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As I said in my other post, I just converted back to vegetarianism a week ago. I fell of the wagon in the first tri and am almost twenty weeks now. I was very sick for the first almost four months but the M/S tapered off about a month ago. Well now, after a week meat free I've thrown up the last three mornings. It's not a virus, I have no other symptoms and I feel better by afternoon. I'm really sure it's diet related, but from what. I'm sure I'm getting enough protien, I'm getting enough calories, plenty of fruits and veggies. I've done a bit of research, read books, and I really feel my diet is good. Why would I be throwing up. Is it just the change? Could I be missing something?
 

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I would not rule out either a flu bug or morning sickness because this is the season to pick up what ever strange viruses are going around. I have heard of many women having morning sickness through out their pregnancies and I do not think it all comes down to what you eat. It could also be that maybe you are not digesting your evening meal well, if you go to sleep shortly after eating. So many possiblities- talk to your doc or midwife about it.
 

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I know when I was pregnant I was sick a lot and it would come and go. I remember thinking after not being sick a week or so that I was finally over it.. and then wham! right back into it again. Your hormones are raging and your body can feel differently from day to day. I would not think it had anything to do with not consuming meat. I would have examined my water intake or sugar intake more than animal protein. Try eating smaller meals, more often.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I would not rule out either a flu bug or morning sickness because this is the season to pick up what ever strange viruses are going around. I have heard of many women having morning sickness through out their pregnancies and I do not think it all comes down to what you eat. It could also be that maybe you are not digesting your evening meal well, if you go to sleep shortly after eating. So many possiblities- talk to your doc or midwife about it.</div>
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I didn't really vomit, but felt sick most when I hadn't eaten for a while. In the AM you haven't had anything for hours. I think I read in a book somewhere to keep some plain crackers by the bed, and eat one or 2 before you get up.
 

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M/s is related to B-6 deficiencies. Vegetarianism is a risk factor for B-6 deficiency. Up your B-6 intake. Raw milk from a pastured animal is a good source if you eat milk products. Cathe or someone might be able to suggest some good plant-based sources.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">M/s is related to B-6 deficiencies. Vegetarianism is a risk factor for B-6 deficiency. Up your B-6 intake. Raw milk from a pastured animal is a good source if you eat milk products. Cathe or someone might be able to suggest some good plant-based sources.</div>
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good b6 foods:<br><br>
soybeans<br>
molasses<br>
yeast, brewers<br>
wheat germ<br>
wheat bran<br>
sunflower seeds
 

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Nutritional yeast flakes are a great source of all B vitamins. I like Red Star because it's fortified with B12. Add it to smoothies, toast, soups, rice, etc. Other good B6 foods are: avocado, bananas, brown rice, dark green leafy veggies, dried fruit, eggs, sweet potatoes and sunflower seeds.<br><br>
I wouldn't think throwing up would be related to giving up meat or even necessarily diet related. Since it's just mornings, it does sound like a reoccurrence of morning sickness - I think having some food ready as soon as you wake up (like the crackers that were suggested) might help. Or have your dh bring you some toast or try crock pot oatmeal - something were you can eat first thing. Millet is supposed to help with morning sickness too. Cook millet with 4 to 5 times water for 20 - 30 minutes and eat as porridge.
 
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