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  • Just started Paleo, then I found out I'm preggers...help!

    Hello, I just started Paleo, going into my second week of Paleo and I just found out I'm about 4 weeks pregnant. So now I'm wondering should I continue on Paleo or what? Lots of the symptoms women say they get I've not experienced. I am tired, breast a little achy, and a little heartburn but no nausea or worse. I don't know if it's because I'm too early in the pregnancy or is it because of Paleo. Your thoughts? Thank you.

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    Summertime, congrats! Being pregnant is about as paleo as it gets.

    You've timed things very well! I encourage you to stick with the paleo eating guidelines. You and your little one will get lots of nutrition that way and your pregnancy will go more easily. My wife is six months into her first paleo pregnancy, and it's going much easier than the last one did, just from cutting out grains and legumes (pretty much the only way she wasn't paleo before).

    I do think four weeks is a little early to start feeling the typical pregnancy complaints. But maybe you'll get lucky!

    Again, congrats!

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    • #3
      You should get off paleo because our ancestors started to eat lots of whole wheat pasta and margarine and feedlot-raised meats when they got pregnant.
      You lousy kids! Get off my savannah!

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Timothy View Post
        Summertime, congrats! Being pregnant is about as paleo as it gets.

        You've timed things very well! I encourage you to stick with the paleo eating guidelines. You and your little one will get lots of nutrition that way and your pregnancy will go more easily. My wife is six months into her first paleo pregnancy, and it's going much easier than the last one did, just from cutting out grains and legumes (pretty much the only way she wasn't paleo before).

        I do think four weeks is a little early to start feeling the typical pregnancy complaints. But maybe you'll get lucky!

        Again, congrats!
        +100

        Eating this way is probably the best start in life you could give your baby IMHO.
        If you're interested in my (very) occasional updates on how I'm working out and what I'm eating click here.

        Originally posted by tfarny
        If you are new to the PB - please ignore ALL of this stuff, until you've read the book, or at least http://www.marksdailyapple.com/primal-blueprint-101/

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Grumpy Caveman View Post
          You should get off paleo because our ancestors started to eat lots of whole wheat pasta and margarine and feedlot-raised meats when they got pregnant.
          lmfao you're such a smart arse GC
          If you're interested in my (very) occasional updates on how I'm working out and what I'm eating click here.

          Originally posted by tfarny
          If you are new to the PB - please ignore ALL of this stuff, until you've read the book, or at least http://www.marksdailyapple.com/primal-blueprint-101/

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          • #6
            You might want to check out Chris Kresser's "Healthy Baby Code". Robb Wolf sure plugs the hell out of it.

            Also, whiskey.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Misabi View Post
              lmfao you're such a smart arse GC
              Nothing personal to the OP, but this kind of question does come up a lot and it makes me wonder: if you don't trust a way of eating enough to adopt it when you need to be at your healthiest (eg. pregnancy), why are you thinking of adopting it at all in the first place?
              You lousy kids! Get off my savannah!

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              • #8
                I was primal for 6 months when I fell pregnant in Feb 2010. After 6 weeks I was so sick, the only thing I could stomach was bread and bread and more bread. there was no way I could change that even if I wanted too. Hopefully you won't get the dreaded all-day sickness, but if you do, eat what you can handle. I craved cheese, blueberries and avocados too, so I managed to squeeze ome health into the poor baby!

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Grumpy Caveman View Post
                  Nothing personal to the OP, but this kind of question does come up a lot and it makes me wonder: if you don't trust a way of eating enough to adopt it when you need to be at your healthiest (eg. pregnancy), why are you thinking of adopting it at all in the first place?
                  Because a lot of people are willing to anything to lose weight. They don't actually care nearly as much about the health benefits of primal eating so they may not have bought in to the health benefits part 100%. But when it comes to a baby they have to take any doubts seriously.
                  Using low lectin/nightshade free primal to control autoimmune arthritis. (And lost 50 lbs along the way )

                  http://www.krispin.com/lectin.html

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Summertime View Post
                    Hello, I just started Paleo, going into my second week of Paleo and I just found out I'm about 4 weeks pregnant. Your thoughts? Thank you.
                    Anecdotal evidence. Eating paleo does not cause pregnancy.

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                    • #11
                      I was pregnant once and for a while there I couldn't eat much more than soda crackers.
                      Female, 5'3", 50, Max squat: 202.5lbs. Max deadlift: 225 x 3.

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                      • #12
                        4 weeks is probably too early to be experiencing morning sickness. I didn't get it until 8 weeks with my last pregnancy. But not everyone gets it. I would keep eating primal but in pregnancy your body will tell you what it wants and they may be bread. It's a funny (magical) time.
                        Became Primal August 2011

                        SW - 84kg / 185lb
                        CW - 60kg / 132lb
                        GW - 60kg / 132lb

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                        • #13
                          Congratulations!

                          I started Paleo last year and within six weeks I was at my lowest adult weight ever and felt awesome! Then I discovered I was pregnant. O_o Quite a surprise considering our last child was conceived with lots of fertility meds.

                          I tried to stay Paleo, but found myself grazing on what ever I craved. Probably not the best plan, but whatever.

                          She just turned three months old and I'm just now getting back to Paleo. I want to get back into my skinny jeans!

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                          • #14
                            Thank you Timothy. My husband and I are completely delighted. Funny thing, I ate a grilled chicken with some roasted veggies for lunch, I was fine. Then the next day I had turkey chili and it did have beans (not spicy), shortly after I got heartburn. I do think the grain/legumes seems to intensify lots of the preggers symptoms. So glad to have stumbled on Primal Blueprint. Thanks again.

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                            • #15
                              primal is a great basis for any healthy lifestyle and pregnancy. Congrats on your little one!

                              I'm in my 2d trimester with my first and definitely went through some phases where I ate grains...either b/c of a severe craving or that's all I could really stomach. Sometimes I get this overwhelming NEED for a sub from Subway. Weird b/c I never cared for bread before getting pregnant. But, on the whole my diet is pretty darn primal so I'm ok with some grains here and there. I actually seem to be much less sensitive to foods now that I'm pregnant...perhaps b/c pregnancy lowers your overall immune system?

                              Evey woman and every pregnancy will be different...personally, I have to eat higher carb than I did pre-pregnancy...basically, more fruit, potato and rice for the most part.

                              There have been a few pregnancy threads lately if you do some searching...make sure you are getting enough vit D.
                              Heather and the hounds - Make a Fast Friend, Adopt a Greyhound!

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