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Palm oil rice
Palm oil rice.


Hello Eya, good evening. I'm an ardent reader of your blog and I think you are doing a great job, well done! I'm writing to you out of desperation.

I just recently got

pregnant and though we are very happy and excited I'm having a hard time and struggling with nausea and food aversions.

Food that I usually enjoy now taste horrible in my mouth, I can't keep anything down and I'm so worried that I might be harming my baby by not getting enough nutrients.

I have tried searching on Google for healthy and tasty meals for pregnancy, but all I come across are 'oyibo foods'. So I decided to seek your help, please can you advise me on tasty Naija meals that are easy to prepare and well suited for a pregnant palate.

Thank you in advance for your reply,looking forward to it. God bless you richly.  M.O

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  1. Anonymous5/07/2013

    Sorr my sis

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  2. Congratulations and welcome to the club.
    To start with, no two pregnancies are the same (in Aunty Eya's voice for marriage). There's no easy way around it coz it ends in experiment, trying things till you pick what's best for your palate at the time(it might change in later trimester).
    Get on fruits and fruits and more vegetables. Most of our foods are cooked and cooked dead and mostly you get best nutrients from fruits and vegetables.
    I was born Igbo but one of my fav dishes was/is Eforiro. If I go by the normal process of squeezing steamed veggies and plenty oil with the frying,I'll miss out on my nutrients. So I skip the squeezing and use very little oil while making sure its fresh.
    Oil bean(ugba) and local eggplant leaves(anara leaves) are such a rich combination and great for blood building. Wash/slice the leaves,mix with the ugba and add lil oil and a pinch of salt.
    Beans is one food that goes for some pregnant ladies. I enjoyed moi moi in my first trimester even now. As for your beans,please always soak over night(or atleast 5hrs) before cooking coz of phytic acid. The soaking never makes it any softer and it keeps bowel movement from beans at length.
    Truthfully most of our foods are just carb-ladened but you can always incorporate. Use steamed spinach(green)/onions to eat your rice. Instead of butter, use avocado pear to eat your bread. Buy hausa kernel(aki hausa in Igbo), soak for an hour, blend, juice it out and drink it in place of mineral. Egg is so good, I eat 2/day on days I can(damn the weight thing they talk about eggs jare).
    Lastly for now, buy shear butter(ori) and coconut oil(I like making my own oil that way am sure of using fresh nut instead of copra-dried nuts),melt the butter in a low heat, mix with same quantity oil and use as a tummy/hip/thigh cream to avoid and eliminate stretch marks. Infact I discarded my cream as use this as body cream and I glow enough to make hubby convert to it. Choi!see my long tory, no vex o I like typing

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    1. Anonymous5/07/2013

      Hw did u get coconut oil?

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    2. Anonymous5/08/2013

      Debbie,I would also like to knw hw U̶̲̥̅̊ got ur coconut oil,..pls
      Lucy

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    3. Anonymous5/08/2013

      *get*
      Lucy

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    4. Just seeing this.
      1.Remove your coconut flesh from the shell
      2. Shred/Grate into small pieces with a food processor/knife/grater
      3. Blend into paste as you would for coconut rice but use warm water
      4. Squeeze out first milk in a bowl. Soak the chaff in warm water and leave for say 10min then squeeze into your bowl. Repeat this step about 3 times or until the chaff is bland in taste. Careful not to use too much water
      5. Pour the liquid in a bowl and put in a freezer for say 2hours or fridge for few hours or overnight as you wish/time permits you.
      After this time, if your bowl is transparent you'll clearly see the milk separate itself from the water(i.e the cream will float ontop of the water in the bowl).
      6. Scoop out your cream into a pot and on low heat, begin to cook and constantly stir with a spoon or spatula.
      After few minutes(say 3-4) the oil becomes visible while your cream begins to form tiny tiny crumbs. Keep turning until you are sure all you have in there is dried crumbs and oil.
      7. Allow to cool and strain.
      The aroma of a homemade coconut oil cannot be over emphasized plus the crumbs too can be used to eat rice( so sweet).
      You might want to keep that separated water for your rice or to mix with more coconut coz it'll still have a relatively sweet taste.
      The process is shorter than my writing,hehe
      Tip: dark shell coconuts tends to yield more oil.

