Hi there! I just found out I am pregnant and have been eating paleo for 7 months, strict. I am eating exactly how Robb Wolf suggests and supplementing with Vit D3 (2,000), Magnesium (1200mg), 3g Omega 3 Fish Oil, 1 probiotic in morning every day, and a generic folic acid and B complex vitamins.
I am reading that I should back off my protein intake. I may count calories to get the percentages down to 20-25%. I am going to continue working out - which can get pretty intense with bootcamps and weight training - but will listen to my body.
I know this is the way to go and I'm stoked to be eating paleo in my second pregnancy.... My questions are: What supplements (give me brands here please) do I add, maybe take less of or take out all together?
Can I eat tuna? Bacon?
I am doing my own research too - but if you can give me info or refer me to some quality sites/links to help me out that would be great! Thank you so much!!
Sarah -- go read Chris Kresser's site - he has lots of stuff on pregnancy and babies.
Also, check out this book:
here is a useful facebook link in regards to exercise while pregnant. http://www.facebook.com/pages/CrossFit-Mom/282473524388 About them "CrossFit is a strength and intensity based fitness program. However, during pregnancy you want to concentrate on strength and keeping your body healthy, rather than the intensity."
There is a lot of good information on the Crossfit Journal re pregnancy.
For Crossfit moms it advises about keeping your heart rate below 140 bpm.
I know this isnt in regards to supplements but thought this was good and useful too.
I went over a bit of my pregnancy stuff on my blog (which I don't really keep up anymore) www.hiitmama.blogspot.com.
Don't count any calories - eat protein in the amounts that just feel right - don't skimp on your carbs (baby brains need glucose) - exercise, yes, but be careful of plyometric moves (I messed up my SI joint doing plyos during my last pregnancy.)
I took the Rainbow Light prenatal. I also needed to take zinc about three months or so postpartum (I nursed my boy for one year) because my levels were pretty depleted. I have never felt anything immediately after taking a supplement - but I did with the zinc.
Pregnant women should not eat high protein diets, there are numerous studies showing adverse outcomes for women eating more than 15% of protein.
Other than that, eat good sources of fat soluble vitamins, iodine and DHA, rather than taking supplements.
I would take it easy on the supplements and eat real food. Be aware that liver and cod liver oils can have super high levels of vitamin A. Very high levels of vit. A are associated with doubling the chance of birth defects. Have you seen the video of Sally Fallon's presentation at Weston Price Foundation meeting last year in London? It deals a lot with nourishment of pregnant mothers and children. Good for you for eating right before you got pregnant.
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