I had no idea I would get this kind of response to this blog post. It has shot up to the position of #6 most viewed post on my blog in just 2 days! I've gotten some interesting comments (some interesting in different ways than others...).
Birth Unplugged: Reality Check: The Brewer Diet is Not Evidence-Based
FTR, Hypnobabies teaches a modified version of the diet, which recommends 75-80 g of protein instead of the original version, which recommends something like 80-100 g.
Yeah there is a discussion right now in Hypnobabies about the whole Brewer diet. I eat high protein, but I doubt I get 80-100g. I can't eat as much food as they would want in the Brewer diet. There is no way. I had a mw tell me one time that milk creates fat babies LOL. I agree with you to just do balanced. I don't do any processed or low quality carbs at this point to control my blood sugar.
And I eat more protein than the average pg women I can assume and I still have high blood pressure. Grrrr! LOL I am sorry they are being rude to you though.
only one person has really been rude to me--most of the others have been mostly supportive--the two midwives who have commented have both pretty much agreed with me.
That is good. You are such a good blogger. I just am not good at it. I am not a writer at all. I guess that is why my degree is in Math. LOL
I agree, it's not evidence based & I've gone by the brewer diet - it worked with one pregnancy & did not work with another *shrugs* I spoke to a midwife friend about it as well & she doesn't put much stock in it either. She is big on eating healthy just not necessarily how the brewer diet suggests.
ETA: You received some WONDERFUL replies Brittany!! I love NGM & follow her blog as well - love it that she replied to your blog. You wrote a very well thoughtout blog post that is imo absolutley true. Pre-e is not only a nutritional disease, anyone who thinks so does not understand it. I know for me I strongly believe that a weak vein structure is partly to blame & not something I have much control over. No amount of protein in my diet is going to fix that.
TFS! Sorry about some of the not-so-nice comments. That is a shame someone would be so personal.
~Joy~ DS1-8/5/05, DS2-10/18/10 (VBAC#1), DS3- 4/11/12 (VBAC#2!)
Super interesting post! I'm a firm believer that a woman's body will tell her what she needs and what she should eat, if she's in touch with it. Suggesting that there's a one-size-fits-all diet out there (especially for pregnancy!) is total nonsense, in my opinion (and I AM a CBE... for what that's worth). But then, I'm a follower of Ayurveda, so much of what western medicine suggests is contrary to that anyway.
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