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Saturday, March 29th 2008, 10:39am

What's your diet like?

This comes from a chat I was having earlier about eating. Are you cutting out junk altogether now that you're eating for two (or more!). In the last week, I have had a chinese and yesterday I had a steak and garlic bread type dish from The Hard Rock Cafe. That was lunch time though, so made sure that I had a salad in the evening! Is everyone getting their 5 a day? I'm probably managing about 3 to be honest and I'm generally balancing the fruit and veg with white meat, some red meat, pasta, rice etc. We eat healthy Thai curries and casseroles with loads of veg in. I don't like chocolate really but have had a Thorntons white choc bar and some ice cream this week too it's been since stimming that I found a wee sweet tooth for some reason. I can see the weight going on already as I've been quite lazy since I got pregnant- a complete excuse of course! Also, I used to walk for half an hour a day but it's just too hot to do that now. Should we worry about our weight when pregnant do we think? I'm not bothered about being vain, as long as I'm doing the best for baby/blood pressure (which is low!) etc.
What is everyone else doing?
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Saturday, March 29th 2008, 11:23am

Hi Emma

Must admit, I am like you, think about trying to get 5 a dy but usually somewhere btn 3-5. We had pizza the other day and corish pasty with baked beans - ooops :snigger:. We are also eating healthier meals too - last night had chicken and 4 veg pasta all home made, but DH finished it off with summer fruit struddle and custard - so I had to have some :snigger: Think we just need to be sensible, we carn't not have treats, even the lo appreciate treats :snigger:



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Saturday, March 29th 2008, 12:00pm

I have completely gone off vegetables, I keep putting them on my plate, so full of good intentions but the smell gets to me and I can't bring myself to eat them. I have been eating lots of fruit though and drinking fruit juice to up my intake so I'm not that bad! :whoops: I am also trying to cut out the caffiene and have limited myself to one cup of coffee per day, I'm not usually a coffee person in all honesty but seem to have developed a taste for it. ?(








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Saturday, March 29th 2008, 1:07pm

Just remember that you're not 'eating for two' based on calorific content but on nutritional values. Your baby gets first dibs on nutrients in your body so rather than consuming more food, you need to eat around about the same amount of food as you normally do but try to 'healthy it up' a bit.

You all sound like you're doing the right thing, looking at what you're eating and making substitutions to get the good stuff in. Even a cornish pasty and baked beans contains protein, carbs, veg and pulses (ok, and fat and sugar and salt but you can balance that out) The problems arise when you people begin to think that they have to eat a lot more when pregnant.... because after baby is born that weight will still be there and I guarantee you will look down and go "oh no... how did that happen??!" :snigger:

If, like Missy, you can't face healthy stuff then that's fine. Unless you're eating cardboard your body will still have nutrients in it and your babies will be getting their quota. There are periods when morning sickness make eating 'anything' impossible and yet babies are still healthily growing away in there.

Emma Feta is sometimes unpasteurised so you need to have a look at the packaging.





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Saturday, March 29th 2008, 6:51pm

i've been eating cereal with hot milk for breakfast or wholemeal toast and a glass of cranberry juice, a kiwi, a pear and an apple, for lunch heinz soup and bread or crackers with cheese and tomato and in the evenings, either red meat or chicken with veg and brown rice or jacket potato with spaghetti, sweetcorn and veg. I've just been trying to carry on the eating I did with IVF. I am going to attempt to make some home made soup tomorrow cause the heinz soup i had on Friday went right through me!!!! Just going to try not to have takeaway food for the first trimester cause I seem to have developed loose bowels at the moment with having to use my botty bombs. I do eat crisps though aswell not going to deprive myself of everything. I also drink lots of water and haven't had coffee for ages. hope that sounds like an ok diet, probably not as good as you lot cause its just easy food to cook, not homemade casseroles etc, you will have to give me cookery lessons

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Saturday, March 29th 2008, 6:56pm

Your diet sounds healthy enough to me Jane :happy:








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Saturday, March 29th 2008, 7:36pm

my meals are quite healthy but its the inbetween bits that are my downfall. I am into mints as they help with the sickyness. Also if I feel sick or tired I grab something and I fancy high carb, high sugar. In general my quantities have gone up too. I am not eating anything with caffine so not even chocolate and a cup of decaff tea every now and again. But thats also because with DD I went mad for chocolate and I'm sure thats what accounted for most of my weight gain. I am going to try and rein it in a bit because I really don't want to put on too much again. I am still weighing myself every week to try and keep a check on things. In the first trimester you are only supposed to put on 3lbs and I've put on half a stone :8o: So next week I am resolving to eat much more sensibly... guides honour!



