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Pregnant/Postpartum, Breastfeeding & Fruity!

A place for us pregnant and postpartum folk and interested/supportive peeps to share how this process unfolds when you're fruity or at least trying to be fruity. Also a great place to discuss breastfeeding issues.

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Healing Eczema and Candida (Thrush)

Started by FruitBaby Mar 31. 0 Replies

Our 2 month old baby has thrush ( oral candida and diaper rash ) and eczema from a lowered immune system - liver toxins overload from living in a mold infested house. We moved 2 weeks ago and i went…Continue

Pregnancy Resources!? HELP!

Started by Klairee Berry. Last reply by Klairee Berry Feb 10. 3 Replies

I am pretty sure I may be pregnant, and if so I plan to keep on eating 80/10/10.  I have looked up all of the important nutrient changes and made notes, but the fat issue is daunting to me at this…Continue

Tags: pregnant, pregnancy, fat

Miscarriage at 6 weeks.. Help please!

Started by SunLuvinCanadian. Last reply by Klairee Berry Feb 7. 5 Replies

Hey everyone I am currently miscarrying at 6 weeks. Doctor found no heartbeat and that same evening I started miscarrying. I ent for an ultrasound and no baby was found. Last night I had intense…Continue

How was your raw vegan pregnancy?

Started by Ashlei Iris. Last reply by bronwyn Sep 17, 2013. 15 Replies

I'm newly raw vegan and just found out I'm pregnant (only a few weeks along) and I'm just wondering about swelling and weight gain.. With baby number 1 I was sooooo swollen and couldn't keep anything…Continue

Tags: morningsickness, swelling, vegan, raw, Pregnancy

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Comment by Banana Xandra on September 10, 2012 at 8:26am

Hi e'erbody,

New to this group. Though I'm not preg or breastfeeding at the moment, I am a doula. So I'm interested in this group not only as a future mother, but also professionally. I offer full spectrum, birth and postpartum support so I have a pretty wide range of knowledge of before, during and after baby is born. (Also abortion, hysterectomy, and general vagina support)

So I guess I'm offering my small wealth of knowledge in this area since there seems to be quite a few questions here. Feel free to message me if you don't want it public. I'll try to get back to you as soon as I can.

Much love,


P.S. Anyone living in the NYC area? Holla!

Comment by RawMomInCA on July 28, 2012 at 1:21pm

I'm going to be introducing solids to my baby soon. Anyone have suggestions for first fruits? Is Mango too sugary? I've already let her suck on a mango once and she went bonkers for it and started crying immediately when I took it away. I think with my other two kids I started with banana, avocado and steamed veggies. I am not going to do any cooked food this time. Thanks for any suggestions!

Comment by katherine on July 26, 2012 at 2:59pm

Hi raw mama goddesses!

Anyone pregnant at the moment in the South East Queensland Area? I live on north Stradbroke Island with my partner and 5yr old and we have been high carb raw vegan for nearly 5 years. Love to connect with some others on this journey. Im 8 weeks and feeling good. Although ive slipped in a few potatoes here and there ;) Bliss and blueberries xo Kath

Comment by Lia de Lancey on June 17, 2012 at 10:19pm

Going to Thailand in a couple of months with my baby, he'll be 6 months old by then.  Does anyone know if it's acceptable to breastfeed in public?  I'm very discreet, but still, don't want to offend anyone...

