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by 0 · about 2 hours ago

I've been researching about what to take to have the healthiest pregnancy and I've been reading about taking folate instead of folic acid. Now I've been searching for folate supplements and I'm only coming across bio-active folate. I am assuming... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · August 03, 2014 at 2:32 PM

Tetrahydrofolic acid is the active form of Vitamin B9, folic acid is converted to tetrahydrofolic acid in at a low rate (this is not a bad thing!), because - surprise! - vitamin B9 needs are rather modest (<500 µg per day.) All the alternative... (more)

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by 0 · about 2 hours ago

What do you think is best practice for using a standing desk while pregnant. I usually stand about 6 hours a day at my desk and I love it. Just found out I was pregnant and am wondering if I should reduce amount of standing, eliminate my standup... (more)

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BobK 0 · July 20, 2014 at 6:10 PM

As a near lifelong long low back pain suffer and a back surgery success story..... My experience says (along with a number of 'back specialists') that standing is substantially better for back health than sitting all day. Standing puts variable... (more)

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by 0 · about 2 hours ago

What foods should I eat (more of) during pregnancy to prevent stretchmarks? And is there any supplements I should take?

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SihemA 0 · May 18, 2014 at 5:49 AM

I would also recommend to keep your skin really hydrated so the skin becomes more flexible. Coconut oil is great for hydration! And it smells really nice. :)

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by 0 · about 2 hours ago

this course looks very informative, but is rather pricey. i'm wondering if anybody has taken it & if you can recommend it?

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by 30 · about 2 hours ago

Hi, my child is not 15 months and i just got my period back after gradual weaning (though I am still breastfeeding). I have always been small below with a small butt and hips. Offlate I have had alot of weight gain for the first time in my hips... (more)

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by 13 · about 2 hours ago

I'm 33 weeks along in my pregnancy. In the beginning, I lost 12 pounds, but I attribute this to the lack of hunger, queasiness, and being more conscious of making sure that what I did eat was nutritious. I've only gained 10 pounds since then,... (more)

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Artiemouse 0 · January 12, 2014 at 3:54 PM

when I was preg I started at 135, dropped down to 120 at 12 weeks and gave birth at 147. The baby weighed 7.8 lbs and my placenta was 10 (and the most healthy one my doctor had ever seen). I walked out of the hospital at 130 lbs and a flat... (more)

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by 0 · about 2 hours ago

I've read different things about the danger of ultrasounds/sonograms. Linked to autism, hearing damage, negative side effects from the heat... Of course, I wouldn't want to do anything to harm my baby, but it's so hard to distinguish what's... (more)

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Nvor 0 · January 01, 2014 at 3:23 AM

Autism: Claiming autism seems to be the adult version of claiming that Mountain Dew will reduce your sperm count. It's a bullshit claim to the cause of a real problem and it is wildly disrespectful to those families and individuals who suffer... (more)

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by 0 · about 2 hours ago

Im a paleo newbie, im almost 2 weeks in but have already dropped 2kg (4.4lb). Which would be awesome except Im 23-24wks pregnant. Im currently 64.5kg (142lb), 164cm (5 ft 4 in). Started out at 60kg (132lb). Should I be worried about this loss?... (more)

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UncleLongHair 0 · October 30, 2013 at 10:01 AM

I have been Paleo for 18 months and work out a fair amount, and while the weight loss initially was very welcome, there are times where I feel I just haven't eaten enough and don't need to get any thinner. So I kind of know where you are coming... (more)

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by 0 · about 2 hours ago

I am being forced to get the FLU vaccine this FALL or be forced to wear a mask from now until end of FLU season. I do not believe in the effectiveness of vaccines and am leery of the chemicals they are made up of. I am also pregnant and fear... (more)

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PaleoGod 0 · October 21, 2013 at 1:13 AM

Unless you have some sort of allergic reaction to the vaccines themselves I would advise getting them. I believe this is where we draw the line between "natural" and "chemical". You have to realize that a lot of the people that try to discredit... (more)

