How do you save your grocery budget when you are pregnant?- General Budget & Finance

I have not been able to save on my grocery budget since i have become pregnant. I use to spend anywhere form $30-$60 a week and now oh i bet i spend way, way much more than that. I never feel like cooking, i'm nauseas alot. I'm hoping some of this will be going away soon. I'm 13 weeks pregnant

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    I have not been able to save on my grocery budget since i have become
    pregnant. I use to spend anywhere form $30-$60 a week and now oh i bet
    i spend way, way much more than that. I never feel like cooking, i'm
    nauseas alot. I'm hoping some of this will be going away soon. I'm 13
    weeks pregnant now. It's just hard to buy ahead when you don't know
    what you will like or feel like. My family is getting tired of Pizza
    and Spaghetti, those are the 2 main things that i can tolerate. When

    you are pregnant do you cook? Or do you just order out? I'm looking
    for ways to cut the bill and to also find recipes that would be ok
    while pregnant.

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    Re: How do you save your grocery budget when you are pregnant?


    When I was pregnant many years ago I had a book that said a baked
    potato was a pregnant woman's "best friend". I found that to be true.
    No matter what anyone else was having, I could always eat a baked
    potato and feel better.
    Laurel

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    Oh i also had forgot to include that i am limited to
    what i can do since i have been put on bed rest for
    some time now. And then i fell the other day. So i
    have to kind of take it easy that's another reason i
    was looking for quick meals as well.

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    The fact that you are on bed rest probably has a lot
    to do with the fact that you can't hold anything down,
    or the fact that you are limited to what you can hold
    down, in addition to the fact that you are pregnant.
    Then again, I'm not pregnant, nor am I woman.
    LOL. I think, though, that you should just take it
    easy and have your hubby take care of some of this
    stuff. You need to be careful and just eat what you
    can.

    My wife is 5 months along and quite frankly I couldn't
    stand when she was picky about dinner. Shes not
    anymore, but when she was, it wasnt that she couldn't
    eat what was made, is that she craved something else.
    I think the fact that you just plain can't hold it
    down is a bit of a different story and should eat what
    you can and try to keep some food in you. Hope you are
    taking some prenatal vitamins too. Those are supposed

    to help.

    If this sounds overprotective... think about how my
    wife feels. HAHA, I wouldn't let her play soft ball a
    couple weeks ago. (Is that over protective, or just
    being safe?) Oh well, she didn't play either way.

    Skinner Family

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    I don't think your over protective one bit. It just
    sounds like you care alot. i never thought about me
    being on bed rest would have an effect, it could be. I
    also have high blood pressure now too and i have to
    take medicine for that. Yes i do take prenatel
    vitamins and folic acid. My husband could help i just
    try not to let him much. 1. He works all day and only
    get's one day off if that sometimes. 2. he's not a
    very well cook, lol. I've limited myself this week on
    the eating out and will try to keep doing. This week
    we only ate out 1x. It was Arbys and i wish i would
    have just saved the $ going there. It was horrible,
    even my husband said it was. All i got was a plain
    chicken sandwich. He got a chicken sandwich as well.
    My daughter had a happy meal from there. Total came to
    under $8.50 Just think i was happier last night w/ our
    meal and all it cost was $3.99 I bought that Voila in
    the freezer section. I bought the chicken w/ cheese
    and veggies. It was pretty good. My picky 5 year old
    ate it as well. So i think i will buy a couple of them
    and have on hand since that is something he can fix.

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    We are a big fan of Chicken Viola from the frozen section! I stocked
    up last week when it was on sale 2 for 7.00(3.50 each). Sometimes I
    will make some extra noodles or rice to go with it and stretch it, but
    for under 5 bucks, it used to feed my teen daughter and dh and i! Add
    a baked potato or another veggie or fruit and pretty darn easy and
    healthy! My fave Aunt who passed away last year at 101, her name was
    Viola, so I always remember it! The chicken is pretty good and lean in
    it, so safe to give to family.
    Ginger

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    One side note:

