You may want to check out Fertility, Cycles & Nutrition its not a raw book, but you may find information that can be helpful and you can adapt to your raw diet.
My good lord, i live on fruits and you bet that i had tone of fruits while i was pregnant. I NEVER HAD CRAVING so this must mean something! I would change mid wife and If only she isn't in tune with you.
There are people that don't do well with fruits but if you eat already many fruit, this would be insane to restrict. Fruits eating on an empty stomact, are absorb immediately by your body and therefore feed your baby inside your belly.
Go with what feels right with you. I was vegetarian while pregnant and did eat cook food but only organic and good quality food, never i would allow myself to have any junk food. Today, now that i know better, i would stick with my raw diet, if i would have craving for certain food, i would of eaten it but i didn't. I had organic egg occasionnally and yogurt but very rare. My fruits in the morning really did the trick for me. I also took supplement such folic acid, vitamin d and minerals angstrom size recommended by David Wolf. I only took those minerals at the mid of my cycle for my iron was to the max but in past i was anemic and my doctor told that it hard to heal from that and that i needed to supplement. The iron she gave me didn't do well, so this is then that i took the angstrom size mineral iron and i was fine. Today with my 100% raw diet, you bet that i have no longer problem with the low iron, lol...
Anyway, follow your voice of reason and not your voice of fear. Get some blood test done once in a while to make sure that you aren't deficient. Watch out for B12 deficiency.
I ate about the same before i got pregnant, i didn't notice that i was eating more protein. Fruits do have everything for our body to make proteins. My favority source of protein now is greens.
Blessings and love
-Raw Angel Mom
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– Saint Maximilian Kolbe
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kind of funny what people 'think' they know. don't get too wrapped up in calculating everything. go with what feels right, but keep the protein thing in the back of your head.
i was 100% raw vegan up until my second trimester. i wish that i could've kept it up, but the morning sickness was killing me and thus pretzels and spelt sticks calmed my tummy.
i started out adding sprouted grain tortillas, hemp tortillas, ezekial bread, the obvious things like almond butter and cashew butter, a hemp shake and i craved tempeh. you can add the protein to your rawness and still have a wonderful pregnancy. i only gained 35lbs and had an 8lb healthy baby at home.
i do want to mention that you should probably take a look at what is in the green plus bars. they have a 'ton' of herbs in there. a better choice would be the organic food bar if you need a bar to keep you fueled. LARABARs are another quick bar option.
oh, if you'd like 'primal mothering' send me a pm. i'll gladly send it to you. i have been looking for someone to pass it on to.
happy birthing mama and lots of baby love your way.
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oh, i forgot to mention the fruit thing...i am hypoglycemic, when my body feels like it, but most of the time i do really really well on a raw diet with lots of fruit. when i was pregnant, i ate more fruit than i do right now. between the bananas in the smoothies, blueberries, dates, raisens, dried apricots and figs, strawberries every night for a snack and the 4 apples a day to help with the heart burn, i was a fruit eating machine.
guess what, no gestational diabetes. also, i was never constipated. too personal i know, but it is the most wonderful side effect of eating lots of fruit especially while other preggy mamas are have issues in the bathroom.
GO FOR IT!
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