Hello! I have a 2 year old and we are wanting to start trying for baby #2 in the fall. During my last pregnancy, I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes (controlled through diet and exercise) and at 36 weeks developed high blood pressure (it never turned into pre-eclampsia). Went from having a birthing center, med free birth to a hospital, c-section :( Anyway, I am trying to prepare my body the best I can for a better and healthier pregnancy!
Things I am doing to prepare: I bought a juicer and have been adding lots of greens in my breakfast juice. While I know whole, raw foods are the best ways to get the vitamins you need, I still want to buy supplements. Anyone on here have complications like I mentioned above? If so, are there other supplements you took? I read the lower levels of Vit D are associated with Gestational Diabetes. So I am going to take more Vit D. Does anyone know what the maximum amount of Vit D I should be taking?
I also read the garlic oil and CoQ10 can help with high blood pressure. I will also be taking Cod liver oil and Garden of Life Raw Prenatals.
Also, I had extreme morning sickness and was thinking about taking more Vit B6. Is there a maximum amount of this I should be taking? My prenatal has 2mg.
I am exercising and down 10 pounds from my first pregnancy. I am also thinking about getting some Raw green powder and protein powder. Do any of you use these powders?
Thank you for taking the time to read this!