I am sort of new here and right now I consider myself a flirt. I really need some advice! I had a miscarriage (my very first pregnancy) about 3 weeks ago and I was 6 1/2 weeks along when it happened. My husband and I are trying to get pregnant again, but I have some nutrition concerns. I regularly see a nutritionist and she is a big fan of the whole blood-type diet (Eat Right for Your Type). Since I am a type o, according to her I am supposed to be eating a large amount of animal protein, veggies, fruits, no dairy (which I kicked a long while ago anyway-it exacerbates my chronic ibs symptoms), gluten free grains only and, like, two kinds of beans. I am really interested in going vegan, but she keeps telling me not too since my blood type does not support it and pregnancy requires LOTS of extra protein. This has me freaked out a little since I just miscarried! I want to be able to support my pregnancies nutritionally, but I feel so much better when I avoid animal products. I did read Skinny Bit#h Bun in the Oven, but I still don't feel reassured!! Help please :)
First of all, I'm sooo very sorry for your loss. ((hugs)) I also had a miscarriage last month and it was so devastating both physically and emotionally so I know it's a difficult time. Just know that you have support!
I was vegetarian with my first pregnancy (this miscarriage was my second), and my child is just the healthiest and most smart child ever (and I attribute part of it to my diet! :) )
However, considering the miscarriage since having my firstborn, I've been super paranoid with regards to trying again. I mean it. Neurotic. I keep thinking that I did something to cause it and I keep thinking about my diet and if that affected and had a part of the miscarriage. My husband said that I'm being ridiculous (which I know I am but I'm overanalyzing everything right now). I'm doing all that I can and am starting to understand that it was nothing that I did to cause it.
I am not so sold on the eat right for your blood type diet, granted I don't know much about it. Just a suggestion when you do figure out your diet direction, you may want to join babyfit.com. It allows you to enter in all of your daily food to make sure that you are up to par on all of your essential nutrients. I did that with my firstborn. My friend also highly recommended the Bradley diet (Google it and you'll find it), which stresses a high protein diet but does mention sources of protein other than meat.
I think it all depends on how you feel about your decisions. All I know is that I feel better when I don't eat animals and feeling good about yourself and your choices are important not only when pregnant, but overall. I'd like to hear what other people on here have to say.