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post #601 of 1719
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Originally Posted by onematchfire View Post


  I'd rather have my provider explain what the potential risks (and benefits) are and let me make a decision like a grown up. 
This exactly. And yet, it so seldom works this way.

I also believe moderation is the key. I'm usually a 2-3 cup of coffee/day person, and I'm drinking 1-2 ish now, but I honestly don't think about it too much. I haven't felt like having alcohol yet, but I nursed one beer with a big meal and with a couple glasses of water over about a 2 1/2 hour period a few weeks back. As I get further along I'm sure I will have a little alcohol once in a while, and that won't worry me either. Sushi? Yum smile.gif maybe. It's not something I eat often anyway, though I love it.
post #602 of 1719
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Originally Posted by Jennyanydots View Post

I was getting killer headaches every night for a while, so I did try Tylenol a few times with zero effect. I realized one day that maybe it was the iron in my prenatals doing it, as I got terrible headaches from iron supplements last time i took them, and my headache was coming on after dinner, when I'd have my vitamin. I've stopped taking them, and lo and behold, no more monster headaches! My MW said it's fine to discontinue them, and I'm scared to try again so I'll probably abstain for a while.

 

this is from 2 pages back, but i just read it. 

did you try prenatals without iron? i think they make those for the exact reason that iron can be hard on your system.. in terms of headache and nausea, too.

 

(oh and for the record, i've stopped taking my prenatals completely when my m/s set in at 6 weeks.. and haven't really started back up yet. :-/ )

post #603 of 1719
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Originally Posted by LivingSky View Post
Moderation - yep, it's all about moderation. I frankly believe that most health professionals in Canada and the USA say "ABSOLUTELY NO ALCOHOL" (or whatever else they're saying you can't have during pregnancy) because North American culture is SO much about excess. Too many people won't just have a glass of wine, they'll drink a whole bottle - so it's safer just to tell people they can't have any at all.
I think a small amount of most of the "forbidden" things is perfectly fine - and for a lot of things, even beneficial. Especially when you consider the stress of not having that thing. A lot of time it relaxes me just to know that i can have a cup if I really want it, kwim? The same with alcohol - sushi - or whatever. 

I totally agree:) 

 

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Originally Posted by onematchfire View Post

Amen.  Never mind that "experts" seldom agree on anything and medical organizations' official opinions generally operate from the absolute most a risk averse position, often based on minimal solid evidence, for fear of being sued.

In parts of the world they recommend that pregnant women avoid raw vegetables due to risk of listeria or eat sushi with abandon or consider wine to be good for pregnancy, but you certainly won't hear doctors in the US saying those things.

The list of foods and activities out there that pregnant women are supposed to avoid (and the condescending tone so many resources for pregnant women take) drive me batty.  I'd rather have my provider explain what the potential risks (and benefits) are and let me make a decision like a grown up. 

Absolutely! And, there can be so much conflicting info out there that it's enough to drive ya nuts!

 

I especially love all of the crap about no alcohol and I have yet to come across any studies of low-moderate alcohol use during pregnancy, it's always the most dramatic findings that seem to get all of the attention. I just picture life elsewhere (basically outside of the U.S.) and know full well that a glass of wine or a beer here and there are a totally normal and part of life. We can be so uptight here, I know life is and can be more laid back elsewhere.  

 

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Originally Posted by nettlesoup View Post

You know what's ridiculous? I am already having trouble putting wellies and boots on! If I'm having trouble this early, how am I going to cope in a few months time!?

Oh dear already, wow! I've actually found myself doing things a little differently myself lately, like how I get up from bed or a seated position, how I pick things up, etc... I think I'm just getting more conscious of everything I do now. And, I feel so FULL, heavy, etc. Not really a bloated or food-related type of full, it's different, not really sure how to explain it but I feel big... then when I look in the mirror, I only have a little bump and wonder why I feel this way, weird...

post #604 of 1719

Yup, that's exactly how I feel as well! Getting out of bed is such a hassle these days, especially with sore hips.
 

post #605 of 1719
I completely agree that moderation is the key. I will add that I think part of the reason that docs in the US are so strict with recommendations etc. is because it is such a litigious society. Everyone's looking for someone else to blame (and sometimes also to get greedy) so sue the doc who told you it was fine to have this or that...

