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post #41 of 179
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Originally Posted by Ally'smom View Post
I might not be a ton of help here, but are you actually writing down what you're eating every day? I had been, and then stopped and suddenly had a huge slow down in my weight gain and had some protein in my urine. My midwife asked me if I'd been eating enough, and I was like, Yeah, I'm eating like a horse. But then I started writing it all down again (I'm using a sort of check off list for the Brewer Diet) and was shocked by how deficient I was in protein. And I was eating it several times per day. I'm back to trying to figure out how to physcially get that much food into me every day, but now that I'm working it, I'm feeling alot better.
Once a month I'll write down what I eat for 5 days for the mw. I don't do it everyday though. MW says my diet looks good but its not enough. Since several of you suggested writing it down, I'll start doing that more until I get a better feel for how much food I need in a day. Thanks ladies!
post #42 of 179
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Originally Posted by tabitha View Post
hey, toraji, is that you? (well of course it is, but its it the you i know?)
Yes indeedy! Sending you a PM!

Navigating nausea here...ugh. I'm trying Sea Bands to see if they help. So far they seem to take the edge off but still feeling yucky overall.
post #43 of 179
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Navigating nausea here...ugh. I'm trying Sea Bands to see if they help. So far they seem to take the edge off but still feeling yucky overall.
Acupuncture was my lifesaver during both of my pregnancies for this. Also vitamin B6 by way of nutritional yeast was helpful this time around.

I just needed to sing some praises to liver to some people who would appreciate what I'm saying. I've been super tired lately, and have been swallowing small pieces of frozen beef liver to help with that. It's been helpful, but not nearly as much as the dinner of chopped liver that dd and I had last night. Dh despises liver, but he was at class, so I made chopped liver because I thought it would be an easy meal (and dd LOVES liver, so I knew she'd dig it). It was so good, and I've had energy all day today in a way I haven't forever. What do they call that, Activator X--the unknown anti-fatigue element in liver? Whatever it is, it rocks!
post #44 of 179
Hi everyone,
well, it's been a while since I posted on the TF pregnancy threads, but I thought I'd give an update. This pregnancy's flying by! I can't believe that in 2 short months I'm going to be holding a newborn again!! Due to new midwifery laws in my province, I lost my midwife a week ago and I'm now in a position of unassisted pregnancy AND birth, and am a little unsure how I feel about it . . . the current local legal climate around midwifery has my only other option as a hospital birth, though :

Anyway, don't believe I'm on the list, so my dd is May 23rd
post #45 of 179
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Originally Posted by Ally'smom View Post
Acupuncture was my lifesaver during both of my pregnancies for this. Also vitamin B6 by way of nutritional yeast was helpful this time around.
I'll have to try that. I've been eating lots of nutritional yeast (well, when I can eat lol). I have been wanting to do acupuncture anyways b/c I'm having kidney issues (drat! Didn't get a chance to do a kidney cleanse before getting pg!).

I'm going to have to get on the ball with the liver thing. I know it's good for me but everything makes me want to hurl right now. I have to say, it's much worse this time around than with DD. My mother says that means I'm having a boy!
post #46 of 179
Hey toraji. Congratulations!
post #47 of 179
hi TF mamas, I am just curious as to when (and if) you experienced nausea in pregnancy. i am according to lmp 4 weeks and 3 days pg, 15 or so days from conception and have really sore breasts and a "full" feeling in my tummy but no nausea. is this due to my good diet or is nausea just around the corner? or, now i am being a worryer, is it a bad sign not to have nausea right away.
post #48 of 179
I've read so many different reasons for nausea from "it's a boy" to "it's a hairy baby". I had nausea for 6 weeks between 6-12 weeks pregnant with dd. She was bald until after 1 yo so that knocked both those theories out for me. Two causes that make sense to me are being vitamin B defficient or having a sluggish liver. Who knows? I'd just take it as VERY positive if you are not having to deal with it and not give it another thought.
post #49 of 179
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Originally Posted by arismama! View Post
hi TF mamas, I am just curious as to when (and if) you experienced nausea in pregnancy. i am according to lmp 4 weeks and 3 days pg, 15 or so days from conception and have really sore breasts and a "full" feeling in my tummy but no nausea. is this due to my good diet or is nausea just around the corner? or, now i am being a worryer, is it a bad sign not to have nausea right away.
I would just wait for it actually

usually it starts as your hormone levels rise higher. Then I agree that is is due to the increased need for B6, and a liver and gall bladder trying to filter the hormones and everything else.
But if you never get it bad, I would count it as a blessing indeed
post #50 of 179
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Originally Posted by arismama! View Post
hi TF mamas, I am just curious as to when (and if) you experienced nausea in pregnancy. i am according to lmp 4 weeks and 3 days pg, 15 or so days from conception and have really sore breasts and a "full" feeling in my tummy but no nausea. is this due to my good diet or is nausea just around the corner? or, now i am being a worryer, is it a bad sign not to have nausea right away.
Hey arismama! I second just being glad for it...I never got morning sickness during my PG & it did freak me out until I heard the heartbeat at 12 weeks, because I just felt so GREAT it was hard to believe I was pregnant. I had maybe an hour of nausea, but mostly I felt fantastic. So perhaps you'll just be lucky. Try not to worry! (Easier said than done, I know!)
post #51 of 179
Wow I didn't even know a new thread had been started, thanks!

I have been pretty down for the count with constant nausea and lots of fatigue I'm 9 weeks now and the past couple of days have been slightly better. I was fine then about 3 weeks ago, boom, constant nausea hit. I haven't throw up though.

