Anyone doing a Paleo Pregnancy?

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
419 posts
Helper bee

@stellabella:  I was the opposite sort of. Before preggo I was pretty much a flexitarian. Maybe 3-4 servings of animal protien a week? Tons of veggies, squashes, cabbage- lotes of fiber and healthy fats. Now I eat more meat just because I’m supposed to get more protein and all that and it makes me feel sluggish. It just hard to get my veggies in with this giant protein requirement. But no MS at all. At least no throwing up. Sometimes I feel like I’ve been on a boat, like woozy. But that’s just low blood sugar (I keep getting up early and not wanting to make breakfast yet). I know my mom didn’t get MS either. So I think there is a bit genetic and a bit that your body reacts to pregnancy the way is does based on what it has. I also heard low folate amounts can make you more sick. Me eating a ton of veggies before pregnancy probably built up my folate. (beans are super high in folate. How are you getting it naturally?)


Post # 4
11772 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

I was a vegetarian before getting pregnant! Two servings of grains a day (one of oatmeal, one of whole wheat pasta), a million servings of veggies, a bunch of fruit, and nuts/beans for protein! And regular exercize at the gym (1-2 hours a day) 5 days a week.

I was not spared from morning sickness, sadly.

And in the first trimester all I could eat was cheeseburgers, PB+J, and Kraft mac+cheese.

So much for low carb vegetarian! (And I still lost 7lbs from getting so sick)

Post # 5
931 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I am. I checked with my OB and she said that as long as I felt okay, and I was taking a prenatal vitamin she had no problem with it.

I’m only 5 weeks now, but I haven’t been very nauseous or hungry but I’m not sure because it’s too early or if my diet/exercise/genetics have anything to do with it.

Post # 6
289 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

My sister is on pregnancy #2 while paleo. She felt great the entire time- no MS with the first. This one, she has been BFF with the toliet since week 5. So, hard to say!


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