Atkins/low carb and pregnancy

Discussion in 'Atkins Diet' started by Cherryade, 27 November 2009.

  1. Cherryade

    Cherryade Well-Known Member

    Anyone know if atkins/low carb is advised in pregnancy? Seems to be saying that maintenance is the way to go.....
    Last edited: 27 November 2009
  2. EmmaMum

    EmmaMum Well-Known Member

    You got something to tell us Cherry?

  3. Cherryade

    Cherryade Well-Known Member

    Ummmm.... yes.

    Im 6 weeks pregnant - after years and years of trying.

    Losing 3.5 stone has done the trick as has the low carb diet .... an atkins baby!

    Still in shock - what a HUGE surprise but very, very welcome - fingers crossed all goes well!
  4. girlygirl1

    girlygirl1 Banned

    How wonderful! Congratulations. The happiest times in life are, as Mellie says in Gone With The Wind, 'when babies come'.

    What joy you must be feeling.

  5. Jane-D

    Jane-D Well-Known Member

    Cherryade what absolutely fantastic news....all the best for a good and healthy pregnancy...Jx
  6. Jim

    Jim Big Boy

    Great news Cherry, I'm thrilled for you. I'd go onto maint, can't afford to take any chances love.
  7. therealcazza

    therealcazza Well-Known Member

    Congratulations Cherry :)
  8. Cherryade

    Cherryade Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the kind words :)

    We are really pleased here at Cherry HQ but I am also gutted at the thought of not low carbing - it so easy and suits me and I dont wanna go off the rails and have all the sugar cravings and all that as it just suited me so well.

    Since Ive found out Ive been on maintenance but Ive lost my book so I dont know quite what Im doing but Im eating low carb fruit and veg and having a small bowl of bran in the mornings etc as I am feeling pretty sicky and dizzy in the mornings and I wanna be sure Im giving the lil one all they need to grow big and strong - ok well not too big lol

    Ive been taking vitamins for ages so thats all cool, I just dont wanna go off the rails and get all sugary again as I know that at my size I am a candidate for gestational diabetes so I want to take care of me and teeny one.

    You guys are one of the first to know - gonna wait a while til I tell all my other mateys - still early days and all that :)

    Ive only put on a pound so far which is normal at 6 weeks - so the dr said today...

    Thanks for the kind words and the link :)
    Last edited: 30 November 2009
  9. Jim

    Jim Big Boy

    You'll have to put up a baby ticker Cherry. :)
  10. EmmaMum

    EmmaMum Well-Known Member

    Thats great news cherry. I had gestational diabetes with all of mine even though everytime I got pregnant i had lost a lot of weight. Don't worry too much about it I needed medication from abou 33 weeks which now you can have tablets and you don't have to inject thats as long as your blood sugars are not too high. You will get tested at 28 weeks if they think you are showing sugar in your urine samples. You may be fine though so don't worry

  11. Cherryade

    Cherryade Well-Known Member

    Thats everyone and huge thanks Laura for the links, I really do need that info as the last few days Ive tried to up my carbs with bread and I just feel awful, bloated, dodgy belly the lot and only when I eat bread. It really is evil.

    Oats and veggies me thinks.... thanks so much xx
  12. Jim

    Jim Big Boy

    Porridge is good Cherry, the normal plain stuff not the fancy ones, You might find muesli is OK as well love. I know how you feel on the brad and stuff. LOL.
  13. Cherryade

    Cherryade Well-Known Member

    Ive been eating my porridge oats like a good girl but am falling into bad old ways, had icecream yesterday. HUGE craving.

    Yesterday I had

    Porridge with milk
    HUmmus and cucumber, orange pepper and mushrooms all raw
    Roast chicken with red cabbage, cauli cheese (no flour), sprouts and 2 small pots
    and then I ruined it by eating loads of icecream.


    I wish I understood maintenance better. Ive swapped butter for olive oil and have upped my veggies and more or less eat as I did before except I stuff up about once a day.

    The guilt and all that is creeping back in and I want to get some control back, Ive not gone mad but the bloat and lethargy is back - but then its hard to know if its the upping of the carbs, sneaking crap back in or just being pregnant!

    I miss the control and freedom of before, Im sure I can get it back but with more healthy carbs for babe - its a struggle atm.
  14. Cherryade

    Cherryade Well-Known Member

    Yes he just said healthy eating, 5 a day and no crap. Those were his words!!
  15. Jim

    Jim Big Boy

    Typical response with no thought attached.
  16. Jim

    Jim Big Boy

    yes Laura, but what about calcium, iron etc, very necessary when building a new baby. :) My DIL came back with loads of advice and leaflets on what to eat and what to avoid during pregnancy.
  17. Jim

    Jim Big Boy

  18. Cherryade

    Cherryade Well-Known Member

    Mines telling me haagen daz then lol
  19. morenachica

    morenachica Well-Known Member

    wow really laura that happen to your SIL..

    cherry I'd would just eat healthy and take your prenatale vitamins. I don't have any kids but eat normally and when you are hungry. Also if you aren't too tired walk or do some type of exercising.. I'm very happy for you and always remember you can do atkins after you've had your baby. taking care of yourself and the baby should be top priority and not worrying about trying to do maint. and etc..
  20. Cherryade

    Cherryade Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the kind words :) Im starting to get the hang of this normal eating :) just scared myself witless reading up about being 8 weeks pregnant (on Monday it will be 8 weeks) and the horror stories of bad stuff has freaked me out.

    No more googling for me!!

    When I feel I want summat sweet Im dipping into my now lavish fruit bowl :) to save me from the icecream!!

    Cant believe a nurse said that! Shocking!

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