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by 13 · about 2 hours ago

We are about 99% positive our two year old has whooping cough. Going to the doctor in an hour to find out for sure. We are doing everything we can to make this process easier for him but it looks like it's just one of those things you have to... (more)

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jmp 0 · October 11, 2013 at 3:33 PM

Notwithstanding my own opinion on vaccines, I am shocked by the rightenousness, condemnation and lack of respect for diverse opinions on vaccines expressed here. In a "paleo" forum, even. There many that live according to the idea that vaccines... (more)

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by 28 · about 2 hours ago

Just curious. I just wrote a post about caffeine in pregnancy on my site and was wondering how many paleo peeps still consume caffeine while pregnant? The research is really mixed. Here's my opinion....what's yours?

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Janknitz 0 · November 11, 2013 at 3:22 PM

during two pregnancies I drank exactly 1/2 a cup of coffee ONE TIME. It was before an ultrasound when I really, really wanted to know the baby's sex. During all my previous ultrasounds (high risk pregnancy) she was snoozing with her legs... (more)

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by 80 · about 2 hours ago

Hi all, I am two months into my paleo pregnancy and feeling amazing! No nausea or food aversions, and great energy. When not pregnant, I am very regular after years of constipation- but need a super high dose probiotic to help with that. I also... (more)

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by 720 · about 2 hours ago

so, when I was pregnant I was pretty paleo except for the 1st trimester when I had food aversions and did eat grains, but after that I was pretty clean in my eating, didn't "treat" myself much, exercised when I could but I was pretty tired... (more)

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Linds 0 · August 03, 2013 at 6:44 PM

There are many reasons you might not be losing weight, such as: you???re under too much stress you???re lapsing into Chronic Cardio you???ve reached a healthy homeostasis you're not getting enough sleep you???re eating too little you???re... (more)

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by 5 · about 2 hours ago

A friend of mine asked about her Post Pregnancy Low Estrogen levels. Her doc wants to put her on an Estrogen cream treatment but she has read some nasty things about that treatment. Anyone advice for diet/lifestyle changes to incorporate that... (more)

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MeghanneR 0 · August 03, 2013 at 1:02 PM

Yikes! It is rather common for the mainstream medical system to just treat the problem not look for a solution. Were these levels tested via blood or saliva? Salivary tests are much more accurate! Has your friend recently lost a lot of baby... (more)

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by 260 · about 2 hours ago

I am 29, and recently found out I'm pregnant - around 6 weeks now. I've been following a paleo diet (trying to restrict carbs - including most fruit and grains for a desired 15 lb weight loss) along with cross fit for 4 months. Now that I'm... (more)

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Happy_Now 0 · June 18, 2013 at 3:39 AM

My midwives were awesome paleo enthusiasts, and when I was trying to figure out my carb load we settled on a goal of 100-175g. Some days it was more, some days less. I've got a healthy, happy baby snoozin' in a swing right here next to me. ... (more)

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by 986 · about 2 hours ago

I'm currently 20 weeks pregnant, and even though I stick to paleo, I'm getting HORRIBLE heartburn. I've never had it before. Any hacks? Baking soda in water really doesn't taste very good.

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Dragonfly 0 · March 15, 2013 at 2:54 AM

Believe it or not, a lot of pregnant mamas I work with get relief with a couple of tablespoons of apple cider vinegar in a small amount of water. Counter-intuitive, but effective. Kombucha may work just as well and is tastier! Here's a link... (more)

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(Let me start by saying I have an appointment with my endocrinologist in a few days, and I have very good, thoughtful high-risk prenatal care.) I'm 18 weeks pregnant, positive for Hashimoto's antibodies, euthyroid with nodules. Any thyroid... (more)

