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Old 04-20-2019, 02:10 AM   #1
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Changing diet

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I came to know that I am pregnant two days back. I've been following a very bad diet till now and I really want to change it. I know food craving will increase when you are preganant and I really want to eat healthy instead of binging on unhealthy food at that time. A friend of mine told me going to a pregnancy care clinic might help. Is it true? Do they help you with your diet as well? Do you guys have any tips or suggestions for me that will help me in this situation?

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Old 04-20-2019, 02:57 AM   #2
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I came to know that I am pregnant two days back. I've been following a very bad diet till now and I really want to change it. I know food craving will increase when you are preganant and I really want to eat healthy instead of binging on unhealthy food at that time. A friend of mine told me going to a pregnancy care clinic might help. Is it true? Do they help you with your diet as well? Do you guys have any tips or suggestions for me that will help me in this situation?
I'm not a father, but I have lot of nieces and nephews, so I've been able to observe, from arm's length. These are my neutral observations.

Obviously alcohol is out. But, I'm sure you know that.

IMO opinion, I would suggest avoiding processed foods as much as possible. Adult bodies can deal with all those chemicals better than a developing fetus can.

One challenge is to not let the "eating for two" mentality get you to eating WAY too much food. Don't let the cravings stop you from eating what your OB/GYN tells you you should eat. You don't need to gain 50 pounds to have a baby. One of my SIL's went down that road. The baby was born healthy, but mom ended up with health issues.

Another tip, is that fresh ginger seems to be a good thing for morning sickness. I don't like ginger, but the mothers that I have been closer to than I sometimes wanted to be with have all seemed to agree that fresh ginger helps.

You don't need to go on any radical diet. Listen to your OB/GYN, and get some moderate exercise -- go for some walks.

Best wishes for a healthy and happy baby!

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Old 04-20-2019, 07:12 AM   #3
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Definitely, get yourself to a OB/GYN physician. Ask one of your girlfriends to recommend one if you don't already have one. Even an outpatient clinic is fine.

Like stated above get rid of the notion of "eating for two." When that baby can pluck the food from your tummy, then you can say you are eating for two. But one can never say "never." A sensible diet is the way to go.

Don't be surprised if you don't get any "cravings!" Another fallacy that has managed to run amok. I never had one craving in six pregnancies. And I doubt if you will either.

Get yourself to a doctor, ask to be referred to a licensed dietician. I am sure he/she will only be too happy to fulfill your request. And good luck with the new baby.

There is one hormonal event that you most likely will experience. Once that baby is born, and the cord severed, your motherly hormones will rush through your whole body, and you will discover a love for a new life that you didn't know was inside you. You may even start to cry. Good luck. Do let us know how you progress with this baby.
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