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post #21 of 45

Hi JynxGirl!!! 

post #22 of 45

Drinking my travel mug of regular coffee in the AM then switching to decaf if I need more.  The last times I could not drink coffee because it made me sick so I am enjoying it while it lasts!

post #23 of 45

not a coffee drinker but i did just quit my soda habit (beforeBFP) but I don't plan on giving anything up, even caffeine - I drink it occasionally in teas and will continue to. I don't drink alcohol really so no worries there, but I plan on eating hot dogs! mmm :)

post #24 of 45

I gave up EVERYTHING and followed all the rules to the letter with my first. This time, I'm not stressing about sushi or deli turkey (won't eat deli ham though). I very rarely have anything with caffeine, but I'm not giving up my Sunday morning coffee (or even 2!) when I want it. Still nursing my daughter, mush to the dismay (and disgust) of a few people I know IRL.

post #25 of 45

ummm yeah, dark chocolate, sugarless gum, and sugar.  Since I'm vegan and also a recovering addict, I don't have to worry about most of the other stuff anyway since it's not a normal part of my diet redface.gif  

I'm usually a bit of a sugar nut, but I've been craving salty stuff the last couple weeks, also trying to have lots of fruit instead of refined sugar.  I don't usually have much caffeine - the odd cup of coffee/tea/soda, but I've just been cognizant of my intake and really limiting it even more than usual.  Roobios tea will be my friend :)

 

Oh yeah and definitely still nursing my 2.5 y.o. DD - though working on night weaning....

 

 

post #26 of 45

I am not giving up anything.  I don't drink, don't like anything carbonated, don't like coffee, am a vegetarian, so that is the big list there.  I am NOT giving up feta.

 

Just thought of something I am giving up.  Medicine.  I love medicine.  Now I have a cold (sore throat) and some pain reliever sounds so good to me, but I never take it unless I have a fever high enough to be bad for the baby. 

post #27 of 45

I was never a daily coffee drinker, but I switched to decaf 3 months ago (including decaffeinated teas, not including chocolate). I had a Diet Coke on a special night out on Saturday, that's my new fun time treat to keep me going on the dance floor :) Plan on keeping it very low (The danger zone is 200 or 300 milligrams a day depending on who you talk to).

 

Since I had a frozen embryo transfer, I quit drinking 2 weeks before I became pregnant. I'll stay off alcohol through the end of May. Planning on 1 drink a week for the rest of the pregnancy. Very much looking forward to that first glass of wine/ first outdoor summer afternoon beer! 

 

Not worried about the occasional sushi. I'll watch the tuna, etc. Don't eat a lot of fish , and don't eat meat so I don't have to worry about deli meats. I will be careful of runny unpasteurized cheeses.

The thing that I'm the most sad about giving up is smoked salmon, apparently that can carry listeria just like deli meat. 

 

I am NOT giving up sweets. I eat a balanced mostly vegetarian diet and the thing for me is just making sure I get plenty of protein, that drives down my sugar cravings, but I'm still having dessert 5 or 6 times a week as I did before the pregnancy. I'm craving lots of fruit right now which is good.

 

Not giving up the gym :) Still going 6 times a week. I have dialed down my level of effort when doing cardio--the heart rate monitor makes it really easy, and I make sure to drink a lot of water. Lots of squats. 


I recommend highly a book called The Panic-Free Pregnancy. It gives you the full rationale and research behind every warning you might hear. 

http://www.amazon.com/Panic-Free-Pregnancy-Separates-Medications-Expecting/dp/0399529896

 

post #28 of 45
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I recommend highly a book called The Panic-Free Pregnancy. It gives you the full rationale and research behind every warning you might hear. 

http://www.amazon.com/Panic-Free-Pregnancy-Separates-Medications-Expecting/dp/0399529896

 

 


Thanks for that! I would love to see the rationale behind all these warnings!

 

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Originally Posted by Mizelenius
 
Just thought of something I am giving up.  Medicine.  I love medicine.  Now I have a cold (sore throat) and some pain reliever sounds so good to me, but I never take it unless I have a fever high enough to be bad for the baby. 

 

And I also am giving up medicines (except my thyroid medicine which is essential not just to me but to the baby also) and right now I am soooo missing Sudafed. I HATE allergy season!

