I am 27 weeks along and had the same problem as you, everybody was scarying me about not giving sufficient nutrients to my baby. But my doctor told me that my blood tests were very good, no deficiency at all and I am not even 100% raw. The problem is I just cant be the whole day on fruit. Before my pregnancy I made green smoothies but I dont like them now. I cant eat so many calories in fruit, its not possible right now.
I dont take any prenatal vitamins, although when everybody scared me I took folic acid and some omega 3. No I dont take anything, and I eat just 1200 calories from fruit a day. I know its very little, but how to increase it, I dont know, somehow Im not into fruit that much. However I feel quite healthy - compared to my pregnant friend who are often ill and take even prenatals.
I hope that my baby gets all the nutrients it needs. My last blood tests were some 2 - 3 months ago, so now I dont know whether all the levels are OK, let´s just hope.
Please let me know how are you doing...
Congratulations! I am 34,5 weeks now;) I am doing fine. Do not worry, I am eating just as many calories are you are and not all from fruits:) Although this site is about 3000 calories, it is my opinion that only people who exercise daily should be following it. As for me, my exercise is now limited to running (about 3 miles three times a week) and bikram yoga (one or twice a week). So, I do not think I need that many calories. Moreover, my stomach is now working differently. It is being squeezed and cannot hold much food. As to vitamins, never took them. I drink freshly squeezed OJ every morning and try to be under the sun as much as possible for my vitamin D. With greens, the only green I can eat is arugula and romaine. So, once in a while I make salads. Once in a while I eat steamed veggies (steamed cauliflower is my fav) and on couple of occasions I had mozzarella cheese from my bf's plate. Apples (honey crisp) is my favorite food now. I eat them daily (couple of pounds a day). I also eat more avocados than I used to. I am not saying that this is a perfect diet for a preggo, but it works for me. I feel balanced, never hungry and have plenty of energy. This is my first pregnancy, so I will let you know about labor after I have one:) I gained 19 pounds so far. Probably will gain couple more in the next three or four weeks. No stretch marks so far. Keep me posted and do not worry about not being a 100%. Your emotional well being is more important now. Just try not to eat any processed food and additives. Slightly cooked veggies will give as much comfort as you will crave for. Also, I do not crave nuts, but slightly steamed chick peas taste so good. And, believe me, after being raw for over 8 years, I do not feel much much heavier or weaker on eating cooked veggies. So, target raw but do not worry about cooked. Eat, move on, be positive and give plenty of fresh air to your baby:)
Thank you som much for these positive words, Julia. I needed to hear it.
ALso congratulations to you.
Yes, I am very curious about your labour, so please keep me updated. I would like to give birth at home, with my husband and a birth assistant. I didnt feel like giving birth alone as it is my first baby. And my parents are horrified at this idea. And what about you - if I am not too impertinent to ask? I am sick of people scarying me about everything I do.
Unfortunately, I live in a country where there is no sun in winter, every day is foggy here, rain or snow and cold (for 1 month now). So vit. D is the only vitamin I am afraid I could be deficient. But I dont want to supplement I just dont believe in it. I hope my body will somehow cope with it. And I dont feel like going out too much into that cold!
I wish you all the best and a joyful painfree delivery!