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post #21 of 26
I've been giving up tea and cutting down to decaf tea and decaf coffee. I had horrible headaches last week - but some of that was from the flu. Today I've had no caffeine and NO HEADACHES!!! It is hard the first week, but then it gets easier.

PS - Barq's Rootbeer has caffeine added.
post #22 of 26
Surprisingly I am having a problem staying away from it. It's a surprise because I usually never drink it to begin with, but lately when I see it, I want it. I am not a diet soda drinker but I like pepsi and dr. pepper.
post #23 of 26
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She was very upset with me! She actually told me to go home and drink a glass of milk and eat an egg immediately
I am not vegan, but I do not drink milk only soy milk. My nutritionist acted like I was already abusing my baby in the womb. I don't understand why they don't realize there are other healthy options out there other than what is considered the conventional diet. At least I am not at McD's or BK every day!
post #24 of 26
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I remember the meeting with a "nutritionist" for my first when I was still with an OB. Boy was it a boring meeting and she really didn't know or care about anything she was saying. When we switched to my mw's I was totally surprised that they were actually very interested in what I was eating, knew my diet (it's not very crunchy compliant! ), and helped me along the way when I had trouble getting veggies or anything really good in me. A huge difference to the "check the box" lady at the OB's office.

I also remembered asking one of the 6 doctors about having diet soda during pregnancy and he said to me "well, if you don't need it then why have it you know?". I was so ticked at his answer because it was soooo obvious he was male and his answer in no way helped me, I wanted to know about anything he had learned about it's effects on the baby and for him not to understand that a pregnant woman with morning sickness, naseau, a limited diet to begin with and an aversion to food, had a hard time with a simple statement like that.....one of the many reasons i love my mws!!! they help me think of anything else I can muster and get and keep down because I have 9 months of getting sick, not the typical few weeks.

anyways....your topic just brought back memories! err!
post #25 of 26
I also try to avoid it even when not pregnant but have a hard time abstaining completely, but I have limited it to a couple times a week and I feel good about that. Plus some mornings it really did help with nausea, even when ginger tea did not. I wonder why?
post #26 of 26
I had this trouble big-time in pregnancy. I am a soda addict. I compromised with Diet Rite, available mostly in the south. No sugar, no caffiene, no aspartame, no sodium. It's made with Splenda.

It's still far from good for you, but it helped me past the cravings.
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