Pregnancy Hormones - Please Advise
I am posting here for my wife. She is about 2 months pregnant and is experiencing depression, nausea and lethargy. I have been a huge bulletproof fan for the past few years and can see a significant improvement in my own life. The more techniques that I adopt the better I feel and perform. I got her to start some of this over the past 9 months or so and we were starting to see more progress, but now that she is pregnant - nothing helps.
My semi-bulletproof wife has completely given up since she's gotten pregnant. She is under the impression that feeling like crap, having no energy, irritability is part of her genes since her mother had the same horrible experience and will no longer follow the bulletproof lifestyle. Trying to change this is "playing God" and the more I tell her how to feel better - the more she pushes me away.
We have the Better Baby Book and she has been following about a 60-70% bulletproof for the past few months. We found out that she is pregnant a few weeks back and has started eating crackers, pizza, cereal, waffles, etc. She cannot stomach the smell of healthy food and can no longer keep supplements down. She also has no energy to workout (even a walk down the street, is like battling a giant).
Now, she does not work and our 6 year old is in school. There is nothing that she has to do except keep out baby healthy, but I feel that her emotions are keeping her from doing the best that we can.
We used to to most of Dave's recommended supplements and also got some bio-identical progesterone, but she won't take ANYTHING.
I am asking for some psychological advice on how I can try to win her back over to the bulletproof lifestyle so that 1) she will no longer be wreaking havoc on our family's emotions and 2) give our new baby the proper nutrition it needs to be the best.
As a man, there is no way I can fully sympathize with her but I have done loads of research.