Is a low carb, high fat diet the answer for Hyperemesis Gravidarum?
Diana had 3 full-term pregnancies with Hyperemesis Gravidarum before her current pregnancy. During this current pregnancy, she was not free of nausea but she has not taken any medicine or vomited even once. The difference? She stuck to the low carb, high fat diet from before conception through to today.
There is a lot of controversy about using a ketogenic diet during pregnancy. Some say it’s unwise, impossible, and not worth the risk. Others, like Diana, have found it to be a lifesaver. In fact, she said that this pregnancy was the first pregnancy that she did not fear being pregnant and found herself feeling happy. That sounds like a win.
I plan to continue to explore this idea. I don’t know that it’s for everyone and there is very little research done at this point, but some women are trying it out of desperation. Logically, I think the risk is small, but I know that many will disagree with me. I’m interested to hear your thoughts.
Resources you might want to check out about Ketosis:
This blogger’s wife was in ketosis during two pregnancies
Message boards are often the best places to see people talking about this
Article discussing metabolism and ketones
JImmy Moore’s Podcasts about Low Carb diets and Ketosis
And his book, Keto Clarity (Affliate link)
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