I was feeling really guilty because the past couple of weeks I hadn't been able to cook good meals for the family. I felt like everyone was disappointed and that I wasn't getting optimal nutrition. A friend at LLL suggested I just do crockpot meals for supper for awhile and it has really made a big difference. I've been able to put yummy TF in the crockpot quickly then walk away. Supper is ready in the evenings (when I feel my worst nausea). I am really hoping this all goes away soon - I was sort of hoping to avoid it having such a heavy TF preconception period!

I'm happy to hear about all the healthy babies born, and congrats to the newly pregnant mamas! And thank you again for the new thread!

Btw I am due October 25th!
post #52 of 179
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Originally Posted by toraji View Post
Yes indeedy! Sending you a PM!

Navigating nausea here...ugh. I'm trying Sea Bands to see if they help. So far they seem to take the edge off but still feeling yucky overall.
I had the most awful nausea at the beginning of my pregnancy. Somewhere here on MDC I heard a lot about dandelion root capsules, and I finally decided to try them. Thank goodness I did...that was basically a miracle cure! I just took one cap every night before bed and I was set for the next day. Later in my first tri the nausea got a little stronger, so I would take one cap in the morning and one at night.
I can believe the theory of morning sickness being connected to liver issues because of this-since that's what dandelion root is touted for.
I wish I could have taken liver in some form. I ordered a bunch of liver from the butcher shop as soon as I found out I was pregnant-then had to send DH to go pick it up, and have barely been able to even look at the innocuous white paper wrapping without shuddering ever since! Maybe once I give birth I'll finally be able to eat it.

(Hi Tabitha! You kind of know me too...from the cow board!)
post #53 of 179
Dandelion caps...will have to check that out, thanks!

You know what's funny is that when I was pg with DD, I had very little nausea at all. And I was a strict vegan at the time. Now, after clearing my body of heavy metals and working to support my liver, then I'm hit with this awful nausea. So who knows?

I was fine until about a week an a half ago (I'm about 8 weeks now), actually felt really great and was thinking that I'd bypass the nausea this time around. Then whammo!

And now I have the flu...urgh.
post #54 of 179
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Originally Posted by arismama! View Post
hi TF mamas, I am just curious as to when (and if) you experienced nausea in pregnancy. i am according to lmp 4 weeks and 3 days pg, 15 or so days from conception and have really sore breasts and a "full" feeling in my tummy but no nausea. is this due to my good diet or is nausea just around the corner? or, now i am being a worryer, is it a bad sign not to have nausea right away.
I had no nausea at all this pregnancy. I had it minor with dd while I was eating crap, sick feeling but never threw up. With this pregnancy I was scared to death that something was wrong b/c I had nothing at all. I was actually happy when I started to feel sick, but when dd started throwing up I realized it was a stomach bug and not morning sickness.

It was a huge relief to hear the heartbeat at 12 weeks.
post #55 of 179
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Originally Posted by arismama! View Post
hi TF mamas, I am just curious as to when (and if) you experienced nausea in pregnancy. i am according to lmp 4 weeks and 3 days pg, 15 or so days from conception and have really sore breasts and a "full" feeling in my tummy but no nausea. is this due to my good diet or is nausea just around the corner? or, now i am being a worryer, is it a bad sign not to have nausea right away.
It's probably right around the corner (unless you're lucky!). With DD my morning sickness started at 4 weeks 6 days and from everything I read that's on the early side--apparently most morning sickness starts around 6 weeks.
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post #56 of 179
i've been very, very sick for the first trimester of all my pregnancies, with no change as my diet improved. it is just part of it for me. my illness begins at about 7. or 7.5 weeks and doesnt end until about 18 weeks. i am well, no, thank goodness (i'm 22 weeks... i think...)

i dont wish it on anyone. i have tried every possible cure, including unnatural medical options. this time i used Zofran, it was so bad. i dont recommend this route unless your life or the life of the baby is in jeopardy. it doesnt make you feel better, but it does stop vomiting. in the natural realm, i have had limited luck with acupuncture (until about 10 weeks, when it wasnt helping anymore). my homeopath had me taking Sepia for awhile but it was not effective for me.

the kids are sick today so it is chicken soup tonight!!
post #57 of 179
Thread Starter 
HerthElde - added you to the list.

Am I forgetting anyone?

I'm still preggo. I've been telling people I found out that I wasn't really pregnant after all...I just have this very large potato growing in my stomach and it's never coming out.

I'm eating horribly. Went to a buffet at a fancy hotel this weekend and had two slices of cheesecake. Horrible.

Well, I have been eating beef every day for the last two weeks. Wow, it makes me feel great!

My legs hurt.

Love my Rescue Remedy, though! Thanks for the links.
post #58 of 179
subbing again now that I'm getting over my nausea and actually enjoy eating food again! If you would like to update the list of mamas here, I'm due on Sept. 17th.
post #59 of 179
I'm looking for some suggestions about snacks.

I keep waking up between 4 and 6 in the morning (I am not a morning person!) and I am unable to get back to sleep for ages. My midwife suggested that I may need to eat something. But I can't think of anything I want to eat at 5 am. Any ideas?
post #60 of 179
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Originally Posted by jessicafairy View Post
I'm looking for some suggestions about snacks.

I keep waking up between 4 and 6 in the morning (I am not a morning person!) and I am unable to get back to sleep for ages. My midwife suggested that I may need to eat something. But I can't think of anything I want to eat at 5 am. Any ideas?
I routinely woke up in the wee hours feeling absolutely ravenous during my PG, & the thing I usually ate between 4-6 am was yogurt, often with a bit of fruit mixed in. It's the only thing that required zero preparation, & was still high-protein/high-fat so it satisfied me.

Or I'd have a glass of warm milk with ghee & spices. Warm spiced milk is really, really soothing - maybe that'd be a good get-you-back-to-sleep food?
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