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Things you miss most while pregnant?

post #1 of 45
Thread Starter 

Man, today I am really, REALLY missing sushi.  I could go for a spicy tuna roll like nobody's business!  Sniffle...  mecry.gif

 

What are you guys missing most in your preggo states?  :)

post #2 of 45

Coffee!!! Hands down. With #6 on his/her way and our oldest is almost 8, I survive on coffee. I always cut back during 1st trimester to about 1/2 cup to start the morning, then I'm dragging after lunch.

post #3 of 45

Missing wine.  Both the wine itself, and also having a drink with DH after the kids are in bed at night.  Now I'm pretty much conked as soon as they are...sigh.  But hey, best possible reason to be sober and tired, right?  

post #4 of 45

I don't avoid much of anything during pregnancy anymore, really... i mean sushi... I'd avoid the deep sea fish because i have no doubt high mercury levels would be bad, but as long as im not buying the sushi from a gas station or any place with questionable preparation, I don't worry about it making the baby sick.

 

Still eat deli meats from places I trust, soft cheeses are fine if they're made from pasteurized milk, soft serve ice cream as long as the place has a high health code rating.

 

I don't generally drink coffee but if I did I would take the advice I've always heard of "some is okay, a lot probably isn't"

 

I have no problem drinking wine ... but not until after the first trimester and only in limited quantities (maybe a serving of wine, not a glass as a glass is more than one serving) I do avoid that in the first trimester because i will concede that FAS is a real thing and because of its effect on the childs facial structure I'd say it likely happens in the first tri... but after that a serving of red wine on a friday night would be more relaxing than anything. (and hey, women in europe drink it through their pregnancies just fine, but they also do not go overboard on the amount)

 

I do avoid rollercoasters or anything that can jolt me suddenly but that is due to nearly losing DS after we almost hit a deer. We slowed from 45 to 0 fairly quickly, didn't even hit the deer, but over the course of the night i started hurting worse and worse... ended up in the ER the next day and found out the placenta tore from the uterine wall, ended up on bedrest and getting lots of scans the rest of the pregnancy to make sure he was okay. He was eventually just fine but that way WAY too scary for me. I do still ride in cars, but I'm a lot more picky on who drives.

 

 

What I miss the most while pregnant is two very big things. Sleeping through the night, and being able to go several hours without peeing.

post #5 of 45

I miss wine big time.

I'm really missing ibuprofin. I have a chronic pain condition and am having a very hard time right now not being able to take anything for it. 

post #6 of 45

Roller derby! It sucks to only watch and not participate.

post #7 of 45
Thread Starter 

MaerynPearl- I pray to GOD you're right about the sushi, lol!  I'm going to look it up now, because if the whole "no sushi / raw fish when pregnant" thing is a myth, I know where I'm going tonight!!!  

post #8 of 45
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Originally Posted by GoofyInOK View Post

MaerynPearl- I pray to GOD you're right about the sushi, lol!  I'm going to look it up now, because if the whole "no sushi / raw fish when pregnant" thing is a myth, I know where I'm going tonight!!!  



I agree with Mae, whatever it's worth.  I think most pregnancy food guidelines are really hyped-up and generalized.  I'd say good-quality sushi, especially if you're craving it, should be just fine.

post #9 of 45

I don't miss anything yet, but late in pregnancy I will miss "my body".  It doesn't really feel like mine when I'm hugely pregnant, it's all about the baby.  I can't move very well, can't sleep very well, have to pee all the time, get hungry then fill up really quickly, heartburt and back pain coming and going.  My daughter was only 6 lbs so her pregnancy wasn't that bad, but my son was 7 lbs and he wanted OUT and let me know about it by kicking me in the ribs.  Yes, that 1 pound made a huge difference, lol. 

post #10 of 45

I'm also w/ you MaerynPearl.  I don't avoid much of anything.  happy mommy, happy baby, i say.

almost all of the food guidelines are hypothetical and ridiculous.  just be smart about where you get the food, that it is fresh and safely prepared.  Sushi (the Japanese eat it), soft cheese, wine...it's really all fine.  I'm actually still having a glass or two of wine a week and will continue to do it.  i did w/ DD and she's off the charts awesome.  i'm w/ the europeans!

