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Fertility Pregnancy and Breastfeeding while Keto

By April 13, 2018Videos

Fertility, Pregnancy and Breastfeeding while Keto

One question we get daily is “Can I eat Keto while pregnant?” and “Can I eat Keto while breastfeeding?”

In this YouTube video Maria discusses all things fertility, breastfeeding and pregnancy.


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Maria Emmerich

Maria is a wellness expert who has helped clients follow a Ketogenic lifestyle to heal and lose weight for over 20 years. She has helped thousands of clients get healthy, get off medications and heal their bodies; losing weight is just a bonus. She is the international best selling author of several books including "Keto: The Complete Guide to Success on the Ketogenic Diet.".


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  • Kristiana Cerna says:

    Dear Maria! Thank you for another amazing video, whole my family is always waiting for another week and another video from you :D. I wanted to ask you about your services – my mum and me want to contact you in order to personalise our healing effort. I checked your websites and I a bit confused about all possibilities you offer to your clients. We have a lot of your books so we do not need special meal plans (including the cleanse book). However, we both have health issues we need a help with (My mum does not sleep well, she has a high blood pressure and other problems. I lost my periods after taking contraception pills and I suffer from serious anxieties). I saw on your websites the possibility of “Phone Consultation Package” nevertheless the price is too high for us. So, would you recommend us “Personalized Health Assessment” or another lovely service? Thank you very much! Your books totally changed our lives :).

  • All of my babies started on yolks, broth, roe, avocado, and raw liver; so healthy!! Thanks for the great video.

  • Randa says:

    Maria, Had my seventh child last August. The entire pregnancy was essentially keto and I have been eating essentially keto since the birth. My milk supply is abundant. At. 8 months old, the baby is so chubby and round and happy from the very excellent milk that she consumes. She so healthy from mama’s milk. Keto is doable before, during and after pregnancy. If I knew the best way to share a picture of her, I would send one to you. Oh, one more thing! I weigh twenty pounds less post-pregnancy than I have in many years of fighting baby-weight. Started Keto about a year before conceiving and after trying many other WOE.

  • Kelly says:

    Hello, I am almost 16 weeks pregnant and wondering if you would recommend starting keto this far in to the pregnancy? I worry about the toxin issue, and wondering what “a toxic lifestyle” looks like… specifically what types of toxins could I be risking passing on? I have been eating too many processed carbs and (sigh) drinking diet soda to survive the first trimester, as I was very nauseous (I tried going to keto early on, but my stomach wanted nothing to do with eggs, protein, vegetables, etc so I survived on carbs, unfortunately). Would love to hear your thoughts. The worry about passing toxins to my unborn child or newborn once I’m breastfeeding has been keeping me from starting keto again.
    Thank you!

    • Maria Emmerich says:

      Yes, you can start keto. If you ate a lot of processed foods previously (so have a lot of toxins stored) then I would just up fat a bit so you mostly maintain for the rest of the pregnancy. 🙂

  • Ashley says:

    You mention Kelp, is this something you can take while pregnant also? I just went through IVF and will be transferring in June. Thanks!

  • Ann says:

    Dear Maria. What is your advice for moms and the glucose tolerance test during pregnancy? Is it normal to fail this test while on a keto or low carb diet during pregnancy or while not pregnant because the body is not used to burning glucose as a primary fuel source? Can peripheral insurance resistance on a low carb diet result in diabetes in the long term? I am worried my doctor may label me with gestational diabetes because I failed the OGTT test, even though I have been measuring my glucose levels at home, and my fasting levels are around 80 and my one hour after meal levels are around 100 consistently. However, I have never felt better in my life since I have been restricting carbs and for the first time in my adult life I have energy (even though I am sleep deprived and busy from chasing around my other little ones). Do you have any research regarding normal blood sugar levels while on keto or low carb and what happens to those levels when a keto body is exposed to a sugar bomb like the oral glucose test? I would really appreciate your advice because the nurse at my physicians office didn’t believe me that low carb diet can affect results of the oral glucose tolerance test and was saying that my body should handle a carb load like that regardless of diet. I am just concerned that they are going to give me a hard time about this and I want to be armed with facts to protect myself and my baby. Thanks!

    • Maria Emmerich says:

      If you are eating keto, I would skip the test and look at other tests. The alternative (which I personally wouldn’t do) is to eat higher carb for 3-4 days before the test (basically take you out of ketosis) and then you will pass the test.

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