Random. Do days of extreme hunger mean baby is going through a growth spurt?

posted 5 years ago in Pregnancy
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

 

I’ve had some days like that. It could be a growth spurt. Im apparently in the middle of one now (according to what they say). Im 31w today and I feel like Ive balloooooned in the last 2 weeks! Right now being hungry is annoying because theres not a lot of room in there lol…and I get SUPER full super fast so I cant eat a huge meal in one sitting. My Darling Husband bugs me about my portions thinking Im not eating enough and I have to tell him thats all I can manage and that I’ll eat more later (having a sandwich feels like I just had 2 helpings of christmas dinner! But I do find right now Im constantly hungry.

Post # 3
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

I have no idea but… You are so cute!

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

SoCalLove:  Yeah, I think so! My hunger seemed to amp up a little more than usual when I was going through a growth spurt in the beginning (first 20 weeks). Now (27 weeks tomorrow), I get really tired and take long naps during the day when I’m having one. By the way, you’re looking great! 🙂

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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - DD born 2015 DS born 2017

I just want to say you look so beautiful! Hope I look like you do when I’m 23wks! 

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

Cutest baby bump ever! I was hungry the entire time I was pregnant and never felt full. I also gained 70 pounds with my first and 50 pounds with my second. But I also had a ton of problems with my pregnancies, so I’m not sure if that was normal or not. Both times, the placenta didn’t attach right and the umbilical cord had 1 vein and 1 artery. I donated them to science because apparently that is very rare. So my first weighed 4 pounds 7 ounces and was 3 weeks early. She quit gaining weight and her amniotic fluid was super low. They tried inducing me but it didn’t work, so I had a section. I think my body knew something was wrong with her and that’s why I was so hungry all the time! My second was 2 pounds 2 ounces and stayed in the NICU for a while. She was born at 29 weeks due to preeclampsia, but that was still small for her age. Anyway, not like you want to hear my crazy scary stories, but I do think that when you are hungry you need to eat. Your body is telling you that your baby needs it. Just try to eat something healthy. I would go get a bucket of chicken from KFC or eat entire pizzas. Not good! lol

Post # 9
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

 possible!  Though I don’t know how you could tell for sure. I was always starving so…lol

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

This was true for me, but I would say it was more like a week of extreme hunger. Baby and I both went through a couple big growth spurts during my pregnancy and it seemed to coincide with needing lots of snacks (especially when I craved high protein or high calcium food like peanut butter or milk).

I’m of the mindset that my body knows what it needs, so as long as I wasn’t pigging out on fast food, pop, or tons of junk food (though I did indulge sometimes), I pretty much ate what I wanted. I’m at 39 weeks and have gained just over 30 lbs.

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