Originally Posted by bluebirdmama1
What are you doing for the lyme. I have lyme and am treating it naturally and am always looking for options. I passed it onto my newborn so we are working on healing him too.
Well, I treated myself naturally (using cat's claw as the parasite killer) for 2 years before I got pregnant. Fortunately, I was also able to get back to feeling very healthy through that, other supplements based on my personal needs and DIET. Diet was crucial for me. So, now that is what I am focusing on. I contacted Stephen Harrod Buhner (He wrote Healing Lyme, and is a well known herbalist) before I got pregnant and asked him for his suggestions on what to take while pregnant. He said cat's claw was fine, but I still didn't feel comfortable using it. There is research both ways apparently, but all I could find was that it was bad for you if you are preggo or TTC. So, I am just using B complex, B12, fish oil, folacal (folate), and eluethero (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eleutherococcus_senticosus
) for my immune system. Mostly, though I decided I had to focus on my diet. Avoiding allergens (which I have a lot) and eating a very good TF diet. Lots of fat, lots of probiotics, etc.
So far, I have noticed some symptoms - which, frankly does worry me - coming back. Mostly, though they come back when I have eaten an allergenic food. It was very bad when I was at my mother's house for a month this summer. She lives states away, so far away from my comfort zone of healthy eating and knowing where healthy stuff is and she eats a horrid, horrid version of the SAD. It was really, really bad and it was very challenging just trying to be pregnant, and not throw up, and cook food for myself and my kids, and try to deal with all the other emotional issues that go on in my mom's house. Since I have been home, and been more consistent with my diet, and to destress, it has been worlds different and I feel much better.
My advice is just to really focus on diet and not getting too stressed. Yoga helps me sooooo much. Too much sugar and too little protein and allergenic foods and stress are definite triggers for me. I am hoping and praying that I don't pass the lyme onto this babe. I nursed my dd for over a year, not knowing that I had lyme (I was diagnosed late with chronic lyme) and she doesn't appear to have it. So, fingers crossed...
ETA...How did you discover that you passed the lyme onto your baby? Did you have a test done? I need to plan for this, in the even that it does occur.