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post #81 of 122
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Originally Posted by Jelinifer View Post
Keeta! You're famous I saw your tree/belly picture in this month's Mothering mag and knew it looked familiar
I know, it's so funny! One of the MDC mods actually contacted me to suggest submitting it to the magazine. I did and never heard another word about it until a Facebook friend told me she saw me in the magazine! My print subscription got messed up so I didn't receive one, had to go buy it. Pretty funny though!
post #82 of 122
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Keeta! You're famous I saw your tree/belly picture in this month's Mothering mag and knew it looked familiar
I saw that too! I was like, hey I know her from the vegan thread
post #83 of 122
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I was told to eat a high protein breakfast that morning, about 2 hours before I drank the drink (which I did at home). I had beans and eggs and salsa, still scored borderline.

I've heard conflicting things about the glycemic index. Some sources I find say pay attention to that, some I find say pay attention to the carbs over that. My plan is to get the glucometer and start figuring out what my personal situation is so that I can plan better and know what affects my body.

Those are some great suggestions, Onthetrail! Can you find bran crackers just at a regular health food store? Any brand you recommend over others? Gonna have to pick up some almond meal at TJs today!
Keeta, sorry to hear about the results...but read this if you get a chance (it's Michel Odent's info re GD)
http://rixarixa.blogspot.com/2008/01...ent-on-gd.html
It is still hard for me to decide how I really feel about GD...it's so hard disengage the whole western medicine thing when it's not just about your health! But then again, is starving your body of healthy, unrefined carbs really good for your baby? I try to believe that our bodies which are growing babies need more available energy than someone who is not pregnant and supporting a new life.

Definitely go for the glucose monitor. It seems some people's bodies are just more sensitive to some foods than others.

The bran crackers are some european brand (the only ones I've ever seen). They are wrapped in clear plastic (smallish packaging) with a blue label, if I remember correctly. I really enjoyed them with a large slathering of almond butter and some fresh fruit on top (in lieu of preserves). Made for a nice evening snack.

If you begin to enjoy the almond meal, check out these blogs (some ask for eggs in the ingredients...I don't know if you're willing to give a little during pregnancy...I've been using a few here and there to allow for muffins!)

http://www.elanaspantry.com/recipes/ (Great baked goodies, great cookbook even though it's not completely vegan. Lots of eggs, especially)

http://www.thespunkycoconut.com/ (Her cookbook is great, even though it's also not completely vegan. The almond muffins are great with cherries, I subbed agave for the honey)

Oh and congrats on the pic in the mag!
post #84 of 122
wow. i've been absent from this thread for quite a while now. it's hard to believe that i'm second in line!

welcome to all of the new mommas-to-be! it's great seeing so many veg*ns on a pregnancy board!


update for me:

my horrid morning sickness returned, and i've been sick (vomiting) pretty much about three or four times/days every week for the past three or four weeks now. i haven't been able to stomach fluids well throughout my pregnancy (feel like i have to get sick any time i drink more than a few sips here and there), so i'm now on bedrest due to low fluid levels - my own and the baby's amniotic fluid levels. on a scale of 1 to 10, the ultrasound tech said that i'm a 6.5. apparently they hospitalize and IV women who drop down to a 5. so, no work this week until i have another ultrasound on thursday to check for any improvement. i've been instructed to drink lots of fluid, take it easy, and basically "be a slob"! i'm just super-glad that i don't already have any other kiddos at home (aside from our fur-babies)!

aside from all of that, i'm doing alright. i'm currently 35 weeks but only measuring about 29. the little guy is a bit small - in the 25th-29th percentile for his gestational age - but nothing too concerning. they said he weighs about five pounds at the moment which really doesn't seem TOO low considering that he still has another month to grow before his edd. hopefully everything will be alright. fingers crossed.

well, i need to go find some breakfast. best wishes to everyone on their baby journey!
post #85 of 122
ds is currently trying to wrestle with me but i just wanted to share this clip: http://www.pbs.org/saf/1110/video/watchonline.htm

the clip labeled "the desert's perfect foods" talks about foods that help regulate people's insulin naturally.. wasn't sure if it would help some of our mamas here? i wonder if conflicting research is due to the fact that people's bodies really do respond to foods differently, and everyone probably just needs to find what works best for them.
post #86 of 122
i'm new round these parts but wanted to say hi! i'm 36 weeks pregnant with my first kiddo. due date is 01/01/10 or so.

i'm not even sure what to call myself diet wise anymore. i've been vegetarian since i was 11 (i'm 34) and vegan since i was 22 but we recently got some pet chickens and i have been eating their eggs. i still *feel* like a vegan because i won't eat anything else with animal ingredients in it but since i get to control how these chickens live their lives, i feel very at peace with eating their output. they had organic bok choy today - life can't be that rough. it's a funny position to be in because friends will invite us over for dinner and ask if i have dietary restrictions and i tell them i'm vegan but then will make them cookies or something else that has egg in it. (that's another funny story... i've been doing vegan baking for so long i have had to force myself to use eggs in recipes instead of flax or ener-g egg replacer) sometimes labels just complicate things. i should probably just switch to calling myself a conscious omnivore but that would likely confuse things even more.

anyhow, enough about that. the pregnancy has gone smoothly and pretty comfortably so far. no complaints except that i can't play on my trapeze anymore! soon enough though! i'm excited to be here! i've been reading the forums for several months but just created an account yesterday.
post #87 of 122
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i'm new round these parts but wanted to say hi! i'm 36 weeks pregnant with my first kiddo. due date is 01/01/10 or so.

