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RegulaBC
RegulaBC
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Sep 19, 2022 - 6:15 PM

Gruetzi,

My son and daughter-in-law will be traveling in Switzerland (and London and Paris) very soon. We just found out that she is pregnant - yippee! Besides the usual -avoid alcohol, unpasteurized milk products (some Gruyere, etc.?), raw meats (Bundnerfleish?), etc.- does anyone have any advice about foods she should avoid or eat while in Switzerland? She is of course asking her US doctors but what do Swiss women normally do?

She is a major cheese fan (like the rest of the family!) and has been looking forward to her first visit for a long time (this is a delayed honeymoon due to Covid). Should she ask if cheese is pasteurized? Is cheese fondue okay - should she ask the restaurant to cook it a bit longer to burn off the alcohol and of course no kirsch? What about raclette, whipping cream, fabulous Swiss butter, raw salads? Fribourg is on their itinerary - Moitie-moitie, Meringues with La Gruyère double cream!!

Danke, Merci, Thank you!!!

Anna
Anna
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Sep 19, 2022 - 7:02 PM in reply to RegulaBC

Hi RegulaBC,

Cheese comes in various shapes and names in Switzerland. I'm sure you'll find something that is safe for you. When you order fondue in restaurants, just mention that you are pregnant and prefer no alcohol. Most restaurants will oblige to your request.

Based on my experience, when I was pregnant, my doctor told me I could eat anything. But to be safe I avoided raw meat. Everything else I ate in moderation. But each person is different so be sure your daughter-in-law refers to her doctor for advice.

Have a safe trip.

Anna

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