Pregnancy discomforts

27 Aug

Now I’m trying to find the sites that I found regarding pregnancy discomforts, but I can’t find them at the moment.  But this info is great because I felt pretty good this last pregnancy!  I had each of these discomforts pretty bad, until I took the advice that I was told – and have now shared with you!

These are some complaints I got rid of while pregnant:
Swollen legs & feet – up your water, protein & good salt intake.  Making sure you drink enough in the early week 20s makes it less likely you will swell later on.
Heartburn & reflux – cut out wheat from your diet (depending on your body, it may take up to 3 weeks to make a difference). Also, go to the chiropractor.
Leg cramps – caused by magnesium, calcium & potassium deficiencies.  Also dehydration.  I found that eating a banana wasn’t enough to stop this – I had to go the magnesium tablets to get them under control.
Restless legs – iron tablets
Pelvic joint pain – chiropractor

I’m sure you can just up the magnesium and iron in your diet to get rid of those complaints, but I couldn’t be bothered figuring out what foods had what.

Also, apparently having a high sugar diet means that you have a much lower pain threshold. I’m not totally sure about this, as my diet wasn’t that great with Will (sugar wise), and I would classify the pain as more ‘discomfort’, than actual pain.  But this may be all the mental work I had done.

With Gabe, my waters broke at 38 weeks, and I had to be induced.  When I was pregnant with Will, I found out you can strengthen your amniotic sack with Vitamin C.

If you’ve got any other questions or discomforts, feel free to ask me about them, and I’ll see what I can find out!

Edit: Some more info:
pre-ecclampsia can mostly be avoided with changes to your diet, and upping your magnesium
Placental abrubtion is often caused by poor diet (think developing countries), and not enough water in the early week 20s of pregnancy.  This is incredibly rare, but something to think about if you get insanely, insanely sick for weeks and weeks at around that time of your pregnancy.

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Posted by on August 27, 2010 in All, Pregnancy discomforts


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