I LOVE kombucha, but I didn't know if it was pregnancy safe due to the green tea.
I LOVE kombucha, but I didn't know if it was pregnancy safe due to the green tea.
lactomom - I've read a ton of articles and some say to not drink it and other say it is okay if you drank it before pregnancy, or if you start out slow...like an ounce or so a day. I didn't drink it before I got pregnant, so I just started it off really slow. I think the main issue is the .5% of alcohol and the caffeine. As for the alcohol, one of the articles I read that there's .5% alcohol in apple juice. LOL. So that didn't bother me very much. I haven't been drinking caffeine since before I was pregnant with my son (so about 3 1/2 years), but the amount doesn't seem to make me jittery like a cup of coffee would.
As usual, I think anything in moderation is okay..unless it's raw pork or something. :)
I was traveling today so I ate more 'crap' food then normal
breakfast was a hard boiled egg and a piece of toast, coffee
lunch with spinach and goat cheese pizza, water
snack was an ice cream bar and licorice (gas station, I couldnt resist)
second snack with some oranges, water
dinner with some potatoes with cottage cheese, a big mixed rucola salad with cranberries
dessert was an orange and some chocolate muesili with milk :)
breakfast: leftover steak and mashed potatoes (threw it up)
snack: strawberry banana smoothie with protein (threw it up)
lunch: yogurt parfait w/ blueberries and strawberries (threw it up)
snack: egg and cheese sammy (kept it down!)
dinner: cereal (kept it down!)
then I threw up all night
Today was a work day so I took a Zofran, I just can't pull 10-12 hour days w/o it:
breakfast: omelet with turkey and cheese, wheat toast
snack: granola bar
lunch: 1/2 greek salad and a scoop of potato salad
snack: 1/2 greek salad and a scoop of potato salad
snack: fruit snacks/milk
dinner: probably cereal
And Gatorade, G2, I couldn't get through the day without it. Plus, it is easy to throw up. Which is how I now evaluate my food
So far homemade cornmeal and whole wheat waffles with lots of blueberries and walnuts, water, OJ, banana, black bean quesadillas with greek yogurt, salsa, and guac, an apple. I feel like air popped popcorn now but not sure if I will since I need to eat more protein, I was going to pair the apple with peanut butter but I really just wanted a crisp fresh plain apple and nothing more.
Breakfast: 2 scrambled eggs and a spinach-fruit smoothie
Lunch: New England Clam Chowder (this was comfort food to make up for my horrible leg infection) and grapes
Afternoon snack: 1 bean and rice burrito (small) with cheddar cheese and grapes
Dinner: 5 large clams (weird dinner, but I couldn't eat the pasta DH made with the clams because my headaches and nausea kicked in right around dinner time).
In retrospect, I really need to decrease the salt consumption (I actually don't have a problem with salt consumption, but today was too heavy in general) and increase the veggie consumption. I think because I started the day with spinach I gave myself a complete pass for the rest of the day. Unfortunately, it doesn't work like that.
Sorry you're throwing up enough to have to think about this...but I know the feeling. In fact, when I was starting to have contractions with my second I didn't want to tell anyone (my mom was there and she's a worry wart and would've wanted to time them and stuff), but I know that I throw up in labor, so I was super sad to see my mom heap a bunch of spaghetti on my plate...noodles with red sauce was not what I wanted to throw up (but I did, of course). Ugh.
I hope you start feeling better soon. My m/s is way better now that I'm 14 weeks, although it was terrible at 12-13. Good luck!
does anyone have much sense for how many calories to add per day? I tend to just eat when I'm hungry and then stop when I'm not but its hard to gauge if I am getting too much or not enough since I don't weigh myself between OB visits and I have not been active at all the last 2 weeks from being so sick..
I feel like I have to be a bit mindful with this pregnancy since I had such a bad GD scare with DS not to over gain..
