Pregnancy with food allergies

Posted on: Mon, 09/25/2006 - 7:43am
krasota's picture
Joined: 04/24/2000 - 09:00

No, I'm not worried about it, I'm just looking for some like minds.

Does anyone know of any groups, fora, or listservs for pregnant women with food allergies/intolerances? I tend toward the crunchy/geeky/nerdy side. I flow more toward treehugging pagan than Christian. Ultra conservative groups are definitely not my thing. I'm open-minded, but I need to chat with folks who are also open-minded, especially WRT sexuality and world views.

I like MotheringDotCommune, if that tells you anything.

So, any thoughts? This would be the time to tell me the secret location of the QueerPolyWitchAllergy group. [img][/img]


Posted on: Mon, 09/25/2006 - 8:19am
Corvallis Mom's picture
Joined: 05/22/2001 - 09:00

I dunno.... but if you find them, you have to share. [img][/img]
If you have Unitarians locally they may be able to lead you in the right direction. (Think "inclusive unschoolers" [img][/img] )

Posted on: Mon, 09/25/2006 - 10:36am
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Quote:Originally posted by krasota:
[b]This would be the time to tell me the secret location of the QueerPolyWitchAllergy group. [img][/img]
I'm trying to figure out how Poly becomes preggers. (I mean, I know how Polly got pregnant, but, with one L I'm lost.)
All my witchy friends are on stitch boards -- not on allergy boards.
But, may I say congratulations. [img][/img] (You realize if your child is rebellious, he'll be like Alex Keaton. [img][/img] )

Posted on: Wed, 04/11/2007 - 3:51am
sillyfeline's picture
Joined: 03/28/2001 - 09:00

Did anyone find an answer for this?

Posted on: Wed, 04/11/2007 - 12:54pm
krasota's picture
Joined: 04/24/2000 - 09:00

There aren't any for food allergies + pregnancy, near as I can tell. has some boards for allergies, though, and lots of preggo boards. There's a quiet yahoogroup for fibro/cfids pregnancy and a number of us have dietary limitations, it seems, but it's a very slow/quiet group.

Posted on: Thu, 04/12/2007 - 3:00am
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You must be getting near the big day. I hope everything is going well. [img][/img]

Posted on: Thu, 04/12/2007 - 6:07am
krasota's picture
Joined: 04/24/2000 - 09:00

38w3d, so sometime in the next month, unless I go beyond 42 weeks.
I'm perfectly content to remain pregnant for an extra trimester or two, though I'll be happy if the meat cravings go away. And I've broken out in a rash all over that my OB thinks is neither cholestasis nor PUPPs, but which is driving me slowly batty. It looks like eczema crossed with psoriasis crossed with DH. It might be DH, actually, since the antibodies can persist in one's skin for 10+ years, despite not eating gluten.

Posted on: Fri, 04/13/2007 - 9:04am
McCobbre's picture
Joined: 04/16/2005 - 09:00

Krasota--I'm just now seeing this thread, or I would have sent you to Mothering last fall. But you were probably already aware of it, I'm guessing. What a fabulous magazine that got us through the first few years with DS--that and The Baby Book.
I hope you have a wonderful delivery.

Posted on: Fri, 04/13/2007 - 9:53am
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Joined: 01/16/2006 - 09:00

So sorry you're having rashes. What is your blood type: + or - ? Is your hubby the same? I read a case study a long time ago about a mom that was - (her baby was +), and she started reacting before the baby was born. But I don't remember what the reaction was... (Usually the Rh crossover happens at delivery.)
Also, would your OB consider giving you a tiny bit of steroids since you are getting close to delivery? [i]They do steroids to help speed up the lung maturation sometimes when labor is premature.[/i]
I'm like Annamarie; my allergies were *better* when I was PG. But then I think I cheated so much that I went the other way after DD was born. [i](They were only GI before DD.)[/i]
The good news is that since you are probably being extra careful, and won't have the problems I have...[i]keeping fingers crossed for you![/i]
So, allergies aside, are you all ready? Do you know if he's a he or a she? What does your DH's pup think about all of this? [i]I bet she'll be very possessive of the baby when you have company over.[/i]
Take care,
PS. I know you've been over this w/ your Doc, but I am iodine allergic. Still managed to get "marked" in the labor room when the phleb. came to draw my blood as I was distracted talking to the Doc.
[b]I had a Sharpie marker with me [i](and out on the bedside table[/i] for DH to write an allergy warning on my belly if I was to need an emergency C-section.[/b] [i]Can't imagine how I would have reacted if I had been *bathed* with iodine for a surgical procedure![/i]
Do you think perhaps you have been getting *latexed* a little during your exams? Is your birthing center latex-free?
[This message has been edited by Daisy (edited April 13, 2007).]

Posted on: Fri, 04/13/2007 - 11:26pm
krasota's picture
Joined: 04/24/2000 - 09:00

They take a lot of precautions to prevent me from coming in contact with latex. Unfortunately, the OB's office is full of air freshener/potpourri and nurses who wear hairspray/lotion/perfume. I usually have asthma problems, migraines, and hives by the time five minutes rolls by. Sometimes I wait outside. I'll be laboring/delivering in the birthing suite of the community hospital--jacuzzi tubs, roomy rooms, stereos, squat bars, balls, etc. I've been there and it's not stinky the way the OB's office is.
I'm Rh-, but the OB doesn't think this is any kind of pregnancy-related rash. I've had it since December now. Honestly, the more I look at it and look at the newer spots, I really think it *is* DH (dermatitis herpetiformis).
I'll be taking a sharpie, cardstock, and scotch tape to make NO LATEX and NO SANITIZER and NO PERFUME signs--standard procedure when I'm in any hospital. I always cover up anything I'm allergic to, to boot. [img][/img] I've already talked to the nurse who runs the birthing suites.
I don't want steroids right now. I'm on almost my full regimen of antihistamines and antileukotrienes and I just don't want anything else.
My husband's pup? Jericho is my dog through and through. [img][/img] Sure, he loves boy, but his nose is firmly adhered to my left b*ttcheek. I think he'll welcome an addition to the pack.
I'm not iodine allergic, though betadine will take my skin off. It's not an allergy, just super sensitive/thin skin.
Urchin will be a surprise whenever zie arrives. If my old roomie is back from FL, we might have a crib soon. We need to finish painting trim in the second room today. The crib will be sidecarred to our bed (co-sleeping), but I'm putting the glider and baby dresser in the second room. After we paint the trim and it dries, I can clean the floor in there and start assembling furniture. Woohoo!

Posted on: Sat, 04/14/2007 - 9:59am
Momcat's picture
Joined: 03/15/2005 - 09:00

It sounds like you're in the home stretch now, but you might like to check out [url=""][/url] They have separate forums for pregnancy and breastfeeding. I don't know how "crunchy" they are, but they seem to be a tolerant, supportive group.


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