do any of you drink Ensure ? I've been drinking it because it helps me get my vitamins since I cant really eat because Im so nauseous. And I was wondering if its safe during pregnancy, I forgot to ask my dr at last appointment
I was told by my pcm that it was fine to drink. I use it to supplement my am meal because my body doesnt do well in the mornings.
Ensure is definitely safe. It's those protein drinks and things you want to avoid. I have Crohn's Disease and Ensure and Boost are a staple in my diet (well, they were until we realized DD has a milk protein allergy). I used to rely on those during pregnancy to help keep up calories when I was having awful bad-prenatal-vitamin-sickness. They helped replace what I lost from puking. IMO, Boost tastes way better than Ensure, esp. the chocolate mocha flavor.
I went weeks without being able to eat/hold anything down. Me mid-wife was really concerned. I started taking the weight management ones, and I drank at least two a day. They sustained me, but didn't add weight. I didn't gain one pound till 28 weeks! I was just so sick all of the time. They also make one for pregnant mothers now. You can find them anywhere, even at wal-mart.
Thanks maybe I will try boost. I really don't like the way the ensure tastes.
I drank Ensure every single day (almost) when pregnant with my 1st child, she is now almost 2 yrs old, super healthy (yet very tall for her age - I jokingly blame the Ensure, haha) and all around a great child. I am now pregnant with my 2nd which is due in a couple months and have been following the same routine of having an Ensure every morning, just a habit. I love the Vitamins it provides, especially considering I am a vegetarian.