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post #21 of 24
I think sugar certainly must be seriously limited for women who are showing signs (such as sugar in the urine, or a high blood sugar) of gestational diabetes during pregnancy (twin or otherwise).
But not all (or even most) women who are pregnant with twins are in danger of having gestational diabetes.
I also think it is likely unwise to seriously limit sugars and carbs during pregnancy if you are not at risk for GD.
post #22 of 24
My midwife recommended electrolytes during the summer and also during labor. Knudsen makes a natural one - no added sugar or coloring. Also, I hear that you can make your own with lemon juice, honey, and sea salt but I don't know the exact ratio. If anyone knows I'd love the recipe!

Are there any vegetarians on? How do you guys manage to get 150 grams of protein a day? b
post #23 of 24
Originally Posted by nancymom
Wow, I am going to have to go back and read all these posts again several times. :LOL Thank you all so much for your feedback, I appreciate it so much.

Also, my family got food poisoning 6 days ago and we all STILL have diarrhea. We finally decided to drive up to the border (we are only 3.5 hours away) to get a bunch of probiotics to take. I just don't know what to do, this is not going away! I think my whole family is dehydrated and I am so sick of gatorade. I am eating toast and apples, rice, etc. Should I continue to take any of my prenatals?
Try sipping miso soup during the day with soup. Take your probiotics at night before you sleep. This will pass. Really.
post #24 of 24
Hmmm, some interesting info here. I tend to think that if you listen to your body, you will do fine.

I am going to start by saying that I gained 20 lbs despite eating as much as I could, of WHATEVER I could hold down, and gave birth to 7 1/5 lb boys at 37 1/2 weeks.

I had HORRID nausua with this pg. I lost about 10 lbs before I knew it was twins at 14 weeks. I was eating eggs, until I got sick, then I couldn't even look at an egg. I couldn't eat sugar without getting sick, I didn't even want chocolate ?

I took a complete omega suppliment because fish also made me violently ill. (last time I craved fish!) I knew that I needed those efa's. I also ate sunflower butter because it had good fats, protien, and fiber in just a few spoonfuls (great 3 am snack).

I didn't ever eat 100 grams of protien. I just couldn't eat that much. I did eat protein around the clock. I ate fruit smoothies with protien powder, sunflower butter, beans, and lots of organic meat (because my parents are organic farmers). I also had to send my dh out a few times for Sourdough Jack burgers or Skippers fish and chips (can anyone say grease?)

I tried to eat greans, but they made me sick too. So I took r. rasberry leaf, alfalfa, nettle, dandylion root, and garlic suppliments. Also took my prenatals with lots of extra stuff in it. (I can look up what brand etc. if anyone cares.)

I continued to drink 1-2 cups of coffee a day, but it had to be Folgers Instant. Every other coffee left me with a HORRID taste in my mouth for the next 36 hours.

I took probiotics everyday. They helped with the nausea, and with heartburn!!

I drank water, but not nearly a gallon. Enough to keep my pee light yellow. 'Probly 1/2 gallon a day.

I also slept 10-12 hours a day! I would go to bed before our 4 yo and then get up every 3-4 hours to pee and eat, until morning. I would often take a nap while he was at school !!

2 weeks after they were born, I was 5 lbs. less than when I got pg. 6 weeks later, I was 15 lbs under. HOWEVER, I still have the typical twin tummy (not that I mind).
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