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    5. Thank you Debbie, I will copy and paste this so that everyone can see.

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    6. Anonymous11/22/2013

      Debie, courious about my wife's meal. She is @ 13 weeks now

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  3. Lady Morgana5/07/2013

    Wat worked fr Mrs F might not work fr Mrs Z. Try find out wat u cn eat,urself...wen i was pregnant fr my 1st baby,it was moi moi everyday throughout my 1st trimester...now am pregnant,moi moi was a no no,it was indomie throughout my 1st trimester. Dnt worry,in ur 2nd trimester,u cn b able t eat evrytin... Congrats

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  4. Anonymous5/07/2013

    I had Nausea in first trimester,just manage because Second trimester...you will be eating like a whale. Try eating groundnut to wade off the Nausea,look for walnut too. Eba and ogbono soup actually helped a lot,Rice and stew didn't work for me. Try yam porridge, ugba and Ukwa.

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  5. Congrats! Pele. What you'll have appetite for depends on you o. No two pregnancies are the same.
    I suffered from nausea till 4th month and I could only eat hard Akamu with okro and pineapple. My obgyn said its ok to eat the things u can tolerate in d 1st trimester. Your baby doesn't need much right now. Even if its just cracker biscuit(they say it doesn't cause nausea,though didn't work for me),keep eating it. There will be @ least one food you can eat till around 4mths when the feeling will get better.
    Hope you're taking your supplements o. Pregnacare with folic acid is good. Just make sure you don't miss taking folic acid everyday. Hope this helps.
    God will see you through and you'll deliver safely,normally and with divine ease. Take care dear.

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  6. Anonymous5/07/2013

    Drinking garrison helped my nausea, porridge without oil and with plenty of pepper in all my foods. Try bland tasteless foods.

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  7. Anonymous5/07/2013

    Hi all,I'm the original poster. Thank you ladies you have been far too kind,sharing your experiencies and all.

    I just can't wait to move onto the next trimester jare,one day I'm enjoying a particular meal,the next day it tastes like poison.
    God bless all mothers out there,you are truly awesome indeed.

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    1. Anonymous5/07/2013

      Lol,pele love.mine was pasta with plenty of pepper.meanwhile u shud get pregnacare plus,dat way ur baby is covered in nutrients department.as every1 has told u,u av 2kip trying different things o b4 u no d1 dat will stay in ur tommy.

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  8. Anonymous5/07/2013

    Also in my first trimester,all foods taste like poison,I'm fed up...the only thing I eat now is pepper...I call it pepper cos no one else eats my stew and soup except myself cos they compalin its too peppery

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  9. Anonymous5/07/2013

    And please,I'm used to sleeping on my tummy and my mum makes it a point of duty to wake me up to lay by my side,what effect does dis have on d baby? I'm used to sleeping like that.I'm in my first trimester

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    1. My dear,I've heard its not good to sleep on your tummy when pregnant. I had to train myself on it too. Infact,nobody will need tell you to stop it when your bump starts growing,it'll be so uncomfortable for you.

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    2. Anonymous1/11/2014

      Pls mothers I need ur help am in my first trimester but am NT aging food craving(I eat almost every food except chicken n fresh fish), no morning sickness pls is it normal?

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  10. Aww Congrats and welcome to the club! :D
    I'm in my second trimester and pregnant with my first baby. I've learnt that:

    1. No two pregnancies are the same, and when it comes to food you have to experiment and experiment till you get it right. I had a friend who was constantly telling me I must eat this and I must eat that, meanwhile my body didn't agree with some things she suggested.
    My first trimester wasn't so bad though, I did have nausea but I think I threw up about 4 times, mostly when I took milk as my body didn't agree with milk at the time. I also found that I started craving beans in any form, beans and pap, akara, moi moi, beans and corn porridge, etc. Eating crackers and bread worked for me too, and boiled yam. Indomie with lots of pepper also helped as the pepper helped to suppress my nausea. Oh I also took lots of 7up when I felt nauseous. It worked wonders. Chewing ginger too helped for nausea

    2. Please take plenty fruits and vegetables. What I do is supplement my carbs one way of another with vegetables. E.g I'd eat rice with moi moi and meat/ fish or rice with plenty efo riro. I also try to eat fruits each day. Oranges, apples, watermelons are my best buddies now. Lol.