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by 10 · about 3 hours ago

Hi fellow paleoites :) I started Paleo a few months ago because I was fed up with my 1400 calorie a day diet full of "healthy" whole grains and low fat dairy. I didn't feel too great, and was not seeing the results I was hoping for. I found out... (more)

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Sarah_14 0 · December 03, 2012 at 10:09 PM

There are a lot of different approaches to this. Some women forged ahead and claimed that their "perfect paleo" diet is what cured their morning sickness. Some other women would be critical of you if you diverged from the diet for a bit to get... (more)

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by 1626 · about 3 hours ago

Someone I know has the following question for you all... What are some good foods to eat for someone who is pregnant and has severe acid refux? Before I resort to Zantac I want to find out what foods to eat and what to avoid to see if I can cure... (more)

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PaleoDel 0 · December 02, 2012 at 3:10 AM

I had this problem big time while I was pregnant. I had to really limit my carbs to mitigate the problem. Also eating more fat really seemed to help.

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by 58 · about 3 hours ago

I've just discovered that I'm pregnant and am over the moon :) It's very early days yet and have yet to experience many symptoms other than sore breasts and fatigue, but I have had the misfortune of breaking out really badly. I have struggled... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · October 19, 2012 at 4:12 PM

Congrats on your pregnancy! I always break out slightly just before ovulation when my estrogen surges, so I am imagining that if you use a small amount of bio-identical Progesterone cream (like Pro-gest), you may be able to counter the slight... (more)

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by 35 · about 3 hours ago

I am 10 weeks pregnant and have been suffering with morning sickness for about a month now. I was hoping that being paleo this wouldn't happen to me, but it seems we are not immune! My main concern at the moment is that I have consumed zero fish... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · September 05, 2012 at 1:29 PM

Congratulations, Rosey! I recommend 1000 mg Neptune Krill Oil to all my pregnant clients who are unable/unwilling to eat fish. Low/no chance of mercury contamination or oxidation. NOW brand is cheap on iherb.com. Here's a blog post that may be... (more)

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by 1567 · about 3 hours ago

I've been paleo for several months now, having lost around 30 pounds on it and being quite happy to avoid junk. Well, the diet must have done some good, because after two years of trying, I'm finally pregnant. I'm about 7 weeks along now and I am... (more)

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Sleepyhouse22 0 · August 03, 2012 at 5:32 PM

Hey Miriam, You could try this recipe instead of what you're eating now for breakfast: http://www.health-bent.com/pork/paleo-breakfast-casserole With sweet potatoes and no cheese, I think this would be a lot more satiating for you than just... (more)

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by 483 · about 3 hours ago

So, just found out I'm pregnant... While I am alternately generally freaking out and in denial, I'm also thinking about what I should eat. Is there anyone who can reassure my desire to continue to eat the conventional pregnancy no-nos, such as... (more)

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miked_2 0 · July 31, 2012 at 5:47 PM

Well, my wife did a 100% paleo diet pretty much ignoring any conventional wisdom stuff. Though, she did avoid raw foods like the raw eggs and sushi. For her is was a cost-benefit thing. It's easy to give up on the raw foods even though she... (more)

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by 10919 · about 3 hours ago

So, I had my first child about 19 months ago and he is still breastfed, he's probably a little out of the norm in that he probably still gets about 60-80% of his caloric load from nursing. I am not ready for another one (or pregnancy) just yet... (more)

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VB 0 · July 30, 2012 at 5:56 AM

According to many many many sources (believe me, I have researched) the ideal birth interval is 4 years old (you have another baby after the first one turns 4). So 3.5- 5 years are okay too. Neuroscience, anthropological and sociological research... (more)

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by 343 · about 3 hours ago

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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Ashley_Roze_ 0 · July 27, 2012 at 12:13 PM

Totally normal, and annoying. I second the suggestion to use a stool under your feet or even better, a squatty potty. In addition, I would get a strong probiotic (garden of life or biokult is good)And lots Of ferments like kombucha, kimchee ,... (more)

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