FAS is definately real, but there have been no quality studies to show how much is too much, so in the US they just say "none".  but really, the largest population based study of British women showed that even daily moderate drinking (2 servings.. PER DAY!!) did not increase the rate of FAS, and these women actually had less preterm labor.  Now. i'm not advocating 2 drinks/day, but everyone needs to check out what the data is behind the "guidelines" since many of them don't really make much sense.  (except the mercury, stay away from the deep sea fishies.  sorry Tuna)

 

 

oh, i miss my large capacity bladder.  a lot.

 

 

 

post #11 of 45

Coffee. I actually have no issue with drinking a few cups a day, but my body does NOT agree, and I'm going from nearly two pots a day bag.gif to zilch. I don't drink soda often, but am lately just to cushion the caffeine withdrawls. 

 

post #12 of 45
Thread Starter 

Just as an update, I did some research and I was so happy to learn that sushi is SAFE!  biggrinbounce.gif  So I went last night and ate some spicy raw salmon rolls and cooked shrimp tempura rolls with wasabi and jalapeno....  Soooo good!  Thank you SO MUCH for enlightening me- I don't think anything else would have satisfied that craving.  YUM!!!!  

post #13 of 45
Another mama who doesn't avoid, really anything, during pregnancy.
post #14 of 45

I don't really avoid anything because I don't do any of the things needing avoidance.

 

I don't drink (alcohol or caffeine). I don't eat any fish - never have. I don't do any contact or "dangerous" sports. Though, DH & I took up indoor rock climbing at the end of the summer, but decided not to commit to joining the gym since we knew we were going to TTC. Hope to go back to that in a year or so.

 

Only cheeses are hard cheeses but we do get the raw milk ones. They are commercially produced and clearly aged so I'm not worried.

 

The nice thing is that it's not like I have to explain to people why I'm not drinking since I don't do it normally.

post #15 of 45
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Originally Posted by triple07 View Post

Another mama who doesn't avoid, really anything, during pregnancy.

Me too!
post #16 of 45
I miss wine. A lot. I did have half a glass with dinner the other night, and it was lovely.
post #17 of 45

Glad to know I'm not the only one who misses drinking. I feel like a jerk saying it IRL, because it makes me feel like I'm some kind of lush who cares more about partying than my baby. (Even though "partier" is not a word anyone who knows me would ever remotely use to describe me.) I feel like if I were a "good" mommy-to-be, I wouldn't care. But really I just enjoy good local beer, or a nice glass of red wine here and there, and I kind of hate not being able to have those things, especially around the holidays. I'm abstaining, but I'm not enjoying it. winky.gif Not to mention, there's not a lot of selection in "grown-up" non-alcoholic drinks. I can't drink Diet Coke, regular pop is too sweet to have very often, and I do drink a lot of water because it's good for me, but it gets boring after a while.

 

I also miss my only somewhat bad skin. My skin is TERRIBLE right now, bumps everywhere and painful zits popping up on my chin or jawline every day or every other day, and I can't use acne medication. Retin-A is the only thing that has ever really made a dent, and obviously that's off-limits.

post #18 of 45
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Originally Posted by scowgirl View Post
 Not to mention, there's not a lot of selection in "grown-up" non-alcoholic drinks.

 

What I do, partially because I first started it when I did not want anyone to know I was pregnant, was to drink red grape juice (red wine) or sparkling white grape juice (champagne) in wine glasses or any virgin version of drinks. Plus, with morning sickness, ginger ale looks an awful lot like beer.

post #19 of 45
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Originally Posted by MaerynPearl View Post

I don't avoid much of anything during pregnancy anymore, really... i mean sushi... I'd avoid the deep sea fish because i have no doubt high mercury levels would be bad, but as long as im not buying the sushi from a gas station or any place with questionable preparation, I don't worry about it making the baby sick.