    When a lady is pg and craving something, science has found it is
    because her body is lacking in that vitamin or whatever and that is
    nature's way of getting it for her! For me-I was not getting enough
    vitamin C and I craved lemons so bad, my ex would bring home a couple
    of them every day and I would sit there in front of him and eat them,
    rind and all till i got enough C(I figured this out many many years
    later)! lol!
    Ginger

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    Of the 3 times I was pg, I was never in a position to order out or go
    out or anything like that. Yes, I did get pretty sick(specially with
    daughter), but i would just plug away and make food for the rest of the
    family and sit and eat my yoghurt-lol! Yoghurt has really good,
    soothing stuff to combat that upset stomach. And my oldest daughter
    swears by ginger-either in root form of pill form and it took away her
    severe nausea. I have found that the more simply a person cooks, the
    cheaper you can get by. This is a real good time to get back to the
    basics of good food for the whole family and that new little one to
    come!
    Ginger

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    The only thing that helpfe me when I was pregnant and my Mom when she had chemo was to eat potato chips and lemonade. Somthing about the combination helped. I know that sounds odd but my Ob told me to try it and it worked. Ginger also helped.

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    I've had 3 kids, and 3 different types of morning sickness. With my
    first, I didn't keep a single meal down for almost 8 full months. I
    started getting sick almost immediatly. With her, the only thing I
    found that really helped soothe my belly was vanilla shakes. They
    were nice and cool, and the vanilla soothed the upset feeling. It
    worked for me almost every single time. I think there were two times
    it didn't, and both times were times I waited too long to get the
    shake.

    With my 2nd child, I had the type of sickness where you constantly
    feel like you have to throw up, but rarely ever do. In a lot of
    ways, that was way worse than the first, because with her, after
    throwing up I felt a LOT better. Shakes didn't work with him,
    crackers didn't work with him. Flat cola worked, though. Or even
    semi-flat cola. Pepsi didn't work, but just about every other cola I
    tried did.

    With my last child, I had a combo of both types of sickness. I'd
    throw up, and I'd feel nasty, and again, the shakes didn't work, and
    this time the cola didn't work. Nothing worked with her. She was
    just a rumbly baby who liked to kick mommy's stomache.

    If you get sick in the morning after getting up, try laying down for
    a few minutes after waking up, and maybe drink a weak tea, and eat a
    few crackers before moving around. I noticed with all 3 that when my
    stomach was empty, I tended to feel sicker when moving around.

    Also, word of caution, if you are prone to being sick and throwing
    up, stay away from popcorn. That is one of the worst things in the
    world to throw up.

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    I had morning sickness the whole time I was pregnant, I was even throwing up
    in the labour ward. Such fun!!! I used to chew almonds all day to keep it
    at a bearable level. My Ob suggested it. And jelly. Make it up as normal
    using warm water not hot and then drink it while it is still liquid. It
    helps with your eloctrolytes and can help with nausea. I use this with my
    kids now if they are sick.
    I was given some really strange suggestions to try but most things I just
    couldn't face looking at - let alone eating while I was pregnant.
    Charn
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    Morning sickness


    My daughter is pregnant and having a hard time with morning sickness
    (not just the mornings, its throughout the day). Does anyone have any
    tips that you could share with me/her to make this time easier. I never
    suffered from this in three pregnancies so I dont' know what to do to
    help her.

    God Bless
    Debbie Inman

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    RE: Budget101.com : Morning sickness


    Ginger. Anything ginger. It is a natural anti-nausea.
    She can munch on ginger snaps & drink ginger ale.

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    I'm going through that right now and what has helped is very small meals throughtout the day like eating 8-10 times a day and tons of protein. Like 80-100 grams. I drink tons of organic milk. Try also B-6 vitamins. Anytime I feel sick I just drink a lot of milk and have some nuts and it usually helps. Try not to eat a lot of sugar as I think that it can make it worse and doesn't get good nutrients to the baby. Also rest a little. Drink lots of water to make sure she doesnt get dehydrated and ends up in the hospital.If you have more questions just ask.
    HTH, Jewellz-a child of God

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    I never had it either but i know there is an over the counter nausea medicine EMETROL that I know people took when they were pregnant but have her check with the dr or the dr nurse they will tell you if she can take it. Its not really nasty either

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