Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Last week was awful! I mean awful. Since I let go of my glutamine, I was eating somewhat ok this week and out of no where I was bloated beyond belief, constipated beyond belief and sick nauseated beyond belief! How I managed not to throw up was a miracle because I became close. My first appt with an ob/gyn did not happen because she was in my husband's insurance network but her hospital of choice was not. I'm not paying out of pocket for delivery! The nurse made a recommendation to me and now I've got an appt lined up with the third most popular ob/gyn in Savannah. So I guess things have a way of working themselves out.
I've been using natural methods to keep nausea down. I've used preggo pops, sea bands, chewing gum, basically anything to distract. It wasn't until Friday I started taking Glutamine again and it's made a huge difference. Apparently the supplement is controversial because a Dr. Merona wrote this report about the effects of large dosages of glutamine having a negative affect on people and children. So I began checking holistic doctor feedback and I read that this article was a bit of an extreme. One woman, Jini Patel had Crohns disease and used amino acids to help her during three pregnancies which were all successful. After reading this I've decided to contact my holistic nutritionist for her feedback. I'm on a low dose of glutamine for regularity and I want to stay on it during my pregnancy but I'd like her input on that plus other supplements or vitamins that could work with me.
One of the problems behind my extreme bloating has been iron. It's made me miserable in addition to constipated which is awful for a leaky gut patient. Without regularity, you have toxin build up in my system. It was horrible for me because there wasn't a carb I couldn't eat this week that did not make me miserable. I need my nutritionist's help again. I'm thinking of looking for an iron free prenatal and having natural sources of iron in food.
No two pregnancies are alike. We all have different issues, complications. I need to adopt a lifestyle that's going to be good for me and my baby.
Other than that it's been a great weekend! Beach, Pool, Date Night with a mini honeymoon suite. I didn't want it to end!