Complete raw pregnancy?
Has anyone gone through pregnancy completely raw? Or at least mostly raw? If so, did you journal the pregnancy? (I do know of Jinjee's journal.)
Thanks for any info!
I am sooo glad you asked this question, I was just going to search for this exact topic. I am just getting ready to start trying for a baby, and have began my research on everything I can think of. Can't wait to see what everyone has to say!
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hmmm Autumn, whats in the air over there in Alabama? ;)
I was just thinking the same thing!
Oh you know, inquiring minds want to know and all that. I'm an information whore. ;)
I discovered raw while I was pregnant & went from overeating the SAD to 100% raw that day! I stayed that way for a month & never felt better in my entire life! I had no more morning sickness & for the first time in forever I had incredible energy! Unfortunately I had to go back to SAD for the rest of the pregnancy but right after she was born I went veg & then vegan a few months later & started trying to be all raw again off & on till now!
Ariella has a high raw pregnancy going on right now. You might want to try doing a search, I think she's almost ready to give birth about now.
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I have a couple questions, please:
Why do you say you had to go back to SAD a month into your pregnancy?
Were you completely SAD (meat, milk) or vegetarian or vegan when you started raw?
Did you go through detox during that first month?
Thanks! I assume you mean she's on this board? I will look for her.
Autumn you big tease, aaaaaaa.
I got my eye on you, haha.
The Raw Food Detox Diet by Natalia Rose has a section regarding pregnancy and nursing. You should check it out.
That's what all the boys say, too.
Shazzie was raw for several years before getting pregnant. I believe she stayed almost all raw during her pregnancy. She mentioned something a few months after her baby was born about going back to 100%, I dont know what she added in or why. You can try emailing her for info. In her journal she also talks about another friend who had a baby raw, Karen Knowler, she's written a book about raw foods, but it's not about pregnancy.
Don't know if it will help, but it may be a source.
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I discovered raw when I was about 5 months pregnant & the day I discovered it I went 100% & stayed that way for a month. Without getting into alot of personal stuff, I wasn't able to continue it due to lack of finances & not having a place to live for a minute after leaving her father & getting on welfare etc. It was a little rough there for a minute, glad those days are over! I was completely SAD & eating disgusting ammounts of SAD foods. I gained alot of excess weight also. I was working alot right up until I went into labor at work & people would always bring me lots of food! I went vegetarian right after things settled down after she was born. That lasted maybe 3 months at the most before I became totally vegan (except honey). I was reading alot about health & raw & totally planned to do it as soon as possible. Since I was one of those all or nothing type people, I would go raw & stay that way as long as I could & then go back to cooked vegan over & over. It was hard because I would eat the same few things & get borred or I wouldn't be able to afford it one week & go back cooked. Now I would rather starve than eat cooked anymore!
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I actually did not go through any sort of detox when I was pregnant & went raw! I just felt teriffic!
Now I would rather starve than eat cooked anymore!
yep, me too -raw is just too AMAISING!
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