    3. Please visit babycentre.com and register, you'd need to enter the date of your last period and they'd calculate your due date and based on that, send you detailed weekly emails on your baby's development and other helpful info.

    3. Start taking PREGNACARE now. You don't need it with folic acid though cause pregnacare contains 400mg of folic acid and that's the daily amount you need. I suggest you add iron supplements though (I'm using Ferrodan) cause its low on Iron, it contains about 17mg while you need about 30mg or so daily.

    I know the rest isn't food related but it helped me and might help you:
    4. Try some form of exercise... Walking is what I do best, in the evenings.. If you're not an exercise person, start small, maybe 10,15 minutes and build it up gradually to about 30 minutes.. The little exercise plus the cool evening breeze helps me to be active, plus google Kegel exercises and Pelvic Lifts. These can be done at home and help strengthen your pelvic muscles.

    5. Try to take lots of water, and pee once you feel the urge to so as to avoid having Urinary Tract Infection which is really common in pregnancy.

    6. Please get original ORI (Shea Butter) and start applying to your breasts and belly now to avoid or reduce stretch marks. You could also get Coconut Oil and start applying that to your nipples to get ready for breastfeeding so you don't have sore or cracked nipples.

    7. Please get a copy of SUPERNATURAL CHILDBIRTH, its a fantastic book which helps build your faith during pregnancy. Try to read the daily confessions every day as its important to build your faith now.

    8. Please stop sleeping or even lying on your stomach or back. Lying on your stomach will become uncomfortable as Funke said, lying on your back puts the weight of your uterus and baby on your back and may cut off circulation to your baby. The best way to sleep is on your side, your left side actually cause this way ensures that enough nutrients flow from your placenta to your baby. It might be uncomfortable at first but you should get used to it now.

    That's all I can think of now. Lol. Hope I helped.
    All the very best dearie!

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    1. Mrs B! Have learnt a lot frm ur post! Pls who is the author of this SUPERNATURAL birth, can it be bought online?

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    2. Anonymous5/08/2013

      I bought mine @d hospital afta I had a miscarriage.my pregnancy was 5months,d book help a lil 2restore some peace in me.now I know I have2pay a lot of attention in my next pregnancy n also PRAY PRAY n PRAY

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    3. Wow, so sorry about your miscarriage. Its well with you dear

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    4. @ Deborah Bala Supernatural childbirth is by Jackie Mezie and it prepares u spiritually for childbirth. I'm in my 3rd trimester of my 3rd pregnancy/baby and this book has helped all d way.
      I've never felt sick or vomitted all through my 3 pregs n I stick to d same types of food my palate agrees with but with plenty over d top pepper.

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    5. Anonymous11/06/2017

      MrsB Tnx, I'm in my first trimester nd want to confirm if eating Titus fish is ok

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  11. Hi Deborah! Aww glad I could help. The author is Jackie Mize and I'm sure it can be purchased online, if not, try Christian Bookstores, mine was a gift but my friend told me she got it from a Christian Bookstore.
    The book is so helpful, I tell you.

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    1. Tanx a lot Mrs B for this post. You are such a blessing. Tanx for the advice on Babycentre, Supernatural Childbirth am using these already. The Ori,coconut oil, sleeping on my left side are all new to me. Tanx a lot God bless u

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  12. Anonymous8/21/2013

    the book can be bought at laterna book store, I think its is between #890-#900

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  13. Anonymous11/17/2013

    God bless all of U. Mothers r d best

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  14. Anonymous11/22/2013

    Hello, i stumbled into this page as a result of my search for healthy Nigerian meal i can eat during pregnancy, most food no longer make sense to me again. i crave for funny food now, and i dont know if they are healthy, like ugba and zobo. please i want to know if they aare healthy. Thanks in anticipation for your response.

