yeah, my doctor put me on a high-iron low-sodium diet, and it's helped a lot. It's not as hard to function lately.
Hmm true, haven't thought about that..Maybe working in a baked potato or something would help.
Today was really stressful again, I've been living on vitamin water and a few handfuls of almonds today I know I should eat more, I feel guilty for eating a lot last night.
I know the common reaction is to restrict after bingeing or eating a lot. But think about it this way: yesterday was yesterday and today is a new day with a need for new meals, nutrients and vitamins. Your baby is relying on you to provide the nutrients it needs to grow strong and healthy. I know you are nearing the end of your pregnancy, but your LO still needs you. Its especially important as you mentioned you want to BF and nutrients from your diet will naturally be present in the milk.
Yes, a baked potato sounds good. Why not try mixing that with a small amount of baked beans, cottage cheese and a salad? That's a really healthy, filling meal and your baby will thank you for it!
I've been meaning to post again anyway. I managed through my last month of pregnancy without obsessing too much. PP I have lost 34lbs without obsessing until lately. I have been having a hard time eating again, I just don't want to. I ate too much (FOB says it wasn't enough though) the other day and have been guilty about it. I didn't purge, but now I feel disgusted when I eat.
I have been struggling a lot lately too. I am eating more as people say I need to gain weight, but I feel horrendous, huge and disgusting. I think I need to follow a more structured meal plan and identify areas which could be potentially triggering. Why do you think you are struggling Miss_Quirky?
Honestly it's really clear what's been so triggering, my entire life has been falling apart lately FOB and I split, I got kicked out of my house, LO has colic bad, I have been looking for a job, I had a lot of guilt over not being able to BF my son, my stepdad is about done with my mum's antics, and to be honest I can't blame him..And my depression is awful. I'm not suicidal, but the thoughts are all there again.
It's all just a big bummer. I want to do what's best for my son, but it's all overwhelming since everything happened in the course of a week. I made myself eat a doughnut this morning because I had been up all night with LO, he had a colicky night.
What's seems to be triggering for you? I'd think the pressure from other people to gain weight is hard in itself to be honest.
When you are tired, everything seems more difficult even things which we would normally take for granted. Colic is more common in younger babies but it will pass. Have you got gripe water? It helps to bring wind up more easily if it is very deep seated. I have found it really useful.
Do you think your depression is postnatal (i.e. related to your son) or just life in general? Irrespective, I would visit a doctor and see what they can offer you. Hopefully they'll be able to offer you something which can take some of the negative feelings away. Your son is dependent on you and feeling confident in your ability to take care of him will go a long way in helping him to develop into a confident, happy toddler.
Hi is anyone still on this thread? Im 6 weeks and have been suffering from bulimia for the past 9 years, I am in outpatient treatment at the moment at a good hospital that is really supportive. I went in today for an appointment and told them I was pregnant, they said thats great we'll make sure you get lots of extra support ie more appointments with nutritionists/nurses etc. I have had really bad morning sickness and not been able to even keep my folic acid down and I still feel like I've put on about 2 stone, ive ballooned into an absoloute whale when i was just starting to feel ok in my own skin and its terrifying, not least because im scared out of my wits that I'm going to lose this baby and then what if it turns out it was my fault for all the damage i've done to my body, and if the baby does survive then how on earth am i going to feed it when i dont know how to feed myself, what if i pass it on?! Im supposed to be moving to another country and ive lived in that country before and they have absoloutly no eating disorder support, im terrified about losing my last chance to get better
Congrats on the pregnancy Although I know it may not be exactly what you'd want at this point in time. I had JUST been discharged from the hospital again when I found out I was pregnant, and it is difficult to be in the middle of treatment and pregnant.
Meeting with a nutritionist was really helpful, because then I could plan out my three meals as well as I could to meet the baby's needs, and I took suppliments every day.
Luckily, the sickness usually does go away. I threw back up my pills for weeks, but once I got into my second trimester it began to clear up. Try eating almonds in between meals, since they have a lot of protein and good fats, and were one of my safe foods before. Also, mixing a bit of tonic water with juice really helped me keep my sickness down to a minimum. The thought of not being able to feed yourself, let alone another being has a whole lot of pressure behind it, but once my son was actually HERE, he was way more important than anything. While I was trying to BF I was able to force myself to eat properly because it was for HIM, not me. I've slipped back into my binge-starve cycles some, but he is never hurting because of it--I won't let it effect him. just because I am tired and weak, it's still more important to me that I get up and take care of him than anything else.
Keep this in mind too: For me, pregnancy was the best thing for me self-esteem wise. Yes it was hard, but afterwards it was soooo much easier for me to appriciate my own weight! I feel better in my own skin then I ever have, and if I wasn't playing the medication-game right now, I think I'd be doing much better.
Is there anyone you can get support from where you are moving to?
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