Pregnant!

Discussion in 'Ask For Help or Advice' started by sarahevebee, Oct 12, 2013.

  1. sarahevebee

    sarahevebee Member

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    Hello there all you lovely, intelligent folks!

    I just found out that I'm pregnant...despite having taken emergency contraception.

    I will not be having an abortion.

    So I need some advice...should I change anything given my current situation?

    I was doing a little bit more aspirin than usual (making sure to get vitamin K - I was eating kale,) because I thought it might help get the estrogen from the MAP (morning after pill) out of my system...but now that I'm pregnant...I wonder if I should be doing anything different?

    I've been slacking a bit on my raw carrot salad, but this is (mostly) what a typical day looks like for me (in chronological order):

    Coffee concoction (coffee, gelatin, sugar, coconut oil, aspirin.)

    Raw carrot salad (grated carrot, coconut oil, white vinegar, salt.)

    Milk, cheese, grapes (other fruits as available/ripe,) OJ, potatoes and sometimes beef throughout the day and for dinner, too (unless I eat out, in which case I just try my best to avoid PUFA)

    Seafood about 1x a week *I had sushi the other night, I've heard that's bad for pregnant women! Any validity in that...?

    I have thought about emailing Dr. Peat but I can't afford to pay him right now and I'm not comfortable asking for advice without sending compensation...(I could ask boyfriend to pay, but he already thinks I'm a Peat nut...don't want to start another debate about saturated fat and sugar, ha.)

    If anyone could steer me in the right direction about this, I will send you hugs through the internet :D
     
  2. charlie

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    Congratulations!!!!! :carrot :carrot2 :grouphug

    I know you said you do not feel comfortable but I would email Ray Peat and then let us know what he says so that future mommies to be will have more information to.

    These quotes do not answer your question directly but its what I could find with searching Ray Peats articles. It really looks like vitamin E is really important, progesterone of course, along with getting adequate protein, and everything else that is along the lines of Peating:

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    I would read this entire article below, its really good!!
    viewtopic.php?f=19&t=289&p=834&hilit=pregnant#p834

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    I would read the entire article below too:
    viewtopic.php?f=19&t=211&p=532&hilit=pregnant#p532

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    These are searches I did on "pregnant". Maybe if you did "pregnancy" that would turn up some.

    And again, a big congrats to you! :hattip
     
  3. jaguar43

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    Cynomel, Cynoplus, Progest-e are good to take when pregnant.

    How old are you?
     
  4. HDD

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    Congratulations, Sarah! :dancenanner :carrot

    Progesterone, along with eating frequently, can help with nausea.
     
  5. leo

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    Congrats and best wishes for a healthy baby.

    You will be amused to know that with both of my pregnancies (33 yrs ago) I had severe morning/afternoon/evening sickness. I threw up every hour and just looking/smelling at food made me sick. The only things I could eat, and therefore actually craved were:

    whole milk (had gallons a day)
    salted tomatoes or salted fries
    watermelon

    That is pretty basically what I ate every day for nine months each time. Firstborn healthy 9 lb male and second born healthy 8 lb daughter.

    It's funny....but I was pretty much Peating the whole time ....but everyone thought I would have very small undernourished babies because I wasn't eating meat.
     
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    My experience is similar to leo's.

    With my first babe - healthy girl 9 lbs 9 oz - (and yes, I was huge. :lol: ), I craved orange juice and drank gallons of it as well as ate copious amounts of french fries with lots of salt. I drove clear across town almost every day to get my fix of fries.

    I didn't eat meat either and often ate cooked potatoes and carrots as meals. I probably drank 2 liters of oj a day. I didn't know about Peat or the carrot salad but when I look back at what I craved then, it was all along Peat lines.

    I think following Peat nutrition - eating what works best for you according to his guidelines of course - and ensuring to eat enough extra calories for your baby is the best advice I could give.

    The only supplement I took was folic acid but today I would consider taking Progest E and thyroid, as I am hypothyroid. I felt my very best when I was pregnant.

    Enjoy this very special time.
     
  7. jaguar43

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    Did you have more symptoms with your girl or boy?
     
  8. leo

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    I threw up less with the second pregnancy (girl) .....but the nausea was still there, as well as aversion to food.

    In those days you just rode it out.....nothing prescribed for the nausea like now (Kate Middleton). I was skinny as a rail...yet had these fairly big babies. Other friends were huge and had 6-7 lb babies. I don't know if weight automatically equals health in babies, but mine were healthy too, thankfully.
     
  9. HDD

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    A family member is pregnant and very nauseous to the point of losing weight. I ordered "0nce a Month..." by Katharina Dalton to look for any information that might help.

