View Full Version : Yesterday I found out I am pregnant!
11-20-2006, 05:17 PM
Hey rawfoodies - I found out I was pregnant yesterday with a home test kit. Exciting times - hard to concerntrate on work - keep wanting to find people to tell. I have currently been raw vegan for 17 days straight. I have been advised to take b12 and have found a non synthetic one that should be raw. I have also been advised to take Folic Acid. To see how well I have been going this morning I did a series of comprehensive blood tests, so when those results come in I can see how well I have maintained my b12, folate and iorn all by myself without any suppliements. Untill I find out the results though I will take them to be sure. I would be interested in any information anyone feels I should be aware of. Preferably from a raw vegan angle.
11-20-2006, 05:33 PM
I am so excited for you! Feel well and stay healthy!!
11-21-2006, 12:43 AM
Congrats!! And keep taking that folic acid! Although you can probably get enough by eating the veggies & fruits that contain it, folic acid is truly something you don't want to be too short on for the first few months.
I hope your pregnancy is as wonderful as mine was! I wasn't eating raw 29-30 years ago and I wasn't eating for my health and hardly ate anything good for me. I craved bbq spare ribs, dairy products, guacamole, olives & sour cream (ice cold and mixed up together in a bowl) and gagged when I got to the produce aisle. It's still amazing to me that I had such a beautiful and perfect baby boy (who's now a beautiful and perfect 29 year old!).
Enjoy this exciting time!!!
11-21-2006, 01:34 AM
Congrats to you...It is just the greatest feeling in the world to bring a baby in to the world...All the Joy the beautiful children bring to our lives...Yay for you! :)
11-21-2006, 04:28 AM
Congratulations Kathy, that's wonderful news :D
Make sure you take tip top care of yourself and the precious one growing inside you.
11-21-2006, 06:04 AM
CONGRATULATIONS !!! (cluck, cluck, cluck ;) Was not raw (or even vegan) during my pregnancies so can't help with specifics...only to say ENJOY this wonderful time :)
11-21-2006, 09:06 AM
You should go to www.GardenDiet.com and get Jinjees raw pregnancy e-book and journal - she had 2 raw pregnancies and the abbies are wonderful and healthy. Also you can email her and she will be more then happy to answer all you questions.
11-21-2006, 09:06 AM
Congrats, I am so happy for you!
11-21-2006, 11:01 PM
YAY!!! Congratulations :)
11-21-2006, 11:08 PM
Thanks so much for your congratulations and well wishes, I dont think it has really sunk in yet! I'm still in shock. Thank you for your advice Mima - It would be wonderful to learn from someone who has done it twice and got great results. I havent even been raw a month yet and I feel I need all the support I can get to stick with this through my pregnancy.
11-26-2006, 01:30 PM
11-26-2006, 01:45 PM
Congratulations to you.
I read a testimony in the book, "Greens For Life," how a lady normalized her B12 by doing Green Smoothies. I'm not sure if this is the answer for everyone, but after reading that book, I am convinced that Greens can really make a difference for us Raw foodists. Best wishes
11-26-2006, 01:55 PM
Enjoy the ride
It's the single most awesome thing I've done in my life!!!
So spectacular I did it five times.
Love, light and fun to you and your family :D
11-26-2006, 03:32 PM
I have a feeling of nausia all day at the momment, I guess I was hoping that because I was doing this pregnancy as a raw vegan I might avoid this discomfort. I am interested to know what are other peoples experiences with nausia or morning sickness whilst pregnant as a raw vegan?
11-26-2006, 04:08 PM
Folic acid, as the name implies, is found in leaf vegetables. So eat those salads and green smoothies!
11-26-2006, 04:11 PM
Can't help you with the nausea question or raw vegan pregnancy but I did want to say congratulations! I am really hoping that you stay in touch with this board throughout your pregnancy because people need to know that this can be done and I am sure that you will be successful! I am hoping that you get all the support that you need here. WHOOO HOOOOO! CONGRATULATIONS!
Lucky raw baby! What a way to start a kid right - from the very beginning!
11-26-2006, 06:19 PM
I would love to say that I will be 100% raw for the entire pregnancy but this last two days I am craving cooked - I dont know how well I will go for the whole pregnancy. So far I have held out but if the cravings continue I could be in strife!
11-26-2006, 06:28 PM
If I were you I would get Jinjees e-books! And read Shazzies journals. They may help you!
www.thegardendiet.com and www.shazzie.com
11-26-2006, 10:03 PM
I only had one full-term pregnancy. I was SAD. I actually lost weight. I had food around me at all times. I ate at inappropriate times at work. I could not feed that baby fast enough! So I can imagine for me that adding that raw transition hunger would be difficult. Just do what you need to do to stay healthy. Your cravings will be that much more complex to decipher so I hope that you find some mothers that have done raw pregnancies to help!
11-28-2006, 11:26 AM
I was going to ask the same thing about morning sickness. I have been sick the last two weeks day and night. I feel like I have the flu minus the fever. Getting anything raw down me has not even been possible! I can barely eat anything except crackers and I'm starving! I made myself go to Jamba juice, Idid a wheatgrass shot and had them make me a fresh juice. I'm going to try and do that a couple times a week!
11-28-2006, 02:03 PM
How exciting! Congratulations, Kathy! I wish you the best of luck with a happy and healthy pregnancy. :)
11-28-2006, 02:08 PM
I have a friend who has been high raw now for 3 years and she has a 10 month baby boy who has only had breast milk (so far). He is an AMAZING baby! Never sick a day in his life! :) Verawnika
11-28-2006, 10:41 PM
I was not raw during my pregnancies, but I was told by my doctor at the time that the nausea was due to hormones. I have three daughters and lost a pregnancy of triplets. I noticed that I had mild nausea throughout my pregnancies except the pregnancy with the triplets in the first trimester I had severe nausea. The doctor said that the nausea was due to the hormones. It was not indicative of an impending miscarriage or anything - so that is not to scare you at all. I have several friends, though, who never experienced nausea. I think whether or not a person experiences nausea is just an individual thing and there probably isnt a whole heck of a lot you can do to avoid it...just think about your little one growing inside you and how blessed he/she is that you are living a healthful lifestyle. Best wishes and a big congratulations!
12-07-2006, 12:03 PM
Small sips of diluted juice before actually eating a meal always helped me.
I didn't do this with my first and I literally remember throwing up everyday while walking down the street to take the bus to work.
Smells also triggered nausea for me so fresh laundry and an uber clean house plus staying away from smokers was always a plus.
12-07-2006, 03:09 PM
Congrats kathy!!! How exciting. :D
12-18-2006, 04:42 PM
Sorry to hear about the nausea!! I know how awful it can be.
Things that can help are chamomile, peppermint or ginger tea... accupressure/travel sickness bands.... watermelon, grapes, bananas.... plain water.... lemon or lime water.....lots of sleep and rest...... aromatherapy/sea salt baths.....juices and smoothies with added ginger or citrus fruits... sniffing or sucking a lemon or lime.... I also found that getting a colouring book and some coloured pencils or felt tips and doing some colouring in took my mind off the sick feeling!
Hope you are feeling better!
12-19-2006, 12:59 PM
Congrats.. that is wonderful news...
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