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first trimester and finding paleo impossible

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created August 31, 2012 at 1:14 PM

Hi everyone,

I'm about 12 weeks pregnant and was 90% paleo for the 6 months before I conceived. Since becoming pregnant I have really struggled to eat meat, fish, eggs and most vegetables. I used to love all of my paleo foods but now all I want is bland carbs, dairy or fruit. I dread mealtimes and end up getting so hungry as I can't face any paleo foods but feel too guilty to eat grains etc. Eventually I have to eat something and its normally pasta, chips, bread, with some veggies if I can force them down. Fruit is ok, but I've even gone off nuts and seeds. If I try to eat paleo foods I just end up feeling sick or heaving. I'm miserable as I can't understand why my body is rejecting all the things that I know are so good for it! Does it get better in the second tri? I'm panicking and can't handle how guilty I feel everytime I eat! I was determined to have a strict paleo pregnancy! Help!!!!

8508fec4bae4a580d1e1b807058fee8e

(6259)

on September 01, 2012
at 09:53 PM

Why not starches like potatoes, sweet potatoes, plantains, yucca, taro, and tapioca- or even gluten-free grains like white rice? Low-fat dairy - full fat is what nature intended - cows don't naturally give out skim milk and neither do humans! Low-fat is processed and heated to high temperature.

8508fec4bae4a580d1e1b807058fee8e

(6259)

on September 01, 2012
at 09:51 PM

try starches like potatoes, sweet potatoes, plantains, yucca, taro, and tapioca- or even gluten-free grains like white rice.

6498694060d879a7960b35913539b75f

(1307)

on September 01, 2012
at 06:09 AM

Wow, Sleepyhouse, your post was so lacking in facts. I was honestly surprised to find that you actually appear to be female. Your response appeared to be written by a very young, clueless man.

61844af1187e745e09bb394cbd28cf23

(11058)

on August 31, 2012
at 09:05 PM

Raw cow dairy is fine, too, Eugenia.

3eca93d2e56dfcd768197dc5a50944f2

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on August 31, 2012
at 07:55 PM

You should definitely eat fruit and dairy, I don't understand why you are trying not to eat these. Especially dairy, your baby will need it too. Just make sure it's fermented dairy from goats, not from cows.

61844af1187e745e09bb394cbd28cf23

(11058)

on August 31, 2012
at 03:01 PM

I don't think her issue is with carbs, but the grain containing foods that she is gravitating towards.

F5be4be097edc85690c12d67ee1a27c0

(1884)

on August 31, 2012
at 02:52 PM

Dragonfly - that is the dumbest thing I've ever been told. I feel like I'm talking to the leaders of 'The Dumbing Down of America'. This conversation is done.

Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

(32564)

on August 31, 2012
at 02:42 PM

Sleepyhouse~ I normally wouldn't wish pregnancy nausea on *anyone*, but I will make an exception in your case. Once you've experienced it, you'll be able to answer your own question.

F5be4be097edc85690c12d67ee1a27c0

(1884)

on August 31, 2012
at 02:37 PM

All I did was provide some quick links. I've watched many documentaries on the effects of obese people and their offspring, etc as well. It all runs together. That being said, what was so stressful about what I stated? Eating properly? LOL I'm sorry, but I didn't say to forcefeed herself. I'm sure there are better options than chips and pasta out there that she can find. If you didn't eat those things while not pregnant, why are you eating them while pregnant when it matters the most?

153c4e4a22734ded15bf4eb35b448e85

(762)

on August 31, 2012
at 02:30 PM

I've never had a baby, and never want to have one. I don't think that stressing a pregnant woman about her nutrition, basically saying that she'll ruin her baby's health if she doesn't force feed herself the foods you believe to be right, and base that on some cherry picked rat studies is just, very irresponsible.

F5be4be097edc85690c12d67ee1a27c0

(1884)

on August 31, 2012
at 02:25 PM

It's just amazing how you can say one thing but make exceptions for others, isn't it?

F5be4be097edc85690c12d67ee1a27c0

(1884)

on August 31, 2012
at 02:24 PM

It's just amazing how you can say one thing but make exceptions for other, isn't it?

61844af1187e745e09bb394cbd28cf23

(11058)

on August 31, 2012
at 02:22 PM

Now I'm hungry!

