05-24-2006, 08:41 AM
I am 12 weeks pregnant with my second child. I had a very difficult pregnancy with my first. A little history: I went into the hospital at 30 weeks for "preterm labor." I stayed on bedrest in the hospital hooked up to drugs until 34 weeks when I suddenly went into severe preeclampsia and my blood pressure shot up to 185/105. They thought I had a stroke so they induced me, but still had me on drugs that stopped labor which helped with the blood pressure, anyway, needless to say I only dialated to 1 1/2 cm after 10 hrs of labor on pitocin. So, I had a C-section at 34 weeks with my son. My son spent only 2 weeks in the NICU after being born not breathing. It was a miracle he was able to come home that quickly. Anyway, I am having a homebirth VBAC this time and my midwife says I need 80-100 grams of protein. Last time after being on bedrest in the hospital for a month, I just stopped eating pretty much so I know nutrition played a large part in my condition. I am worried about getting enough protein while going raw because I definitely do not want to go through all that again! Do any of you know if it is a greater risk in raw pregnancies? Sorry this is so long, just want to make sure I am doing the right thing for my baby. :confused: Any help is appreciated!