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For those who suffer from morning sickness...

post #1 of 7
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As I've stated before, the morning sickness around here is a bit insane. Six months prior to conception I took PNV, fish oil, Calcium/Magnesium. I'm 10wks 2 days and my nutrition during pregnancy has been HORRENDOUS! I've lost weight...I eat like a preschooler...Lots of grains. Prior to pregnancy I ate mostly paleo...I guess my question is: Do you think I've done a lot of damage by my poor diet? Why does pregnancy make us so crazy?? :irked

post #2 of 7
My midwife always reassured me by saying women have had wonderful, normal babies on just eating peanut butter sandwiches everyday. The baby will get what they need from your body and she was right. My teeth took a toll in that my soon got the calcium that he needed. I had morning sickness for 24 weeks . I think all is okay. Hugs
post #3 of 7
Agreed... Women who have very limited diet options or are even malnourished can and do deliver relatively healthy babies all over the world... I am blessed to mother two such babies. Our bodies can do amazing things! Don't stress.
post #4 of 7

I explained this idea to someone else the other day and I thought I'd repeat it here. There is some concern on women becoming pregnant within 2 years after delivery because your nutritional stores will be depleted from the first pregnancy. So to me that means they'll draw from your nutritional stores if needed. Like a pp said, her teeth took a toll from the calcium the baby took. YOU may be a crappy condition, but the baby will be fine. Especially if you've been eating decently in the years preceding the pregnancy. Once you can handle it, eat better, but until then, get whatever you are capable of into your system and don't worry about the rest. =) 

post #5 of 7

About tooth loss due to pregnancy, here's an interesting article showing there is a correlation, but not for the reasons many people have long thought (it's not true that any calcium can actually come out of your teeth, for instance, though it can come out of your bones if necessary). I am having my 4th child, and not only do I have all my teeth, I only got my first fillings, and superficial ones at that, when I was 35.

 

However, I did experience a weird thing with my teeth, my first pregnancy, and that was that my teeth seemed to loosen, then migrate until my bite wouldn't meet! I felt like two canines stuck up farther and didn't mesh properly, and the rest of my teeth no longer even touched. I could hardly chew my food. So in desperation, I clenched my jaws daily, as many times as I thought to, for as long as I could stand to, and got headaches from the effort, but after a week or two, my bite met a little better, and eventually I could chew again. It was never quite the same, and over the years my tooth surfaces have worn in new places (particularly, the canines) from the friction, but as they wore down, my bite met better again. My canines now have shiny flat places worn in, where they once had peaks.

 

Not sure whether that experience was from the relaxin, or from the drug they gave me because I had had premature labor, and the drug made my muscles weak and shaky... maybe it also made my teeth loosen up and shift? but whatever the cause, that was weird.

 

No doc or dentist I talked to about it could explain it, or had ever heard of such a thing.

post #6 of 7
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Originally Posted by AStew84 View Post
 

As I've stated before, the morning sickness around here is a bit insane. Six months prior to conception I took PNV, fish oil, Calcium/Magnesium. I'm 10wks 2 days and my nutrition during pregnancy has been HORRENDOUS! I've lost weight...I eat like a preschooler...Lots of grains. Prior to pregnancy I ate mostly paleo...I guess my question is: Do you think I've done a lot of damage by my poor diet? Why does pregnancy make us so crazy?? :irked


I feel your pain, and was also off all grains, no potatoes, no dairy, and then got pg and tried to still eat that way, all meat and vegetables, and got soooo sick that I just would lie there and not eat anything, rather than try to face cabbage, onions, and meat in the morning, or any time of day. I have since just had to accept that for better or worse, I am now feeling a lot better, eating a lot of toast and sandwiches, with occasional potatoes too. So much for not eating grains!

 

And worse, healthy food just makes me sick. It's weird, because I was all healthy food, all the time, with my second pregnancy, but not my 3rd, and not this time. I did manage to eat a salad recently, but the food that helps the most are corn chips, (organic, but still corn chips), bologna and cheese sandwiches, and PB&J. Tater tots and french fries with ketchup are also good.

I ate a bag of organic cheese puffs last week.

 

Does that sound enough like eating like a mainstream American preschooler? (although that's a horrid admission of how some people feed their kids... my kids always ate fresh raw veggie platters with vinaigrette to dip in, and amazed other parents by eating salads and steak and seafood at that age...but that was before the food allergies removed vinaigrette, and seafood from our diet)

 

But if it makes you feel validated any, I'm one who usually eats way, way differently from how I am eating now, felt guilty, but the nausea pretty much isn't something I can argue with.

Oh, ate a whole basket of fried whole clams, local wild shrimp, and scallops on Valentine's day...does that count as healthy?

I put frozen spinach in my scrambled eggs in the morning, and drink V8, to try to put some nutritional balance in there.

post #7 of 7

oh m gosh, I've got a thing for corn chips too, or popcorn.  But I will not compromise on insisting that it's organic.  I will not knowingly eat gmo's!  But lots of corn products here... french fries/hamburgers with ketchup... ketchup tastes so good to me right now.  But I make myself feel better by buying the organic kind- so silly.  Gluten free burritos, gf toast, potato chips, plantain chips from trader joes, turkey wraps.  I've been wanting tater tots so bad, but I can't find any gluten free ones!

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