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6 weeks pregnant cant stop eating

(12 Posts)
Bigbouncingbaby Tue 05-Mar-13 19:04:22

I have turned from a fit running slim mum of one to a food obsessed person!! All day nausea and I just wanna eat all day ...does anything else help nausea except eating sad

Lydia161290 Tue 05-Mar-13 19:25:27

That's the beauty of the first trimester. Feeling sick, but also very hungry. It's torture, especially when you eat and puke it up. I slept a lot and also took Gaviscon too.

It got better for me once I entered my second trimester.

Bigbouncingbaby Tue 05-Mar-13 20:16:24

Yeah I look forward to bed around 5pm and normally snoring on sofa for 8pm rock and roll. 12 weeks seems an age away

Creamtea1 Tue 05-Mar-13 20:28:09

I'm 14 weeks and had same problem until last week. I found boiled sweets (especially lemon flavour) helped a little bit. Other than that, non stop eating was the only way...I put on 8lbs by 13 weeks!

Bejeena Wed 06-Mar-13 07:24:13

Honestly I know it is the last thing you might feel up to but going for a run really will help, it did for me and I wish I had forced myselfto go out more. Just take it easy and trust me will help you feel better after xx

CitizenOscar Wed 06-Mar-13 07:30:49

You need to listen to your body.

It is working extremely hard to make a baby! If it's telling you to eat, eat.

If you're worried about nutrition try to make sure you have healthy snacks to hand but do eat and don't feel guilty. It's what your body needs.

Msbluesky32 Wed 06-Mar-13 07:59:01

I ate a lot in the first trimester. In complete contrast I'm 35 weeks now and eating is really difficult - my stomach is so squashed and its a case of eating or breat

Msbluesky32 Wed 06-Mar-13 08:02:11

Stupid phone - breathing not breat!

I would try not to worry too much at this stage its your body asking for what it needs. You can still do exercise if you feel up to it.

ExhaustedMamasita Wed 06-Mar-13 09:39:58

I put on over half a stone during my first trimester – couldn’t help it. Same as you I ate to combat my bouts of nausea but apparently crystalised ginger is amazing. Ginger beer is good too – just anything with ginger! I found fresh air and splashing my face with cold water helped a little bit too. I’m now 13 weeks and the nausea has definitely eased up but I still eat snacks throughout the day – helps tremedously with energy levels!

Bigbouncingbaby Wed 06-Mar-13 18:44:02

Thanks everyone just trying to eat little and often which helps..savory all the way . I have done a few runs which do make me feel a bit better but just for 40 mins nothing to strenuous .

U just forgot how exhausting this stage is and how such a little thing makes u feel so terrible so quickly !! I'm normally quite strict ish with my diet so nice to relax a bit smile

PixieBaby Wed 06-Mar-13 21:01:11

Hello, I am 18 weeks now and found that eating little and often (particularly carbs) was the only way to keep first trimester nausea at bay. I'm a runner but couldn't face it at all. The other thing that really helped me was ginger, either in tea or stem ginger biscuits.

Once I reached 12 weeks I felt totally different and my energy levels are back to normal. So don't despair! Just keep listening to your body and what it tells you. Good luck and take care.

Bigbouncingbaby Fri 08-Mar-13 16:28:46

Thank s pixie brought loads of ginger biscuits today feel even worse but lucky dd has nap still so went down to smile roll on week 12 I say

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