View Full Version : Raw pregnancy?
03-14-2008, 12:16 PM
No, I'm not at this point, I'm just curious if anyone has gone through a pregnancy eating entirely raw. I'm speculating that a person would feel so much better because of not ingesting any toxins, etc. (My two SAD pregnancies were pretty rough.) Or is it incredibly hard to stay raw when your body seems to have a mind of its own. Anyone?
03-14-2008, 12:18 PM
Check out our "Raising Raw Kids" section as there are quite a few who have or are currently raw and pregnant and there are discussions there about their experiences. Stories such as having MUCH easier and faster labor and smoother delivery...which are very encouraging. Just type in, "raw pregnancy" into the search for that area of the forum and you'll get a lot of good info to get you started and I'm sure others will chime into your thread as well.
03-14-2008, 12:24 PM
There's a good story in the book 'Primal Mothering' about a very easy raw food birth.
03-14-2008, 12:32 PM
at thegardendiet Jinjee has a e-book about kids and birthing.
i was eating a live food diet during my last pregnancy and about 3 years before it. it was much easier than my first pregnancy/delivery. i wrote about it in another thread- can't remember what section i posted it in- maybe "raising raw kids??"
03-14-2008, 02:01 PM
I'm only 6 weeks along, but so far it's better than my first 2 pregnancies, with morning sickness. I hesitate to say that though because it could start any day now! I'm enjoying it though. I'm not nearly as tired, and the all day nausea had already started by now with my first 2 pregnancies!! The worst symptom I've had is dizziness when I stand up quickly. Not too bad! And so far, no raw food aversions. I've been raw for 7 months now. I can't wait too se how else this pregnancy will be different / better.
03-14-2008, 02:25 PM
I had morning sickness on raw, and from about 8 weeks to about 20 weeks I couldn't even look at leafy greens (usually a staple for me). It was rough, but I just did my best & was 100% again in the 3rd trimester in time for a very quick natural birth. I wholeheartedly recommend it, but seriously, don't beat yourself up if you have to compromise.
Just a tidbit: even on high raw throughout my pregnancy, my bloodwork astounded my midwife. My hemoglobin was the best she'd seen. I lost a lot of blood in my delivery & was adamant about not getting the Pitocin shot. The delivering doctor didn't fight me too hard about that because my hemoglobin levels were so high. I'm sure it would have been different if it weren't for the raw. :)
03-19-2008, 02:06 PM
Thanks everybody! Nice to know it's do-able if it ever happens! ;)
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