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Starving and only 4.5 wks

(8 Posts)
cupcake78 Wed 24-Oct-12 18:38:53

Basically that's it. I'm so hungry. I could eat all day everyday. I am obviously trying not to and I'm worried about putting on too much weight as I'm already overweight.

It's not the type of food that's the problem is the quantity I want.

I'm wondering if its ok to start and pull back on the amount I eat and live with the hunger and subsequent sickness. I've never had this is any of my other pregnancies.

itsmyfirsteek Wed 24-Oct-12 19:13:29

Hi. I was the same it only lasted about a week and then 2 weeks later, bam the dickness hit and has been with me ever since. I'm now 14 weeks. Give in to the hunger while you can! Xxx

itsaruddygame Wed 24-Oct-12 21:16:20

I was really hungry the first few weeks and then became nauseous and my appetite has not recovered yet (17 weeks). By week 8 I had gained half a stone but subsequently lost 2lbs of it and no more weight gain so far so try not to panic!

cupcake78 Thu 25-Oct-12 06:13:13

I daren't weigh myself incase blush

panicnotanymore Thu 25-Oct-12 13:03:42

I was absolutely starving at the beginning as well, but it eases off, and now at 22 weeks I'm finding I have to try and eat well at breakfast and lunch as eating in the evening is difficult.

CityDweller Thu 25-Oct-12 13:48:51

Go with the flow (within reason). Some days I'm ravenous, others not. Some days all I want is cake, others salad. It all balances out and so long as you're sensible you shouldn't gain masses of weight.

blondiedollface Thu 25-Oct-12 13:54:04

I was like this from week 4 - week 8 then got sickness. I didn't know I was pg so just presumed was hungry for some other reason! Only put on 2 stone over whole pg so don't worry too much smile

Teapot13 Thu 25-Oct-12 14:29:08

In both my pregnancies, I haven't had any nausea or morning sickness -- at all. BUT I have been ravenous for the first trimester. I think it is hormonal, and it seems to ease up around the time morning sickness would. It seems like morning sickness in the sense that it totally takes control of my food intake.

At the start of this pregnancy (19 weeks) I kind of thought I should try not to get as ENORMOUS as I did last time, but then the hunger started and there was nothing I can do. I feel really bad if I let myself get too hungry.

Now it's OK though -- I was out shopping this morning and realized I hadn't eaten breakfast in the rush to the doctor's -- this could never have happened before!

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