i'm not even sure what to call myself diet wise anymore. i've been vegetarian since i was 11 (i'm 34) and vegan since i was 22 but we recently got some pet chickens and i have been eating their eggs. i still *feel* like a vegan because i won't eat anything else with animal ingredients in it but since i get to control how these chickens live their lives, i feel very at peace with eating their output. they had organic bok choy today - life can't be that rough. it's a funny position to be in because friends will invite us over for dinner and ask if i have dietary restrictions and i tell them i'm vegan but then will make them cookies or something else that has egg in it. (that's another funny story... i've been doing vegan baking for so long i have had to force myself to use eggs in recipes instead of flax or ener-g egg replacer) sometimes labels just complicate things. i should probably just switch to calling myself a conscious omnivore but that would likely confuse things even more.

anyhow, enough about that. the pregnancy has gone smoothly and pretty comfortably so far. no complaints except that i can't play on my trapeze anymore! soon enough though! i'm excited to be here! i've been reading the forums for several months but just created an account yesterday.


You have a trapeze? That is too cool! Do you perform professionally on them or use them for fun?
post #88 of 122
Just for fun these days. I've never been able to support myself on it solely but did used to perform with a local circus in San Diego. Fun stuff.
post #89 of 122
Hi and welcome usagi!
A trapeze, raising bok choy eating chickens...you sound like fun!
post #90 of 122
So, how much protein does a pregnant vegan need anyways? I am particularly on the small side, fluttering around 100lbs before pg, haven't weighed myself yet *shrug*

Are you all eating more protein than usual? I've been mostly eating what I normally would, with a bit larger portion sizes. Just kinda doin what comes naturally, kwim?

The worst of the nausea is mostly over, I think. lol. I'm pretty much able to eat normally after noon these days. I do try to eat healthy, but I've always been a bit skimpy on the protein side, and now with food aversions . . . I never can tell if I'll be able to eat beans, and still can't really do nuts yet (maybe in pesto, heheh).
post #91 of 122

Our Lineup!

We've got quite the roll call going ladies!!!

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racheloperasinger on January 7th

stardust on January 10th

TSomm on January 27th

PoetryLover on January 29th

Keeta on February 10th

VegMomma on March 3rd

Nicolette507 on March 8th

cocanib on March 6th

bubbagirl on March 10th

Sprouthead on April 14th

Sugahbee on April 22nd

HoneybeeWaterfall on May 3rd

Jelinifer on May 6th

indignantgirl on May 13th

To-Fu on May 31st

Onthetrail on June 10th

Juise on July 5th

Craft Media Hero on July 25th

Somegirl99 on July 30th

surginess on ??
Time to shake the dust off of this thread for the New Year! I'll keep things going for now I hope everyone has been having a very happy and healthy holiday season!!!
post #92 of 122
Thread Starter 
Thanks for taking over Jelinifer!! Your turn will be here before you know it!
post #93 of 122
Wow, there are a lot of us!
post #94 of 122
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Originally Posted by craft_media_hero View Post
So, how much protein does a pregnant vegan need anyways? I am particularly on the small side, fluttering around 100lbs before pg, haven't weighed myself yet *shrug*

Are you all eating more protein than usual? I've been mostly eating what I normally would, with a bit larger portion sizes. Just kinda doin what comes naturally, kwim?

The worst of the nausea is mostly over, I think. lol. I'm pretty much able to eat normally after noon these days. I do try to eat healthy, but I've always been a bit skimpy on the protein side, and now with food aversions . . . I never can tell if I'll be able to eat beans, and still can't really do nuts yet (maybe in pesto, heheh).
I've been paying more attention since the 3rd tri. Especially trying to get more in the mornings to start my day off with enough fuel. I find if I don't have a protein hearty Brkfast, I won't have as much energy.
I haven't been adding up amounts, just following how my body feels.
post #95 of 122
Hi everyone! I'm new to this thread. I've been vegan for three years and am pregnant with my first child after going through a heartbreaking ectopic pregnancy in June. I'm 13 weeks along with this little one and am cautiously optimistic. My EDD is July 10th. DH is lacto-ovo vegetarian, but is fully supportive of raising our little one on a vegan diet. Needless to say, we're very excited!
post #96 of 122
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Hooray! Becks is back!! Congrats & all the best Becks
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Hooray! Becks is back!! Congrats & all the best Becks
post #98 of 122
Congrats and welcome Becksteracious!!!

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racheloperasinger on January 7th

stardust on January 10th

TSomm on January 27th

PoetryLover on January 29th

Keeta on February 10th

VegMomma on March 3rd

Nicolette507 on March 8th

cocanib on March 6th

bubbagirl on March 10th

Sprouthead on April 14th

Sugahbee on April 22nd

HoneybeeWaterfall
on May 3rd

Jelinifer on May 6th

indignantgirl on May 13th

To-Fu on May 31st

Onthetrail on June 10th

Juise on July 5th

Becksteracious on July 10th

Craft Media Hero on July 25th

Somegirl99 on July 30th

surginess on ??
post #99 of 122
Thanks ladies!
post #100 of 122

Baby Kaia is here!!

Hi mamas! I haven't been on for a while, but I wanted to let you know that baby Kaia was born on January 4 at 3:05 a.m. at home after barely 5.5 hours of labor! She was 7 lbs 11 oz and 21 inches long. Short labor, but the birth story is kind of long and I will try to post soon.

BUT*** I wanted to share this with you vegan mamas: I had a lot of trouble birthing my placenta and when it finally came out, the midwives were really impressed with how big and thick it was. They said that was due to excellent nutrition!! Just thought I'd share that tidbit.
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