    Here are a few quotes-

    "Progesterone is also helpful for those suffering from morning sickness or vomiting in early pregnancy. This is because the placenta is not yet fully formed and us not producing sufficient progesterone. The symptoms usually pass by the sixteenth to twentieth week ig pregnancy."

    This was the case for my pregnancies. Nauseous up to the 16th week with each child. 2 girls, 2 boys. My first born daughter and my third child, a son, were 6 lbs, 6 oz, same length, same head circumference. They resemble my husbands side of the family. My husband is 5'4". The other two babies were 7+, different lengths. All four were healthy babies.

    "The placenta is the center of hormonal activity between the mother and her developing baby. It passes nutrients to, supplies oxygen to, and removes waste from the baby. The placenta produces massive amounts of progesterone, and is usually fully formed by the fourth month. In the early days of pregnancy, a woman may experience nausea and vomiting, often called "morning sickness"; the medical term for this is hyperemesis. This is a sign that the ovarian progesterone is insufficient and the placenta is not yet secreting enough progesterone, so progesterone may be given to ease the symptoms."

    Dalton says the rules of progesterone treatment are important along with a strict adherence to a 3-hour starch diet.

    My family member was prescribed Zofran(Odansetron) which has helped immensely. Since she is unfamiliar with Ray Peat, I have not suggested Progest-e.
     
  10. Black Forest

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    Most of the stuff you read here are diet hacks. I'm pretty sure that Ray Peat wouldn't claim to know anything about your health and your babies health. Drop all the hacks and any supplements. Looking for health advice about your unborn child on a website should rate very low on your accepted advice. Good luck and take care of that baby!
     
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    I was beginning to copy evidence to support my statements but it is very evident that you have not read much of Ray Peat's work.

    You need to do your homework before coming on a Ray Peat forum and disputing what has been posted.

    Sarah is an adult and can research the advice and evaluate her situation. I am sure she has every intention of taking care of her baby and to imply that what was posted would be harmful is showing your ignorance.
     
  13. HDD

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    Black Forest,

    I apologize for my knee jerk reaction.

    Most people coming to this forum have thyroid issues.

    Even though my children were born healthy, they did not remain so. They have my estrogen dominance and hypothyroidism.

    It is my understanding that you can change the health of future generations by changing the environment.

    This is my hope for my children. I believe learning, understanding, and applying many of Peat's dietary/environmental recommendations will prevent future illness in my family. And hopefully reverse the current problems.
     
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    Thank you all so much for the great info and loving support!! :grouphug

    Looks like I have a bit of reading to do :D

    Charlie, I will email Ray Peat and relay our dialogue back to this thread :)

    No morning sickness so far...although I don't know how far along I am (haven't been to the doctor yet, this is all very recent.) I'm excited to continue posting my experience and findings here...I'm so thankful for this site :)

    Haagendazdiane - Good on you, for taking action to improve your family's health. Inspiring! I have good feelings about it :)
     
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    Oh, and jag - I'm 27
     
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    I only had morning sickness once...the morning after a Taco Bell visit...cause I was hungry. Morning sickness is a liver issue. Feed the liver and you should be fine. ;)
     
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    Congratulation

    RP has mentioned Tom Brewer's pregnancy diet in two of his articles.
    It would be a good idea to read those articles. He also talked about
    Eclampsia in another article.
    http://raypeat.com/articles/aging/eclampsia.shtml
    http://raypeat.com/articles/aging/bleed ... ncer.shtml
    http://raypeat.com/articles/articles/salt.shtml

    I can not remember for sure if it was Ray Peat or someone else said it that
    there is a relationship between iron supplementation during pregnancy
    and child having jaundice just after birth. You can do some googling
    to find out the whole story.If you email RP you can ask him about it.
     
  18. leo

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    When I was pregnant there was no internet yet, and I had to rely solely on the doctor's for my health information. Do you think one suggested progesterone deficiency? Fat chance. Instead I was forced to suffer through, with the hopes that it would get better and it never did. I stopped vomiting hours after giving birth only.

    And even during a premature menopause at 42, NEVER did a doctor think that my low progesterone might have something to do with it.

    So for whoever said to stay away from the internet and get your health info from a doctor well, yeah good luck to ya.

    Now...I don't visit doctor's unless it is an emergency. They know nothing of health and nutrition.
     
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    "Since the custom of giving large iron supplements to pregnant women has been established, there has been an increase in jaundice of the newborn. It has been observed that women who didn't take iron supplements during pregnancy have healthy babies that don't develop jaundice. I have suggested that this could be because they haven't been poisoned by iron. Those supplements could also be a factor in the increased incidence of childhood cancer. "

    http://raypeat.com/articles/articles/iron-dangers.shtml
     
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    sarahevebee-- how is your pregnancy going? Did you ever contact Peat?
     
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