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  15. Anonymous12/28/2013

    Am so glad to b here , words alone cannot tank u all..I also had miscarriage wit my 1st preg ..right now am in my 1st trimester, notin tastes good to me, even my smelling organ is notin to write home about...I spit and vomit alots...I feel lyk am d only one who is going tru diz...plz help me coz I dnt wnt 2 loose dis one 2...I wil jst luk 4 d supernatural childbirth book.thanks to all mothers.

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  16. A big thanks 2 MrsB.. I'm really encouraged by ur words of advice. Pls i've got a question to ask. Is African salad and Pepper soup good 4 pregnant women?

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    1. @ MrsA: African salad is not bad in itself but for the potash used in preparing it. U should prepare it urself n skip adding potash. As for peppersoup, u must prepare it urself ensuring dat u skip d "uda". Dnt buy already made 'peppersoup spice' cos u dnt knw what is in it. Uda is supposed 2 be taken after delivery to help flush ur system esp ur womb, dats why it can cause miscarriage n must be avoided during preg.

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    2. Anonymous11/21/2015

      Chiaa me I just finished eating my pepper soup made wit udah ooooo hope am save am in my seven weeks oooo

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    3. Anonymous2/10/2017

      This is what had me surfing the internet for the past 4 hours. My husband bought peppersoup and agidi for dinner . But one mind asked me not to eat it cos of uncertainty of spices, so, i simply brought out my meat, added ginger, lots of crayfish and pepper with that black thick stick (uyak or isakirisa) and cooked my own soup. Been worried about it but you just put my mind to rest.

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    4. Anonymous7/06/2017

      I read that ginger can lead to miscarriage. I asked a nurse who is a friend and a mother and she confirmed it. She said it is okay if used in stew but should not be eaten raw like in a smoothie. I was using mine in smoothies and i am going into my 2nd trimester.

      You should research it too. Its just for pregnant mothers to be careful.

      Thanks

      Thanks.

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  17. 'M so happy to stumble on this site.please keep it up.'M a few weeks pregnant too.

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  18. Anonymous3/01/2014

    Wao motherhood is real work. Have learn't a lot. Thanks for this page

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  19. Anonymous4/08/2014

    dis is rilly gud, i am olso reading d supernatural child birth it trigers ur faith and is a most read for ol expectant mothers.i appreciate ol ur works and advice u dont rilly kw how it helps stay strong.MAY GOD HELP US ALL

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  20. Anonymous4/24/2014

    Thanks for all the helpful tips, just started my second trimester of my 2nd pregnancy and was very excited to read about the ori and coconut oil remedy for stretch marks but am wondering if it won't make my complexion dark and oily.....pls has anyone who is light skinned tried this formula before? Will really appreciate your feedback. Thank you and may God continue to bless us all

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  21. Anonymous4/26/2014

    Pls am pregnant buh i still hv pains like menstrual pains, dont knw wot to do cos its my first n am worried if it will affect my baby. Pls i need help Thanks!!

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    1. Anonymous9/29/2015

      please som1 help! i am also having those menstral cramps expecially after going to the toilet . is it normal?

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    2. Anonymous1/15/2016

      How many weeks gone are you? You should stop cramping at 6weeks post last m/p. If you hv passed 6 weeks, see your doctor to prevent any miscarriage

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    3. Anonymous10/04/2017

      All the tips I've been reading has been helpful. Pls my question is cramping at exactly 6weeks is it normal? Cos am at week 6 and still having cramps especially while trying get to change position from lying down

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  22. Anonymous5/03/2014

    Hi, am a beneficiary of your post. Thank you very much for all these useful information. I really appreciate the good work. Please can you do me a favour and give me a number where I can reach you?. You are the best. Much love

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  23. Anonymous7/13/2014

    mrs a i dnt think peppersoup isgoodduring pregnncy especialy in d first trimester
    so pls avpid it as much as u can
    bless u

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  24. Anonymous7/31/2014

    Mrs B. am 18 Weeks pregnant today. When are mine expected to experience baby kicking.

