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Old Mar 10th, 2010, 05:54 AM   1
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+Ketones in urine. What does this mean?


I had a read over my notes from the midwife and under urine it says +ketones. After doing a 'dipstick', she told me straight away that i deffenatly need to be eating more.
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Old Mar 10th, 2010, 06:02 AM   2
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found this hun, not sure if it's any use or not. I think you should take her advise and eat more if you aren't a big eater. x


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Old Mar 10th, 2010, 06:11 AM   3
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Thankyou hun x x x



 
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Old Mar 10th, 2010, 06:12 AM   4
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If you have Ketones in your urine that means that you are eating very little food. You are almost in ketosis which means that you dont have enough carbs in your body and that you will be burning fat.

Are you not eating very much? Due to sickness? Toast works quite well for me, with just some marmalade on it or something. or some pasta.



 
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Old Mar 10th, 2010, 06:25 AM   5
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keytones are whats produced when you go on a diet such as atkins or the cambridge diet its a by product thats produced when fat is being broke down in the body. diabetics often have this in their urine. most of the time it just means you either are not eating enough or are dehydrated. just make sure you eat plenty and keep up with ur fluids.

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Old Mar 10th, 2010, 06:37 AM   6
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Your body produces keytones when your body is not burning the food you eat but your body fat, I had this last pregnancy early from sickness but i felt ok, and was still piling on weight so not sure why i did!

Just try and follow your midwife's advice and eat some more even if that is little but often.




 
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Old Mar 10th, 2010, 08:02 AM   7
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Yup you will get ketones from not eating enough or not drinking enough. Just try and up your fluids and eat some more. I've had up to 4+ ketones throughout my pregnancy and the twins are still fine so try not to worry. xxx



 
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Old Mar 11th, 2010, 04:57 AM   8
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Thankyou ladies! I have been eating.. well.. quite a bit haha! To the point where OH said i am eating like a horse lol. I have been sick a few time this week so maybe it's that!xxxx



 
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Old Mar 11th, 2010, 05:28 AM   9
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Everyone else has given you great advise above. You need to be eating enough and definitely a balanced diet with sufficient carbohydrates in it.



 
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