Low-carb can lead to Stealth Babies...
Saturday, August 04, 2012
Sooo...looks like I figured out why I suddenly started eating every carby thing that crossed my path at the begining of May. Looks like carbs were my baby cravings.
The hubby and I had been trying for years with no results. We always figured if it was going to happen, it would without going through extreme measures. But we probably finally got to the point that we weren't expecting it to ever happen.
I went on low-carb mainly to try to bring down my weight and lower my chances of becoming a type II diabetic. It worked better than I expected. Not only did I lose far more weight than I had been able to previously, but my other numbers were falling in line. Blood sugar, blood pressure, and cholesterol numbers all fell into normal (or even low normal) ranges. I was feeling so much better and everything.
So...obviously my body was feeling up to snuff because after about 4 months of low-carbing, it decided it was ready to maintain a pregnancy. At least now I know why I had the sudden change in eating habits.
I'm no longer craving the way I was before, but I'm likely going to keep eating a bit higher carb level for now. At least until after the baby is born. Nothing too extreme, maybe aim for having one relatively carby meal a day...but won't beat myself up if something small sneaks in here and there for now. I'm currently off of two out of three blood pressure meds; a side effect of pregnancy. Nice news, but I'll need to keep a close eye on my bp in case it decides to go back up or my body needs more than the one med. Since I know eating a ton of carbs tends to raise my bp, it's good motivation not to go overboard.
Interesting times ahead!