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  25. Anonymous8/01/2014

    Kindly explain why pepersoup is not good.I am eight weeks and that is the only thing I enjoy

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  26. Anonymous8/01/2014

    Kindly explain why pepersoup is not good.I am eight weeks and that is the only thing I enjoy

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  27. pweety pwincess9/15/2014

    so happy to be here,after all trials,finally I'm 6 weeks gone and this is my first preggy since i got married,but I don't feel the nausea and all the morning sickness but I feel tired and dehydrated most of the time.I hope this is normal?

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  28. Anonymous9/18/2014

    wow. Im 10 wks now. Mrs b God bles u for the supernatural childbirth book. Its really awesome. I still slp on my back n tommy though,those are d only ways i can get slp. I hve insomnia almost every night. Oh well, God dey. Praying for safe delivery for every mom. Gd nyt.
    Honimumi.

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  29. Thank you all so much for your contributions here. You don't know how helpful and encouraging all these write-ups has been to me. I feel depressed, but after reading all these, I'm a bit relieved. Thanks all. God bless you.

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  30. Anonymous10/14/2014

    It's great to see a page like this, pls I need your advice I had miscarriage my first pregnancy last year April and since then nothing till this month but I notice that since I took in, I've eating anything, I'm always hungry. Hope no problem and what can u advice I should stay away from doing, so I'll not lose this one again. Thanks

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  31. Anonymous10/15/2014

    Dear All,
    I am happy to see all mother's comments. Our comments on food,sleeping position are all okay.God will see us through by His grace.I eat watever i feel like.In my first trimester i did BEGI BEGI can't eat what i cook its smells but i craved for my hubby's noodles ( He always prepare the noodles for me).Am in my second trimester i eat but little. Safe delivery.

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  32. Pls n pls mothers, shear butter is not good for men, especially on their private.

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  33. Monica1/26/2015

    Hello my fellow ladies, please I need to know if pepper soup is safe during first trimester. Thank you so much :)

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      Very safe like any other soup.

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  34. Monica1/26/2015

    Thank you so much, but I don't understand y some people say its bad for the baby

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  35. Anonymous1/29/2015

    hello fellow mothers,just got my positive result two dayz ago,am four weeks gone now,and am seriously battling with chonic back pain such dat no sleeping position seem comfortable.eat little or no food,so tired and have costant headache ,i dont even knw wat i feel like eating.itz my first n i dnt knw if itz normal

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  36. Anonymous3/10/2015

    Hi, i went for my first Scan lasst week and was told that they could see a gestational sac but not foetal Pole, i thought i was actually 9weeks but i was told i am about just 5 weeks, i am really worried. i have been asked to come back for another scan in 2 weeks. has anyone else had this same experience?

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    1. Anonymous10/04/2017

      Just be prayerful and trust that God will have his way. I had such experience likewise some people dat advice me then. But they all pulled tru. Just pray and have faith that ur baby is there.

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  37. Anonymous3/26/2015

    it happened in my first preg n... I had miscarriage afterwards ....just be prayerful n hv bedrest it is well

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  38. Anonymous4/30/2015

    @ Anonymous 08:28. You are ok when you are 8 weeks the scan will dictate the foetal pole and its activities. No pregnancy is the same.

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  39. sade benson5/05/2015

    No pregnancy is the same. i reacted to folic acid (Mayer and baker )brand and the pregnacare care i bought didn't go down well with me.imagine the surprise when i said i almost passed out when i took just a tab of folic acid thankfully the doctor understood it that folic acid is not for everybody and equally recommended something else that will give me as much as folic acid would have done.by the way i am 14 weeks gone and the baby is in top shape.always ask your doctor if in doubt.

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  40. Anonymous5/16/2015

    Hi am having running stomach as I took abacha! Wat do I do cos it's rily bad and am in my first trimester!

