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I took Bradley classes last time and loved it. I wondered if anyone else took Bradley classes, is going to, or is following the Bradley diet?

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I would like to see how the Bradley diet is, as I need to start eating better. I just slanked back because certain foods is no longer apealling to me. My beloved avocado is just sitting their, and some beans smell to vomitess for me. Hopefully these feelings will past soon.

I wish I took the classes but when I was having DS we didn't have the money and we wasn't sure how much we was going to have to pay out of pocket for the HB midwife (but the insurance covered it 100%).
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I am following the diet pretty well when I don't feel sick to my stomach I do have some food aversions- mainly to leafy greens- so that limits that part of the diet but I am eating as much protein as I can handle, the eggs just about every day, and for the most part everything else. I made a checklist to use too so I can monitor what I am eating

I didn't take the classes- took hypnobirthing last time around and it worked for me so I think I just take a refresher a little later in pregnancy.
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I took Bradley the last time and need to dig out my book and notebook to look at the diet again. I could certainly use some assistance in the diet department.

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This is my first and I'm 15 weeks. We're about to start bradley classes, and I'm already doing the diet. I have a great spreadsheet I keep track of it on if anyone wants it send me a message. however, I kind of feel like the diet is too much and I'm eating more than I normally would to get in everything, so I've just focused on getting the 100gm of protein, and use the must haves every day as a guideline. I eat the green leafy and the milk and cheese and proteins, but hardly ever get the eggs in.

Anyone else feel like it is ALOT of food?

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This is my first and I'm 15 weeks. We're about to start bradley classes, and I'm already doing the diet. I have a great spreadsheet I keep track of it on if anyone wants it send me a message. however, I kind of feel like the diet is too much and I'm eating more than I normally would to get in everything, so I've just focused on getting the 100gm of protein, and use the must haves every day as a guideline. I eat the green leafy and the milk and cheese and proteins, but hardly ever get the eggs in.

Anyone else feel like it is ALOT of food?
It IS a lot of food. And if you eat it, there's no room for junk, dangit!

I try to concentrate on the protein, too, and then avoid the junk as much as I can.

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I *loved* doing the Bradley/Brewer's Diet the last time I was PG. As someone who is overweight to start with, the diet helped me eat healthy and avoid empty calories. I ended up not gaining a ton of weight (I was actually down a pound at the end of it-only because I had severe morning sickness the first trimester and lost a ton of weight) and my baby was born a healthy weight. My midwife definitely is of the mind that lots of white sugar=a bigger baby!

In any case, I have pretty bad morning sickness with this PG (not as bad as before) so I'm going to start as soon as I can stomach some food.

If you google "brewer's diet" there's a ton of info out there.

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I took Bradley classes with my first and loved them! There isn't anyone close enough teaching them anymore, but I've still got my books and guides that were handed out.

I'm like Meekola now, still too much M/S to worry about what I'm eating. I'm just glad whenever I do get food down.

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I have no idea what the Bradley diet IS, but I'm just sticking with my training diet - lots of protein, pretty balanced fruits & veggies, whole grains, no refined sugar, no high fructose corn syrup, no partially hydrogenated anything, nothing I can't pronounce. And it's even better now - very little caffeine, no alcohol... only my sushi choices (great for lean proteing) are very limited now- that used to be a mainstay. I have added more dairy than I usually ingest.

I'm not sure about the bradley diet, but I've always tried to eat this way, and I don't tend to have an appetite for junk food. Until I got m/s - and then it was just whatever I could get to go down. I seem to be recovering from that now.
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I have no idea what the Bradley diet IS, but I'm just sticking with my training diet - lots of protein, pretty balanced fruits & veggies, whole grains, no refined sugar, no high fructose corn syrup, no partially hydrogenated anything, nothing I can't pronounce. And it's even better now - very little caffeine, no alcohol... only my sushi choices (great for lean proteing) are very limited now- that used to be a mainstay.
That's how I SHOULD be eating. *sigh*

Except the sushi... ugh... I hate fish.

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i am meeting my midwife wednesday, and i think she is going to recommend this. she said something about giving me a diet, and then she recommended Bradley classes. I doubt i will be able to follow a diet well- i have never done this before and i dont imagine i will do too well with having everything i eat prescribed. but guidelines might be helpful!
i am also unsure about the bradley classes. they cost $250, for one thing- and i am going to have to pay the midwife and the ultrasound and all the testing out of pocket, plus rent a birth cottage and a thermal pool. and hire a doula, which is what makes me doubt Bradley. While dp wants to be there, I think he would prefer more limited involvement and not quite so much pressure. I definitely will have a doula to take pressure off of him. So then how much does Bradley make sense for us, since it is all about partner coaching? these are, apparently, the only style of natural childbirth classes available around here.
i hope this doesnt constitute a hijack! i just want to know more about this bradley method and whether i should commit to these classes.

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