Post # 1
So I just back from my first trimester ultrascreen to a Maternal Fetal Medicine specialist my regular ob referred me to. I was asked about how I’m feeling and I mentioned my morning sickness and that I’ve lost 7 lbs from week 4 through now, week 13. When I told them lately some of my diet has included juice and cereal I was told to stay away from those, that those aren’t good for baby because of all of the sugar. I’m not diabetic, I’m not a high risk pregnancy and my regular ob never warned me away from those. Did anyone else have that advice given to them? I only drink Simply Orange orange juice and multrigrain cheerios (no sugar added by me, just plain jane).
Post # 3
I could see if you said that you were chugging Hawiian Punch and eating Cocoa Puffs exclusively they would say that. But, you probably know that you’re okay, and they’re probably being overly cautious. Aren’t juice and cereal some of the items included in WIC programs? Trust your judgement. I always lost weight in my first trimesters too, so I was happy if I was able to keep something on the healthier side down!
Post # 4
I lost a bunch of weight during my first (and second) trimesters too. I think the reason they are suggesting to stay away from those items (though you’ll want to double check with them) is that they’d rather you substitute those calories for some high protein foods. I made smoothies, ate protein bars, nuts and cheese and stayed away from empty carbs.
Post # 5
Yeah, I agree with DG that they are probably suggesting you replace those with something higher in protien. But they are not unhealthy in and of themselves.
Post # 6
Multigrain cheerios are great for you and have a ton of vitamins and minerals in them. And, if you’re eating them with milk, you are adding protein to the mix. My husband would love if I ate them more often with some skim milk, since right now I can’t stomach milk very often at all.
I would try to add some protein in there too, but it’s tough when you are feeling sick a lot. Sometimes you just have to eat what you can get down.