Hi, I vale become soo fussy with what I am eating in my pregnancy that I limit the food I intake and I look at all the side effects for each food item! Eg aubergine can cause uterous contractions and bleeding! I really need Help with some safe foods and mainly looking for recipe suggestions for my pregnancy!
Ps I before you suggest NHS for food to avoid trust me I have checked that and all other resources ...just need some simple, easy and tasty food thank you
I think it's hard to advise when what you are choosing to eat/not eat is being dictated by your anxiety rather than what is/is not dangerous. I agree with the PP that you need to stop religiously checking the side effects of foods! Although u are doing this to try and feel better it is compounding the problem.
There is a really clear list of foods to avoid and other than that you can eat normally that you have seen in the NHS website.
OP - do you suffer with an anxiety disorder? You mention OCD - have you been diagnosed with OCD or generalised anxiety disorder? My honest advice would be to seek some therapeutic support either via your GP Or midwife. Pregnancy is a stressful time and can easily flare up pre existing anxiety issues.
Hope the issue settles down for you, it sounds very stressful.
The only thing my doctor said to me was soft cheese (unpasteurised cheese shop types). I've limited my tea / no alcohol, that's it. I'm just eating what feels right, a bit more meat / fish (usually don't eat meat), tonnes of fruit & veg. Nuts, seeds etc... No sweets (chocolate gives me a headache!). If something feels wrong, I stop eating it. It's so easy to worry about it... But I think, just eat a good variety & go organic where poss (milk). I ate aubergine last night...
Bella please speak to your GP and midwife about your anxiety and ask for a referral to some talking therapies. I had some excellent treatment for OCD while PG with DC1 and it really helped me through the rest of my pregnancy. There may also be a mental health midwife at your hospital you can ask for a referral to.
Please don't struggle on through this alone... There really is no need for you to restrict your diet any more than is recommended on the NHS website.
Hi, I will defo look into getting the support I need! In terms of cervix shortening - I was getting this regularly scanned at the hospital as a weekly check where the inserted a trans vaginal scan probe