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Sunday, March 30th 2008, 7:38am

Everyone sounds like they're being really good. I'm doing my best, but the odd take away crops up I have to admit. Completely avoiding any McShite or the likes- not that I would generally eat that stuff anyhow (unless in an extreme emergency)! I'm putting on weight already which is worrying me. My SIL went from a size 12 to a 20 when pregnant- but to be fair- I did once witness her eat three full size choc bars in one sitting! I think they were Snickers or something (I've never tried one of those in my life- eeeek). Gross. Anyhow Jane I eat alot of soup for lunch and was thinking I'd try to make some. Problem is, DH does all the cooking as I am not gifted in that area at all. I have seen the recipe board but have never dared click onto it! x
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Monday, March 31st 2008, 10:13am

i too am trying to eat healthily but am some what struggling as i have horrific morning sickness, not sure why its called morning sickness though should be all day sickness! Everything and anything tastes disgusting, i can’t even bear the smell of food, and my poor hubby has done all the cooking. The hardest thing is i need to eat about every hour, if i don’t and i get passed it its really tough, i feel like i am constantly eating, am trying to snack on healthy things like fruit but its really tough, esp as i am at work and no one knows, trying to appear normal and that i don’t want to throw up in the waste bin is a tough mission. Anyone any tips?
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Monday, March 31st 2008, 10:22am

I'm rubbish at cooking too but not experienced any sickness yet Paris so no tips sorry - am I really pregnant!!!!!

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Monday, March 31st 2008, 10:28am

My sister in law had no symptoms either, and has just given birth to a beautiful little girl. I could give you my morning sickness for a few days if you like? could do with a small break from it. x
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Monday, March 31st 2008, 11:23am

okay, anything to make me feel pregnant!!!!

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Monday, March 31st 2008, 11:37am

i am sure everything is ok, your just one of the lucky ones that doesnt hurl! i was the same first time around, at first your dead chuffed but after 4 weeks of it, its a bit tough.
I cant wait until i fancy eating something, anything!
so your colleagues at work know you are pregnant?
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Monday, March 31st 2008, 12:02pm

the girls I work with do (3 of them) and some of the others cause I worked with another group while I was having IVF but thats it, its not common knowledge cause I am very much taking each day as it comes. I will of course tell absolutely everybody when I am 12 weeks. I have my first scan when I am 7 and a bit weeks, ages away, I wish I could have it before to reassure me.

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i too am trying to eat healthily but am some what struggling as i have horrific morning sickness, not sure why its called morning sickness though should be all day sickness! Everything and anything tastes disgusting, i can’t even bear the smell of food, and my poor hubby has done all the cooking. The hardest thing is i need to eat about every hour, if i don’t and i get passed it its really tough, i feel like i am constantly eating, am trying to snack on healthy things like fruit but its really tough, esp as i am at work and no one knows, trying to appear normal and that i don’t want to throw up in the waste bin is a tough mission. Anyone any tips?



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Monday, March 31st 2008, 12:54pm

Bell,s thanks , ever so much for the links, will read during my lunch. x

there is one lady who i am very close to that knows, and thats it, i wont tell anyone until i have my 12 week scan and then will prob not tell everyone, i think people might start to guess though as i am quite big already, i am hiding in a baggy jumper dress. I have already had two scans, one when i found out i was pregnant and then one at six weeks, its so amazing to see the heart beat, i cried my eyes out, but i think thats also because the last time i had a scan was when my baby had died, i wont feel comfortable until i have done my 20 week scan, i have another one next week (10 weeks) then i have one on the 30th (13 weeks) they are scanning me a lot more then normal because of my history which is good but nerve wracking.
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Tuesday, April 1st 2008, 3:15pm

RE: What's your diet like?

Hi,

I'm loving fish - fried, steamed or grilled at the moment. Have red and white meat, veg/salad and the usual carbo's as well and have fruits as a dessert or popcorn. Hubby will not allow things like ice-cream, cake etc much. Too scared of ballooning - :snigger:. I generally tend to eat healthy though.
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Tuesday, April 1st 2008, 4:00pm

wow very healthy! i take it you have no M/S yet? how far gone are you?
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Tuesday, April 1st 2008, 4:28pm

I'm having the snuffy and runny nose at the moment and I don't feel up to doing anything - no vomiting. Snuffy nose usually get it in the early early morning and that wakes me up. I have not got my dates yet will do soon. When I know I shall post here in reply to your ? :happy:

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Tuesday, April 1st 2008, 4:35pm

i am 9 weeks today! am so happy, i have a ten week scan next week so fingers crossed.

When was your period due? you can work it from there.
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Tuesday, April 1st 2008, 4:48pm

You know what, it may not be worth me working this out because of the PCOS.

