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Old 08-08-2012, 21:50   #1
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Sooo, I had gestational diabetes and I managed to keep at a very good weight with low carb low fat. In May I started doing the LCHF as since I am a future diabetic I want to start taking care of my health from now.

My question: We would like to get pregnant again in the next couple of months but will I be able to remain on LCHF? Is it safe for a growing fetus? I currently keep my carbs low 15 - 25g as I am trying to loose weight (not much success so far) so I would think that I would need to up the carbs a bit more if I were pregnant. This friday I have an appointment with my diabetologist and I will be asking her the same question but since being part of this forum I dont know whether I will trust what my doc will tell me so I would appreciate it if anyone can give me their thoughts on this.

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Wait. So you've already been pregnant once and you ate LCHF then? And had a good outcome? So why don't you just do the same thing now?

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Wait. So you've already been pregnant once and you ate LCHF then? And had a good outcome? So why don't you just do the same thing now?
No while I was pregnant I did low carb low fat not high fat...

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IMHO LCHF is better than LCLF in any condition.

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IMHO LCHF is better than LCLF in any condition.
What do you mean by IMHO?

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Low carb high fat would be great for you and your baby, IMHO. Your baby needs nutrients, from fat as well.

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Thank you all for contributing your thoughts, Im just curious now what my diabetologist will tell me about the diet tomorrow. I will of course tell her that I am doing LCHF. We'll see...

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I asked this very same question on Jimmy Moore's "Ask the Low-Carb Experts", 16: Low-Carb, Pregnancy & Kids | Maria Emmerich and Valerie Berkowitz | Jimmy Moore Presents: Ask The Low-Carb Experts.

Her response was a resounding, "It's safe, healthy, good for mom and the negatives are a myth!". I think you will get a lot of answers to your low-carb / pregnancy questions by listening to the entire episode.

As a side note, a very popular LCHF proponent, dietdoctor.com's Andreas Eenfeldt, MD, just had a baby girl and his wife was LCHF the entire pregnancy. They are all quite healthy and the pregnancy went well. I believe they are also raising their daughter on LCHF from the start after weaning.

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I asked this very same question on Jimmy Moore's "Ask the Low-Carb Experts", 16: Low-Carb, Pregnancy & Kids | Maria Emmerich and Valerie Berkowitz | Jimmy Moore Presents: Ask The Low-Carb Experts.

Her response was a resounding, "It's safe, healthy, good for mom and the negatives are a myth!". I think you will get a lot of answers to your low-carb / pregnancy questions by listening to the entire episode.

As a side note, a very popular LCHF proponent, dietdoctor.com's Andreas Eenfeldt, MD, just had a baby girl and his wife was LCHF the entire pregnancy. They are all quite healthy and the pregnancy went well. I believe they are also raising their daughter on LCHF from the start after weaning.
When I found out that I had gestational diabetes ( which was not something strange to me as both my parents were diabetic) the doc told me that I need to eat low carb and keep the fats low and I did try my best and succeeded as at every appointment the doc was impressed with how I was managing my weight and all the other tests where coming out excellent. I never let myself go over the 7 mark one hour post meal. But if I really think hard about how I ate, I beleive I did eat a bit high fat as I remember eating a lot of cheese in every meal I had ( mostly ricotta and cottage cheese) but also lots of salmon and olive oil. I used to eat a little bit of bread, potatoes and rice with every meal too and now I don't at all to keep my carb count low which means I would be able to keep my blood sugars in a better range should I get diabetes again during pregnancy.

Thanks for posting Daytona, this is really interesting. I keep on feeling lucky that I found this forum

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