61844af1187e745e09bb394cbd28cf23

(11058)

on August 31, 2012
at 02:20 PM

Judge much? I didn't eat like crap with ANY of my pregnancies, yet food aversions still existed and I was EXTREMELY lactose intolerant. Eating healthy food only to puke it up does ZERO good.

61844af1187e745e09bb394cbd28cf23

(11058)

on August 31, 2012
at 02:15 PM

Please visit Dragonfly's website she mentions below. There is a wealth of information on it!

F5be4be097edc85690c12d67ee1a27c0

(1884)

on August 31, 2012
at 02:15 PM

Just because you guys all ate like crap during your pregnancy doesn't mean you should support it. I've seen first hand how out of control it becomes and the resulting effects on the baby and the mom after birth. It's not a coincidence. It's the result of how you treated your body and your baby.

Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

(32564)

on August 31, 2012
at 02:10 PM

I didn't say nutrition doesn't matter, simply that her body already has the nutrient reserves she needs to get through the first trimester (She was Paleo for 6 months prior to pregnancy.) There is no need for her (or you) to panic. Stress is actually more harmful to the fetus than a few grains, in this context.

61844af1187e745e09bb394cbd28cf23

(11058)

on August 31, 2012
at 02:09 PM

Sleepyhouse, food aversion is VERY common during pregnancy and your speech while on your soapbox, having never been pregnant, is pure bullshit.

F5be4be097edc85690c12d67ee1a27c0

(1884)

on August 31, 2012
at 02:08 PM

http://www.sondrarose.com/why-is-pregnancy-important-the-impact-of-nutrition Wow, really? wtf? You: In humans, “normal” gestation can last between 259 to 294 days. So much can happen during this time that sets the stage for the child’s health & well-being; your baby is already getting “fed” by you; in fact, they start developing their taste for certain foods inside the womb! Current research indicates that the nutrition of the mother can affect the child’s chance of obesity in the future as well as the resiliency of its immune system.

F5be4be097edc85690c12d67ee1a27c0

(1884)

on August 31, 2012
at 02:04 PM

http://www.sondrarose.com/optimum-fertility-nutrition WTF?

F5be4be097edc85690c12d67ee1a27c0

(1884)

on August 31, 2012
at 02:02 PM

http://www.sondrarose.com/nutrition-coaching So you are also a nutrition coach? LOL I'm confused. Here you talk about how vital nutrition is. But to the OP you talk about how nutrition doesn't matter.

Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

(32564)

on August 31, 2012
at 01:57 PM

Here's my website, Sleepyhouse: www.sondrarose.com

Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

(32564)

on August 31, 2012
at 01:57 PM

And thanks, mM!

Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

(32564)

on August 31, 2012
at 01:56 PM

And when you get pregnant, Sleepyhouse, I certianly hope that you get better support than what you are offering to the OP.

Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

(32564)

on August 31, 2012
at 01:55 PM

Sleepyhouse~ It is clear to me that you have not worked with pregnant women. If you had, you would understand the body physiology that protects the fetus. Take a look at my blog for more information.

153c4e4a22734ded15bf4eb35b448e85

(762)

on August 31, 2012
at 01:54 PM

OMG, please think about the larger picture here sleepyhouse, please! I guess it was you who downwoted dragonflys response also? It had 2 upvotes when I upvoted it like two seconds ago.

F5be4be097edc85690c12d67ee1a27c0

(1884)

on August 31, 2012
at 01:50 PM

Dragonfly - I am disturbed that you are a 'coach'. You are spreading poor information and enabling women to damage their children prior to birth.

F5be4be097edc85690c12d67ee1a27c0

(1884)

on August 31, 2012
at 01:48 PM

http://www.webmd.com/baby/news/20080630/moms-eat-junk-food-kids-get-fat

Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

(32564)

on August 31, 2012
at 01:44 PM

Your information is simply NOT true. Read my response to the OP. The LAST thing a pregnant woman struggling to eat needs to have is more stress. NOT a helpful answer!

F5be4be097edc85690c12d67ee1a27c0

(1884)

on August 31, 2012
at 01:40 PM

I don't care if I get a lot of down votes for this. This is what I've always wanted to say, and I'm glad I can tell somebody. Some people just need to hear it. Since my best friend was pregnant and refused to eat anything with nutrients, I've done a lot of horrifying research. It needs to be known and obviously doctors just don't give a crap enough to tell you.

