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Anyone else struggling to eat enough??

(10 Posts)
CookieKatie Wed 06-Jan-16 13:21:48

I've always been a lover of food with a large appetite! Since I've I fell pregnant (currently 11weeks) I feel like I have the stomach size of a pea!! My husband jokingly refers to me as a squirrel. As I nibble of fruits, raw veg, nuts and small portions of meals! Last week it took me 45mins to eat half a cheese scone. confused

I always thought pregnant women had bigger appetites. I will admit I have some morning sickness the worst being weeks 9 and 10 but I'm starting to come out of that now but I still can't eat very much. 4 Jacobs crackers and a small amount of cheese leaves me feeling stuffed!!

Anyone else the same? Any tips?

SpaggyBollocks Wed 06-Jan-16 13:26:29

I lost a stone when pregnant with ds.

he weighed 7lbs 8.5

baby gets what it needs.

sepa Wed 06-Jan-16 14:23:17

I found that I was getting fuller quicker in early pregnancy. This has most definitely passed now!

MaisieDotes Wed 06-Jan-16 14:27:46

I'm a bit like this this time round. Last time I couldn't stop eating, and thought about food constantly. DS was 8lbs.

I'm 37 weeks now and MW says I'm measuring right for dates. Like spaggy says I think the baby gets what it needs first.

madsaz76 Wed 06-Jan-16 15:07:29

Early pregnancy was starving all morning then ate very little after about 1pm. Had plenty of nausea but somehow food (I. E. Carb) helped.

Second trimester strong food aversion to Chinese (morning sickness happened in hong kong) & normal diet. Just wasn't that fussed by food despite having been a previous pig whostruggled with my weight. Gained appropriately.

Third trimester - can't bloody eat as have a head permanently lodged in my liver/ stomach. Currently sat almost crying as they take away my delicious steak pie in a local pub as I can't finish it. Would like to finish it!

Measuring big - but think that's partly cos baby so high up. Baby definitely gets what it needs - keep taking your folic acid and vitamin d. If you fancy something have it and things change from week to week - don't worry!

mascaraisamust Wed 06-Jan-16 17:59:20

I'm 11+4 and people have told me I've lost weight. I'm the same, love food! But I've gone off it completely. However, today I've suddenly found my appetite has returned overnight. I was exactly the same, it was taking me hours to eat a basic meal and I'd end up just chucking it away as it wasn't appealing. hopefully your appetite will pick up in a few days time!

CookieKatie Wed 06-Jan-16 19:14:10

Thanks for your replies! ! So glad I'm not the only one!!

Very relieved to hear Bubba gets what it needs as I was worried I was starving my little one :/ but I really am trying to eat.

Definitely lost weight must have some fat stores for Bubba to eat haha

StellaAlpina Wed 06-Jan-16 21:01:05

You're def not the only one smile
I was like this for the first 5 months, a horrible mix of morning sickness and reflux. I ate very little and threw up most days. And what I could keep down was McDonalds and plain potatoes or rice.
I lost around around 10 pounds between weeks 8 and 20 - and I was only 8 stone and a couple of pounds to begin with.
Luckily it almost completely cleared up around week 22 and now I have a good appetite again. I'm making a conscious effort to eat really healthily so bump can get the nutrients he missed out on earlier...lots of chicken, veg, quinoa, dried apricots for snacks and peanut butter for good fat.
At 26 weeks I've got a slightly smaller than ave bump and I only weigh 4 pounds more than before I got pregnant...but compared to the gray pallor and 7.5ish stone I was around week 16 I feel huge (in a good way!)

lilyb84 Wed 06-Jan-16 23:48:14

I'm 37+5 and have been off food for most of this pregnancy - no cravings, only aversions, and lots of the time have felt I'm forcing food down just to get my 5 a day etc. Baby definitely takes what it needs and you'll probably find your appetite and tastes changing constantly all the way through. Just keep snacking healthily if it's easier to graze than eat big meals and don't do what I did and exist totally on chocolate for at least two trimesters!

SkiptonLass2 Thu 07-Jan-16 17:00:43

I had really severe sickness and my appetite was zero all the way. My baby was small but healthy. He was right at the bottom of the percentile charts st birth but after several weeks of feeding he's now just below average.

If it's purely appetite not sickness, do try to eat more.

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