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  41. Anonymous5/16/2015

    Hello!!!!I was actuali lukin 4 9ja fuds to take wen I ran in2 dis page,its so encouragin n intrestin,u'all kip it up,itz so helpin,I luv!!!!meanwhile wat kind of foods is 1 suppose to take in da 3 trimester?urgent ansa needed plz

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  42. Awesome post. Thanks Mrs B and Debby. Stumbled on the post too.

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  43. Wow....i love you all mothers on this blog.may the Lord keep your pregnancy,your baby and keep you. You shall all deliver safely.the world will hear our cries and that if our babies in Jesus Name. I call it done!!!! As for me,in my first pregnancy,i was very sick 1st trimester,but 2nd trimester I was okay,bouncy.but this pregnancy,i spite alot,vommit,i hate foods generally,i hate drinking water,i hate veggies smell. Lwkmd.i eat roasted yam,roasted plantain with pepper,oranges,boiled yam,fried egg,beabs and plantain. I usually have heartburn. Whatever it is,we will get there and deliver like an Hebrew woman in Jesus name. Please house log on to www.dunamisgospel.org. Join our live services with Dr.pastor Paul Enenche.God bless you all.

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  44. Wow....i love you all mothers on this blog.may the Lord keep your pregnancy,your baby and keep you. You shall all deliver safely.the world will hear our cries and that if our babies in Jesus Name. I call it done!!!! As for me,in my first pregnancy,i was very sick 1st trimester,but 2nd trimester I was okay,bouncy.but this pregnancy,i spite alot,vommit,i hate foods generally,i hate drinking water,i hate veggies smell. Lwkmd.i eat roasted yam,roasted plantain with pepper,oranges,boiled yam,fried egg,beabs and plantain. I usually have heartburn. Whatever it is,we will get there and deliver like an Hebrew woman in Jesus name. Please house log on to www.dunamisgospel.org. Join our live services with Dr.pastor Paul Enenche.God bless you all.

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  45. Anonymous9/01/2015

    May God bless u all, this page is so helpful

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  46. Hello Ladies i so love this blog.i hope it's still functioning. Please I'm in my 19th week and I'm having this pain at the joint of my right leg almost at my private part.it usually occurs when I want to wear undies or pants or when I walk fast or if I try raising my leg after lying down.pls who had had this experience and will it end?

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  47. Anonymous9/16/2015

    I don't feel comfortable lying on my left side cause I have this pains in my right arm as if blood ain't circulating well there, I always feel better lyin on my right side.

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  48. Anonymous10/12/2015

    Hi everyone, am in my first pregnancy ,not married and confused because am not ready am just 19 I just opened my salon and my partner just lost his job, am in a great dilemma nd abortion seem to be the only option. Please mothers I need your help, what can I do?

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    1. Yes preg mum. Fish protein is great for you and baby. Eat more titus if you can. Safe delivery!

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    2. Abortion is not an option if you are a believer.

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  49. Anonymous11/10/2015

    nice lecture, am glad to visit this site. Thank you Mrs B. have registered on babycenter so nice and lovely.

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    1. Anonymous4/27/2016

      Please how did you register cos when I tried to register I only saw 'Enter your due date or child's birthday' and then a space for email. Am only 4 weeks pregnant and I don't even know my due date.
      Please I need a link for full registration on babycentre.com.
      I need urgent reply. Thanks

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    2. Anonymous11/06/2017

      Please I'm in my first trimester is eating Titus fish OK for me?

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    3. Yes preg mum. Fish protein is great for you and baby. Eat more titus if you can. Safe delivery!

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  50. Anonymous11/18/2015

    Hi mothers in the house, please I will like to know if it's ideal to use pregnantone and folic acid together. My first doctor prescribed pregnantone for me and I have been using it since before my second doctor prescribed folic acid. Now am confused. Can i use both or I should just stay wit my pregnatone or pregnacare.

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  51. Please don't use both without confirming from your Doctor. You should have let the second Doctor know about your previous prescription. Look at the composition of that pregnacare just in case it contains folic acid so you don't overdose, just stick with one until you Con firm with a Doctorman ok?

