u r so right.
sometimes i do think its an American thing.
the wine thing, i have definitely heard of.
i had a girlfriend who was sooo crazy strict about everything- and she had an issue with her baby
then my cousin, let herself eat lunch meats when she wanted, indulged in a diet coke when she wanted, etc. and her baby is so perfect and healthy and great.
my husband says wow there is so much im surprised they dont tell you "pregnant women in cars can get into accidents." and i know what he means, because basically alot of this stuff is "risks" (i.e listeria, mercury poisoning) but it doesnt mean we will get it! -- just like getting in a car doesnt mean we will get into an accident.
now the cigarettes and drugs and stuff- i get....but the food thing- i dont know sometimes i feel like if its from a TRUSTED place then we'll be fine.
like the whole no ceasar dressing thing. This one guy at a restaurant was telling me the raw eggs they use are organic and fresh and there will be no problem, and he was right. I ate a ceasar salad and was fine. I think a lot of it is more that were taking a chance of getting sick by consuming certain things.