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hi all, i haven't posted here before, but i'm due march or april, depending on when the babe wants to come out...i get the feeling she/he'll want to stay longer than 40 weeks, so i'm thinking it could go into april. but who really knows, since there seems to be a 9 week window of when normal deliveries take place!

anyway, for nausea, i'm craving mostly raw foods, especially almonds, apples, carrots. but also toasted sprouted bagels, and last night i was able to eat a whole bowl of pintos with cheese and chips! oh, and wild oats has these pure juice popsicles in long, skinny, clear, plastic sleeves like those nasty ones with the sugar and dye in them! yum! i just try to eat really simple foods, and drink lots of water and tea (rrl, red clover, nettles and mint).

the thing i do to avoid the nausea that's the best may sound pretty odd to some of you. it's one of the aryuvedic (e. indian) methods of body cleansing that i did before pg. upon rising (important that stomach is totally empty), i drink 32 oz of pure water. then i use two fingers and rub the back of my tongue and allow the gag reflex to bring the water back up. it helps the diaphragm relax, cleanses the lining of the stomach, improves digestion, cleanses the nasal cavities, cleanses the eyes, improves concentration. in addition to making sure to eat and drink enough quantity/quality food, i've heard it said that ms is caused by diaphragm tightness, which this addresses. but i've also heard it said that ms is caused by too much of the hormones released into the stomach which this would also deal with. i don't know the cause, i just know i have yet to throw up food, so it works for me! i know, it sounds weird to try to throw up on purpose, but it's totally different than it coming up when you don't want it to, or to have it include food. be forewarned, all you intrepid women that will be trying this in the morning :LOL , the diaphragm tends to hold emotions and these can be accessed by this, so don't worry if all of a sudden you have a flashback to some emotion you'd forgotten about, or some programming that throwing up is bad, it's just releasing and going away--good riddance!

i've also taken carbo veg 30c a couple times with good success, as well as making sure to take prenatals when i think i should instead of saying, oh, i'll remember to get to that later--maybe it's the vit b some of you mentioned?

also, the distraction thing works, like the pleasant surprise of a phone call from a girlfriend.

ultimately, i'm finding that really tuning into my body and finding what i'm really needing to eat is what's helped the most. i was laughing at myself yesterday b/c as i was trying to get myself to eat sprouts, which i'd loved eating in the past couple of days, my body clearly no longer wanted them: i was holding them in front of my mouth and it made me think of holding a bunch of worms and trying to convince myself to eat worms! it was just as gross! who needs 'fear factor' when there's 'pregnancy factor'!
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