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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!
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    LOL...thanks everyone.

    Maybe if I had been craving something totally off the wall, I might've suspected sooner. But it just seemed like I suddenly couldn't be bothered with ordering a salad to replace the fries...or take the buns off...or get up and cook breakfast like I had been so instead I'd grab cereal or pop in a toaster struddel. So when I got all gassy and bloated feeling, I assumed it was from the carbs since I had been chronically suffering from those symptoms for years until I changed to low-carb.

    No morning sickness...at least nothing I noticed.

    So yeah...hubby finds me all emotional in a back room counting change for a change jar weepy and muttering over some dream. At that he's like "no...time to go get a test". emoticon
    2057 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/4/2012 12:02:58 PM
    WOW, fantastic news -- CONGRATS!

    2057 days ago
    Congratulations! I have heard that low-carb has helped improved fertility in many women. I'm trying to be careful since I'm not quite ready! ;)

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    2057 days ago
    Congratulations! There are 2 women on the Living Low Carb team who just had their healthy bundles of joy, and they stayed pretty low carb for the whole pregnancy. Come on by and post in the forum and I'm sure they can give you great advice!

    Poor SUZANNEYEA had HORRIBLE carb cravings and morning sickness for months. She's typically zero carb, and had to add in a few carby things each day because her usual diet was so unappealing! ~STAYFIT is typically more moderate carbwise, but still had to fight the cravings as well. Both of them returned to pre-pregnancy weight within weeks.

    Best of luck!
    2057 days ago
    That was one of the symptoms of pregnancy for me, too. We didn't have testing kits back then, and you couldn't even make an appt with a doc until you had missed two periods. Nausea and/or cravings were the only sign. Congrats!!
    2058 days ago
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