From the tittle you can tell how much for me is away too late to talk about food I've been taken during pregnancy. No, I insist this is one of my favourite thing to discuss, honestly.
Although there are a bunch of opinions could come from different perspectives about what should or what shouldn't I eat during pregnancy (not to mention -my pregnancy, not anyone's) I consider this writing isn't something I want you to believe, but something I want to recommend, because it works for me the best way.
Lately, many friends have texted me to announce their positive result (wohooo) I'm seriously happy about it, and since then each one of them started to become my regular chat-friend at night or during my spare time. The question in general is what should and what shouldn't I eat during pregnancy.
This is common especially for your first pregnancy. I always become the person who will answer with; "ask the right person with the right competencies", that's turn out to be the things that they're not capable of doing. Because, I agree if many doctors in Indonesia are a text-book-sucker. They don't really look up carefully into fish that has complex omega 3 or Cod liver oil which in old text book clearly written there's a melamine that could harm the baby.
Of course, I've become scepticism because I have the best ObGyn in town! lol. He's not just well put together in appearance, he's also well-being in his competencies. I've talked about him, here.
Let's not just talk about what-contains-in-what, in particular food. Well, I don't have enough knowledge about it, I can be fooled anytime! Internet could even be 2 sides at the same times. Many thoughts are spread everyday, and literally they're new, renewed, and also fades to wrong sometimes.
So be careful means be smart of picking on information. Use many devices or gain information from more resources honestly will change your way of thinking. It (unconsciously) would end you up with a simple, crystal-clear, end-conclusion's point of view for you. So life is easier!
I know, many of you doesn't have a time like I (proudly-said) have. But, doesn't matter how hard it could be, but if you need it, gain it! Information should be one of your primary thing your brain needs, besides food (or people nowadays kinda -lifestyle) hahah. sorry.
But true lifestyle 'lifestyle', isn't that being smart and become acknowledge is the ultimate lifestyle? Correct me if I'm wrong, but truly, many ads would be happy to put a tagline about lifestyle become more like.... "healthy lifestyle is a blah.." :D
I will definitely happy to talk about Fasting During Pregnancy, in the upcoming weeks, because there're hundreds of people wonder how did I do it?!
It kinda make me flattered when I keep answer to; I'm not an expert, and you should go to your health care provider to ask about anything, my friend insist to know more about food I've been taken. Not the food my obgyn told me to eat during pregnancy. Which is, by the way, both are the identically similar :D I told her as well, every doctors are (inevitably) different, but it always goes to the same direction. Both being healthy (mommy and the baby).
Since I'm not a culinary person, friends came to enjoy the way my mind think during pregnancy.
Yes, me and husband are willing to go to groceries to buy an everyday's fruit, everyday's veggies, and if we want to have either lunch/dinner out, we will having the meal we used to always have. We're not trying out new things, unless we're on vacations. We stick up to healthy and always put veggies and fruits in between. This consistency has unconsciously brought us into healthy living which me and my husband don't have any medical records for the last 3 years.
From me, yes, I don't have any funny aversions. I experienced only twice every month- vomit during the nights on my first 3 months, I got no constipations except because my iron pills the doctor prescribed me on my third trimester make me experience it.
I did nausea but, I get rid of it quickly. My mood didn't spontaneously annoying to other people. I had no (even a slightly) headache.
The only thing that I had and I thought I'm gonna die of, was lower back pain. I got lower back pain from my regular morning-walk routine. I always walk / running before starting my activities for 20 minutes everyday and that gave a pressure on my hips so it traveled to my back line and start to hurt for couple hours. Sometimes during the whole day at all. But nothing to do with anything I've eaten at that point.
None of this happen for no reason.
You're not get rid of the suffering your hormone do to your body, unless you're become Positive about it. I'm no kidding, many books also mention about The Ultimate Power of Mind and it has been the only thing I've been rely on. Seriously.
The one thing in your body that doesn't have limit, actually your brain! Pain cause a dominance stimuli to the brain so your body will be notice more to the distress and it cloth your blood circulation to make you even more distress! So the pain could come even worse. But there hundreds of possibilities your body could help about it, is when you be focus on releasing other hormone called Dopamine. (Happy hormone)
Well, you could get one from morphine (which is dangerous during pregnancy, unless you want to harm your baby) or other meds but since our body could do million things you can't imagine, you can trigger that hormone within 2 main ideas, laugh and think about something that matter. It doesn't have to be strong memory, think about the last 2 funny things your husband have done couple days ago, or your friend, or anything! It worked for me like a fireworks!
I may sick of bore some during the first 3 months, because I stay at home. Rather than to do my job. I know that many women are still able to work during their first trimester, eventually they're just harming their own body without knowing it. Many of my friends got miscarriage or a spontaneous loss during this stage because how overload they had been pushing their energy to grow the baby, they would need an extra energy thru the day during their activities as well.
