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Just how bad was your diet? Can you make me feel less guilty?

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oohdaddypig Sat 03-May-14 15:14:48

We are lucky enough for this to be pregnancy no. 3 but I always have awful nausea, 24/7 nausea and this time is no exception.

All I can eat is chips, toast and marmalade, the odd egg and apples. My sickness lasts for at least 18 weeks.

I'm usually so healthy and fit and I'm quite worried what this crap diet will do to mine and the baby's health. I know the baby usually takes what it needs but daily chips?!

Can you cheer me up at all and make me feel less guilty?!


Elfina Sat 03-May-14 15:16:42

Poor you! Mine was horrendous (sickness and diet!). I lived on "hangover" food, couldn't tolerate fruit or vegetables. Baby was and is extremely healthy, and I was too.

MrsMonkeyBear Sat 03-May-14 16:50:02

For the first trimester I ate really badly, take aways most nights, fish finger sandwiches for lunch and toast for snacks. Once I got over feeling like I had been hit by a bus (about 3 weeks ago) my diet improved. Now managing fruit and veg again. Make sure you take your pregnancy vits and enjoy the chips for now.

SomeSunnySunday Sat 03-May-14 17:11:00

With DC2 I had hyperemesis, and survived on full fat coke, dairy milk chocolate and M&S puttanesca pasta sauce (sometimes with pasta, but often just on its own) for about 20 weeks of my pregnancy. I needed hospital treatment for dehydration at points too, but DC2 is fine - probably healthier than his older brother - and was a good birth weight.

Currently pg (early days) with DC3 and the sickness is kicking in again. Although not as bad as last time, I have gone off all fruit and veg, and only really want toast and yoghurt. I'm not even trying to force myself to eat a balanced diet, I reckon anything is better than nothing.

Pre-pregnancy I had a pretty decent diet, so I'm also putting some faith in that.

oohdaddypig Sat 03-May-14 17:43:18

Thanks - so appreciate the positive stories. Although I'm sorry for anyone who feels like me!

DH is appalled and cannot fathom why I can't force down broccoli smile

Anymore tales greatly appreciated - or tips!

Rockinghorse123 Sat 03-May-14 17:48:16

I'm another one with awful sickness who ate what I fancied, when I fancied it! I remember BIL commenting that I shouldn't be eating a Chinese takeaway when pregnant to which DH replied 'she can eat what she wants, she will throw up in half an hour anyhow!' Haha!

itiswhatitiswhatitis Sat 03-May-14 17:51:29

I suffered Hyperemesis too I survived the first 5 months on petit filous and Ribena (can't touch either now). Both ds's weighed in at a bonny 10lb and 11lb respectively.

Dr's always assured me that a foetus is merely a parasite who will suck all the goodness it needs out of you and the only person to suffer will be you (charming!)

notamonkeysuncle Sat 03-May-14 17:52:40

Mostly creams cakes. I had terrible sickness until about 30 weeks so whatever went in mostly came out again. When the sickness stopped I improved my diet. DD was born weighing almost 9lb!

Sleepyhoglet Sat 03-May-14 18:17:30

I just need to announce my excitement at finding decaff tea ! I didn't know it existed

oohdaddypig Sat 03-May-14 18:23:16

See - normal tea makes me feel better. Is it sooooo bad?

magichandles Sat 03-May-14 18:29:12

I lived on toast and marmalade (and butter) for about 3 weeks, it was the only thing I could eat when I felt constantly nauseous.

bonbonpixie Sat 03-May-14 18:53:13

I'm only about 12 weeks currently but recently my diet has been pretty rubbish. 'Hangover' food is a fantastic way of describing it. I sent DH out the other night to get midnight take away food blush
DD is 2 and 'eats' like a Queen. I can barely tolerate sitting next to her munching veggis. I'm hopefully getting round all the crap with daily smoothies, with all the good stuff, and loads of maple syrup so I can actually swallow it. It was the same the first time- couldn't have paid me to eat broccoli!
I find making some healthy soup and eating it with loads of yummy crusty bread and butter helps

Wishfulmakeupping Sat 03-May-14 19:01:39

I lived off toast, jacket potatoes and cheese and macaroni cheese from 12 weeks onwards when the acid reflux started sad dd didn't seem to mind and she's a very happy 15 month old who is partial to a bit of toast smile

MrsGiraffe12 Sat 03-May-14 19:57:44

With DC1 I lived off of beans on toast with grated cheese :-)

littlegreengloworm Sat 03-May-14 20:05:03

Honestly, don't worry. Are you taking pregnacare or similar ? I wouldn't worry. The baby will get what they need.

squizita Sat 03-May-14 20:46:15

I could only stomach crisps, toast and babybel for my 1st trimester. It sounds common (and I bet it's been the same over history), don't worry... they would have noticed by now if it caused problems.

AnyaKnowIt Sat 03-May-14 20:48:20

Can't help with the sickness, but one of my cravings was chicken from KFC, chips and toast is way better then that!

mummy1973 Sat 03-May-14 20:52:03

It is your bodies way of telling you you Need chips. Don't feel guilty. Pasties were my thing!

eurochick Sat 03-May-14 20:57:09

I referred to it as my beige diet. Apart from a small amount of fruit, if it wasn't beige, I wasn't interested. Luckily it only lasted a few weeks for me. So many people seem to be similar that it can't do any harm.

oohdaddypig Sat 03-May-14 21:35:21

glowworm (fab name btw) I am not taking the pregnacare as it makes my nausea a million times worse. Forcing down the folic acid and that is it!

I vomited tonight so slight relief!

I'm liking the thought I need chips. I can imagine why a body would crave them. anya at least KFC contains protein!

Does anyone think there is also a mental element to it too? If I stay really busy it definitely takes my mind off it.

Really appreciate your stories - thanks

Kels13 Sat 03-May-14 21:42:16

I ate half a family sized cheesecake today... And some fried Brie! I'm 16 weeks and have thrown most days at least a few times so am yet to put any weight on so I figured I could do with some extra calories smile

IAmABam Sat 03-May-14 21:52:00

I had constant nausea throughout my entire pregnancy. Some days I couldn't eat at all. On a 'good' day I managed a small bowl of Alpen or a ham sandwich & 2 packets of crisps. The only liquid I could stomach was full fat milk. I couldn't take the vitamins either. LO obviously got what she needed though.

mamicar Sat 03-May-14 21:53:07

hyperemesis here. I lived on coke (the drink) pot noodles and haribo shock

neversleepagain Sat 03-May-14 21:58:15

For the first 16 weeks I survived on toast with Marmite all day. I then moved onto ice lollies, chips and curry sauce, wotsits and magnum ice creams.

My twins were born healthy at 34 weeks weighing nearly 11lb between them! I also only put on 18kgs eating all that junk!

neversleepagain Sat 03-May-14 21:58:15

For the first 16 weeks I survived on toast with Marmite all day. I then moved onto ice lollies, chips and curry sauce, wotsits and magnum ice creams.

My twins were born healthy at 34 weeks weighing nearly 11lb between them! I also only put on 18kgs eating all that junk!

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