(Closed) Did you switch to all organic when you got pregnant?

posted 8 years ago in Babies
  • poll: Did you switch to an all organic diet when you got pregnant?
    Yes, I went ALL organic! : (0 votes)
    Yes, but not everything, only some things : (5 votes)
    9 %
    No : (20 votes)
    38 %
    I'm not pregnant but will probably go organic : (6 votes)
    11 %
    I'm not pregnant but will probably not go organic : (21 votes)
    40 %
    Other (explain) : (1 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 3
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2011

    I have 3 beautiful healthy grown children, and I did not eat organic when I was pregnant. I ate what I wanted, when I wanted. The only things that I cut out of my diet were anything with red dye.

    Post # 4
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    767 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I plan on switching to organic, because I would just want one less thin to worry about. If you transition, I would also say it’s important to switch to organic fruits and veggies to, particularly the ones with high pesticide amounts (you can google the “dirty dozen” to find the list). 

    Post # 5
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    952 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I probably will be more careful with what I eat, but there is no way my Darling Husband is telling me what I can eat or what I cannot eat! Or else he will be wearing that food on his head. If i’m craving a huge bowl of ice cream with hot fudge, whipped cream, sprinkles etc., then that is what I will have dammit! haha

    Post # 7
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    2820 posts
    Sugar bee

    We eat a lot of organic anyways so now that I’m pregnant I just kept on keeping on. 

    We don’t always go for the organic label though.  Our CSA is all organic but they don’t pay to get certified (but we go out and help at the farm regularly so know all their practices).  Same thing with milk, it’s not purely organic but it’s local and hormone/antibiotic free and we know their practices.  We get a lot of our grains in organic bulk so that cuts back the price a lot.  So while not everything we get is organic I’d say the majority  ofstuff is at least on the less processed side.

    Post # 9
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    952 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    @MacFaniam24: I knew that’s what you meant. 🙂 I hear a lot of guys who try and tell their wives what to eat. NOT COOL! 

    Post # 10
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    2820 posts
    Sugar bee

    My husband likes to make hummus so we get dried organic chick peas and black beans. 

    Sometimes I get bread/pastry flour – though since I cook a lot I don’t only use organic, just depends on the price.   But we’ll get other kinds of flour like rice, buckwheat, semolina.

    Sunflower seeds, couscous, quinuoa, rice, oatmeal.

    We have two local stores near us that sell grains in organic bulk. 

    Post # 11
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2016

    Before you go organic thinking it’s healthier for you and/or your baby, you should do some research. A lot…i’d even say most…research says its NOT better for you. You’re actually at a greater risk for quite a few diseases. There have been a lot of outbreaks of diseases throughout history from organic foods. The major plus to organic foods is that they are much better for the environment and for the species. I used to think that it was better for me, until I took a class in college through our environmental studies dept, and learned that it’s all a myth! 

    Of course, if you don’t eat organic (or even if you do), you still have to be careful about what you consume. But drinking organic milk vs nonorganic, or fruits/veggies, is not going to make a difference, from what I learned in this class. 🙂

    Post # 12
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    i think we’ll probably be more careful about the source of our food, but not necessarily organic. like, we used to belong to a CSA that grew everything in an organic way, but hadn’t paid to get the actual “organic” label certification. and like, buying conventionally grown produce at a reputable store like whole foods seems like it’s still going to be perfectly healthy to me.

    Post # 13
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    2820 posts
    Sugar bee

    @FutureMrsMcDermott:  There are some studies that don’t find much of a difference in nutritional content but  that doesn’t say much about pesticides and additives and organic food isn’t riskier.  Sure they might not last on the shelf as long but it’s not too hard to tell when food has gone bad.

    Here’s a study that grew strawberries using both organic and conventional methods and did find nutritional and taste benefits to organicly grown berries.

    http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0012346

    and a summary article about it:

    http://www.grist.org/article/new-study-weighs-in-on-organicconventional-debate/

    Post # 14
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    7695 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I’m not pregnant, but we eat a lot of organic food already. I eat fairly healthy and imagine I’ll try to eat even healthier once I get pregnant.

    Post # 15
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    1835 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    LOL this post makes me laugh. If by organic you mean not being able to eat anything regardless of what it’s made of then, yes. I went organic.

    I think your body knows that to do when you’re pregnant. I stopped craving chocolate, cake, ice cream, and began craving fruits and fresh things that had high water content. So while I didn’t “go organic” with the conscious intention, I guess I kind of did.  

    Post # 16
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    6572 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2010

    I would like to eat more organic, but honestly I just can’t afford it. We’re buying a house and having a baby soon so we’re trying to save. I know that health isn’t a good place to cut money from, but since my mom didn’t eat organic with us I’m not that worried.

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