Hi, Kristie 🙂 I’m 6 months pregnant with our 5th child, and I’ve been on the diet for 8 weeks now. Really, this is kind of my second go around. I stayed in Stage 1 for 5-6 weeks and really started feeling fantastic – a big difference! – just by following the diet very carefully and also taking garlic capsules and 2 T. of coconut oil per day. So, it can be done! 🙂 Being in your third trimester, you may need to be careful to get at least 2 servings of whole grains a day, not just protein and veggies. After my 6 week mark, I was diagnosed with an asymptomatic UTI that was too far along ignore. I had to treat it with antibiotics. You can imagine what that meant for my yeast :/ So, I went back to a strict Stage 1 diet just 2 weeks ago. If it hadn’t been for the antibiotic, I would’ve been in Stage 2, reintroducing foods at this point. How long you need to stay in Stage 1 completely depends on how severe your candida is. It’s different for every person. I would recommend staying in Stage 1 until your symptoms are gone, and then staying there for 2 more weeks before reintroducing Stage 2 foods. Just to be sure. Especially with Baby coming soon, I would think you definitely wouldn’t want to rush things and wind up with yeast issues post-partum.
On the vitamins, you’re going to need to find alternative options. I’m sorry 🙁 Sugar is not something you want to ingest in even smaller quantities, though.
Hope this is helpful! It’s nice to have another expectant mom on here 🙂