Thursday, June 16, 2011
Things to do During Pregnancy.
So our Paediatrician has said that there are two things you can do whilst being pregnant, to help reduce your chance of having a Reflux baby.
Firstly, avoid stress. This is very difficult when you are mum of two boys who fight a lot! I also am a stresser from way back! As my Mum says, "I'd worry if my bum was on fire and I'd worry if someone put it out again!" That pretty much sums up my ability to avoid stress. So I am guilty of failing the first requirement.
Secondly, in your third trimester avoid cocoa bean products. Yes that means chocolate! Eek, I love chocolate. But I'm approaching my third trimester and I intend to cut out chocolate. I did it fine when I was breast feeding, but you know it's pretty easy to stop doing something when it has immediate consequences, like a screaming baby:)
Unfortunately Reflux is hereditary, so the above just reduces your chances. They say that if you have one Reflux baby you have a 70% chance of having a second, and if you have two Reflux babies you have an 80% chance of having a third.
Wish me luck with saying goodbye to one of the most delicious foods for a while!