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#1 ChickyMumma

Posted 09 December 2012 - 02:54 PM

So as of Thursday seeing the doctor I have been a bit more baby concious.

I have given up coca cola and watching what I eat. I am craving my coke so bad lol, I bought lemonade and it seems to be hitting the spot.

Is there anthing you have to give up for baby?

#2 Mumma2furrykids

Posted 09 December 2012 - 03:35 PM

I've given up $50,000 in medical expenses.
I've sold my house.
I've given up the dream of having my husbands children, accepting a sperm donor instead.
I've given up countless holidays and social occasions
I've given up on certain friendships.

I've given up a lot over 4.5 years of TTC but I still hope wish and pray for my miracle.

(Feeling sorry for myself today - sorry for the vent)



#3 living_bravely

Posted 09 December 2012 - 03:42 PM

Oh Brookstar honey,  you are absolutely allowed to feel sorry for yourself.  It's sooooooo hard when you have given up so much and still waiting!  I so hope you have a sticky baby soon.  I am going to pray with all my might and put out all the sticky vibes and baby dust in the world for you.  My heart is honestly breaking for you.

I don't know about you, but my journey has not been as difficult as yours and I've sometimes wondered how I can give up so much and others so little and yet there I was, still waiting for a baby when I wanted one so much.  I'm sure you have probably tried this, but have you experimented with any alternative therapies like TCM or other such things?  



#4 knottygirl

Posted 09 December 2012 - 03:49 PM

ive given up energy drinks and excessive coke.  Funnily enough i did that 2 weeks ago, maybe my body knew something.

Ive cut down to 1 coke per day, which i think is ok, cause i dont drink coffee, and i also drink 1 watered down flavoured green tea a day too.  

Ive been trying to eat healthy too, round the time i gave up energy drinks i started craving salads.  Ive been having a salad with lunch and dinner every day.  Its a cheats salad, i buy baby spinach leaves and the bag of shredded beetroot, carrot and bean sprouts and throw in some cherry tomatoes.

Brookstar, i hope that you have one soon, ill be thinking of you.

#5 ChickyMumma

Posted 09 December 2012 - 03:50 PM

WOW you beat me hands down.

#6 Mumma_G

Posted 09 December 2012 - 04:03 PM

knottygirl - I dont meant to scary you but I was told not to eat any prepackaged salads due to Listeria and that bean sprouts (or any sprouts of any kind) were a big no  because of Salmonella. I know many women who totally ignore these guidelines and go on to have health bubs but for me if I didnt stick to it and something happened it would take a lot for me to forgive myself.  Here is a link if you are interested.

brookstar vent away! you have given up so much. I hope that sooner rather than later you are holding your own gorgeous babe in your arms. Big hugs. x

I have given up soft cheese which is probably most most favourite thing to eat ever!

#7 knottygirl

Posted 09 December 2012 - 04:06 PM

Mrs_Mumma_84 thanks ill ask my gp about it when i go see him on thursday. i think if you rewash them they are ok.

#8 Mumma_G

Posted 09 December 2012 - 04:13 PM

No worries, I believe it is the sitting in the bags at the supermarket that cause the problems. I believe the sprouts were okay if fully cooked but certainly not raw. I remember this because they are one of my greatest loves! They are what makes a salad so good!

#9 living_bravely

Posted 09 December 2012 - 04:13 PM

I forgot to ad my own!

I haven't given up anything I hadn't already given up to try and fall pregnant. But here is a little list and I don't even really think of it as giving up because I'm so glad I did it, not just for the bub, but because I feel heaps better.

- most processed food
- most wheat products
-  caffeine
- all soft drink
- sugar (except what's in fruit and I limit that)

Actually I would say I have eaten more naughty things because I have been absolutely craving coke!  Full of sugar of course and I let myself have a little glass yesterday.  But only a little one. hehe! I read the same thing about salads Mrs_Mumma, but I'm one of the ones that just make a judgement call, if it looks like it's been sitting there for ever I don't touch it, but if I know it's fresh I will eat it.  If you are worried about it though knottygirl, you could just buy the ingredients separately and leave out the sprouts. ;-)  i actually didn't know that about sprouts and I eat them on everything!  So thanks for that Mrs_mumma, I shall cut those back.

Edited by living_bravely, 09 December 2012 - 04:15 PM.


#10 Mumma_G

Posted 09 December 2012 - 04:22 PM

Sorry here is the link. I found it helpful as it tells you why you shouldnt eat these things. Not just that you cant.

http://www.foodauthority.nsw.gov.au/consum...food/pregnancy/

#11 knottygirl

Posted 09 December 2012 - 04:56 PM

QUOTE (Mrs_Mumma_84 @ 09/12/2012, 04:22 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Sorry here is the link. I found it helpful as it tells you why you shouldnt eat these things. Not just that you cant.

http://www.foodauthority.nsw.gov.au/consum...food/pregnancy/


It says prepared cold salads?  doesnt that mean coleslaw ect?

#12 LO123

Posted 09 December 2012 - 07:03 PM

ALCOHOL (of course) but after a day like today I could really go a drink tonight....

#13 Mumma_G

Posted 09 December 2012 - 09:29 PM

QUOTE (knottygirl @ 09/12/2012, 04:56 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
It says prepared cold salads?  doesnt that mean coleslaw ect?



Basically anything sitting in a deli or a fridge is a no go. As I said not everyone follows this closely and still have healthy bubs. The risk is small but its still there.

It says 'Avoid any foods that may have been made more than a day in advance, for example pre-made and pre-packaged salads, sandwiches and wraps' i believe this would apply to any pre-packed salads you get at the supermarket too.

#14 ChickyMumma

Posted 10 December 2012 - 09:32 PM



Okay I have more.

I give up -
On begin able to stay awake during the day.
Being able to sleep at night without having to pee every couple of hours.
Kabanas, oh my godness I will miss you.
Hiding my belly and blaming it in gas hehehe. Its definatly showing and only 5 weeks 2 days.
Sleeping on my belly sad.gif
So yeah thats my whinge.

Edited by ChickyMumma, 10 December 2012 - 09:34 PM.


#15 raone

Posted 10 December 2012 - 09:47 PM

Knottygirl just go with your gut re the salads. I cut out alfalfa sprouts(been binging on them since I gave birth.) and only had salads that I had prepared so I knew they were washed. Sprouts are just too hard to clean supposedly so that's why they suggest it I think.




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