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post #101 of 112

I had cramping throughout my last pregnancy. I just started having some this week, like where I had to take a rest. I chalked it up to being on my feet too long. But, alas, I think it might just be the bodies way of adjusting to the growing baby, or preparing for growing baby's delivery!

 

Holy moly, can't believe we are all hitting the 20 week mark already! Woopeeee!!!

post #102 of 112

I've had intermittent cramping on my left lower side since early on. But tonight I just had some sharp cramping on my right, which scared me enough to lie down and try to see how it evolved. It turned out to be gas. My mom said that she ended up going to the er during her pregnancy with me, but it was also gas.  

post #103 of 112

Quick question...some of you mentioned using chia seeds for heartburn?  Anyone have any instructions for using them? 

post #104 of 112

I know some people use them in gel format (mixing chia seed with water) for preventative care, but the way I was taught and have used them is to drink some water so your throat is hydrated, then take a pinch of chia seed and swallow them dry. Then, 10-15 minutes later, drink a bunch of water so you don't get dehydrated.

post #105 of 112

 yeahthat.gif I swallow a teaspoon of chia, then 10 minutes later drink a few cups of water so that it expands. Good luck.

post #106 of 112

Oh, and chia gel, made with juice instead of water, is totally like candy. I really, really like it! 

post #107 of 112

what do you put in the gel? sugar or fruit of some sort?

post #108 of 112

I just have the gel in my fridge. I think it's 1/3 cup chia seeds to 2 cups of water. You let it sit and expand and then just put in the fridge. I mix a big spoonful with juice in the morning when I have breakfast and if/when I have heartburn throughout the day. The nutritional information for chia seeds is amazing - you get so much from a tiny little seed!

 

http://www.herbco.com/p-928-chia-seed-whole.aspx

post #109 of 112

Boots-- I know you've gotten a lot of responses, but I just wanted to chime in and say that, at 19 weeks, I am having some period painful cramps (or pains, rather) below my navel.  I read in a pregnancy book that this is common around the 5th month.  I am choosing not to worry about it, and do notice that I seem to have them more when I haven't had a bowel movement in a while (been a bit constipated over here!).

post #110 of 112

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post #111 of 112
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Originally Posted by ithappened View Post

what do you put in the gel? sugar or fruit of some sort?


I just do it with juice. The ratio that sallyrae17 mentioned is what I use, but I just do less of it at a time-- 4 tsp. of chia seeds to 1/2 cup of juice.

post #112 of 112
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Originally Posted by Knitting Mama View Post

Oh, and chia gel, made with juice instead of water, is totally like candy. I really, really like it! 


Mmmm!!  I usually make a big batch of  "chia pudding" in advance with coconut milk, and then add it to my smoothies.  But today, I'm trying out a small batch with juice instead... so far I like it!  I don't suffer from heartburn (yet) but consume chia regularly for all the other healthy benefits it provides (fiber, calcium, antioxidants, essential fatty acids, protein, potassium, iron...)

 

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