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Low carb

Discussion in 'Pregnancy' started by intentionally, May 16, 2020.

  1. intentionally

    intentionally Type 1 · Member

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    Has anyone tried low carb diet while being pregnant? Is it harmful to the baby?
  2. Resurgam

    Resurgam Type 2 (in remission!) · Expert

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    Although I was not diagnosed at the time I ate low carb foods throughout my first pregnancy, salads, stir fries, roasted low carb veges, small amounts of fruit, and meat fish eggs and cheese. I did not limit the amounts, just ate what I felt was right. I had been eating low carb for about a decade then, as I have never been able to tolerate high carb.
    I had an entirely trouble free pregnancy, gave birth to a just over 9lb boy, recovered rapidly and did not put on a lot of weight. The baby was very strong and active, reached milestones early and is now an over 6ft tall father of five. I don't think low carb did him any harm.
    My own fertility was high - I fell pregnant within two months of stopping contraception.
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