"Expectant mothers are treated like criminals if they're caught with a glass of wine or a plate of sushi--but it's time to change that."
So begins a very sensible essay on how being pregnant in our culture corresponds with the denial of everything from caffeine to brie, but according to this piece, much of what we deny ourselves is perfectly harmless, in moderation. In this article (the first in a new column, The Kid's Menu, at Gourmet), writer Lesley Porcelli stirs a bit of common sense into what is all too often a zealously puritanical affair in America: pregnant women and what we put (or rather, don't put) into our bodies.
Because it's her job to eat fancy foods and write about them--plus she just digs a good glass of vino and a spot of sashimi--preggie Porcelli investigates the culprits we demonize as potential hazards to our babies' health, and uncovers that few of them pose any real threat. She also mentions a very promising-sounding book, The Panic-FreeRead More »from Pregnant? Eat (sushi), Drink (wine), And Be Merry!