Post # 1
I’ve been very lucky in that I have not expereinced any morning sickness. I get occasional bouts of nausea but nothing to serious. But I’m finding that some days I eat like a crazy person, but most days I’m never hungry and I literally have to force myself to eat because I know I need to. I’m not talking about necessarily every two hours either I could literally go hours and hours without eating. When I eat I feel like I’m eating on an already full stomach and it makes me feel terrible. Has anyone else experienced this? What did you do to overcome it? At this point I’m unsure of how to proceed. I know I need to eat for the baby, but eating when I’m not hungry is causing me misery. Help!
Post # 3
@Mrs.Maeby: When I was having a hard time eating and gaining weight my doctor recommended Ensure or Boost. I found some flavors that pretty good to me. It worked.
Post # 4
@Mrs.Maeby: OMG! ME TOO! I am seriously having the hardest time eating. I literally have to force feed myself and then I feel terribly ill. It has been stressful for me- my doc told me I was gaining too much weight half way through and told me to count calories and then I lost weight. When I eat more, however, I am up all night because I cannot digest. ! I am focusing now on quality over quantity- make every bite count. Protein, fruit, veggies, and (chocolate 🙂 milk. I do my best to get 80-100 grams of protein a day and just eat when and what healthy things I can- high caloric healthy things, like dried fruit and nuts, things like that.
Post # 5
I had the same thing, and my GP said not to sweat it. You’ll be hungry later on, trust me!
Post # 6
@Mrs.Maeby: Are you in your first trimester? I didn’t really have morning sickness either, just some nausea, but I had NO appetite in my first trimester. I had to force myself to eat most days, and ended up losing 5 pounds. My OB said it was normal and that my appetite would come back, and oh man- it has been back full force for awhile now lol.
Hope yours comes back soon! Hang in there 🙂
Post # 7
I’ve been told that you really only NEED 300 extra calories a day while you’re pregnant. (Normal diet calorie counts.) That is barely anything…like a piece of bread with peanut butter, apples with carmel, a serving of veggies and dip. Some people eat more than that because of how they react to their hormonal changes, cravings, etc. So I think as long as your eating to maintain your current healthy calorie count, you should be fine. Like other PP’s said, there’s so many different stages your body goes through during pregnancy where you feel/eat differently, I’m sure in a few months it will be a whole another story. 🙂
Post # 8
Thank you everyone for your wonderful comments!
@Spottts: That is a very good idea I will be trying that!
@Blondee: Yes I am, It’s good to know it will most likely correct itself.
@MadTownGirl: Yes this is very true. I’m more concerned that I don’t want to eat at ALL not just the extra 300 calories! Haha, I’m just glad that it won’t be the end of the world.
Post # 9
@Mrs.Maeby: I had the same problem my first trimester and into my 2nd. I think it was because of all of the bloat that my stomach always felt full. I would recommend trying to eat high protein, fiber, and (good) fat foods. I could manage a few bites of hummas on veggies or pita, yogurt, almonds, chocolate milk, cereal, 1/2 pb&j sandwich. If you’re uncomfortable, just take a few bites and walk away. Force feeding yourself will make you feel worse.
Eventually into my 2nd trimester, the bloat went down and now I feel that I can eat a little bit more without feeling like I’m going to explode.
Post # 10
I’m 37 weeks and had this problem in the 2nd trimester if I remember correctly. Don’t worry about it… your baby will get everything it needs first, and you second. When I was nauseous in the 1st trimester, I got calories in by drinking instant breakfast.