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 and had a 5 pound 12 ounce baby at 37 weeks:( 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 because my diet is not perfect. 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 hypertension. 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 from Garden of life. Do any of you use these powders?
Thank you for taking the time to read this! I am open to all suggestions and wondering if anyone else had these complications.