It may has anything to do with food and the feeling they would become during this stage. Bloated is a condition when your uterus expands by an oxygen so it lift you up with a gas.
Unfortunately, you have a morning sickness or a strong nausea you cannot resist during the bloated feeling, so it turns out to be an appetite decreased for some reason. And, I would dare to say, welcome bloated women, your body has become more gassy and ready to vomit in a few second!
It is not scientifically approved, but my opinion this is how my body have worked during my first 3 months. Also, don't forget the progesterone! It's the most annoying hormone you can't say no if it says yes. lol.
I know that many women also have been overwhelmed to announce their pregnancy, oh well, I feel so happy, finally I'm pregnant, no believe it! Hey hey, how to.. blah.
Become a happy about the pregnancy is a privilege. Every women will be thrill to know their pregnant. But being overwhelmed?! Na-ah.
Trust me, overwhelmed would lead you to questioning too many to "experience-person" you think that they know how your body works. It's your body, not theirs. But listen to their strongly advice opinion about anything that worked the best as their experience may not be a good idea and wouldn't always be suitable to your body. It's yours. Every pregnancy is different, remember?
I'm a happy person!
Because during my first 3 months, stay home and be smart on fill up the day with many new activities I have had abandoned before I get too much busy, were a thing I may not doing it ever again.
This is a first pregnancy for me, and in my second (in sha Allah), I may not be able to do the things I've done. So I bless my first 3 months as the first of anything that would never come back. Like what I've mentioned, Positive about it.
On your second pregnancy, you'll probably get distracted because you already have one kid to taking care each moment. (Which is, must be a magical experience to bless both things!)
But on your first?
Doesn't it sound wonderful to be able to relax all by yourself thinking about how bless your dream to be a mother will become true in several months? I vote to yes!
To make it easier for you, this is the food dictionary I will be happy to share that works the best way for me.
Ginger Candy, is my favourite candy during my first 3 months. It release my nausea just like a tap to an Instagram like. You don't want to gain too much weight because of a sweet candy, try to find anything free-sugar. My pal is Golden Ginger from Assortment.
Everytime I feel bloated away like I'm about to explode, but I don't have anything to eat just yet, I chew gum. This doesn't relieve you from bloated obviously, but it change my way of thinking to be chill out a bit. Try to put your hips in higher position sometimes help. But sip a warm water is the marvellous way of get rid of it. Don't forget eat your fruit before your lunch/dinner!
I eat in time. Just like one two three.
Luckily I always have my husband tracking down for anything that goes to my mouth, so it was an easy step to be followed for me. Eating every 2 hours is recommend during your first months, but do not put too many Calories like Indonesian people always does.
People in indonesia is always consider "Eating" is a lunch or dinner, but in this point, eating means anything that goes to your mouth! So eat smart is not only applicable during pregnancy, eating smart is should be always applicable daily! I barely eat rice during my first 3 months. All I wanted is fruits like, Banana, Kiwis, Avocado, Papaya, Watermelon, Manggo, and Passionfruit. Basically any fruits they sell in stores, that time!
Almond Milk, is the milk I enjoyed the most. Most of women will think about pregnancy milk and nowadays has many brands. My ObGyn didn't recommend me to drink pregnancy formula milk because how much it contain fat that could cause body fat gain! I always hate powdery milk that I feel lucky I had no chance even once to drink them. In conspiracy theory it lead into tired-some, laziness, that many women won't be able to give a natural birth so they'll pushed to do c-section and the money goes to the pocket of anyone else. (I do agree if this theory is a fact).
But, na-ah. I have no time think about what other people benefits from my pregnancy. hahaha
I'm being careful with the brand I used to drink for Almond milk. That's why sometimes I replace my milk within a more complex in calcium and subs the Almond milk with Almond!
Salad! I do love salad because how easy they're being made! As well, it contains many veggies and a complex amount of folic acid in one big bowl! I'm no longer count my veggies intake daily cause it's been my everyday basis and I cannot do activities without it first.
Being pregnant, means you're going to crave avocado a lot lot more! It's a must. And no body would disagree if I tell you, avocado is a key of a successful pregnancy here cause how much it has a great amount of folic acid even medical research have found that Avocado has been extracted to the ultimate ingredients for them to produce your folic acid multivitamin in a capsule form! Google it. Or click here to know more 11 reasons to eat more avocados during pregnancy!
I do really hope this short information plenty useful for some of you. It's important to keep your mind as healthy as your body! Check back next week about #loonairepregotips I'll be really enjoy to share some good information I thought the best as a pregnancy hacks!
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