Re: pregnancy diet
Congratualtions. Your story sounds similar to mine when I found out I was pregnant. You sound pretty overwhelmed by so many things like I was.
You should get yourself a book on pregnancy either at the library, or go buy one. Most all the books talk in detail about food...probably more detail than you'll want, and more info than anyone can give you on this board. That will put you in a good direction.
Also, I would recommend while you are reading the more serious pregnancy books & info...take some time to also read humorous things about pregnancy (Belly Laughs by Jenny McCarthy or Girlfriends' Guide to Pregnancy are the 2 I loved). I got so caught up in the seriousness of it all & worried about so many things...it was good to get the lighter side of the stories.
I switched to decaf coffee and have been drinking that every single day of my pregnancy. I drank a LOT of pop early on because any other liquid in my mouth including water made me heave. It's not the best choice, but sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do.
Don't get too obsessed with wanting to do everything just right and have the perfect diet. I wish someone would have told me that early on. You will eat so many things from now until it's over that are considered "bad" or "dangerouts" by books or people, that if you followed every bit of information word for word, you will have theoretically killed your baby at least 89 times over before it's born.
Also, I'd recommend you start reading about pregnancy in general and have questions ready for your doctor because when you start telling people, they will have so much unsolicited advice, horror stories, and wives tales for you...it will scare the h*** out of you. Just always remember, you are already under the care of a physician...listen to him or her first and foremost. Don't freak out about things (especially foods) until you've had the opportunity to double check information with your doctor.
Those are my thoughts.
Last edited by Gayle0000; 06-30-2005 at 12:57 PM.