You will be fine :happy: - by the way are you single or multiple pg ?
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Tuesday, April 1st 2008, 4:49pm

Congrats as well!!
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Tuesday, April 1st 2008, 5:25pm

Did you know eating a banna a day gives folic acid during pregnancy and prevents megaloblastic anemia. It tones up uterus, strengthens fetus, and eases childbirth. And tomatoes, even as a soup form is also good.
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Tuesday, April 1st 2008, 5:27pm

I'm gonna get my list of foods that I should and should not eat today from my clinic - that will really be helpful for us all :D.
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Tuesday, April 1st 2008, 5:32pm

thank you, i am a single pregnancy, it was actually a natural pregnancy, i had started downregging then found out i was pg, its amazing as we had given up all hope.

I have a banana every day, oh and just ate a tomatoe cup of soup! thats to sustain me on my train journey home!
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Tuesday, April 1st 2008, 5:44pm

Getting my 5 a day and more most days, cereals, milk, protein, carbs nice mixture.

Still have the occassional take out or naughty Junk night, although I wouldnt say its in excess of anythin at all.

Also did not have a sweet tooth before I joined the club, now Im ravenous for anything with bloody sugar in it - shocking I know

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Tuesday, April 1st 2008, 5:44pm

you are in tune wit it all! Share more.....pls.

Was that b'cos you tend to eat those anyway and love it, have a craving for it or just following a healthy diet? :yumyum:
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Tuesday, April 1st 2008, 5:51pm

the banana? well i started eating them about 3 months ago, i decided as i skipped breakfast it could be a good substitute, then since i found out i was pg have eaten one mid morning every day to combat M/S. they do the trick actually which is good. so now have a bowl of mixed cereal, cornflakes/bran flakes, then my banana, for lunch normally veg soup and a yog, then more fruit mid afternoon and dinner various things depending how sick i am, been really hard, seem to be only able to eat bland white things, such as pasta, rice and potaotes, have completly gone off meat.

mrsantro, your diet sounds good, i see you dont have long to go now?
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Tuesday, April 1st 2008, 5:57pm

did you mean for my 1st scan this month or are you talking about morning sickness?
Did you have a transvaginal or belly scan? I'm not a fan of transvaginal. I guess most people aren't though.
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Tuesday, April 1st 2008, 6:01pm

hun. sorry am lost was that question for me? if so i had a transvaginal scan, i live in France and all the scans here are done that way, so i am kind of use to it.
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Tuesday, April 1st 2008, 6:07pm

sorry, I overlooked what you mentioned to mrsantro and termed that you were directing it to me (got confused too!).
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Tuesday, April 1st 2008, 10:01pm

I have had a very sweet tooth for the whole of my pregnancy - and I've been naughty and indulged it much more than I should... and I mean MUCH more! I've eaten cakes and muffins and chocolates (every day - most days more than one), and ice-cream and hot chocolates, and creme brulee, and hot cross buns... you name it! :O I've tried to eat well in addition to this tho - plenty of dark green veg, fish, fruit and yoghurts. I've also supplemented with flax seeds and pregnacare (and iron tabs that were prescribed).

The only thing that makes me feel better about how naughty I've been is that I know my baby's getting the best of what it needs, and leaving me with the junk left over... so it's me that's going to pay - baby is quite fine!!
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Wednesday, April 2nd 2008, 8:24am

Oh thank god someone else is being a tinker!!! Have reigned it in early I hope, but whilst on the 2ww over easter I comfort ate to extremes, do the easter bunnies remember my mars bar rice crispie cakes???

So trying to be good now but the sweeth tooth gets me eveytime too!!!

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Wednesday, April 2nd 2008, 10:53am

i will be putting weight on as i constantly need to graze, if i dont eat every hour or so i throw up, am trying to be good and eat fruit but its tough, esp at work, my colleagues must wonder what is going on, i constantly have food in my hand!
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I have had a very sweet tooth for the whole of my pregnancy - and I've been naughty and indulged it much more than I should... and I mean MUCH more! I've eaten cakes and muffins and chocolates (every day - most days more than one), and ice-cream and hot chocolates, and creme brulee, and hot cross buns... you name it! :O I've tried to eat well in addition to this tho - plenty of dark green veg, fish, fruit and yoghurts. I've also supplemented with flax seeds and pregnacare (and iron tabs that were prescribed).

The only thing that makes me feel better about how naughty I've been is that I know my baby's getting the best of what it needs, and leaving me with the junk left over... so it's me that's going to pay - baby is quite fine!!


:8o: JUst blame the baby, chocolate contains milk=calcium right?!!

That's one of the way's I look at it :snigger:

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i will be putting weight on as i constantly need to graze, if i dont eat every hour or so i throw up, am trying to be good and eat fruit but its tough, esp at work, my colleagues must wonder what is going on, i constantly have food in my hand!


thats good that your eating often to ward away the sickness, try a bowl of fruity stuff instead of the chocs though.