Comment by Jarafel Chavkerova on May 25, 2012 at 7:46am

ouu thanks for the info..hehe..okey I will try ginger tea, I haven't had it for a while..yea..I don't have too much appetite right now although I feel crazy hungry sometimes..it literally hurts..heh.. I noticed one thing I can eat is almond yogurt I found in store yesterday..thats about the only thing my body is okey with...without starting to feel nausea..
but I like pickles and sauerkraut too...and they have salt for sure :)
thanks for info again :)

Comment by Bella V. on May 25, 2012 at 6:19am

If you can't handle raw greens, then sautee some veggies, or try soups.  One thing I learned is that when I was first expecting #1 hubby told me to eat 2 salads a day...I had so little and didn't realize that a side dish is not what he meant.  I've come full circle and I eat about a head of lettuce, just while I sit and relax in the evenings...so juicy and sweet it makes it easy - just my personal preference.  If you are still having trouble with nausea, then try either fresh or ground ginger.  I make a tea of about 1/2 tsp. of ground ginger in warm water to extract and hydrate the nutrients and either drink it warm or cool it off when it's hot out.  I used to add honey until I was used to it without.  This has been the best and easiest way for me...peppermint barely worked (I ate the candy with my first - sigh) and spearmint is slightly better, but the ginger knocks it out...for me.  One more thing (and if you have any more questions I could go on forever) lower any salt/sodium intake if you are having any.  That will help the mg and K work faster to help with cramping and keep you from having more or related problems.  If you need to buy larger quantities of tea, we get ours from herbalcom dot com.  They have spices too, don't sell tea balls.  I need some tea now (ouchie)...forgot about it this morning and been feeling good...oops.  

Comment by Jarafel Chavkerova on May 24, 2012 at 11:15am

9th child..ouu my goodness :) hehe :) that's amazing :) good luck with all of them!!! okey, I will try all those things, thank you for information. lately indeed, even when I just stand up from sofa I have some serious pain sometimes..uuh..so magnesium, I just bought yogi healthy pregnancy tea and it has rasberry leaf and other goodies inside+ peppermint that helps with my nausea a little :)
one thing i didn't understand is should I a lot of greens or no? I am not too fond of raw food right now..heh..thank you for everything!


Comment by Bella V. on May 24, 2012 at 9:21am

I've had the cramping with all my children.  It is the muscles which need more magnesium, even when I lift weights, when I take extra mg then the muscles are able to utilize the calcium more efficiently and there is no more pain - same thing with the long ligaments stretching or other stretching that feels mentrual-y.  I make an herbal tea of red raspberry leaf and nettle...you can get the greens fresh or buy dried (we happen to be growing both).  I drink it twice per day now...I'm about 23 weeks along.  You MUST make sure you are getting enough water, as well.  If you are having green smoothies and salads which include spinach (try not to have more than 1 cup per day as your kidneys and liver are highly tasked in pregnancy and you don't need (like I had when I thought I could eat alot more spinach) kidney stones...which are incredibly painful, kale and lettuces as well as other greens for your magnesium.  If you continue with the crampiness and you've fulfilled all of these things, next you may have to supplement with something (much better than vitamins!) like Natural Calm magnesum.  Still having problems (yes, I've run this gamut too many times) then you may want to have some baker's chocolate, which has nothing added and is high in copper.  I didn't believe it, didn't eat choc. until I had severe cramping every night that made regular leg cramps look like they were minor irritations.  I'm expecting our 9th (yes, still shocks me too) and am trying vegan with a little cooked and these supplements.  Hope you feel much better and have a wonderful pregnancy and delivery!  

Comment by Jarafel Chavkerova on May 24, 2012 at 5:34am

thank you :) ouu I have another question.. should I take any vitamins or supplements that doctors recommend to pregnant woman? since I became pregnant i feel soooooooo tired..and I know I had it like this first time around too but now I am already mom and can't just sleep all day :P :)

Comment by Jarafel Chavkerova on May 23, 2012 at 12:40pm

hello everybody :) I just found out that I am pregnant and I am soo happy and exited..only thing is I have a little concern and hope some of you could help me to overcome it.
before my first baby I never had menstrual cramps but after I gave birth and about year later my menstruation started I started having cramps and I was a little surprised because I thought people who have cramps before baby they stop having them so why do I start having them..anyway.now I know that i am pregnant..probably around 3-4 weeks but I still have cramps! is that normal in some cases or should i be worried? because I am a little worried... so if anybody knows anything then please share, thank you! :) love :)


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