 

Still eat deli meats from places I trust, soft cheeses are fine if they're made from pasteurized milk, soft serve ice cream as long as the place has a high health code rating.

 

I don't generally drink coffee but if I did I would take the advice I've always heard of "some is okay, a lot probably isn't"

 

I have no problem drinking wine ... but not until after the first trimester and only in limited quantities (maybe a serving of wine, not a glass as a glass is more than one serving) I do avoid that in the first trimester because i will concede that FAS is a real thing and because of its effect on the childs facial structure I'd say it likely happens in the first tri... but after that a serving of red wine on a friday night would be more relaxing than anything. (and hey, women in europe drink it through their pregnancies just fine, but they also do not go overboard on the amount)

 

I do avoid rollercoasters or anything that can jolt me suddenly but that is due to nearly losing DS after we almost hit a deer. We slowed from 45 to 0 fairly quickly, didn't even hit the deer, but over the course of the night i started hurting worse and worse... ended up in the ER the next day and found out the placenta tore from the uterine wall, ended up on bedrest and getting lots of scans the rest of the pregnancy to make sure he was okay. He was eventually just fine but that way WAY too scary for me. I do still ride in cars, but I'm a lot more picky on who drives.

 

 

What I miss the most while pregnant is two very big things. Sleeping through the night, and being able to go several hours without peeing.


I wait on the wine/etc until third trimester... yes, it's probably not a big deal, but I'd rather err on the side of just not drinking for a few months! With DS, 1/2 a glass of Guinness would just hit the spot around 7 months! Guinness does make a NA beer - called Kaliber. It's pretty good! Plus, Heineken and Becks NA beers are pretty delish too!

 

I'm already not sleeping through the night - as I have a nursing 10 m/o, but then peeing and the incessant thirst are things that aren't that much fun! I can only imagine when I'm really preggers and need to get up every few hours... How do you co-sleeping mamas keep your baby's asleep when you're up and down so much!?
 

Yet another thing... it seems as though my butt gets rounder when I'm pregnant. Some women get huge bbs, beautiful skin, don't show until 5 months... not me, I get a bit of a ba-donky-donk... DH comments that he loves it - and I haven't even gained any weight yet!



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I agree with Mae, whatever it's worth.  I think most pregnancy food guidelines are really hyped-up and generalized.  I'd say good-quality sushi, especially if you're craving it, should be just fine.


So - my midwife has an opinion on this... I was visiting her when I was not-pregnant but with a pregnant mama and she ordered goat cheese and said to my midwife "You're probably going to tell me not to eat this" and she said - "I would never tell another adult woman not to eat! You're a smart person and if you want to eat goat cheese, then eat it!" She believes everything in moderation and everything should be good quality - since you are forming another person! She's awesome - I'm so lucky!

 

For me, this may be silly, but I hate feeling guilty for having a bite of batter or raw cookie dough... We have 90 free-range, pastured chickens here, and I only use our own eggs... so the risk is basically nill... but I LOVE to eat a whole spoonful of raw cookie dough (sometimes more than one)!
 

 

post #20 of 45

So the issue for eggs is just salmonella, right? That only makes YOU sick (and like you said, the likelihood that it would  at all--esp from free range hens--is next to nil), not embryo. Just you. 

 

Speaking of embryonic stage--there is no placenta until somewhere in the 4th week when the tissue begins to form, then there's virtually no exhange going on until after week 6, and full placental function only takes over well after week 8 (when fetus status is conferred). So all that talk about total alcohol avoidance early (at least *really early*) is cultural paranoia which has zero basis in fact.. 

 

So I don't abstain really, either. 

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