So I think the magnesium (600mg a day in the AM, plus sometimes more in the PM) plus the Omega-3 supps are helping. And all the dark leafy greens I am eating... constipation not really settling in, though I would say the whole experience is less, shall we say... smooth... than I would like.
Originally Posted by Amy May
The thing about pooping doornknobs also got me thinking... you know how in hospitals many women are simply told to start pushing as soon as they hit this magic number of 10 centimeters? I haven't had a baby yet, but I certainly intend to wait until I have the urge to push. To me, that sounds like trying to poop before you have the urge to go. Totally futile. OK, so that isn't that related...
Amy May, totally true. Its not that unrelated b/c, at least for me, the urge to push feels a bit like the worst, biggest, most urgent poop you've ever had to do! Its not *exactly* like that, but by far the closest thing I could compare to.
Originally Posted by saoirse2007
And to boot I have my first ever yeast infection and baby is measuring 95th %ile so the midwife hinted gd ....grrr
Just when they agreed to a homebirth I am freaking a bit
Saoirse2007, I had a HB and GD with my second. GD shouldn't necessarily risk you out of HB (at least mild GD that can be diet-controlled). I am fully expecting to develop GD this time around. If you suspect a problem, I would say, ask MWs to give you a prescription for strips and get a meter and start self-monitoring. You can see how your post-prandial (post-meal) numbers are, and figure out what you can eat and keep them in normal/healthy ranges. Its not that hard to get used to doing it and many people without other underlying metabolic/endocrine problems can control with diet. Its one more freaking thing to think about, but you can get used to it.
Originally Posted by Pynki
I thought I would chime in here quickly even though I'm not in your DDC. I suffer from chronic anemia. It gets pretty bad while I'm pregnant. Floradix 2x's a day brings my numbers from 9-10 to 11-12 within a week or two. It's a pretty good jump, and I've never had another supplement work nearly as effectively.
It's expensive, but it does work, and work very well.
This is exciting to hear! B/c the amounts listed don't seem so high on the Floradix... I ordered the capsules so when the liquid runs out I'll try those too. They seem a little less expensive plus I am not crazy about the taste of the liquid. I am taking straight-up iron supps as well but am doing the floradix. I imagine we'll do another blood draw at my prenatal next week and see if there has been any improvement.