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    1. Anonymous11/18/2015

      Thank you ma. I will stick with the first prescription and confirm from the next doctor in my next visit. God bless

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  52. Anonymous1/15/2016

    Please help me. i found out I'm pregnant but I am overweight already. what can I do so that I dont add more than 6kgs all through the 9months. That will put me at 90kgs. Please help me!!!

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  53. Anonymous1/21/2016

    Hello, Please I need help on what type of nigerian fish to take as I don't know what the local name for salmon fish is in Nigeria. Naturally I'm not a fish person and pregnancy is not exactly helping matters. But apart from Titus and kote, please what other nigerian fish is safe to eat during pregnancy for required nutrients?
    Thank you.

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  54. Anonymous1/28/2016

    Please I need your advice ,I always throw up immediately I finish eating , or taking anything including water, m so worried that it might effect the baby, am 6wks , please I need your help,I need food in my system

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  55. Hi mothers, I was actually looking for food I can eat am 10 weeks old now. I hate every food and am taking pregnancare yesterday I was very weak and felt like fainting and I had back pain I was so scared that I skiped my
    tabs cause there was no food in my Tommy. I really need advice on what to eat to have enough nutrients for my baby. Am trying the left side sleeping thing though not so easy cause am used to sleeping on my tommy. Thanks and hope to get a reply

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  56. Erykah2/14/2016

    Im in third trimester and my doctor said I should avoid eating red meat, plenty of carbohydrates, bournvita, and so on....pls I would like to get some advice on the kind of food to consume so my baby will not be too big. Right now my weight is 70kgs. Thanks in anticipation

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  57. Anonymous2/16/2016

    in our Nigeria food, which fish is salmon , is it titus shini or which one. pls help

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  58. Anonymous5/02/2016

    Am in my 10th week and feeling week with serious headache and pain on the right side of my tommy. I don't feel like eating anything. Please is this normal.

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    1. Hi, sorry I'm just seeing your comment. Hope you saw a Doctor for the pain. Safe delivery.

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  59. Anonymous5/23/2016

    Hello, please am in my 6th week and am having a very horrible experience with food, anything i smell become terible and i cant wven think of eating it ,my husband cant use any body spray around me anymore. sleeping has been another isaue as my wiast and back aches all through+ taking drugs makes me more sick. Please i really do need help as this is my 1st time. Thanks

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    1. Please don't take drugs. Manage the discomforts, they'll go away. Try bland foods like akamu, roast plantain, try abacha, food not cooked by you,drinking garri etc. Your husband can use them outside on his way out, the aches will all disappear by God's grace in your second tremester or later. If the discomforts are unbearable, go to the hospital ok? You'll smile very soon.

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  60. Anonymous6/02/2016

    Hello house please help! I'm in my 9th week and can't eat anything, I spit alot and vomit alot! Have tried all sort and nothing seems to work for good! I'm getting depressed about the pregnancy

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    1. Don't worry, that's because you are still in your first trimester. You'll be fine.

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  61. Hi all, thank God for Dis forum. I'm about five weeks gone. How early should I begin antenatal

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    1. @Mrs O,if there is no complaints you can begin antenatal at 20 weeks.

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  62. Anonymous7/28/2016

    Good afternoon.. I am new here.. This has lifted my spirits in more ways than one.. Please, I was pregnant sometime back, lost the baby at 6mths ..weighed 58kg, lost some weight before I got pregnant a month after..55kg..i am 60kg now, all food appeals to me, no sickness or nausea.. Just tiredness. I need to know, is my weight healthy and how can I contain it? I had to stop exercising because I bleeded twice.. I don't want to be fat.. Please help me.. What food should I stick to? And I hate water except I add a little like.. I hope that's OK too.. Thanks

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    1. Anonymous7/28/2016

      Nb: I am in my third month

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    2. Sorry about your other pregnancy and congrats! You should be happy that pregnancy doesn't disturb you and please ask your Doctor before exercising, could be dangerous. You lost your first pregnancy at 6 months? Try your best to start ante natal clinic before this pregnancy gets to 6 months ok. Safe delivery. God is in control.

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  63. Anonymous7/31/2016

    Hello House
    Pls is it safe to eat Afang soup when pregnant?
    Thanks!

