At the moment I’m 37 weeks pregnant with my second child. For the past couple of months I’ve mainly been eating a raw diet which has made me feel soooooooooo much better.
Even though I’m running round after a 19 month old, I still most days feel energetic especially compared to my first pregnancy where I was constantly exhausted!
I’ve been doing a lot of research on being raw and going raw while pregnant and there are arguments both ways. Some people say its worse to go raw then have all those detox symptoms affect the fetus, while others say, if you’re including more healthy raw food in your diet during pregnancy then that’s better for the fetus than continuing to eat toxic foods and then pass those toxins onto the fetus anyway. On top of that, being raw means your body is getting so many more nutrients than it would if you continued to follow a standard cooked diet.
For me, I definitely agree with the latter. As long as I’m not juice fasting or doing some really harsh detox then I think increasing raw food intake while pregnant, for me, is only a good thing. And following my body, it feels a lot better for it.
I’ve also heard that some women who have been raw throughout their pregnancies have much easier births because of it. I’m still having weird non food related pregnancy cravings though! So we’ll see!
Would love to hear your thoughts below or any experience with it!?