Hey, just found out that I am almost 8 weeks pregnant with my second child. When pregnant with my first, I had such a great pregnancy except for definite nausea and fatigue in my first trimester and then pretty frequent fainting (syncope episodes) in my second trimester. I had been doing crossfit for years before finding out about my pregnancy, so I continued (with the help from this site!) working out 4x a week cfit style/walked a lot and continued up until three weeks before I gave birth. I also ate primal throughout and only indulged in cravings a few times.
Here's my question:
I had major water retention! I did crave a lot of salty and cheesey foods, but also tried to drink plenty of water. I walked out of the hospital at 180. Lost 40 pounds of fluid in 1 1/2-2 weeks, and found out that I only gained 10 lbs of actual fat! this pregnancy, I would really like to prevent that if I have that in my power. If it is just how I carry babies, then I can deal with that. I just want to try to really make changes with that if I could. But, I thought I'd ask you, Andrea, and anyone else who may have any pointers about why some women retain so much fluid even when they do not have any preeclampsia or other conditions? I'm wondering if this is diet related.
Any help is much appreciated!! Thank you!