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Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

(32564)

on August 31, 2012
at 01:42 PM

Hi Sarah~

I am a pregnancy coach & see this all the time.

This is totally normal for some mamas, so no need to feel guilty! It does get better by the 2nd trimester for most women.

Your body will make sure that your baby gets what s/he needs, please relax.

You may want to do a search on "pregnancy" to read more stories here.

And here is a blog post I wrote on Pregnancy nausea that may be helpful. I have many other blog posts on nutrition during pregnancy if you take a look.

ETA: Please disregard scaremonger posters. Your baby will be fine. You've been eating a good diet before pregnancy & that will carry your baby through the first trimester & beyond.

Epsom salt baths before bed or Magnesium Oil rubbed into your skin every eve before bed may help with nausea, too. I am in the process of researching this, but it is certainly worth trying & definitely won't hurt. Def. will help your sleep!

Congratulations on your pregnancy!

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D8612a7c536e74f9855b70d8e97919b5

(1042)

on August 31, 2012
at 01:41 PM

I second the recommendation for potatoes. Or even white rice. Either of those would be better than pasta, bread, and chips. Asian markets also have sweet potato starch noodles which are extremely bland. And lots of different types of rice noodles/wrappers.

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6120c989fd5b69f42a0834b69b87955b

(24553)

on August 31, 2012
at 07:33 PM

What you are experiencing is a) normal and b) healthy.

There are actually a number of threads already on Paleo Hacks that discuss this exact thing if you want to read more, just pop "pregnancy" into the little search box up there in the corner.

What you are feeling is an almost universal phenomenon among pregnant women, and there are good reasons to dislike meat and veggies in the first trimester. Too much protein can actually be bad for a developing fetus in the early stages, and restricting protein to less than 15-20% of calories is beneficial to promote autophagy and make sure that baby is made out of the highest quality building blocks you have to offer. Even Cordain talks about this. Paul Jaminet has some useful info on it too. Meat aversions in early pregnancy are very common in hunter-gathers too, this isn't isolated to modern urban life. Personally, I could eat fish (sashimi and pickled herring especially), and bit of poultry, but the lovely red meat I had in the freezer just sat there and slowly developed freezer burn. I've also come to the conclusion that the Weston A. Price foundation, "eat meat every day" recommendations for pregnant women, though great for later, just adds to the frustration early on.

Your pre-conception diet will impact the health of the baby in those first weeks more than what you eat now. It is still important to eat real foods, and not food-like substances because there can be negative effects from the chemicals in fast food and from transfatty acids, but that shouldn't crimp your style too much just avoiding the drive through and prepackaged crappy snack foods. If a peanut butter and jelly sandwich is all that sounds good to you, it is not the end of the world, and stressing over it will be worse for you than just eating it. I turn into an oatmeal fiend for the beginning of each pregnancy.

Your cravings will shift somewhere in the next few weeks to months, and you'll be stealing meat off of other's plates and eyeballing slow looking cows in fields wondering if you could take them down with your bare hands. Don't worry the carnivore within you will awaken again when the baby needs it.

Same thing with green vegetables, the aversions are actually rooted in the survival of our species, there are certain alkaloids that can be found in some green vegetables that are not good for the baby during the first trimester. So, if you smell a vegetable, and get turned off, do not feel like you have failed, you are protecting your baby. The taste for those will come back when the time is right too.

Almost every woman I have ever talked to preferred fruit, starch, and dairy in the first trimester. Getting enough fat can help stabilize blood sugar and reduce nausea a bit. I think I lived on cream cheese and fruit for a week or two there. Custard can get be a good way to eat eggs if they don't sound good straight up right now. Roll with it, this is biologically appropriate for right now. You have not failed (and therefore should not go off of the deep-end and live on fast food), you just need to shift your expectations for a little while.

Hang in there! The nausea should be winding down in the next few weeks, and the food aversions will decrease shortly thereafter.