I've been feeling incredibly bloated the last couple of days, like there is just no room in my abdomen at all, and I feel like I need the bathroom every 30 minutes and then I go and barely anything comes out. Frustrating.
post #606 of 1719
Right there with you on the bathroom every 30 minutes Dakipode. It's very frustrating.
post #607 of 1719
Dakipode that's me exactly, peeing every thirty minutes but not much coming out. 😖
post #608 of 1719

And me!

post #609 of 1719

Me too!

Also finding that I am SO dehydrated when I wake up in the middle of the night to pee so I gulp down some water to make my throat stop scratching which of course just leads to more peeing all night.

post #610 of 1719

I wake up thirsty in the mornings, but I've discovered that drinking water first thing in the morning makes my nausea worse, which is a bit random! So I've started taking a big gulp of milk in the morning instead.

post #611 of 1719
Thread Starter 
I know what you galls mean about feeling thirsty in the middle of the night! It's really messing with my ability to sleep well, all this drink pee drink pee stuff
post #612 of 1719
Thread Starter 
I made the mistake of getting too busy and not eating at my first sign of hunger. I waited about 2 hrs since i was out running errands and did not have easy access to food. My tummy hurt for 24 hrs afterwards. True pain. It still feels off from 2 days ago. greensad.gif
post #613 of 1719
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Originally Posted by letniaLynne View Post

I know what you galls mean about feeling thirsty in the middle of the night! It's really messing with my ability to sleep well, all this drink pee drink pee stuff

 

Ugh! The peeing all night thing! I'm up every two hours. It sucks. I know I'll be up all the time once the baby gets here; why do I have to suffer now, too? *whinewhinewhine* :P 

post #614 of 1719

I am thirsty all night too. I keep water by my bed (with a lid on so the cat doesn't drink it), and wake up and take a few sips every hour or two. I guess I'm lucky that I only have to pee once a night.

 

Also, I'm still having morning sickness (vomiting 1-3 times a day) at 15 weeks. Anybody else have morning sickness this long?

post #615 of 1719

I still have morning sickness, and I'll be 17 weeks tomorrow. It's not nearly as bad as it was; the nausea is pretty mild now, but it's still annoying!
 

post #616 of 1719

I love reading this post. It makes all the weird stuff I'm going through seem normal. And why am I so thirsty at night, anyway? It's crazy.

post #617 of 1719

You're right! It gives me a weird sort of comfort knowing I'm not alone with these weird symptoms!
 

post #618 of 1719

Last night I got up to pee 3 times in 30 minutes. While I was trying to fall asleep... so frustrating!! I kept thinking "there's no way anything else can come out" but sure enough, every time, it did! I hadn't even guzzled water. 

 

Today I hit 13 weeks and haven't puked since Monday. Hip hip, hooray! 

post #619 of 1719
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Originally Posted by coati456 View Post

I am thirsty all night too. I keep water by my bed (with a lid on so the cat doesn't drink it), and wake up and take a few sips every hour or two. I guess I'm lucky that I only have to pee once a night.

I let the cat drink from my water glass 2whistle.gif

 

I' waking up twice a night to pee and drink. It's still better than at te beginning, when it was three or four times a night, but there were a couple of weeks there where I managed to almost through the night.

post #620 of 1719
Same here with the thirst. The urge to puke seems to be related to my prenatal. I think I'm going to stop taking it. I wish I could afford to take separate folate, a good probiotic, a good cod liver oil. Wellness mama has a great thread on just this. Sadly, I can't even really afford quality food so I've been living off dairy because higher quality is only a few cents more. High quality meat and even produce is so expensive! But man do those farm fresh eggs taste amazing.
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