(Closed) Eating for two in the first trimester

posted 9 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
6009 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

I started feeling morning sickness by week 6, so my eating habits changed immediately.  I ate smaller meals; I had to eat first thing in the morning before getting out of bed; and there were a lot of foods I just couldn’t handle at all (apples, meat, eggs, crackers, toast, etc…).  In the second trimester, after my morning sickness went away, I still ate multiple small meals a day, but I could pretty much eat whatever I wanted.  And I did.  🙂 

In the third trimester, I ate even smaller, more frequent meals.  I think I ate like every two hours, but the portions were really small.  I just remember being absolutely ravenous, where I thought I was going to implode if I didn’t get something to eat right then.  Also, I got really bad heartburn, so I had to stay away from everything spicy and anything tomato-based.  Apparently these are pretty common complaints for the last trimester, since the baby is taking up so much room in your abdomen, your stomach doesn’t have much space.

Post # 4
447 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

I had morning sickness around week 4. I honestly didn’t have much of an appetite early on, and I lost weight. There was so much that I couldn’t eat (apples, grapes, kool-aid of any kind, onions, peppers). Any time I even saw pizza on TV, I got nauseous. The morning sickness went away around week 13, though I still had some issues. I pretty much just ate whenever, though eating made it both better and worse at the same time.

In my third trimester, I was eating a lot. Days before I delivered, I ate 5 pieces of french toast in a row, when usually I could handle about 2. I still stayed away from any foods that didn’t agree with me before.

Basically, early on, my appetite was way down from where it usually was. Later on, it was up. It was still that way even after delivery. Only recently has it started to get back to normal, and Yuuki is almost 3 months old.

Post # 5
439 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I started feeling like crud two weeks in. Eating smaller portions more often definitely helped, not to mention I was hungry ALL THE TIME! I also had big food aversions {to like everything except bland carbs}.

I’m at 5 months now and I’m not as constantly hungry, but still more so than pre-pregnancy. And I definitely feel fuller sooner, but that’s not surprising considering how things inside are shifting to make room for baby! Surprisingly for me, even though my mild-morning sickness has gone away, I still feel ill if I go too long without food {actually had a bout of nausea yesterday because of it!}, so I always keep a snack in my purse when going out.

Post # 6
1882 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I was really sick the first trimester. I had horrible “morning” sickness/nasuea ( I mean can we change the name-it’s 24/7 sickness). I felt like I was sea sick all day, on top of being absolutely so hungry and tired I would cry sometimes. It totally sucked.

I’m two weeks into my second trimester and I’m feeling much better. My doc said that “eating for 2” is a misconception-you really only need to add about 300 extra calories to your diet. I’m still hungrier than I was before I got pregnant-I always skipped breakfast so now I have a muffin and a glass of milk, and I have little snacks throughout the day in addition to lunch and dinner. I’ve only gained 4lbs so I’m expexting to start putting on SOME weight soon.

Post # 7
553 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

I never got any morning sickness so I was hungry all the time during the first trimester but I really couldn’t eat a lot at one time. I just snacked all day. But in the second trimester I made up for it and ate a lot! Then the third trimester came around and I settled back into normal hunger and eating felt more like work because I would feel so full after just a small amount of food. 


Post # 8
1058 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

wow reading post like this make me pray I don’t have any to very slight sickness during my future pregnancies

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