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DH and i are considering a little one. The questions is what supplements/vitamins did anyone take? I will probably go a few rounds with the OB about going gluten free but my last pregnancy was a disaster. I want to make sure I have some great Gluten-free vitamins and a enough folic acid.

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ONESOURCE brand pre-natals are also labeled gluten free and can be found at Wal-Mart.

I wonder why your OB would make a big deal about you being gluten free? It's not that unheard of and based on your signature info, you seem to be doing so well on the diet. I can't think of anything about being pregnant that would require you to ingest gluten! In fact for me, it's the opposite, the more protein I eat, the better I do. None of this saltine cracker business for me that everyone else seems to be so dependent on. I have to have protein snacks every few hours or I throw up. And fruit! That has been my big craving all throughout this pregnancy. I'm sure you'll be just fine and you probably don't even need to bring it up with the doctor.

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I have no idea what's up with the ob. I am just not listening to them anymore. My last pregnancy got very complicated due to asthma, caused by reflux, and intrauterine growth retardation. I just won't mention being Gluten-free anymore.

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if it makes you feel better i just finished pregnancy #2 and it was completely different than my 1st which was also a HUGE disaster due to gluten...i was strict about the diet and called Dr. Peter Green (my md) at Columbia as soon as the test came back positive. he said and his nutritionist both said the same thing 1) gluten-free diet 2) freeda prenatal vitamins which you can order online 3) freeda calcium supplements 4) high fiber diet - buy some flax meal and add it to cereal or yogurt as much as you can....otherwise don't worry about the rest.

btw - i was contaminated once or twice during the pregnancy and freaked out .... but nothing happened and i and the baby were completely ok.

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I was just reading through the resposes on here and wanted to thank you for yours. I had a VERY complicated pregnancy that ended in disaster. I was ingesting gluten (unknowingly) at the time and was sick from day one. It's soooo reassuring to hear that soemone else had a bad experience with their 1st pregnancy, but a great 2nd. Thank you so much for adding what the doc said in there, too.

~Melinda~

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if it makes you feel better i just finished pregnancy #2 and it was completely different than my 1st which was also a HUGE disaster due to gluten...i was strict about the diet and called Dr. Peter Green (my md) at Columbia as soon as the test came back positive. he said and his nutritionist both said the same thing 1) gluten-free diet 2) freeda prenatal vitamins which you can order online 3) freeda calcium supplements 4) high fiber diet - buy some flax meal and add it to cereal or yogurt as much as you can....otherwise don't worry about the rest.

btw - i was contaminated once or twice during the pregnancy and freaked out .... but nothing happened and i and the baby were completely ok.

Fiber no problem, I love to eat beans and I always have fruit on hand. As for the vitamins, did the iron upset your stomach? Did you have any constipation problems?

My doc suggested that it - gluten sensitivity was in my head. I was always in his office with various gastrointestinal ailments, asthma, etc. I don't think the doctors will even listen to me.

Also, this is thinking really far ahead but....how did the hospital stay go with being on a Gluten-free diet?

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Also, this is thinking really far ahead but....how did the hospital stay go with being on a Gluten-free diet?

Every hospital has a dietician that works with the patients and cafeteria. I'm due in a few weeks and have been meaning to call the hospital. Just call and talk to the dietician or make an appt. to see him/her about the hospital food. They work with tons of patients and are used to working with special diets. But just in case, bring lots of snacks like rice cakes and peanut butter or what-not. When my daughter was in the hospital overnight she was able to have fruit and eggs and yogurt and things like that in the morning. She wasn't in long enough for later meals but I imagine they should have plain rice, vegetables and meats and things that are also fine.

As for your other questions, iron never bothered me but I think you can get prescription prenatals without the iron if it bothers you and just try to get it from your food. With the constipation I have been trying to eat as much fruit and fiber and water as possible but I still take metamucil (regular, orange, smooth is gluten free) once a day to keep things going.

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Thanks HiDee! I am really excited about baby #3... I just want to have a safe, uneventful, healthy pregnancy.

BTw, are you having a boy or a girl?

I'm having a boy, baby #2. Have you found out yet? I'm sure you'll be fine, especially since you are being very proactive about it. Other than being super huge right now and really uncomfortable, this pregnancy has been rather uneventful for me. I wasn't on a gluten-free diet with my first and that pregnancy was fine, the difference this time is that I've had less nausea with this pregnancy but pretty much everything else seemed about the same.

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I am still waiting on the EPT results lol. I have to plan for a due date at the end of the school year. I don't have very many sick days because I have been so ill all 8 years I have been teaching. (We get 10 days each school year.)

Last year I went Gluten-free and for the first time I have *8* sick days to carry over to this year! So we shall see....

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Also, this is thinking really far ahead but....how did the hospital stay go with being on a Gluten-free diet?

I just had my baby boy 3 weeks ago. The hospital was awesome and didn't kill me. I planned on alternative food sources and people bringing me food, but we didn't need it. They had gluten-free bread. I was nervous because it was toasted and asked if it was toasted in the regular toaster, they checked and said it was done separately. I'm vegan, too, and I had plenty to eat, veggies, potato, fruit, hummus. It was a good time.

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I was on GNC prenatal - iron free (I just bulked up on my red meats and eggs) but switched to the nature made recently because the GNCs still make me yack even though I'm not pregnant anymore. I ate a ton of fruit for folic acid and the now gluten free chex have folic acid so that would be a good snack during the day. My main issue was that I *HAD* to eat every two hours or I got nauseated. I guess gluten free foods just don't stick with you as long when you're burning through calories like that. or maybe that's not just a gluten-free issue.

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