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Should I fight cravings or give in to them?

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Cattleprod Tue 07-Jun-11 13:50:58

I'm 20 weeks pregnant with DC2. When I was pregnant with DS I just went with my cravings for a certain type of sweet. I could eat 2 or 3 packets a day, obviously I balanced this with eating healthy foods for the rest of the time.

My midwife this time has said that the quantity of sugar I consumed may have contributed to DS having a birthweight of nearly 10 and a half pounds. I can now feel the same craving creeping back, and I'm not sure what to do. Is there any truth in sugar causing high birthweight? I don't relish the thought of giving birth to an 11lb baby, but if it's just an old wives tale I don't want to deny myself unnecessarily. Maybe if I try and stick to half a pack per day? hmm

I'm not overweight, I'm underweight in fact with a pre-pregnancy BMI of 17. My own birthweight was 9lb 10oz so possibly genetic? I'm booked in for a glucose tolerance test in a couple of months - presumably I was flagged up for this because of DS's birthweight.

Do I go cold turkey and avoid the sweets altogether, have them but limit the amount, or just ignore the midwife and stuff my face?


Tealdoe Tue 07-Jun-11 13:54:58

I just posted something similar! We'll see what people say but lets hope we're ok to eat sweet things grin)

Cattleprod Tue 07-Jun-11 13:57:24

Yes I just saw your thread and laughed!! Snap! grin

I have a chocolate muffin every morning for breakfast - I figure it is balanced by the two pieces of fruit and the custard that I have with it!!

Tealdoe Tue 07-Jun-11 13:59:53


When I have something 'bad' (chocolate, icecream etc), even if I'm not hungry I'll then have some fruit to balance it out. I'm sure there's some logic in there somewhere!!

roz1982 Tue 07-Jun-11 14:01:35

Hmmmmmm - I would be inclined to eat them in moderate amounts - what kind of sweets are they? I've been craving fizzy type sweets and fruity chewy type sweets too - sometimes they really help with nausea too. Maybe just have one when you're really desperate...It might be too hard to deny yourself completely.

Cattleprod Tue 07-Jun-11 14:09:50

It's something fizzy - I'll probably out myself if I say exactly what as everybody in RL knows me for it and takes the piss!

I've got an industrial sized pack of the things in the kitchen - very tempted to go and tuck in now!!

roz1982 Tue 07-Jun-11 14:13:29

haha! Maybe not good to have an industrial sized pack in! Might Make it hard to ration yourself!!!!

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