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24 weeks-Still can't eat much. GP thinks I am ok

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cluelessfirsttimer1 Sat 23-Apr-16 15:55:02

I have suffered with bad morning sickness since about week 6, been on medication for it and it was starting to slow down. Then I got to the phase of no energy and feeling drained all the time. All measurements were ok at my 21 week scan. My doctor gave me a 2 week sicknote and said initially that I needed to rest and try and build up my strength as I said that I have hardly worked and need to get back in a routine. I went back after my 2 weeks an she done a urine sample and gave me another weeks sicknote even tho everything was fine. He said just to get more sleep and I'm due to return to work on Monday. I mentioned to him that I am still being sick, and can't eat meals, and I am only managing on 1 small snack a day. He said that its ok as 'Baby will take what it needs from you'
My midwife told me this initially and said that it only becomes a problem after 12 weeks of you can't eat.
Midweek, I ended up at the walk in centre for some antibiotics as I have a nasty sinus cold and cough and I mentioned my rating to rhy doctor and he said that its a worry as the baby needs more from me. I am scared as I am seeing my midwife on Wednesday and just feel like she will only see 20 minutes of me, and not the girl who struggles to walk to the toilet or even to do tiny household tasks without having to lie down exhausted after. I still can't eat and haven't eaten since Thursday night where I threw up a few grapes within seconds of eating them. I will explain to my midwife but I'm just wondering if anyone has any advice or how I can push my midwife to take me seriously as I feel I am getting different stories off different medical staff and it just isn't enough. I need to feed my baby and feel awful that he or she is in there hungry all day and I just can't feed it sad

malin100 Sat 23-Apr-16 23:21:39

Don't want to read and run but don't have much knowledge of what's best. How about phoning the NHS Direct type number and getting an extra opinion? I'd definitely make a big thing of it to your midwife and don't drop the subject until satisfied.

kiki22 Sun 24-Apr-16 09:12:08

I don't think you need to worry about your baby being hungry it will be getting fed what it needs they only need a tiny amount of nutrition to thrive however I would be more worried about you. It sounds as if you are completely exhausted and run down you need nourishment yourself, I would go back don't say your worried about your baby being hungry because you will be hit with the same thing again tell them you are exhausted you can't function its never ending and you need them to do something to help you don't take no for an answer. Soon you will have a baby to care for how can you do that if your weakened from months of starvation.

Mention the effect it is having on your mental health the worry is no good foe you.

kiki22 Sun 24-Apr-16 09:15:18

www.pregnancysicknesssupport.org.uk/

NoMudNoLotus Sun 24-Apr-16 09:21:06

Your baby isn't in there hungry all day.

Your baby is getting exactly what it needs.

I suffered this severely btw - what WILL be doing your baby no good is your anxiety levels so you need to work really hard to lower them .

I lived off ice lollies as my tummy rejected food .

I would not start phoning around as it will feed into your anxieties - get a stock of ice lollies and wait for your appt with health visitor.

You would be far better spending your time downloading some meditations from the Internet .

mais Sun 24-Apr-16 09:25:55

Head over to the Hyperemisis support thread you will get lots of support there & they will know exactly what to advise you to do & what to say to your midwife to get you the help you need. www.mumsnet.com/Talk/pregnancy/2583884-Hyperemesis-Support

NoMudNoLotus Sun 24-Apr-16 09:26:01

Ps they will tell from your bloods whether you and baby need any extra nutritional support - so don't worry that it will be left down to "opinion" - if there are indicators in bloods that you need nutritional support they will take you into hospital for a short spell and hook you up to an iv line until your bloods are better .
This happens quite frequently - in fact they did it for Princess Kate.
The fact that babies growth margins are fine you need to take great reassurance from .

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