Friday, October 24, 2014

Thrive & Pregnancy

I have had some people ask me about Thrive since I am now pregnant... well this blog is just for you!

Since I am a high risk pregnancy, coming off a miscarriage in July, I have decided to only take what the doctor tells me to take until after my 1st trimester. Which is my prenatal vitamins and progesterone pill. This means bye-bye Thrive!

Yes, I have done my research and it is safe for pregnant women to take the capsules but it is not recommended using the patch and the shake. This is due to the amount of (natural) caffeine in both of those products.

I have been off Thrive for a week now and boy can I tell a difference. I can feel the aches in my knee again (boo). I am exhausted (which I am also chalking up to the pregnancy). And I have ZERO energy (partly due to the baby too).

I am ready for my 1st trimester to be over so I can start using the capsules again and I look forward to re-starting the drinks and patches again this next summer after the bambino comes!

If you are interested in trying the product, check out  my link... Fitbyjordan.Le-Vel.com

And remember, I am always here if you have questions!!! This product is something I fully back and think the world of... not just for weight loss reasons but just because it makes me feel whole again.

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21 comments:

  1. I wanted to follow up and ask if you used Thrive while breastfeeding?

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    1. I only breastfed for 3 weeks and didn't use thrive during that time. I haven't done any research on if you can or not, sorry.

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    1. Sorry I wasn't able to read this comment.

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    2. I had said that dr O'Connor who speaks for le-vel a lot says it's only safe to take the shakes while pregnant. Have you heard otherwise. I am pregnant and would love to be back to taking the capsules. But I'm afraid because of all the natural stimulants

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    3. I have also heard the only the shakes are safe because there is no caffeine in the shakes just the pills and patches I thought all the shake was, was just vitamins that aren't synthetic. I'm currently 28 weeks pregnant and will be taking the lifestyle mix to my dr next week :)

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    4. When you're pregnant, doctors tell you to limit your caffeine intake. I spoke with my doctor about it and he said that it would be OK to take one of the pills, shake, and patch. But speak to your doctor about your personal limitations. Everybody is different.

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  3. Can you tell me when you stopped taking thrive? Was it when you found out you were pregnant? How is your baby?

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    1. I stopped very early in my pregnancy. Due to budget and my doctors orders. My baby boy was born at 38 weeks very healthy and as cute as a button!

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  4. Can you take thrive and prenatal vitamins

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  5. Can anyone with experience help, Im trying to conceive, should I stop the capsules, shake and patch? or will thrive affect my fertility?

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  6. I just began my thrive and also love it. But I'm afraid I may have to stop use. I'm only a day late, but I'm usually on time every month. Not sure if I should continue my thrive until I know for sure, or cease use just in case so I dont cause any issues.!?!? What would you suggest.?

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  7. Can you take Thrive Boost while you are pregnant?

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  8. The regular DFT patch doesn't have any caffeine....So not sure why it wouldn't be safe since the reason given was that it had caffeine in it

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  9. The capsules have more then the shakes by pretty much double. So this seems backwards to me. Obviously I can understand your reasoning with just coming from a miscarriage though.

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  10. The patch and capsules contain white Willow bark, a medicinal herb similar to aspirin, and has anticoagulant properties, making it a possible risk to pregnant women. From what I've researched there isn't enough to cause harm in the either, but it's hard to say as the exact dosage isn't listed on the nutritional info. The patch also contains Green Coffee Bean Extract, which does contain caffeine. It's really up to the doctor and what they think since ingredients are cautioned against during pregnancy. I am also a Thrive user and promoter... and pregnant :)

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  11. Mandy, I am as well a thrive user and promoter....also pregnant. How far along are you and where did you find the research about the willow bark being too small to matter.... I'm not wanting you to quit as I need the energy but I'm worried a bit.

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    1. Lol, typo.... I meant to say I am not wanting to quit.... I didn't mean to put you in thier

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    2. Are you still using thrive? I recently found out im pregnant and quit for a couple weeks but I was SO tired so I started back with the capsules and shake

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  12. Does anyone have an update on thriving while breastfeeding??

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  13. My doctor told me the capsules were safe for breastfeeding. I did not ask about the patch or shake. The capsules help my migraines, so I'm hoping they're safer for my daughter than a prescription medication would be.

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