Oct 19, 2006


Googling “Laughing Cow Cheese Early Pregnancy” doesn’t produce the results one would hope. (Unless you’re looking for a lot of women talking about eating cheese and cows and laughing about it, or eating cheese feeling like a cow and laughing while growing three headed children from the soft cheese in early pregnancy. Then you’d be right on.)


  1. I can tell you with almost 100% certainty that as long as its made in the U.S., it’s safe. When I was pregnant with Ben, I stayed away from blue cheese and feta… come to find out, the problem with them is when they are made with raw milk, which apparently, they aren’t in the u.s.  So this time? I’m living it up with my greek salads and my blue cheese salad dressing (not at the same time) wink

    By Erin on 2006 10 20

  2. Huh.  Worked for me -


    (I’m totally fibbing.  You did get me curious about eating cheeses while pregnant though, so I HAD to google SOMETHING.)

    By Leanne on 2006 10 20

  3. I remember looking this up during my experience of being a little bit pregnant, and Erin is right. Anything made in the U.S. has to use pasteurized milk, so it is safe for pregnant women.

    By SaraS-P on 2006 10 20

  4. I love Laughing Cow light on triscuits- SO yummy

    By Sara on 2006 10 20

  5. Yeah, I was so bitter when I found out about the pasteurization thing about 8 months into my pregnancy. I could have been living it up the whole time!

    By Laura on 2006 10 20

  6. LOL!  You find and google the most interesting things.

    By Lanna on 2006 10 20

  7. It took me a while to figure out exactly what the hell you were talking about.

    I get it now! I didn’t restrict myself from eating anything when I was pregnant and they all only had 1 head. I called it good.

    By Nicole on 2006 10 20

  8. I think it’s pasteurized.  I’d stay away from runny soft cheese, like Frenchy-frog brie.  And no deli meat & cheese (listeria risk… albeit small)

    Jeez.  Way to suck all the fun outta being pregnant, huh? No runny cheese, no sushi, no wine, and minimal coffee. Bleh.

    By tjsmommy on 2006 10 20

  9. I did just what you said, but I didn’t find anything about 3-headed babies. You’re such a tease.

    By Sallyacious on 2006 10 20

  10. First pregnancy I had caffeine and Tylenol probably 1-2 times each the entire time TTC and pregnancy.  This time, 1-2 times per week seems to be a good goal!  Don’t forget add tuna and other fish to your moderation list: http://www.babycenter.com/expert/pregnancy/pregnancynutrition/2657.html

    Of course fresh salmon is safe and is the ONE thing I can’t stomach!

    By AmyM on 2006 10 20

  11. I would recommend going easy on the soy products, too - tofu, soy milk and Morningstar farms breakfast patties were staples during my pregnancy and now I seem to have a baby with a soy sensitivity. Hopefully it will not last, but damn, I hate milk on my cereal. Love the excuse to tank up on cheese omelets, though!

    I don’t know if overloading on soy can create a soy intolerance in your baby, but I’ve heard people say that, and now it seems to have happened to me. So, word to the wise. Or at least, the very cautious!


    By Laura on 2006 10 20

  12. I don’t have time to read all the previous comments because I’m supposed to be packing and I’ll probably get busted here in 30 seconds when Tom gets back from Starbucks.  I’m definitely not supposed to be reading blogs - PFTZ!!

    I don’t know if they discuss food, but I lived by that safefetus.com site.

    I think I ate laughing cow cheese?  Or maybe after gaining 105 pounds and going crazy, I was just a laughing cow.

    By holli on 2006 10 20

  13. Oops.  I totally didn’t even think about Laughing Cow being a soft cheese during my last pregnancy when I craved it and ate a ton.  The baby SEEMS to be OK….  According to the more well-educated posters here it looks like it was fine, though.  And that I was right to stay away from the Mexican soft cheeses even thought I love me some Cotija.

    By S. on 2006 10 20

  14. weren’t the 70s awesome?  OUR moms could drink and smoke and eat cheese and do whatever the hell they wanted.

    By christine on 2006 10 21

  15. you know, it’s funny with you…if I don’t check in every day, you’re bound to have something major going on in your life that I would miss…I’m happy to see that NOTHING HAS CHANGED!!

    (for today anyway!)

    By little miss on 2006 10 21

  16. http://www.laughingcow.com/lc/lc.nsf/ProductsL2-MiniBabyBel?openpage
    Click on Nutrition/Ingredients and they all come up pastureized.  HTH

    By sue on 2006 10 21

  17. Its so funny how we all freak out about everything now when we are pregnant, and when my grandmother went into labor with my mom, she sat with the doctor’s wife in their kitchen smoking and drinking coffee while she waited for her contractions to get closer together.  No lie.

    By Sara on 2006 10 21

  18. I’m sorry I missed your announcement. Congrats!

    By Monica on 2006 10 21

  19. Just eat the yummy stuff!  Yum Yum!

    By traci on 2006 10 21

  20. Eat whatever you want and QUIT GOOGLING!

    Remember tha mind-fuck advice from before.  Huh?  Well, it applies to this whole pregnancy.  Starting now.

    By Sitting Still on 2006 10 21