Miscarriage/Pregnancy Loss

Just some thoughts.

It is still hard to talk about it, and my mc was last year.  It sucks when you tell someone and you're trying to move on (and not doing well on that, by the way) and they give you that sad, concerned look but can't possibly understand. . . until you meet another woman in the same boat as you, and you just want to hug.

We are actively trying again, but not being successful.  I just read "The Fertility Diet" and haven't been diagnosed with any fertility-related "problems" although I have been told that I'm borderline on a couple of hormonal values. .   Anyway, I have a history of high cholesterol (which is better but not ideal) and would really like to lose 5-10 pounds but it is so difficult to try to eat optimally for getting pregnant and in the alternative tryto maintain a healthy weight and keep the fat intake to a minimum.  The two ideas are somewhat of a contradiction to one another.  I'm having a hard time trying to eat healthy and not eat processed foods or stuff that is at least chemically altered (low-sodium, lower fat, sugar-free, etc.) Anyone else?

Re: Just some thoughts.

  • YES, you are right. I can't take people who think they understand. Especially when they have 3 kids...I tell them, " Right, you have 3 kids and I don't..but I should."

    There is a great book I swear by. It is called The Raw Foods Detox Diet by Natalia Rose. Also, I have heard that Acai supplements have been helpful for conception.

    GL..Hope you get your BFP soon!


    3 m/c's

  • I agree that it's very hard to eat healthy in this day and age. All food that is "good for you" is either artificial or chemically processed. Sometimes I feel like the only time I'm eating healthy is when I have a salad, and even then you know something is wrong with it. Just follow your heart in choosing your foods. I've been trying to eat more organic veggies and meats, and have more calcium in my diet. If you really want to read a great fertility book, that has nothing to do with diet, read "Taking Charge of Your Fertility." It's a fantastic book that does discuss diet, but also other aspects of your body that are simply fantastic! GL.
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  • Check out www.eatcleandiet.com There's a great book about the principles behind this, and a cookbook as well.

    The focus is on eating whole foods, as close to their natural state as possible.... fresh fruits and veggies, potatoes, brown rice, lean meats, eggs, milk, etc. The idea is "if you can grow it, pick it, or kill it and then cook it and eat" then it's on the list. Also think of it as shopping the perimeter of your grocery store... the processed foods tend to be inthe aisles in the middle, while the fresh, whole foods are on the outside. It also focuses on keeping refined sugars to a minimum.

    It's a great way to eat... you'll feel good and will notice that it's a pretty easy way (when combined with moderate exercise) to lose a few pounds.

    Anyhow, hope this helps.

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