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@DuchessTergie That's awesome! The program is fantastic, I'm learning so much. If you ever have the time for it (it's a good 10 hours/week of work at least, plus travel for the three workshop weekends), it's a great course to take even if you don't want to practice as an NTP. Or they also offer an NTC course, which is all the information but without learning the functional evaluation...but the functional evaluation is the most fascinating part!

I'll have to try that recipe - the big tip-off to this pregnancy before my BFP was that I was ravenously hungry, even thirty minutes after eating a big meal. I'm always looking for high-fat, high-protein, high-satiety snacks. The other day I made butter buttons - 1c softened butter (I used kerrygold), 3T raw honey, a bit of vanilla and cinnamon, the pipe them out in tiny buttons on parchment, keep in the freezer. They are SO good! Part of the WAPF recommended pregnancy diet is 4 tablespoons of butter a day, plus 2 tablespoons coconut oil. Between these two snacks I could get that easily!
Oh man, I'm hungry all the time. I make butter buttons too- but I use peppermint instead of the cinnamon. I'll try your variation! My kids go crazy for them.
 

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This pregnancy I splurged and bought pricey prenatal vitamins as a supplement. It was almost 40 dollars, but should get me through 3 months, so that's not much per month. I was looking at all the supplements that contain folate instead of folic acid, and really I settled on Vitamin Code because of the packaging (thank you, marketing), since my only concern was that it have folate instead of folic acid.

Other than that, I am trying to get vegetables and meat in, haven't been craving sugar at all, so sometimes fruit. We also just got a membership to the YMCA, so will be using that specifically for the daycare and classes (classes always make me do more than I would at home on my own exercise equipment).
 

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This pregnancy I splurged and bought pricey prenatal vitamins as a supplement. It was almost 40 dollars, but should get me through 3 months, so that's not much per month. I was looking at all the supplements that contain folate instead of folic acid, and really I settled on Vitamin Code because of the packaging (thank you, marketing), since my only concern was that it have folate instead of folic acid.

Other than that, I am trying to get vegetables and meat in, haven't been craving sugar at all, so sometimes fruit. We also just got a membership to the YMCA, so will be using that specifically for the daycare and classes (classes always make me do more than I would at home on my own exercise equipment).
I too chose a vitamin specifically that has folate instead of folic acid. I went with Thorne Basic Prenatal. Dose is 3 capsules per day. I take it at night to avoid the nausea.
 

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Duchess, luckiest, Those look like great recipes! I will have to try those! :) I loosely follow WAPF, except I HATE organ meats. Any advice on how to get those down? :D
 

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Duchess, luckiest, Those look like great recipes! I will have to try those! :) I loosely follow WAPF, except I HATE organ meats. Any advice on how to get those down? :D
I do three things - liverwurst and braunschweiger from US Wellness (I don't love it, but make myself eat it); primal ground beef from Slanker meats (I think it's like 75% ground beef, 25% ground organs, and you really can't tell, especially if you season it a lot, so we use it as taco meat or meat loaf usually); and liver pills from Radiant Life.

None of those options is really cheap...I try to use the primal ground beef once a week, I open up a liverwurst maybe once a month and eat it until it's gone, and liver pills as a backup if I haven't been doing either of those. You can also cut up raw liver into tiny pieces, freeze it (for at least two weeks), then take it like pills. I'd take it with an HCl supplement since it's raw and you aren't chewing it, so you want to really make sure it's getting broken down and also sterilized.
 

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I'm following a mostly clean eating diet. I guess it closely aligns with WAP type diet. Have seen the butter buttons all over the internet. I've GOT to make some!


I'm taking Seeking Health Optimal Prenatal capsules. I, too, sought out something with folate instead of folic acid. Also taking magnesium glycinate capsules, mineral drops in water, magnesium oil spray, vitamin B complex, trace mineral complex, iodine tablets, milk thistle (have been taking for a year to prevent HG but currently having mild nausea), and either 15 minutes in sun or D3 spray.


I've started every morning with a chia seed drink (3 scoops chia seeds in mason jar of water + fresh squeezed lemon) and then snack on a salad of romaine lettuce, chickpeas and chicken. I'm still juicing (mostly beet greens, cucumbers, carrots, celery, ginger and lemon).


Energy has been great until today - my first day of nausea at 5 wks 3 days. :( Knowing this was coming, last weekend I made 4 batches of muffins, 4 gallon Ziploc bags of granola and 70 pumpkin quinoa pancakes. Now my girls will at least have a homemade breakfast for the rest of the summer and all my dh has to do it warm it up, butter it and serve with some fruit. Wishing I'd been able to make tons of freezer dinners as well. Today my 2 yr old wouldn't eat her sautéed mushrooms unless I fed them to her one by one and it was so disgusting!! Trying to sip on lemon/fizzy mineral water right now. How on Earth do you make yourself exercise when nauseous? I wish I could...wondering if it would even help the nausea?
 

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Luckiest--my bestie is a Nutritional Therapist. I have very seriously considered starting the program but the right time hasn't presented itself yet. It is such an intriguing field!

Wanted to share this recipe-- it is getting hard to get bone broth into the diet now that it is crazy-hot. I got it from Pinterest--sorry I can't cite a better source. They are delish and I give each of my kids a square a day if they eat well-rounded meals.

Chocolate Pregnancy Squares

Put 3 TBSP gelatin in a blender with 1/2 cup cold water. After 5 minutes, add 1 cup cocoa powder, 1 cup melted coconut oil, 1/3 cup (or less) raw honey, 1 TBSP vanilla and 1 1/4 cups boiling water. Blend CAREFULLY. Refrigerate and enjoy in a few hours.

