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CD Plans and pregnancy


We going to be trying for another baby in a few months time :)

Can you tell me why we can not do any of the CD plans whilst pregnant?

Is it just down to the sheer lack of calories or can being in ketosis cause big problems for the unborn baby?


Bm2lm xx
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This is the official line from CD Head Office:

If you have a client that becomes pregnant, the client may wish to continue on the diet as they have become established and enjoy the programme. At this stage you will need to explain to your client that she is now 'two' and that the programme is now unsuitable, as per CHWP's medical guidelines, pregnancy is contraindicated. However, if your client wishes to take 1 product per day as a nutritional aid then this would be suitable....however, you need to follow the guidelines below: -

1. A new MRF will need to be signed by a Dr with "1 Cambridge product a day for nutrition' written clearly across it. If the Dr does not sign the MRF, no product can be supplied.

2. Only supply the client with 7 products for the week (totalling 1 per day) and see the client weekly. We do not want the client to do sole sources and there would be a risk of this happening if more product was supplied.

3. After they have had their baby, please remember that lactating women are also contraindicated and so should not use any programmes until the baby has its source of nutrition via other means. We would also recommend that a higher programme is used when appropriate to allow the client to settle into motherhood, ie Sole Source and new baby = very hard work!!

If the client wishes to have 3 products a day, you will need to advise her that we deem this unsuitable and that you are only able to supply her with enough product for one a day on a weekly basis, and only if the GP is in agreement.

"During pregnancy and lactation, the body requirements for protein, minerals and vitamins is increased. Moreover, any interference with the normal way of life is considered undesirable. Dieting during pregnancy is therefore contraindicated. The Cambridge diet can, however, be used as a nutritional supplement"

I hope this is clear. If you have any questions, please let me know.
PR Executive - Cambridge
Ah, I see, its just down to the lack of kcal, vits and minerals.

I thought maybe ketosis could damage the baby.


bm2lm xx

Just to add - ketosis can cause problems with the babies brain development, and so should be avoided while pregnant. I imagine anyone who fell pregnant while doing the diet and stopped as soon as they found out would be ok, but it wouldn't be recommended to stay in ketosis while pregnant.

Good luck!

K xx

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