I seem to be feeling sooo hungry to the point where my stomach feels empty and is growling but cant fancy much and get bloated quickly, or I am really nauseous and cant face eating at all!! I knew nausea was common at this stage (I am ~7weeks) but is it normal to be so hungry? Is this normal one minute I am stuffing my face the next gagging at the thought of food? DH is finding it a bit confusing lol
Perfectly normal - my MS was characterised by a need to eat constantly. Small portions of whatever you can face - for me, bananas, rice cakes, crisps were the things I wanted, and I felt sick if I waited or tried not to eat between meals. Dried fruit was good as well. Keep a sports bottle of water nearby if you can as well to keep topping yourself up. I gained 1/2 a stone in 1st trimester, but am still at same weight now at 19+3 eating a fairly normal diet, so I am trying not to worry about any of that.
yes yes yes bless I know how you feel just take it easy. I used to feel sooooo hungry I could be up in the middle of the night stuffing my face with coco pops hence why I put on a stone and a half first trimester lost half now. But then yes in the day especially couldnt eat anything just chips till about 9 weeks then coco pops oh and ice cream took vitamin so didnt worry too much about eating chips and that cause it was all I could stomach without feeling ill. So hopefully you will find a food you can stomach having said that of course its better to eat a varied healtly diet. xx
yup Emy84 same for me too at that stage... i was so nauseous all the time, but i was also starving!! I read that if you eat a little every 2 hours then it helps... well i was eating a lot every 2 hours!! And i would wake up in the night and have to get something to eat. All i could stomach was things like burgers, kfc etc... i was lucky and it stopped about week 9, and i was never actually sick yay
I am not 14 weeks, and i still have a huge appetite! I had breakfast at 5.30 toady when i got up, and im sooo hungry now already!
I used to eat 3 breakfasts in the 1st trimester. 1 when i got up. 2 when i arrived at work 1.5 hrs later and then by 1130 i was starving. Had to eat all the time or would feel or be sick. Try to keep to healthy-ish snacks. I didn't and wish I had somehow managed as I now have a 9 mo and am still quite overweight. My MW told me not to worry but I do wish I'd had apples instead of cookies. I think it's to do with blood sugar levels or something.
oh yes, this is so familiar to me! in fact it was one of the suprises, as I never anticipated to be hungry while pregnant! Hungry and nausious at the same time that is. Plus, I could not eat much more then a banana or muller rice for some time and could not work out what I wanted, as everything was "vile". As a result, I lost quote some weigh and only now at 4,5moths I am reaching my initial pre-preggie weight. If I can advice anything from my experience - drink a lot ( for me tea with lemon and sugar was a god send) and each what you can. Do not worry that you will starve the baby, as somehow it is not affecting them in the slightest. Good luck.