I like that I'm getting extra coconut oil and gelatin. The oil is firm when chilled, so these are firm and not wobbly. Chocolate jell-o sounds gross. :)
These sound so good. Thank you for posting this!!trying to figure out how to *sticky* this so I can find it when cooking.
 

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Does anyone have any good recommendations for pregnancy yoga poses? I have never done yoga but would like to get into it since I feel it will be good for flexibility and relaxation.
 

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Any folate experts here? I have read about the benefits of folate opposed to folic acid but I'm wondering if I should find a prenatal that has folate instead of folic acid or if I should take a folate supplement in addition to my prenatal that contains folic acid? This is all so damn confusing!


So many of you sound extremely healthy! I think if my math is correct, we're all in our first trimesters, right? I can hardly muster the energy to walk upstairs let alone go on daily walks! You go, fit mamas!
 

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Any folate experts here? I have read about the benefits of folate opposed to folic acid but I'm wondering if I should find a prenatal that has folate instead of folic acid or if I should take a folate supplement in addition to my prenatal that contains folic acid? This is all so damn confusing!
I was just reading another place on the web with advice from other moms and they all said folate or folinic acid (not folic acid). And they were ordering it off of Amazon. The other thing they said is whole food prenatals (which they also got on Amazon). I had read about damaging effects of folic acid, simply because it's not natural, it's the man-made version of folate found in foods like eggs, orange juice, etc.
 

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Does anyone have any good recommendations for pregnancy yoga poses? I have never done yoga but would like to get into it since I feel it will be good for flexibility and relaxation.
I think generally in the first bit, most poses are still okay (avoid inversions). However, later on things get loosey-goosey and you'll want to modify the poses. In my first pregnancy I ordered a DVD from Amazon that was alright, but I can't remember the name of the woman. Her voice got on my nerves, but the yoga was fine. I'll look it up when I get home from work. Otherwise, I'd suggest trying to find a prenatal yoga class near you. That way you can meet some other expectant moms, and do yoga safely.
 

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Looks like some of you have some good plans for fitness. I'm hoping to keep up my modest routine which mainly involves riding my bike to work 4 days a week (about 5.5 km per day). Not a lot, but better than nothing, and I find it hard to make time for exercise otherwise. I hope I can manage it. In my other pregnancies I was so sick in the first tri that any moving made me want to puke. if that happens, I'll still walk to work so that will be something :smile:
 

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I mostly use kettle bells for working out (about 3 times a week) and will continue with those. And I walk my dog twice a day and live in a 3rd floor walk up. That should do it! I was lifting heavy with number 1 10 years ago, but, no ability to get to the gym these days makes that not so doable. Kettle bells are effective and don't take up much space. Great for home work outs.
 

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I think generally in the first bit, most poses are still okay (avoid inversions). However, later on things get loosey-goosey and you'll want to modify the poses. In my first pregnancy I ordered a DVD from Amazon that was alright, but I can't remember the name of the woman. Her voice got on my nerves, but the yoga was fine. I'll look it up when I get home from work. Otherwise, I'd suggest trying to find a prenatal yoga class near you. That way you can meet some other expectant moms, and do yoga safely.
murrelet, Was it Shiva Rea? If so, I felt the same about her voice. ;)
 

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murrelet, Was it Shiva Rea? If so, I felt the same about her voice. ;)
Yes! Shiva Rea is her name. The yoga seemed great and she shows how to modify poses for all 3 trimesters. Just that voice LOL!
 
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Regarding yoga, I think it is huge to be stretching your piriformis area and psoas. Also to really stretch the back of your legs really well before dropping into a deep squat and hold as long as you can and building up to longer periods of times several times throughout the day. Search "Katy Bowman You Don't Know Squat" to read some good stuff about taking care of your pelvic floor for a less painful pregnancy, a possibly easier birth and recovery time avoiding prolapse and incontinence.
 

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Regarding yoga, I think it is huge to be stretching your piriformis area and psoas. Also to really stretch the back of your legs really well before dropping into a deep squat and hold as long as you can and building up to longer periods of times several times throughout the day. Search "Katy Bowman You Don't Know Squat" to read some good stuff about taking care of your pelvic floor for a less painful pregnancy, a possibly easier birth and recovery time avoiding prolapse and incontinence.
Thanks for the link! I checked it out last night and am going to incorporate it into my daily stretching routine. I tend to have a problem with my right SI joint and I really, really need to do the exercises and stretches from my physio. I'm trying to do them in the evening before bed. I'm hoping that having a goal to be able to do a deep squat with heels on the ground will motivate me to keep it up...
 

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My workout is generally to jog 3-5 miles at a time. I should do this 5 times a week. Even before I got pregnant I was slacking badly and only ran like.. twice per week. Not good enough! 3 is my goal. I'll keep running until I can't anymore.

Now to work on my diet....
 

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When I was PG with DD2, I had PSD. (How many acronymns can I use in a single sentence?) I had to be very careful about exercising-- any single-leg weight -bearing activity was painful, and squatting and opening up the hips really aggravated it. Right now I'm trying to do what I can, but on days I do barre workouts I already have a dull ache in my pelvis. I've been doing the Long and Lean pregnancy workout DVD which is similar to barre, but more gentle. Walking makes it worse, so I think I'll join the Y this fall and swim through this pregnancy.

I've had very different workouts with each baby. With DD1, I was doing triathlons before I got PG, so I just kept on swimming and running as much as felt good. I stopped cycling because I am klutzy. With my second, I ran 4 miles a day about 3-4 days a week, plus weight lifting. After the first trimester, that was painful so I embarassed myself at Zumba twice a week. I have to remind myself that I'm getting older, my body is changing, my life circumstances are different. It is best to do what I am able and what I enjoy at the time.
 
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