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Moidified Elimination Diet While Pregnant?

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Is there any safe version of an elimination diet you can do while pregnant?

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I can't answer your question specifically, but I can say that when I was pregnant, I stuck to a gluten-free diet and had a healthy baby boy.

I had to be careful to ensure I was taking enough folic acid (had to make sure the vitamins were gluten-free too!) since most breads etc are fortified with folic acid, so I needed a bit more supplement-wise than the average woman would.

A proper gluten-free diet has all of the nutrients etc. you and the baby need. What else are you trying to eliminate besides gluten?

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Dairy, soy, and egg now are what showed up in the test. I'm more concerned about what to do if I don't feel better after removing all four.

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I cannot imagine that eliminating gluten, dairy, soy and eggs would have any negative impact on your pregnancy. If you're worried about it, you could always speak with a dietician to make sure you are getting everything you need. Keep in mind the baby will take what he/she needs from your body if you're not ingesting enough of it yourself.

As for feeling better... I didn't feel better until after I gave birth! LOL, constant nausea the whole time. ;) In all seriousness, if you have intolerances to those foods, you'd be best cutting them out of your diet, especially while pregnant.

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i am currently 28 weeks and have taken gluten completly out of my diet, I feel great, no problems with nausea. I try to eat as much of each food group as possible and take my vitamins. One thing I have noticed is that since I have become pregnant it is much eaiser for me to gain weight, before I could eat lots, and not gain weight, now I am up 40 pounds being pregnant. Some say your immune system slows down and auto immune dieases sort of go into remission, not sure if this correct, maybe explains why the weight gain. I also have PBC another auto immune diease of the liver and that seems to be going well too with pregnancy. I would say take the proper vitamins and each as much healthy foods you can and stay away from any form of gluten and all will work out.

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