I'm 38+5, and for the last 2-3 days, I have felt continuously hungry. To the point where despite a reasonably sized dinner yesterday (lamb chops, baby potatoes, baby corn, broccoli), and a snack before bed, I woke up starving at 6am. I have eaten breakfast (lemon and raisin pancakes x4) already, and am now starving hungry again. WTF is going on? I'm eating almost vtwice as much throughout the day as I normally would, yet am still hungry. HELP! I'll be the size of a double decker bus if this carries on.
Your body is just getting ready for birth - in the olden days you eoildnt have been able to go off and hunt a mammoth for a while afterwards so it's important to lay in energy reserves so you don't starve to death in your cave.
Don't worry about your weight, eat what you want, there is a good reason for it!
I seem to remember eating about five slices of cake a day on top of normal meals at that stage...
Hi loudlass I am 36 weeks and also have been like this for the last few days. I woke up at 5.30am yesterday as I was soooo hungry my tummy was growling! I am just going with the flow and eating whenever I am hungry, but trying to make healthy (ish) choices.
Lets hope that this hunger means that the end is near!
I have had that too (40wks today) and over last 5 weeks I have been so much more hungry and have put on 6lbs - had been at the same weight since about 26weeks - MW said not to worry, listen to your body and try to eat as healthy as possible but enjoy some treats. Also make sure you are drinking plenty.