I have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. My CFS doctor preformed an allergy test on me to see if my fatigue was increased due to food allergies. All the items I tested allergic to were delayed reaction allergies and all were very low allergies. The nutritionist at the CFS doctor suggested I cut these items out of my diet for a month. She said to then slowly introduce them back into my diet and see how each item reacts with my body. I am interested to talk to a nutritionist who deals with babies and not CFS because I am nervous about cutting these items out of my diet.
With this being said my question is two fold:
First of all you should definitely NOT stop this diet without speaking with the doctor and nutritionist that prescribed the diet! Because you are pregnant and you are dealing with a lot of food allergies you really need specific help from a dietitian who specializes in food allergies. As long as the dietitian knows that you are pregnant he/she can help you to develop a meal plan that will both eliminate the foods you cannot tolerate and ensure you are getting all the nutrients you need for a healthy pregnancy.
This is a situation that would take much more than an email response. I would contact your doctor with your concerns as well as a dietitian who specializes in food allergies. Your doctor can refer you You should also speak with your OB/GYN about your special situation.
-- Kimberly, RD LD
Kimberly A. Tessmer, RD LD has been a registered dietitian since 1992 and is also an Ohio licensed Dietitian. Her educational achievements include a Bachelor of Science in Technology (Dietetics) from Bowling State University in Bowling Green, OH. She currently owns and operates a consulting business called "Nutrition Focus" www.nutrifocus.net, in which she specializes and offers services in the areas of weight management, general nutrition, authoring, menu development and a variety of other services.
To date Kim has authored three books including "The Everything® Nutrition Book", "Tell Me What To Eat If I Have Celiac Disease", and "The Everything® Pregnancy Nutrition Book". In addition, Kim has written numerous articles for various health/nutrition web sites and magazines including Bally Total Fitness Magazine, Well and Healthy Women Magazine and Healthology.com, Inc as well as continuing education courses for www.care2learn.com. She is a member of the American Dietetic Association and the ADA Practice Group, Nutrition Entrepreneurs.