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by 0 · July 26, 2013 at 05:11 PM

My baby is due in a few weeks, and I'm planning to have my placenta encapsulated for ingestion. Does anyone have knowledge or experience with raw vs steamed (TCM method)? My doula will do either depending on my choice, and I was wondering what... (more)

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by 0 · July 18, 2013 at 02:40 AM

I recently switched to a lower dose estrogen birth control pill and have been noticing an extreme increase in appetite. Specifically I've had to cut nuts and coconut milk out of my diet completely because they seem to trigger binges. I was on a... (more)

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by 93 · December 11, 2012 at 07:53 PM

I know there have been several posts already on birth control options and warnings but they all seem to contradict each other. I am interested in hearing a general conclusion to what is the best type of birth control if I have to choose one. I... (more)

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by 606 · November 15, 2012 at 11:23 AM

I've got about 8 weeks left til baby is supposed to arrive and trying to get as prepared as possible in advance so I don't resort to non-paleo options. (Already building up a stash of home made meals in the freezer, etc). The hospital have... (more)

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staceychev 0 · November 15, 2012 at 11:23 AM

I had no interest in eating or drinking during my labors, except for little sips of the apple juice they brought me. When I read about women online who are fighting for the ability to eat during labor, I wonder, "Why?" Food was revolting to me!... (more)

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by 384 · October 15, 2012 at 02:50 PM

So I'm currently 8 months pregnant, so I'll be giving birth at some point in the near future :) I will be having a hospital birth (I'd love a homebirth, but I had a c-section with at T-shaped incision and I'll be trying a VBAC and due to my... (more)

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joanna_4 0 · October 15, 2012 at 02:50 PM

i was in the hospital last year and i had my mom bring most of my food. the hospital food is just so gross and they really don't respect your dietary wishes. they let her keep it in the fridge with my name on it.

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by 115 · March 13, 2013 at 02:32 PM

I finally decided to go off the pill (been on for the last 5 years, age 20-25) in an attempt to clean up my body. My gyno put me on the pill because of my painful periods, frequent yeast infections and I heard it would calm my mild breakouts.... (more)

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Jackie_4 0 · July 29, 2012 at 07:10 PM

I went off the pill a little over a year ago after a 7 year stint. I have to say that the transition was really great, though my period was infrequent for the first 4-5 months, it came back and was normal after that. I did supplement vitamin D... (more)

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by 342 · July 27, 2012 at 12:18 PM

So, I gave birth 5 days ago, but I'm concerned that I haven't had a bowel movement since the first day. I did take two stool softener pills while at the hospital and they were loose stools, but I haven't been able to go since, and it's very... (more)

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lindsey_1 0 · July 27, 2012 at 04:21 AM

I can't believe you went on day one, OUCH. I had a natural (drug free) birth, though after I did take Collace and Ibuprophen; my first BM was day 5 which was traumatic enough. My doula recommended drinking a large WARM glass of water after eating... (more)

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by 215 · July 02, 2012 at 03:32 AM

I've looked through all these posts on bc, and see...rarely anything positive at all. I am nervous though because I started paleo in May and...haven't had my period since. BUT when I DO get it, it's very manageable, I have approximately 0 PMS... (more)

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Lyndsay 0 · June 26, 2012 at 12:56 AM

This is still June, right? Any chance you're preggers? No? Well, I can tell you, confidently, that changing your diet and exercising more ceratinly can change your cycle- it does for me and my friends, many of whom are in Kung-Fu. When they stop... (more)

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by 789 · February 04, 2013 at 05:21 AM

My (paleo) nutritionist kind of negatively huffed at my answer to taking the birth control pill, mentioning that it could cause a disruption in sexual drive. Though that's not my main concern, obviously BC isn't paleo, and I'm wondering what kind... (more)

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Sarah_68 0 · February 04, 2013 at 05:21 AM

Uggghhh...looking back on it, I wish I had been better informed about the Pill. I started taking it when I was 25, and stopped taking it when I was 29 (about a year ago). I had no issues with weight gain or sexual drive, in fact, I reached my... (more)

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by 606 · May 21, 2012 at 02:39 PM

How would you describe your postpartum health and how did you cope? Specifically, do you think your paleo diet affected your experience at all? Did your experience differ to previous (non-paleo) pregnancies, or friends/family experiences and do... (more)

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cw 0 · May 17, 2012 at 05:16 AM

