View Full Version : Pregnancy Weight Loss?
01-25-2008, 08:16 AM
I am 15 weeks pregnant and about 30 lbs overweight, and I am starting 100% raw on Monday.
My question is has anyone here started raw while already prenant and if so did you lose weight? I not looking to lose the weight right now but I know that people do as a natural course on this diet. Which I guess just answered my question. The reason I want to know is maternity clothes. I don't want to have to buy different sizes if I can help it. Is it healthy for the baby to lose that much weight? There is no way that I am not going raw though, I can't see how eating lots of fruits and veggies could hurt my baby. Drink lots of water right to flush out the toxins. Well I am babbling so I will end this here.
Thank you for your input,
01-25-2008, 09:15 AM
I am 31 weeks pregnant and personally your baby is soooo tiny at this point that I don't see how it would be to bad if you lost some weight in the beginning, but towards the last trimester I think it is important to put on weight but hopefully by that point you will. Also as long as the baby is growing and the size he/she should be at any given point then that is all that matters. That is how I feel anyway. I personally feel the baby should grow even if you were losing your own body fat.
01-25-2008, 09:43 PM
I started raw at 16 weeks I did not loose much but I did not gain any until the last few weeks.
but many woman who do not eat healthy, as a matter of fact eat horrible loose 30 pounds during pregnancy dure to vomitting and just SAD food, and the baby is fine. so you can clearly conclude that if you are feeding yourself well and you loose from high nutriention your baby will be well. I ate raw and my baby was 8lbs.12oz, plus he has Downs (trisom 21) and downs babies are normally small becuase of the chromosonal issue they have an inability to take in nutrients. I went raw so he would have the puriest form of nutrients I could get him. He was fine, he began healing one of his trisomy issues and he has amazed everyone. I began more raw when I found out he had some chromosomal issues, and his proposed fate never happen. he is doing super. We call him super baby. He has super muscle form, tri 21 typically are limp and have poor muscle tone. He is buff at birth, we even saw him as buff in the womb. Eat all the raw and see what super baby you have also.
01-26-2008, 09:47 AM
I'm not pregnant but plan to be within the next 2 or 3 years. And I will be raw still. From what I've read of other women on RFT, other raw forums, and with some raw ladies I lunch with often, they don't suggest mentioning it to your OBGYN that you eat raw. Apparently they freak out. Unless you've mentioned it already and they are cool with it.
But I have read blogs of ladies who are pregnant while raw and the majority lost some weight in the beginning and/or didn't gain much of anything until the last few weeks.
I've read a lot about being prego and raw. As I've been wanting a child forever. My husband and I need to graduate college and get a house first. That is our goal. In the meantime, I just read up alot on it and other's experiences. Good luck!:D
01-26-2008, 10:22 AM
People loose weight during pregnancy just from throwing up.. if you can loose weight by eating healthy then it's not bad for the baby at all. The baby is still getting all the vitamins it needs.
Raw Angel Mom
01-26-2008, 02:21 PM
They are more concerned about the baby putting on normal weight and they measured this during the echography. What is important is to eat your powerful food (raw food, greens, organic food, etc...), you should consider of taking supplement and make sure you aren't deficient with anything. If you loose the weight by not trying to diet etc... this is fine but if you loose it because you are depriving yourself, then i would be concern. You typically don't loose weight and tent to bank if you over eat, but i wasn't on raw food then so i got no weight of knowing. I had no craving at all and i was eating an organic vegetarian diet, and taking supplements (angstrom size mineral, vitamin D and acid folic). I only gain 10 pound of fat during my pregnancy because i was on a trip and couldn't find decent food, so i had to eat what was served, etc.... beside this, i only gain the weight of the placenta, the baby's weight, etc....
Hugs and love
01-26-2008, 02:39 PM
I discovered raw at 5 months pregnant, went raw on the spot 100%. Didn't notice if I lost any weight though but I sure felt great!! I didn't do the doctors & check ups thing.
01-27-2008, 01:21 AM
I was slim to begin with when I got pregnant, and ended up losing 20 lbs due to wicked morning sickness (hyperemesis). Didn't seem to effect the baby negatively - she was almost 10 lbs at birth, and scored perfect on that apgar thing.
01-27-2008, 03:28 AM
I was not on a raw diet when pregnant and I did not gain any weight for a time, then I lost some due to a thyroid problem. Since I was overweight to begin with, my Drs. didn't freak, except when I lost the 12 pounds in a week. They also freaked when I gained it back the following week. The Endo. I was seeing said it was not my fault but the fault of my thyroid.
I did not need any maternity clothes early on in the pregnancy. Mostly where I gained was the breasts. I had to buy bras in bigger and bigger sizes. I bought panties in one larger size but after that I did need maternity panties. Just the way your shape changes requires the different cut of panties.
I bought some stretch pants in a larger size and some tops in a larger size. Those worked for most of the pregnancy. Around about the 6th or 7th month is when I found the maternity clothing worked better for me. I bought the same size I had worn to begin with. Even though I didn't gain any weight that stayed on me until the very end, my shape did change and this is why I needed the maternity stuff, especially the pants. Larger regular pants just didn't work because it was only my belly that got bigger and not my entire body. Maternity tops are generally cut so they are longer in the front. So I bought a few of these.
One thing that changed that I wasn't expecting was my shoe size. I went from an 8B to a 9D. Alas, I bought a ton of shoes while I was pregnant and never got to wear them after I outgrew them. I foolishly assumed my feet would shrink back down. They didn't.
You may or may not lose weight. Keep in mind that even if the diet you are on makes you lose some weight, the baby and the amniotic fluid are added weight. The Dr. will measure you frequently and if you are getting bigger like you should, there shouldn't be a problem.
02-07-2008, 11:46 AM
I am 16 weeks 4 days pregnant. I have been about 75% raw for a few months and am ready to be 100% raw as well. Needless to say I have been searching the internet for info. on what is safe and healthy for both "mommy and baby". It is so important to eat good nutrition, that how could focusing on Raw Foods be bad???? I am 4' 11" and am constantly hearing how I "will blow up and be fat as hell because I'm short"....It is depressing. I'm trying to focus on good foods like you and must remember that everything I intake is for my child.
02-29-2008, 11:49 AM
During my last 7 weeks of pregnancy (DD is now 7 weeks old), I gained 1 pound (lost weight during a few weeks and then gained), I was about 75% raw at that time. DD weighed 7lbs, 9oz when born, so no negative affect on her! If you're eating all the right things your baby should be fine.
As for maternity clothes...you just never know....I know that my belly was so big and low towards the end that none of my shirts covered it up. And for pants, the elastic in most pants are tight fitting enough (though not uncomfortable) that if you lost weight, it shouldn't affect the fit. Don't buy too many clothes, save your money for the post baby body!
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