Useless dietitian

Monday, June 19, 2017

So I finally saw the dietician today. What a waste of time. She managed to explain some things, but mostly she was confused by my questions! I still have morning sickness and needed to eat more frequently than suggested; she wasn't sure what to say about that. I don't drink milk,and eat little dairy, as the baby doesn't like it. This really confused her. She didn't even try to discuss how to handle the soy milk!
All in all, I'm no less confused than when I went in, and I'm so disappointed. I kept telling myself that this appointment would make it all make sense, and give me a clear sense of what to do and how to handle this. Nope. not at all. emoticon
I'm losing weight again this pregnancy, which I love, since it doesn't seem to be bothering Lily at all. My guess it's from limiting carbs, cause that's something I didn't have to do with Wes, but did with Nate, and I lost with him too. After the pregnancy with Nate, I stuck a toe in Onderland. So I'm hoping it'll be the same with Lily. and during the couple of months I nursed Wes, I lost 20 lbs. It would be wonderful if that continues! emoticon
I'm trying to stay upbeat, but it's really hard. I was so excited with Nate and Wes, and I want to be with Lily too. We're finally having a girl! emoticon But between the news of a medically necessary repeat c-section, which I'm really upset about (And PLEASE, don't tell me a healthy baby is all that matters, because while it certainly matters, it's not the only thing that does) and the anemia, and the diabetes, it's really hard to be happy and excited. emoticon
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  • JANET552
    I'm sorry the dietician was such a disappointment. Good luck with the other issues. You're trying and that's important too but I wish you could get some decent advice!!
    849 days ago
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    853 days ago
    I think with dietitians, their range of experience and expertise varies widely. Yours may be inexperienced or have worked mostly with patients/clients with a different set of health issues.
    If possible, see if you can get referred to someone else who may have extra training or experience that matches your needs.
    853 days ago
  • SUGAR0814
    Sorry the dietitian wasn't helpful. Contact your doctor/nurse with your questions. If they can't answer your questions, they will find someone who can. emoticon
    853 days ago
  • AOLSON80
    Sounds really stressful. Hang in there! Everyone wants you to be crazy happy and carefree when you're pregnant, but being pregnant is hard work, physically and mentally. Hope the stress passes soon.
    854 days ago
    That is disappointing. Is that person the only one available to you ? I have zero to say about C sections, or morning sickness, but you deserve a more competent adviser.
    854 days ago
    I'm so sorry your dietian didn't give you the help you need. I'm not an expert but I would go back to the doctor and relate your experience. Maybe there is another alternative.
    854 days ago
  • DPROCTOR4444
    Hope you feel better soon! Pregnancy is hard sometimes but soooo beautiful! I have 4 kiddos and each pregnancy was slightly different on what I could/could not tolerate while preg
    854 days ago
  • DPROCTOR4444
    Maybe just stick to water. If you are taking your vitamin in the morning, take it at night instead, with food because they can make you feel sick. Also, cow milk and soy milk aren't your only options check the dairy section a little more.
    854 days ago
    I'm sorry to hear the meeting with the dietician was a waste of time. Medical problems make it hard to be happy and excited as they can override everything else. I wish I had some helpful advice for you. Just know that I am thinking of you.
    854 days ago
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