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    1. Afang is like every other vegetable we cook, very safe but can cause discomforts if over eaten and no pregnant woman should eat until they fall sick. When you eat afang soup for lunch, try not to eat it again for dinner as vegetables eaten that way purge some people. Eat something else in between. Even if the only soup you crave is afang, I'll advise you try and eat other foods in between the afang licking.
      Safe delivery! God will take care of you and the baby.

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  64. Anonymous8/03/2016

    Please ma, is it safe to drink teem, lacasera et al?

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  65. Anonymous2/11/2017

    Hi, pls want to ask if eating starch with owoh soup is good for a pregnant woman, thanks

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  66. Anonymous2/21/2017

    Thanks for y'all comments,it has been very helpful.God see us all through.

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  67. Hi, my first tym here n it's very helpful. Am 7weeks gone n I just tested little ukwa dat was made with potash. Am I suppose to b worried?

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    1. Welcome Chi, since you are fine, don't eat potash next time. Wait till your baby is delivered. Safe delivery.

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  68. Good day, it's my first preggy. What foods are healthy for trimester 3?

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  69. Don't want my baby to be too big.

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    1. Eat less carbs then, more of proteins and vegetables.

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  70. Am so so happy to be here....in my 7 weeks and I feel sick everyday....I cant eat much but am stucked on watermelon and egg...rice is a no no..am just worried.no appetite at all

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  71. Am so so happy to be here....in my 7 weeks and I feel sick everyday....I cant eat much but am stucked on watermelon and egg...rice is a no no..am just worried.no appetite at all

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  72. Anonymous12/31/2017

    Hello everyone. Thank you for the great job. I just entered my third trimester and l want to know if it is okay to eat roasted plantain, yam and peppered oil?

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    1. Enjoy your meal. However, the oil shouldn't be too peppery. Not the one that will purge you or cause stomach upset o.

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  73. Anonymous2/23/2018

    I literally read up all comments on this platform just be sure that I'm not the only one going through an interesting 1st trimester of pregnancy. Which started at week 5 for me. I can't cook or stand the kitchen which makes me sad cause busy husband is starving. I dont have appetite for anything around me. I throw up ay least twice a day from food, water and smells and have to take drip once in a while due to dehydration. Days when I do have slight cravings, I cannot eat unless someone cooks for me. The worse is, my cravings are food back home which is hard to get where I am here in the U.S. I'm craving efo riro, ewedu and stew with amala, gbegiri and pounded yam, fried yam from those women frying at night by the road side, agbalumo, fura de nunu, bread and hot akara in the middle, roasted yam and hot sauce, porridge yam with enough red tatashe, roasted titus fish or Kote with correct Ijebu garri, garri and kuilikuili would do sef. etc. Im just wishing I could visit Nigeria to eat all I want. Supernatural Child Birth is a good read. I listen to Andrew Wommack afterwards to really grow that faith. God help us all and give us children after his heart who would really impact this world for good.

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  74. Anonymous2/23/2018

    I literally read up all comments on this platform just be sure that I'm not the only one going through an interesting 1st trimester of pregnancy. Which started at week 5 for me. I can't cook or stand the kitchen which makes me sad cause busy husband is starving. I dont have appetite for anything around me. I throw up ay least twice a day from food, water and smells and have to take drip once in a while due to dehydration. Days when I do have slight cravings, I cannot eat unless someone cooks for me. The worse is, my cravings are food back home which is hard to get where I am here in the U.S. I'm craving efo riro, ewedu and stew with amala, gbegiri and pounded yam, fried yam from those women frying at night by the road side, agbalumo, fura de nunu, bread and hot akara in the middle, roasted yam and hot sauce, porridge yam with enough red tatashe, roasted titus fish or Kote with correct Ijebu garri, garri and kuilikuili would do sef. etc. Im just wishing I could visit Nigeria to eat all I want. Supernatural Child Birth is a good read. I listen to Andrew Wommack afterwards to really grow that faith. God help us all and give us children after his heart who would really impact this world for good.

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