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61ea4896b1ef898345051dcfadd70073

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on August 31, 2012
at 01:47 PM

I'm new to paleo ( 4 months) but I've been pregnant 4 times and your body right now really isn't your own. Don't put too much pressure on yourself with the food.... eat what you can, keep trying to intro paleo back in, but it's more important to have food in your system, then not eat because it isn't your diet you were used to eating before becoming pregnant. You are still in the early stages and chances are, as you progress your body will become more receptive to more paleo.
Usually you crave what your body needs when you are pregnant. I was a vegan ( 20 years ago) before my first..... I craved chicken when I was pregnant so I ate it.... my 2nd I craved steak so I ate it and I felt much better. Go easy on yourself.

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on August 31, 2012
at 02:19 PM

If you can't do meat load up on eggs and butter or caviar if you can stand/afford it.
I ate a lot of hominy grits mixed with eggs and butter that first trimester. Oh and i had lots of organic full fat yogurt and home made fried rice (cooked in coconut oil) with small bits of scrambled egg thrown in and lots of veggies. Potatoes or yucca with lots of olive, coconut oil or grassfed butter and cream are good too. This is the time when those fat soluables are most important. Your taste for protein will come later.

Another nice first trimester meal is rice noodles made with pancetta reggiano Parmesan and again... Eggs. Muscle meat is fine, but there are a lot of other healthy(ish) ways to get those much needed nutrients.

61844af1187e745e09bb394cbd28cf23

(11058)

on August 31, 2012
at 02:22 PM

Now I'm hungry!

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7f1e48db1bee85b9ef8a4bc4baedd044

on September 07, 2013
at 12:44 AM

Paleo is not low carb. Potatoes, yams, white rice and other "safe starches" are healthy carb choices. Eat all the carbs you want, you'll need it to make thyroid hormones. Try kefir if milk gives you problems.

You're eating for two, so don't ever feel guilty about over-eating or eating the wrong food. I bet you're eating healthier than 90% of pregnant women anyway.

And avoid soy products like soy milk. Soy contains endocrine disruptors that messes with your hormone system, and would be harmful in this critical hormonal period.

61844af1187e745e09bb394cbd28cf23

(11058)

on August 31, 2012
at 03:01 PM

I don't think her issue is with carbs, but the grain containing foods that she is gravitating towards.

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510bdda8988ed0d4b0ec0b738b4edb73

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on August 31, 2012
at 08:04 PM

It's probably not that paleo is impossible, it's that your body actually needs more carbs. My wife had a hard time in her first trimester too. It was all about managing the macro nutrients until she found what worked. She did stay 100% paleo for the whole pregnancy and so far for the first year of breast feeding. Plus the little guy only eats paleo food too.

The main thing here is that you want to take care of yourself and eat in a way that doesn't make you nauseous and such. However, you do need to think about how food now affects the kiddo in the long term. So I strongly recommend that you stay paleo and don't cheat with any crap, but you may need to tinker with adding more carbs (from good sources).

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61844af1187e745e09bb394cbd28cf23

(11058)

on August 31, 2012
at 02:14 PM

Eat what you can and don't force yourself to eat things that make you ill in any fashion. It usually passes after the first trimester and you will be able to eat more nutritionally dense foods with less aversion. Your hormones are in control right now, not your common sense, and usually there is absolutely no arguing with them! I am pregnant with my third child and have lost weight with all three because of issues holding food down.

Try not to stress yourself over it!

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C4c952554fbdcdc08ca594ed3049e308

on August 31, 2012
at 02:06 PM

Sleepyhouse is obviously a brat who has never had a baby before. I am currently 22 weeks pregnant and was 90% paleo for 5 mths prior. During my first trimester I had terrible morning sickness, and my body just craved carbs, if I were to eat paleo I would just puke it up, so what would have been the point. I just figured if I was going to eat carbs, I would do it healthily like a normal person on health kick. Whole grain bagels, baked chips instead of fried, if I do dairy its low fat 2% milk, light cream cheese etc.. My morning sickness has finally subsided, and I've been trying to decrease my grain intake, if I do want pasta or crackers I go gluten free which is less abusive to the digestive system. I figure my diet choices during pregnancy need to include the exposure needs of the baby, I don't want my baby to have a sensitivity to wheat or dairy because I was too restrictive. Additionally I have not gained any weight with the pregnancy (I'm overweight, p.s., and the baby is A O.K.). I drink a ton of water mixed with juice one week, then with MIO the next to control sugar and calorie intake, the "flavor" of plain water is nausea inducing. I'm eating salad again, and protein, nuts not so much, but I'm gaining control again. Just keep in mind just because your not hardcore paleo right now, doesn't mean you have to go 100% SAD, eating twinkies and buttered rolls at every meal, just get some low carb tortillas for breakfast burritos, whole grain bagels, eat half, gluten free pasta, soy milk, you know what to do if your a health junkie like the rest of us here. Plus if you eat a piece of cake like I have, just think " Well, someone on weight watchers would allow themselves a peice of cake within their points, so its not a sin", just adjust for the rest of the day, have some cake, then stay hardcore paleo for the rest of the day. Hang in there, and remember as soon as you give birth you will have sooo much more control over your appetite:)

