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February 12th, 2012, 09:12 PM
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I just sent a link to one of our girls. I've been reading this site tonight and find it very, very interesting. It's a diet and information about regular and high risk pregnancies from Dr. Brewer.

Read it and tell us what you think!



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February 13th, 2012, 11:05 AM
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Ummm I'm not going to eat 2 eggs every day, I like eggs, but every day?! No. I'm also never eating Liver, ever! Otherwise I'm going to try to make sure I work in all the other choices and see if it helps. I thought I was eating pretty well with the exception of the sweets I have been craving....but my weight gain is bad...and my energy is so so low...and my sleep is BAD. So I'm going to try to pay more attention and get what I need and cut a little more of the don't needs out.
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February 13th, 2012, 11:15 AM
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Interesting but seems like alot of food to eat in one day. I don't think I eat that much in a day. And like Andrea said, I don't know if I could eat 2 eggs everyday.
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That seems like a TON of food to be eating in one day. And I'm so picky I would be hard pressed to choose enough things from some of the categories, especially protein since I barely eat meat and never eat any kind of seafood.
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I hear you. The servings from the list are the minimum and they expect you to eat often. Lots of snacks. It's not all that much really. Eating 1 cup of oatmeal in the morning is easy for me and that's already two servings of whole grains. But don't just read the food requirements. Read about the conditions on the side bar and you'll get a better understanding of why protein and salt is so important when we're pregnant. And not to focus so much on the lab results and weight gain.
There's a lot to read, but I thought it was worth the read.
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February 13th, 2012, 12:45 PM
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Don't worry. the Brewer diet is more myth then anything. Doctors don't recommend it for pre-eclampsia patients or women who previously had it. For GD, well the regular ole GD diet most doctors recommend is just fine.
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The Bradley classes I took when pregnant with Lily had some info on the Brewer's diet. Mainly how eating higher amounts of protein can help reduce the chance of pre-e, etc. Pregnant women should get a lot of protein anyway though, since the amino acids help baby grow, etc. I didn't follow the diet, but I did make sure to eat a lot of protein.
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February 13th, 2012, 03:52 PM
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I don't think GD and pre-eclampsia can be PREVENTED no matter what you do. Atleast the diabetic doctor told me there wasn't something that i did to have gotten GD. And as for pre-eclampsia, i had it with my first pregnancy, and again...nothing I could have done to have prevented that!

I think if it was true a "diet" plan will help prevent it, all the specialists and doctors will be telling all the high risk patients about this "diet". Wish it was that easy
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February 13th, 2012, 05:16 PM
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I don't think GD and pre-eclampsia can be PREVENTED no matter what you do. Atleast the diabetic doctor told me there wasn't something that i did to have gotten GD. And as for pre-eclampsia, i had it with my first pregnancy, and again...nothing I could have done to have prevented that!

I think if it was true a "diet" plan will help prevent it, all the specialists and doctors will be telling all the high risk patients about this "diet". Wish it was that easy

If you read the text, that's what this Dr. Brewer is saying. GD happens and it's ok. We don't create the problem. But that's all it is, gestational diabetes, and it isn't necessary to treat it aggressively or sacrifice nutrition to try and treat it, which isn't successful and has more risk. This isn't a diet truly, it's just a standard of nutrition when your pregnant. Although eclampsia is an unfortunate consequence of pregnancy, I believe there are steps we can take to prevent pre-eclampsia to avoid the dangers of eclampsia itself. If I listen to my gut than my ob when I was pregnant with my son, I could of avoided unnecessary procedures. She worried me and asked me to induce and then I come to find out after reading my medical records that the tests I took eliminated the possibility of pre-eclempsia. I'm bitter.

This is not for everyone or skeptics, I just thought it was interesting and I should share this or any other info that could prevent anyone of us from taking medications or inductions. I don't believe it's a myth. Doctors don't advise us or mention many options or resources because their medical board asks them not to. Most docs follow pretty standard procedures and if your lucky you'll get one that practices out the box. I use doctors, but I'm the only advocate of my health.

Oh and I would ask anyone who is taking the GLUCOSE TEST, to also ask their doc to take their A1C as well, it's a good indication of your plasma glucose concentration over a long period of time, not at any given moment. I plan on taking mine again. And believe it or not my ob agreed it's a more helpful diagnosis. I'm no freakin' expert and I'm not about to prove or disprove Dr. Brewers info, I just thought it was logical.
These are my 2 cents.. Maybe 2 cents 2 many
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