(Closed) Hardest Things to give up…

posted 4 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I’m not pregnant (nor have I been), but I am really dreading the no unpasturized/soft cheeses and sushi rule. Damn I love me some Camembert and spicy tuna rolls (not together, of course!).

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

I’m not pregnant but I know I’ll have a hard time giving up wine. Everything else I can handle but I know I will really miss having a glass of wine with dinner or to relax with on the weekend.

I was with a pregnant friend on the weekend and whenever someone asked if someone wanted another drink she just sighed and said I do, lol.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I was under the impression you only need to give up nuts if you or a blood relative has a nut allergy. I still eat peanut butter daily and really hoping I don’t have to give that up too!

I’m also OK with 95% of what I’m giving up, but I really miss green tea, which I hope is OK to pick back up after the first trimester. I also miss my cod liver oil, not because of the taste, but it did wonders for my skin.

Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

Nuts are great for you in pregnancy.  From my research, they help the baby develop less allergies.  (Obv. there are better choices than peanut butter- like almond butter, cashew butter, walnuts are the best!) 

The hardest for me was sushi and kombucha.  I am very hard-core though.  I also stopped using any product that wasn’t natural or organic.  I did have cooked sushi once though- DH told them I was pregnant so they used new gloves and boards and made sure there was no raw/ cross contamination if they could help it.  Oh I miss it!

Post # 8
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

With all the things you have to give up nowadays, how did anyone give birth to healthy babies in the past??

 

I will have difficulty giving up wine. 

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Nuts and peanut butter are fine. It’s an old rule with regards to not eating peanut butter due to the risk of allergies.

I have trouble avoiding aspartame. I will have the occasional Diet Coke or stick of sugar-free gum. I definetly will have one cup of coffee every now and then.

I miss wine the most but will only smell my husband’s. What I miss most of all though is the Nordic style spa near my house where you take saunas and then a quick dip in a cool pool, followed by relaxng around a fire with a cup of green tea.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@mrscandyv:  I ate nuts almost everyday of my pregnancy- oops? I only gave up deli meat, sushi and alcohol. 

Post # 11
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Sugar bee

@mrscandyv:  I am on a particular diet and my doctor included peanut butter on there. I think the no nut thing may be misguided.

I mostly miss booze. I will have sushi if I want at some point during my pregnancy. Most of the cheese I like is pastuerized or hard so no big deal there.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2004

I have heard here on the Bee and elsewhere that coffee – even decaf – is not ok during pregnancy.  I have now been to two doctors (totally different offices) because I started out with one and switched to another and both have told me that not only is decaf coffee just fine to have throughout pregnance but one cup of strongly brewed coffee per day is also perfectly fine.

I’ve been drinking a cup of decaf a couple times per week and will soon be enjoying ice coffees from Dunkin Donuts that I had originally thought were off limits.

I did the same thing with my daughter and she’s a healthy, happy, thriving 4 year old so I’ll stick to my occasional coffees.

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I miss going out. Giving up drinking was easy; giving up caffeine was easy; but then you go out to a bar with friends and you get SO EFFING TIRED at whatever your usual bedtime is, and you can’t really do anything about it. So instead of being a big wet blanket all the time, I pretty much stay home. So I miss the social aspect of drinking more so than the drinking itself.

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

@peachacid: With all the things you have to give up nowadays, how did anyone give birth to  healthy babies in the past??

This. I feel exactly the same way!

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

@mrscandyv:  You can’t have gum when you’re pregnant?!

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