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Old Jan 16th, 2018, 08:54 AM   11
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Old Jan 16th, 2018, 09:04 AM   12
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When I was pregnant with daughter, my OB told me no alcohol and to cut back on caffeine (I was drinking several cokes a day), not too much tuna and nothing unpasteurized. He said anything else was okay in moderation, and that's what I did. Do be sure to go ahead and start prenatal vitamins if you haven't.

You may find that your taste buds change too or that you get specific cravings you weren't expecting. I wasn't much of a meat eater at all, and all I craved was meat.

I don't have any advice for drinks. It was so hard but I gave up cokes completely (had basically lived on them before) bc I was so scared of any caffeine. I had already had 3 miscarriages and 2 chemical pregnancies when I was younger, and daughter was a surprise when I was over 40, so I was really paranoid about doing anything that might possibly cause a loss. So I get it! I drank juices, but mostly water, as much as I hated it LOL

Good luck to you. I'm sure you'll do the best you can for your baby and will be a great mom.



 
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Old Jan 16th, 2018, 10:41 AM   13
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Propel and Sparkling ice (carbonated water) are yummy choices to drink. I followed a low carb diet prior to getting pregnant and thatís what I looked to. I also recommend an infuser for fruits and veggies in your water. I havenít been following low carb so far as my taste buds have been all over the place and so,etimes snacking on crackers just hits the spot. Congrats on your pregnancy and happy and healthy 9 months!



 
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Old Jan 16th, 2018, 11:33 AM   14
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Im all for healthy eating as long as your eating with ds3 i craved anything deep fried so was having take out 3 times a day but with this baby we have found im hardley eating anything im not sure if you getting a booking pack in usa but here in the uk we get a pack of pros and cons obviusly every child develops differently like ds3 loved milk cheese whilst in the womb came out lactos intollerant so now dosent eat sweets or chocolate mainly chocolate but i was a strict my children arent eating nothing but home cooked meals but now there 5,4,2 they dont eat anything you cook for them they used to eat everything from quava to fish and everything inbetween so its strange how they choose not to eat it now i remeber when i was little i never would eat anything but as a adult i eat a relatively balanced diet anf i think thats a main thing ive never had a strange craving like coal or nothing but some do and it fasinates me deffinatly start prenatals as they carry most of the important vitamins



 
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Old Jan 19th, 2018, 15:36 PM   15
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Everyone seems to have good responses but I wanted to add that in pregnancy protein and iron are VERY important. Although you're not used to eating it, and that's ok to want to keep to vegetarian/vegan meals for the most part, you really should be adding some kind of meat to your diet. Nuts and chicken are good for protein, but they aren't chock full of iron like beef, unless you eat a ton of nuts. A lot of people who don't eat enough meat become anemic and need iron supplements... unless you're ok with taking iron tablets? Prenatals have iron in them but most of them also include calcium, so you don't always get the amount of iron out of them shown on the label since calcium hinders iron absorbtion. My suggestion would be to take a prenatal without iron in it and take an iron supplement. I had to in previous pregnancies because I too don't eat a ton of meat but I will warn you that they can make you a bit sick, especially if you end up later on with morning sickness or take them on an empty stomach.

Basically from what you wrote that is my only concern. Otherwise your diet seems very good. I'm also conscious of what I eat and try to limit myself as much as possible to organic and locally grown. I'm a big tea drinker, which does have some caffeine in it, but I also get migraine headaches quite frequently so my doctor said that it was ok to continue to drink tea to fight off the headaches, just not to drink more than 200 mg of caffeine a day.



 
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Old Jan 29th, 2018, 07:22 AM   16
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My only advice is to try not to stress about it too much, stress is probably more damaging to your baby than a fast food Mel now and again,
Flavoured waters are good to drink if you want a variety of flavours, you can make your own by just putting fresh fruit etc in plain water,
Meals loaded with vegetables are great, just try and make sure you get some carbs in there, new potatoes, sweet potatoes, rice etc, eat chicken and eggs, and if you find your carving something(, my first pregnancy was ice cream) look into what could be causing it, I found eating a healthier way to get more calcium and the craving for ice cream lowered considerably x



 
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