun at Disney when you can take your little one! It is just magical!
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Old 04-26-2013, 11:28 AM   #15
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The nausea is often gone by the end of the first trimester. I remember early on the smell of coffee would make me gag! But later no problems. So don't rush to cancel reservations that might turn out to be ok.
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