February 12, 2013 at 2:03 PM
I think about it all the time. I weight my cravings vs what my unborn son needs most. I am eating much more healthy than I have in years. And I dont know if that has helped, but my pregnancy has been easy breezy- maybe 2 days of morning sickness, no pains, GD screen came back good, etc. If I am ever unsure if what I want to eat may pose any risk, I call my doc and ask her.
I feel what is best for my son is best for me. He is more important right now- his development is much more important than my craving for an extra greasy bacon cheeseburger. But at the same time, since I am very careful with what I eat, I can splurge a bit but on the healthy side- frozen yogurt with whipped cream, fresh fruit with cheese and pretzels, grilled chicken instead of fried.
A positive side affect- I finally have the motivation to eat healthy and get more exercise.
February 12, 2013 at 4:47 PM
I eat what I want, always have. My kids have been fine. On another note....did anyone find the video/music creepy as hell???
February 12, 2013 at 4:49 PM
I had a few weeks like that. I was like, it can't be worse that starving because I can't keep anything down. I was pretty good the rest of the time though, if I always ate like that I'm sure I'd be that much better off lol
I think about it a lot. Right now though, I am in survival mode with morning sickness...I will eat whatever and drink whatever to keep me going.
by jheggel1February 12, 2013 at 6:24 PM
I think "the scolding posts that guilt moms over what they eat" do more harm than good. I think it's pretty rare that a mother eats so terribly that it will affect her baby negatively. All the alarmist obsession with micromanaging a pregnancy strikes me as unnecessary. Women are driving themselves crazy with this stuff-- you know what I think is probably more harmful than eating what you want during pregnancy? Being hyper-aware and hyper-stressed about what you're eating (or anything for that matter) during pregnancy. Relax and enjoy the experience!
by NikkiLFebruary 12, 2013 at 6:41 PM
I have to think about what I eat every meal, and snack. I have gestational diabities. I am forced to eat healthy. haha
by doulalaFebruary 12, 2013 at 10:51 PM
I thought about everything I ate (logged a lot of it). As well as the environments I exposed myself too, etc. I am a really natural birther so I want to ward off unnecessary risks and avoid complications, this really helps! :-)
by wkukidFebruary 13, 2013 at 12:02 AM
I try to only eat fruits, veggies and light meats, and a few carbs. Drinking mostly milk and juice. Sometimes a craving gets to me.