I had an excellent birth and postpartum experience (I'm 2 months as of May 2012). I followed crossfit throughout my pregnancy (rowed 5k and did kettlebell swings 3 days before I went into labor @ 37 weeks); was paleo when I conceived and followed... (more)

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by 1498 · October 24, 2012 at 04:46 PM

So I have endometriosis which causes me excruciating back and pelvic pain as well as bloating. I got the mirena coil which helped a lot for the pain. I then went paleo and decided to remove mirena and the symptoms came back with a vengeance. I... (more)

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Karin_1 0 · May 07, 2012 at 03:03 PM

I know a few women friends who have suffered with various levels of endometriosis. all 3 ended up having either complete (2) or partial hysterectomies (1) and 3 are basically very glad they did....it is truly something they suffered through over... (more)

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by 10 · June 16, 2012 at 02:43 AM

Hi all - I am in desperate need of help and guidance for dealing with acne. I am 24 years old, 5'10" 135-140lb female. I have been paleo for nearly a year. 3 months ago I made the decision to go off of birth control (which i began at age 17) due... (more)

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Greensun 0 · June 16, 2012 at 02:43 AM

Im in the same boat as you. The advice given i've tried, including probiotics, which give me a terrible reaction and cannot stomach food for a week after consuming even a small capsule. I've tried vegan, fruititarian, strict paleo, low-carb, and... (more)

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by 1311 · July 24, 2013 at 10:03 AM

I have been Paleo for nearly 12 months. I felt fantastic all the time - my energy and mood levels were great. Recently my husband had his vasectomy reversed - we don't know if it worked yet but we were advised to wait a while before trying to... (more)

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Linda_Slater 0 · July 24, 2013 at 10:03 AM

If you really want to understand why NOT to use the pill or hormones, read this book.... (more)

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by 180 · January 27, 2012 at 06:39 PM

I started eating Paleo in March of 2011, a few months after having my third child. I gained 50 pounds with that pregnancy, so I definitely had some weight to lose. I had been losing weight consistently up to that point and expected that by going... (more)

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Justine_2 0 · January 27, 2012 at 06:12 PM

Yes, the Mirena IUD contains levonorgestrel, which is hormonal birth control, and can cause weight gain.1 An alternative is a copper IUD, which is effective and does not use hormones. (more)

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by 524 · May 30, 2012 at 03:42 AM

Heya! So my wife is 8.5 months pregnant with our first child. While she isn't exactly "Paleo", she does eat all the food I cook, and she sticks to organic food and lotions/treatments/ideologies. Last night we happened across a documentary by... (more)

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Rogue_Nutritionist 0 · January 21, 2012 at 05:10 PM

Both of my babies were born at home surrounded by people I felt totally comfortable with, candles burning, and relaxing music playing. My husband cut both of their cords. These were deep and powerful experiences for me, and I grew so much within... (more)

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by 399 · October 11, 2011 at 07:14 PM

Hi guys! I have been on birth control for over 11 years, and the Dr's say that being on birht control for so long can make you infertile. My husband and I really want a child, and would love to conceive sometime soon. Do you think there is some... (more)

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Jess_1 0 · October 11, 2011 at 03:30 PM

I agree - no reason to believe you'll be infertile. I suspect a bigger factor than length of time on birth control is age - people who have been on birth control for a long time are more likely to be at an age where they aren't quite as fertile as... (more)

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by 787 · February 23, 2012 at 09:10 AM

I'm about 5-1/2 months pregnant now, and am starting to think about giving birth. Does eating a Paleo diet during and before pregnancy (but from adulthood, not from the womb) make delivery easier? Is it possible to have a positive, natural... (more)

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Jess_1 0 · June 21, 2011 at 11:56 PM

I've had three kids - two natural hospital births, and one homebirth. I'm also a doula. I can't answer about the Paleo part, as we didn't start that until my youngest was several months old (partially because she had a ton of food... (more)

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by 482 · May 30, 2011 at 02:17 PM

Hi all! I'm going to give birth soon, and I'm looking for some good paleo recipes that will freeze well. Anyone have any ideas for me? So far, all I've got is meatloaf..! Thanks!

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Vrimj 0 · May 30, 2011 at 02:05 PM

I don’t know if this works for you but we buy the crockpot liners fill them with meat and cooking sauce and some veggies twist tie them shut and freeze, then they can go in to the pot in the morning and take no attention. They are not all... (more)