 

post #29 of 45

I don't know why but ever since I got pregnant I'm craving all the 'bad foods' - maybe it's psychological? Whatever it is I totally had sushi, soft cheese and hot dogs this week Sheepish.gif

post #30 of 45

I'm not going cold turkey with caffeine and alcohol like I did with my first.  Eating very well landed me a 9 lb first baby!  I stuck to my cup of coffee a day with number 2, didn't work out 5 days a week like I did with number 1 and he came came in at 7 lbs. 13 oz!  Go figure. Although it does seem like I'll have to give up my coffee for a bit because it is making me feel nauseous.

post #31 of 45

I cannot give up my candy, including chocolate. I have been off coffee and alcohol since my last pregnancy (my daughter is now 2) and I will not give up my candy, it is all I have left. smile.gif

 

After this baby is born though I am having a nice glass of wine!

post #32 of 45

For those of you whose midwive's recommend wine and beer what is the rationale? I would love a reason to have a sip now and again!

post #33 of 45

I have given up alcohol and caffeine, though still having a bit in chocolate. No soft cheeses was killing me when I had a nice hunk of brie in the fridge! I gave that away mother's day weekend, so at least it's not sitting there tempting me. I still haven't figured out what the deal is with deli meats - does that mean no Hawaiian pizza tomorrow night? I'm working pretty hard on uping my protein intake, eating more eggs and greek yogurt and cottage cheese. Plus fresh fruits and veggies! Thank goodness it's coming into summer, when all of those things are super appealing to me anyway!

post #34 of 45
Heather if your avoiding lunch,e it's to avaiod listerea and tnats killed buy cooking so you can have hot lich ,eat assuming its been cook hot enough forlong enough some women microwave it
post #35 of 45
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Originally Posted by futuremamaheather View Post

I have given up alcohol and caffeine, though still having a bit in chocolate. No soft cheeses was killing me when I had a nice hunk of brie in the fridge! I gave that away mother's day weekend, so at least it's not sitting there tempting me. I still haven't figured out what the deal is with deli meats - does that mean no Hawaiian pizza tomorrow night? I'm working pretty hard on uping my protein intake, eating more eggs and greek yogurt and cottage cheese. Plus fresh fruits and veggies! Thank goodness it's coming into summer, when all of those things are super appealing to me anyway!



Assuming the deli meat is going on the pizza before the pizza gets cooked, you should be fine.  I think that it has to be heated to 165 degree for two minutes to kill the bacteria that is dangerous for pregnant women.  Don't quote me though...You can probably easily google it. 

 

post #36 of 45

Thanks for the lowdown on the lunch meats - I decided that ham that cooked for 30 minutes at 375 was safe :-)

post #37 of 45

what am I not giving up?

 

yoga - am not supposed to do for the 1st trimester, but love the quiet breathing so much (and really no research to justify giving up for 3 months)

coffee - can't get out of bed without a cappucino

sushi - I think it is ok - in this country it is the law that all fish used for sushi needs to be frozen before sold..

sweets - chocolate, licorice,... yum

 

curiously with the morning sickness I have started to crave the foods I ate as a kid - is anyone else experiencing something similar?

 

post #38 of 45

yogimum--yes, very simple things like grilled cheese sandwiches make me happy right now! 

 

I was really missing my weekly yoga class and finally went to a prenatal class at 9 weeks, but many of the ladies in there were 36 weeks + so it wasn't quite my speed...I went to a medium speed/restorative class the next week and really enjoyed it and will probably catch a full-on vinyasa class tomorrow! Just staying away from deep twists , navasana, etc.

post #39 of 45

I am giving up raw sushi, deli meats, albacore tuna, alcohol except for sips less than the equivalent of one drink.  I am giving up exercise for now only because I am too sick to do it.  I am NOT giving up coffee, and not even really cutting back as I'm supposed to.  I am not giving up artificial sweeteners since Diet Coke is a big part of my life. 

post #40 of 45
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Thanks for the lowdown on the lunch meats - I decided that ham that cooked for 30 minutes at 375 was safe :-)



hahaha! yes, that sounds pretty safe to me too :)

 

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