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October 6th, 2010, 01:15 PM
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Are there any guidelines for nutrition that your midwives are requiring you to go by? Do you have to keep a food and supplements journal?

Mine does. At first I thought she was crazy and there was no way, lol. But, she only makes me bring in the journal for the 5 days prior to my appts. Right now, I am to take my prenatals (the kind she has for me, I have to take 6 a day!!!) and take red raspberry tincture twice a day. In addition to those, there is a list of nutritional food requirements I have to eat each day (2 fruits, 2 raw veggies, 1 leafy green, 1 orange veggie, 4 whole grains, I can't remember the rest of the top of my head and I'm sure I might have some of the numbers wrong, LOL) I'll post the correct stuff later, I'm not at home right now. I was just wondering if my midwife was the only one that made us do this. Later in pregnancy I will have other supplements I have to take as well, like Nettle Leaf I believe.
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October 6th, 2010, 01:29 PM
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Are you a vegetarian? My midwife has already started me on a high protein diet for when I get pregnant. I keep a record of everything I eat and drink and will e-mail it to her every friday. That way she can make sure I am getting enough protein. Although if I was omnivorous, I wouldn't have to do this. I only have to do it because I am vegan.
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October 6th, 2010, 03:05 PM
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nope, but she wanted me to eat healthy which i was haha. i only journaled 3 days so she could see what i was eating


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October 6th, 2010, 05:16 PM
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My MW tried w/ my first pregnancy, but I was hopeless. I ate way too much sugar
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October 6th, 2010, 06:09 PM
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Not at all. Mine only did it if you showed signs of a problem. ie too much or too little weight gain or bp problems, glucose in the urine - stuff like that.
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October 6th, 2010, 06:12 PM
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My midwives don't do this. They really try to meet their clients where they are... like if someone eats really unhealthy, they just want to help them introduce a veggie 2 times a day or something like that.
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October 7th, 2010, 07:32 AM
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I don't think mine does this but i wil find out at my appt on the 29th. I hope not because im so picky i won't be able to eat a lot of stuff lol
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October 7th, 2010, 07:33 AM
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Nope, mine does not even check my weight--just prenatal vitamines and flonix (iron supplement) since my last blood test came back enemic.
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October 7th, 2010, 01:20 PM
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She has most of her clients on the Brewers Diet...she is a protein Nazi which i have been failing at with MS and all. My next appt I have to write down what i eat over a 3 day period and bring it to her. I kinda suck at eating right now...im just super picky. hoping it goes away soon.
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October 7th, 2010, 03:18 PM
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with our last birth they had me do a diary for a few days so they could see...I was TERRIBLE at remembering to write it all down....I finally got it to them way later than I was supposed to LOL....If I have to do it again this time it'll be the same LOL....
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We aren't to give a baby milk, berries, or peanut butter. We are to introduce new foods one at a time. But it's OK to inject several viruses, bacteria, aluminum, formaldehyde, phenoxyethanol, animal serum, mercury, squalene and more into an 8 week old? I don't think so.
In order to be healthy it is an unfortunate fact that people must be allowed the opportunity to be ill. I trust my body and those of my children to work correctly against the relatively benign diseases they vax for, and do not trust the ingredients in the vaccinations.
Our choice to not vax isn't based in ignorance, poverty, conspiracy theory and rumor. It's research, common sense, fact and evidence based..something the medical community has largely forgot about.
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October 7th, 2010, 07:07 PM
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Oh, also, she is against milk and dairy products. That's a hard one for me. I love milk and cheese. She doesn't require you to cut it out of your diet, only suggests it I guess. mommybugnbugga, no, I'm not vegetarian or anything. Oh, and the other supplement she requires starting 8 weeks before edd is Alfalfa. She doesn't weigh us, only relies on us to eat healthy I guess.

I am hoping she's really not as strict as she sounds. I have heard such great things about her, one of the best in this area. I can't wait for my next appt so I can really get to talk to her, the first appt was a bunch of history and stuff, initial paperwork and all.
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October 8th, 2010, 12:32 AM
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wow no lol. that would have killed me!

mine had me do a food journal for 5 days in my first trimester so she could see how I was eating, and at each appt asked how my diet had been. When I started having trouble with bp/swelling/protein she put me on a VERY strict diet, but it worked. no more problems.
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October 8th, 2010, 04:43 AM
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No Milk? On the brewers diet we have to eat 2 eggs a day. With out me drinking milk to get protein id be lost. lol
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October 8th, 2010, 08:11 AM
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Maybe she's worried about the hormones and such in it....ask if organic milk is ok and cheese too....

I know mine will throw a fit when they find out we drink raw milk...it's unprocessed (obviously) and they say it's "risky" but my system is used to it...I dont see me switching BUT I can't tolerate it right now anyway...I gag when I take a single sip...*sniff*
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We aren't to give a baby milk, berries, or peanut butter. We are to introduce new foods one at a time. But it's OK to inject several viruses, bacteria, aluminum, formaldehyde, phenoxyethanol, animal serum, mercury, squalene and more into an 8 week old? I don't think so.
In order to be healthy it is an unfortunate fact that people must be allowed the opportunity to be ill. I trust my body and those of my children to work correctly against the relatively benign diseases they vax for, and do not trust the ingredients in the vaccinations.
Our choice to not vax isn't based in ignorance, poverty, conspiracy theory and rumor. It's research, common sense, fact and evidence based..something the medical community has largely forgot about.
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October 8th, 2010, 09:25 AM
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She doesn't require it, as everything is my choice, but she had a list of foods that are good for pregnancy, which my OB gave me the same list. I did use a food journal to keep track for me and her.
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