(Closed) Clear Liquid Diet While Pregnant?

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Definitely check with your doctor to confirm what you diet should be!

I had hydronephrosis during my pregnancy and had to go 24hours with NO food or water a couple of times so i could have surgery. It was awful, but the doctors assured me it was safe. They did give me IV fluids to keep me hydrated though.

Good luck! I hope  you feel better and get some answers!

Post # 4
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Bumble bee

This sounds soooo wrong.  How can your baby function of you are on clear liquids?  CALL! and EAT!!

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Confirm with your doc.  I’m not a medical professional but I do have a strong science/bio background…the pancreas is a complex organ and the instructions make sense to me from a “let your pancreas recover” perspective, but not sure on the pregnancy front.  Your doc can take a second look at the situation and provide the right advice.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

@PandasWifey:  i’d call just in case and confirm that this is OK with your OB.

However, I am Muslim so we fast for 18h days in Ramadan and we’re not allowed food or water. Well, my doctor said i’d be fine and baby would be fine without the food…just not the water. So, I don’t think its imposssible to go without food while pregnant, its the water you need….48h is a long time though, much longer than 18h.

 

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I don’t know if you have spoken to the doctor yet, I hope so, but I wanted to give some advice.  I too have terrible migraines and sugar issues, so I hope things have not gotten worse.

A clear liquid diet does not mean “no food” you just have to be very selective.  It’s not the healthiest diet, but you can at least take in some calories.

  • Ice pops (not red, purple, or orange)
  • Apple juice
  • chicken broth (from a package or make ramen noodles and strain or make your own)
  • apple sauce (maybe, depends on doctor)
  • Jello (the less coloring the better- light yellows are not bad)
  • protein jello (has whey protein in it, but is totally clear)
  • hard candy suckers (ex: lifesavers or jolly ranchers)
  • blended up cooked vegetables might be allowed (depends on doctor)
  • honey
  • jelly without seeds
  • Gatorade, Powerade, Sobe (all have electrolytes which will help)

You want to try to stay away from foods with red dye (red, orange or purple) as it is a little bit harder for your body to process and also in cause they want to do any further testing.

Hope you are feeling much better and you get some calories in to help you and your little one feel good.

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I can not even imagine…. I am hungry all the time right now. I would break down and eat soup or something. Call your doctor asap 🙁

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

that is so weird. All of those “clear liquids” that have any sort of color or flavoring in them, chances are they have high fructose corn syrup and artificial flavorings/colors, which are SO BAD for you!  I am going to stay AWAY from those while pregnant! I can’t believe a doctor would say that’s one of the few things you can have!

(just one of the first things that came up when I searched- http://www.npr.org/2011/03/30/134962888/fda-probes-link-between-food-dyes-kids-behavior)

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

It’s only 48 hours so its probably okay for the baby just really uncomfortable for you. Babies are very resiliant and will take what ever they need from the mother even if shes not eating well, unless its extreme and for a long period of time. I think the biggest thing is just to rest and drink lots of water. 

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

Clear liquids doesn’t just mean water. You can have broth, jell-o, juice & water (just no dairy). You can also drink Ensure if you’re on a clear liquid diet! Believe it or not, if you eat a balanced clear liquids diet, you get almost all the nutrients you need in a day.

Your pancreas creates enzymes that help to digest the food you eat. If you eat solids (even “bland” foods), your pancreas won’t “rest”.

Also, it’s only 48 hours.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

@red_rose:  You can get plenty of clear fluids without HFCS & artificial dyes/flavours.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I had to do this for 36 hours for a different reason a couple of weeks ago.  Its hard,  but it didn’t effect little girl at all. I hope the next 24 hours are easier for you and your pancreas is feeling up to snuff by then!

ETA: Just as a random aside, the only time I’m ever told to continue with a bland diet is when my HG is at it’s worst. Were you  throwing up in the hospital at all?  That could be where the miscommunication came in!

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I don’t know too much about pregnancy, but my ex had chronic pancreatitis.  Did the ER doc say what the cause was?  What about long term treatment?  I don’t want to alarm you but my ex was pretty sick with this illness and he was on serious painkillers and enzymes to aid in digestion.  He eventually had surgery to remove gallstones that turned out to be the cause of the problem.  

On the subject of diet, I can tell you what helped him manage the symptoms was an extremely low fat diet.  I would suggest a follow up with your OB to discuss your pancreatitis symptoms and your diet.  I hope it’s not too serious and you feel better very soon.

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@PandasWifey:  I’m really glad you got through it okay.  I hope your panacreas and all other issues are much better!  I actually gave you my “pre surgery” clear liquids list.  I definitely wasn’t trying to say that you can take in everything you need from it, was just trying to say that you could at least get some calories so that you won’t feel so sick.  Hoping for a stress free 6.5 weeks for you!

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