Hi all--I'm back here with my fourth pregnancy and trying once against to get a head start on HG prep. (I used to be "HennyPenny" here btw, but I changed my username :) )
Anyhow since this pregnancy was VERY unexpected, I didn't get to try anything pre-conception, but every since my last pregnancy (my little one is 2.5 now) I have been drinking dandelion tea nearly every day for liver support. I found that I'm prone to gallbladder attacks and other digestive upset and constipation, and it helped curb it. My plan was to wait until I was done nursing and do a total detox before even considering another baby. But... well obviously that didn't happen!
I reckon I'm 4 weeks now. I started two days ago with:
- 2 cups of dandelion root tea every day (have been doing this forever anyhow)
- Milk Thistle 2xs a day (It's a higher than recommended dosage so I cut it back to twice a day until I get the right measurements.)
- probiotics daily
- vitamin C 1000 mg 3xs a day (I think I may be overdoing it, but I can't afford anymore herbs and there were on hand.)
- Mommy's Bliss: b6 25mg // ginger 200mg 4xs day.
so far I'm not sick, but I never get sick this early on. Not usually until about 6.5 weeks.
I eat a relatively low-carb diet compared to most people, but lately I've been letting a few more carbs into my diet b/c we've been struggling A LOT financially so I couldn't afford as many non-carb foods to fill our bellies. (That's a whole other issue to tackle!) When I do eat carbs they are whole grain. Sometimes I sneak sugary or honey things like my daily tea with honey or a cookie. Got to cut that out now! :)
Here is to hoping, and praying that I don't have HG this time!!!
Spark--I never did find out how things went for you. Are you still around MDC??
sounds like you have a plan in place that should work well. there are lots of resources online about lowcarbing on a budget, i know you'll be able to make it work!! :)