Originally Posted by springmum
Wait, I had a dip in my uterus that had to be cut back before getting pregnant, and DS has laryngomalacia - are these related to all this stuff (that I don't fully understand)?
I took my prenatal everyday, but didn't do anything above and beyond nutritionally speaking.
It's not an issue of "did you eat like cr@p or not" it's really, really not (well, honestly, I felt so bad during my second pregnancy that my diet was not at all good, I was just getting by, but even then there was more going on).
When we start identifying these things in ourselves, we can tell that we started out, as babies, with deficiencies and imbalances, and eating the diet we need to be healthy, PLUS what we need to make up for these imbalances, that's a lot. That's more than a good, reasonable diet and a prenatal. For example--my kids both have high, arched palates, I can feel and see the line down the middle of the roofs of their mouths. I would've thought that was normal and fine, that's what my mouth is like, heck my husband's too, and his health stuff is totally different than mine. My mom's palate is the same. So how many generations has this been going on? Who knows. So it's really not about us not eating great, though changing our diets (and our kids' diets) now is an important step. But I'm finding interesting things here about how to change our diet, specifically for the stuff the kids and I need.
I really don't think the MTHFR gene is an issue for me, but I'm wondering for my husband (though maybe not--his homocysteine was fine when we did bloodwork last year, I'd have to check what he was probably getting in a supplement at the time). The vitamin A thing, and zinc and selenium have definitely been going on for ages in my family (they're all issues for people with problems related to their amalgams and thus their glutathione is low--I can see that going on in my family, now that I'm looking back). So it's very individual.
I am finding this to be a cool place to bounces ideas off other people, and lean a bit on the research of a few (thanks!!!!), but it's definitely with the perspective of looking forward and figuring things out so that when the kids are 18 and about to go off on their own (okay, we'll talk about stuff before then) but I can say hey, in our family, this is the type of stuff we need to keep in our diets to be healthy, go forth and have fun and eat well!