8508fec4bae4a580d1e1b807058fee8e

(6259)

on September 01, 2012
at 09:53 PM

Why not starches like potatoes, sweet potatoes, plantains, yucca, taro, and tapioca- or even gluten-free grains like white rice? Low-fat dairy - full fat is what nature intended - cows don't naturally give out skim milk and neither do humans! Low-fat is processed and heated to high temperature.

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on August 31, 2012
at 01:38 PM

Just eat some potatoes alongside the fruit. This will give you a fair amount of micronutrients and a bit of dairy (pick the most paleo-compatible sort, of course) should give you enough protein. Definitely better than grains anyway.

This isn't an area I'm particularly knowledgeable amount, but I've heard that one often doesn't want to eat these foods during pregnancy because in the natural environment they might be relatively risky (i.e. meats might contain parasites, strong tasting plants (not fruit) might be poisonous etc.

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F5be4be097edc85690c12d67ee1a27c0

on August 31, 2012
at 01:36 PM

I will just say that it's proven that if the mother eats poorly during their pregnancy and doesn't get the right nutrients, the baby's brain will be "misdeveloped" and will show complications. Whether that be compulsive disorders, overeating themselves, low brain devleopment... whatever, it doesn't matter. I guess I've never understood why a pregnant lady doesn't want to eat properly. It's the one time in your life that it is so vital to eat foods full of nutrients for the baby, not complete crap.

I'd advise you to try to get on the right track again. You don't want your baby to be affected by this. Think about what you're eating and how it's going straight to the baby. Do the chemicals in your chips really need to be going to the baby? Absolutely not.

http://bodyecology.com/articles/why_pregnant_mothers_avoid_junk_food.php

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/8264240/Poor-diet-in-early-pregnancy-damages-the-brain-of-babies.html

http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2008-07-01/health/27921334_1_junk-food-rats-heart-disease

F5be4be097edc85690c12d67ee1a27c0

(1884)

on August 31, 2012
at 02:04 PM

http://www.sondrarose.com/optimum-fertility-nutrition WTF?

Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

(32564)

on August 31, 2012
at 01:44 PM

Your information is simply NOT true. Read my response to the OP. The LAST thing a pregnant woman struggling to eat needs to have is more stress. NOT a helpful answer!

F5be4be097edc85690c12d67ee1a27c0

(1884)

on August 31, 2012
at 02:08 PM

http://www.sondrarose.com/why-is-pregnancy-important-the-impact-of-nutrition Wow, really? wtf? You: In humans, “normal” gestation can last between 259 to 294 days. So much can happen during this time that sets the stage for the child’s health & well-being; your baby is already getting “fed” by you; in fact, they start developing their taste for certain foods inside the womb! Current research indicates that the nutrition of the mother can affect the child’s chance of obesity in the future as well as the resiliency of its immune system.

Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

(32564)

on August 31, 2012
at 01:57 PM

Here's my website, Sleepyhouse: www.sondrarose.com

Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

(32564)

on August 31, 2012
at 02:42 PM

Sleepyhouse~ I normally wouldn't wish pregnancy nausea on *anyone*, but I will make an exception in your case. Once you've experienced it, you'll be able to answer your own question.

Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

(32564)

on August 31, 2012
at 01:55 PM

Sleepyhouse~ It is clear to me that you have not worked with pregnant women. If you had, you would understand the body physiology that protects the fetus. Take a look at my blog for more information.

F5be4be097edc85690c12d67ee1a27c0

(1884)

on August 31, 2012
at 02:15 PM

Just because you guys all ate like crap during your pregnancy doesn't mean you should support it. I've seen first hand how out of control it becomes and the resulting effects on the baby and the mom after birth. It's not a coincidence. It's the result of how you treated your body and your baby.

