I am headed to Paris for a little vacation and am 4 months pregnant! I don't speak French, and I am wondering if any of the local Chowhounders would help me with a few phrases - whatever is necessary to get by. I am looking things up online, using a translation website -but those tend to butcher things.
For example, I know I need to stay away from cheese made from unpasteurized milk. How do I politely inquire about that? Or do you think this will be a complete waste of time and I should just avoid soft cheese all together?
How can I politely tell my waiter that I'm pregnant, and alert them that I can't eat raw seafood or meat?