How about a salad sandwich on brown bread, would that help stave off the sickness for longer??

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Wednesday, April 2nd 2008, 11:01am

they dont do great brown bread here, and i have gone off white bread, so its tough. i would love to be able to buy a loaf of warburtons or hovis. think i am going to get some pasta for my lunch today, should last a while in my tummy. Yesterday i bought this dried fruit which was nice, but most of the shops around me here sell fattening stuff. the good thing is a dont really eat chocolate, i avoid anything with cafeine in, so hopefully i wont be too lardy!
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Wednesday, April 2nd 2008, 11:03am

No brown bread, what has the world come too :snigger: its the same here, you can;t get decent bread regardless what your after so it's like it or lump it or whack on the butter and fillings so you cant really taste it hahaha.

Have a pop at making your own ( the Undomestic godess says)

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Wednesday, April 2nd 2008, 11:08am

its tough isnt it? the french do make great crusty bread but sometimes you just want a soft butty dont you? errr butter, cant eat that anymore either, its vile stuff LOL i cant wait until i can eat all the stuff i use to love.

me make bread Yikes, would turn out like a pancake or a yorkshire pudding! :snigger:
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Wednesday, April 2nd 2008, 11:11am

^^6 lol I know exactally what you mean, I wouldn't even attempt to make bread even with a breadmaker!

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Wednesday, April 2nd 2008, 11:16am

Me neither, much easier to buy it from the bakers isnt it?
so you only have one day left at work before your maternity leave? you must be so excited, how long do you get off?
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Wednesday, April 2nd 2008, 12:34pm

Well, here it's up to 3 years off work, although I think I'll possibly go back after 18mths -2years to be honest, or who knows I might not!!!

How about there, what is the maternity leave like for you?

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its terrible, its 4 months, i wont be coming back though, will take unpaid leave for (i hope) 12 months. not waited 5 years for a baby to then leave it at 3 months old, no chance.
who do you work for then? thats great you can take all that time off.
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Wednesday, April 2nd 2008, 1:07pm

4 months, wow thats really awful. I don;t blame you about not going back though, I totally agree with you that most of us on here wait forever for a bub then have to return so soon. I guess I'm pretty lucky.

It's not the company I work for that has the policy it's the country I'm in, by law they have to hold your position open for up to 4years, so you can return anytime after 6months to 4years and even if you decided not to go back, the company couldn't hold it against you if you wanted to reaplly let's say in another 2years after the 4 - if you get me.

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Wednesday, April 2nd 2008, 1:20pm

Thats really good, i better move there! My sister in law works for ford and they get a year off full pay, which is great.

I see your from Liverpool? not far from where i am from - Preston.
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Wednesday, April 2nd 2008, 1:21pm

Ahhh Preston was just around the corner as we used to say, although I haven't stepped foot inside the UK for well over 18mths now, naughty daughter I am!!!!

Fords are a good company to work for, like ICI you have a job for life with them basically

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Wednesday, April 2nd 2008, 1:28pm

Yeah not far at all, i use to be a Liverpool footie fan. (my ex was into them) i go back quite often to be honest, normally to get my hair cut (and obv to see my family :snigger:) the hairdressers here are terrible. not had it done since i found out i was pg will wait until after 12 weeks i think.

I work for the United Nations, you would think that they would have great maternity wouldnt you?
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Wednesday, April 2nd 2008, 1:34pm

OMG, yes, I really would of thought the UN would have a stronger and more fair policy than that. It's shocking.

I know what you mean about hairdressers though, I didn't have my wig cut for the first 14moths of living here, then I found a KOrean, english speaking Tony & Guy training stylist and colour specialist here and he's fab, I wont let anyone else near my head.

I'm, a Scouser & L'pool fan married to a married to a Manc Manu fan :)

Bundles of fun

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Wednesday, April 2nd 2008, 1:46pm

wow i can imagine your house on match days! yikes. how can he support scum? i just dont understand it ? ?( i use to live acrosss from Man U's grounds and use to close my eyes each time i passed them!

i would kill for a good hairdresser here, been here 6 years now and cant see it happening.
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Wednesday, April 2nd 2008, 1:49pm

Match days in our house now consist of him/us frequenting a sport bar, he sits with his lot I sit with mine, we dont mention a word to each other about it after that. God knows how he supports them, but if he thinks the baby will be called Rooney if its a boy when its born, then he's very much mistaken.

I used to drive my cousin home (he lived outside city ground) of a weekend and I'd pass that wasteland and spit out of the window as I did, made me feel better anyway!!! :snigger: dirty I know

Good Luck with a hairdresser though, it's every woman's essential item- a bloody good stylist




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