F5be4be097edc85690c12d67ee1a27c0

(1884)

on August 31, 2012
at 02:52 PM

Dragonfly - that is the dumbest thing I've ever been told. I feel like I'm talking to the leaders of 'The Dumbing Down of America'. This conversation is done.

F5be4be097edc85690c12d67ee1a27c0

(1884)

on August 31, 2012
at 02:24 PM

It's just amazing how you can say one thing but make exceptions for other, isn't it?

153c4e4a22734ded15bf4eb35b448e85

(762)

on August 31, 2012
at 01:54 PM

OMG, please think about the larger picture here sleepyhouse, please! I guess it was you who downwoted dragonflys response also? It had 2 upvotes when I upvoted it like two seconds ago.

61844af1187e745e09bb394cbd28cf23

(11058)

on August 31, 2012
at 02:20 PM

Judge much? I didn't eat like crap with ANY of my pregnancies, yet food aversions still existed and I was EXTREMELY lactose intolerant. Eating healthy food only to puke it up does ZERO good.

F5be4be097edc85690c12d67ee1a27c0

(1884)

on August 31, 2012
at 01:50 PM

Dragonfly - I am disturbed that you are a 'coach'. You are spreading poor information and enabling women to damage their children prior to birth.

F5be4be097edc85690c12d67ee1a27c0

(1884)

on August 31, 2012
at 01:48 PM

http://www.webmd.com/baby/news/20080630/moms-eat-junk-food-kids-get-fat

F5be4be097edc85690c12d67ee1a27c0

(1884)

on August 31, 2012
at 02:02 PM

http://www.sondrarose.com/nutrition-coaching So you are also a nutrition coach? LOL I'm confused. Here you talk about how vital nutrition is. But to the OP you talk about how nutrition doesn't matter.

F5be4be097edc85690c12d67ee1a27c0

(1884)

on August 31, 2012
at 02:37 PM

All I did was provide some quick links. I've watched many documentaries on the effects of obese people and their offspring, etc as well. It all runs together. That being said, what was so stressful about what I stated? Eating properly? LOL I'm sorry, but I didn't say to forcefeed herself. I'm sure there are better options than chips and pasta out there that she can find. If you didn't eat those things while not pregnant, why are you eating them while pregnant when it matters the most?

Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

(32564)

on August 31, 2012
at 01:56 PM

And when you get pregnant, Sleepyhouse, I certianly hope that you get better support than what you are offering to the OP.

61844af1187e745e09bb394cbd28cf23

(11058)

on August 31, 2012
at 02:09 PM

Sleepyhouse, food aversion is VERY common during pregnancy and your speech while on your soapbox, having never been pregnant, is pure bullshit.

Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

(32564)

on August 31, 2012
at 01:57 PM

And thanks, mM!

153c4e4a22734ded15bf4eb35b448e85

(762)

on August 31, 2012
at 02:30 PM

I've never had a baby, and never want to have one. I don't think that stressing a pregnant woman about her nutrition, basically saying that she'll ruin her baby's health if she doesn't force feed herself the foods you believe to be right, and base that on some cherry picked rat studies is just, very irresponsible.

Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

(32564)

on August 31, 2012
at 02:10 PM

I didn't say nutrition doesn't matter, simply that her body already has the nutrient reserves she needs to get through the first trimester (She was Paleo for 6 months prior to pregnancy.) There is no need for her (or you) to panic. Stress is actually more harmful to the fetus than a few grains, in this context.

F5be4be097edc85690c12d67ee1a27c0

(1884)

on August 31, 2012
at 01:40 PM

I don't care if I get a lot of down votes for this. This is what I've always wanted to say, and I'm glad I can tell somebody. Some people just need to hear it. Since my best friend was pregnant and refused to eat anything with nutrients, I've done a lot of horrifying research. It needs to be known and obviously doctors just don't give a crap enough to tell you.

F5be4be097edc85690c12d67ee1a27c0

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on August 31, 2012
at 02:25 PM

It's just amazing how you can say one thing but make exceptions for others, isn't it?

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on September 01, 2012
at 06:09 AM

Wow, Sleepyhouse, your post was so lacking in facts. I was honestly surprised to find that you actually appear to be female. Your response appeared to be written by a very young, clueless man.

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