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My favorite one-that dh and my kids will drink since it doesn't taste like a protein shake--is 1/2 cup OJ, 1 dannon light and fit peach yogurt, 1 scoop vanilla protein powder, 6 ice cubes in a blender
I can't really comment on your specific situation, but I wanted to wish you the best! My husband and his twin brother were born at 28 weeks and while they spent a while in the hospital, they are perfectly fine now! Both are very bright and successful with no long term effects due to being born so early.
200 grams~ WOW~!!! Can you tolerate protein shakes?? I get 30-35 grams protein in a shake-maybe that's a way to do it? I have always aimed for 80-100 but that was pre-pregnancy, but I wasn't told to increase with pregnancy--my labs were fine--I need to get them re-done-my baby is 1 month old today!
Should add--I"m RNY so my malabsorption is much less than yours.
Thanks for your reply. He also just says to up my protein. It's sooo difficult for me, but I started logging it today and "force feed" myself! :) How much protein do I need per day? Any idea? Dr. Barbara Luke's book, When You're Expecting Twins, Triplets, and Quads says that for twin pregnancy you need 176g!!! And then there is the malabsorbtion. I will never get 200+ down!
I doubt it's wls related--the babies will take what they need out of your reserves and if you aren't loosing weight then you can't be dipping into your reserves much---what does your MD say?
The only thing I can think of that would help is to just keep eating high protein/high fat and see if that helps.
I'm post RNY (22 months) and my team kept me on my regular schedule (vit D, iron, vit C, calcium) but had me exchange one of my 2 multis for a prenatal. So I take one multi and one prenatal now, in addition to the others. I also started a DHA (Omega 3) supplement.
I'm 31 weeks pregnant with twins (3 years post DS) and also only gained 6 pounds. My babies are now slowing growth and even though I have lots of complications due to non wls issues, my doctor will not schedule a C section before 37 weeks for twins. So there is NO way they should do it for singletons. Please get another opinion. You don't want to sit with a baby who's lungs are underdeveloped (usually only matures in last few weeks).
Yes, it is IVF babies, so date is certain. We get ultrasounds every 2 weeks. Everytime they were fine. 2 weeks ago they were 1 week behind and now 2!
I'm post RNY--I take the same vits I have all along--2 bariatric advantage multi vits, 3 calcium, 1 b-12 and Iron---we did double my iron at 24 weeks when they do a check of all pregnant women's iron because it tends to drop.
Congrats...but sorry you are in pain! I feel for you. I have Mixed Connective Tissue Disease and Lupus...I have been in pain on and off this entire pregnancy! Not sure what the situation is for you as far as meds go...did your Dr. Tell you that you couldn't take anything or can you just not tolerate them? If it is your Dr. Saying no...I would get a second opinion! At the very least you should be able to take Tylenol! My OB gave me Lortab (Hydrocodone) and in the very beginning I was on Percocet until I decided I didn't want to take it anymore! My Rheumatologist also told me I could take flexeril (Muscle Relaxer) and Plaquenil (for my autoimmune disease) I have not taken much of the Plaquenil and only take the flexeril and Lortab on the very worst days! There are options out there for you! As far as the glucose test there are options out there for that as well! I was 4 years post op with my first and we only half did it. My Dr. Let me drink what I could and however long it took to get there...I didn't have too much trouble with it and she decided I didn't have issues with GD. This round I am getting ready to do it again...I have a reg. OB this time and she is going to do a fasting blood draw first and let me drink what I can and if I don't finish draw again and compare. I am not going to push myself...I am not going to let myself get to the point of sick! It will be what it is! I told her right off the bat I couldn't drink that much sugar without getting sick! She was fine with it! If your Dr. Isn't going to let you listen to your body I would look else where! You know your body and you have every say on what you do/happens to it! Good luck! Hope you find something that works for you and your Dr.
Becca -9/2007 -10/2012 (Forever in our !).
It's another Boy!
(Due Date changed From August 25 to August 20)
Hi gals ;)
I'm 15 months out of VSG surgery and am happily newly preggo. Yaaaaaay!
I've been on celebrate multis w/iron, twice a day. They have enough folic acid and iron and all the other stuff. Only worry is the vitamin A is 200% and I've read too much Vit A can be a big problem. I don't see my Dr for another 3 weeks at my 7wk ultrasound. What vitamins do you all take??