It's about 250 extra calories per day in the second trimester and 350 per day in the third. Most sources just average the two to say 300 per day for both trimesters. Yours will be much different though, since you're carrying twins. I think the goal there is to gain lots of weight before week 20 (healthy weight, but weight nonetheless). I just heard that somewhere about twin pregnancies though, so don't quote me on it. I would definitely talk to a doctor since my understanding is that you have to gain lots of weight with twins... there's just no alternative. But again, I don't know for sure.
If you are breastfeeding while pregnant, your calorie needs are even higher. I just read on kellymom that you shouldn't need extra supplements outside of calcium and iron if you are eating 2700 calories a day. Holy cow - 2700 calories! I don't think I'm eating anywhere near that amount! I want to say that you need the same amount of extra calories if you are carrying twins - so, like, 500 or so? Either way, I just eat what and when I can. I lost weight this pregnancy and when I was pregnant with my son, but was able to gain steadily in the 2nd and 3rd trimesters.
sallyrae17 I read somewhere that when breastfeeding the first few months (if not supplementing) you need even more calories then when pregnant- with twins it was something like 3700-4000 cals a day (assuming you are not active) So basically I plan on eating 24/7
lilytiger Im a bit worried about gaining weight early in the pregnancy because I had such horrible m/s until week 11/12 and then had horrible food poisoning on top of that and actually lost a lot of weight, I think I would guess just now I am slightly above my pre-pregnancy weight because I basically had to gain 6-9 lbs just to get back to a 'normal' weight..
ithappened, I wouldn't worry about what you can't control. The m/s and illness were really tough on you, so just try to move forward and eat healthfully. Lots of healthy fats (EVOO, avocado, coconut oil, etc.) and good protein. Maybe you can find some high quality protein shakes for extra calories? I'm not a dietician, but my husband is. I can ask him for advice if you'd like. He loves this stuff.
I heard that nursing only burns between 300 and 500 calories a day, so I guess it just depends on the source. But if you are nursing and pregnant, you obviously have to make sure you're gaining enough weight. For those of us in the second tri (not counting mommas of multiples!) we should start gaining around a pound a week (a little less in the second tri and a little more in the third). I'm doing daily (or every other day) weigh ins just to make sure I'm on track, but I'm not obsessing over it. This thread has actually been really helpful because I notice things about my diet that I wouldn't otherwise (like how I'm slacking on veggies).
That's totally true. You need to eat more calories while breastfeeding than while pregnant. So, since I'm breastfeeding and pregnant, I was told to just eat as much as I could. I would assume it's the same when you're pregnant with twins. Remember, the babies will take everything they need and your body will get whatever is left over. In any event, I'm sure your body will gain weight. Don't worry too much yet!
Actually, it depends on the nutrient whether the baby gets it first or you do. Some nutrients the baby will absorb before the mother and some the mother absorbs first, leaving whatever is left over for the baby. So, it really depends on what nutrients you're worried about. The best thing to do (of course) is to eat well and take high quality supplements (and avoid over supplementing). I do agree with SallyRae that it's too early to worry. And you can't do anything about m/s or food poisoning, so just try to gain healthy weight and don't stress too much. But if you find you're not gaining much weight in the next few weeks, you should consider asking your doctor for a referral to a nutritionist or dietician who specializes in pregnancy (and multiples).
Pregnancy is the ONE time I dont worry about if I'm eating too many calories. I just let my body do it's thing. I can lose the weight later. But this last pregnancy I lost my motivation within about 20 lbs of my goal weight. OOPS.
2700 calories???? THere is no way I'm eating that much and I'm steadily gaining weight.
I'm lucky if I'm eating 2000 AND I'm breastfeeding. So I dont know why I keep gaining weight. I've never done that before in the first tri.
Last night I wanted nachos, so I went to Hard Rock Cafe. I had a huge plate of nachos and could only eat about 10. But those 10 I had were outstanding!!!