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Morning Sickness

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L1ttleMissGiggles Tue 29-Jul-14 10:53:43

Hi Everyone
Just joined today so be gentle with me!
I am 10 weeks pregnant and have terrible morning sickness, well thankfully not so much of actual sickness just a lot of feeling sick and being off my food. Now I love my food of all varieties but all I am stomach at the moment is unhealthy things like toast, sandwiches, crisps and biscuits, anything that's dry and bland really. I was wondering if anyone else was like this and how long did it last? I'm sure it can't be good for me and I am worried about the baby and piling weight on already with just eating rubbish!
Thanks for reading and for any answers! smile

TheresLotsOfFarmyardAnimals Tue 29-Jul-14 10:55:21

Yes, I think most people suffer with a bit of nausea. I was being sick until 17 weeks or so. It passes but is rubbish.

Little & often is the key.

kitkatkaty87 Tue 29-Jul-14 11:07:23

that was me too. i was worried because i only wanted bland and unhealthy things too. I think you've just got to eat what you can.
for me it eased up from week 10 for a week but has just started returing again at 11 plus 1 :S
Mine includes vomiting :S once or twice a day.
Hope it eases off for you soon.

L1ttleMissGiggles Tue 29-Jul-14 11:17:40

Thank you, I was going on the basis that something has to be better than nothing! I lost 3 stone before trying to get pregnant (Slimming World) and am worried about putting it all back on again so early on! I intended to keep following the plan but I can't face vegetables, even the though just turns my stomach, just about getting back on fruit again. Hopefully in the next few weeks the nausea will settle down. Never dreamt that I would go of my food haha!!
Thanks for replying! thanks

Dogsmom Tue 29-Jul-14 11:29:18

My nausea ended around 15 weeks last time, I'm 8 weeks pregnant again and have the awful 24/7 nausea again, I'm doing sw too and have had a quiet word with my consultant about why I will be gaining for a few weeks and asked her not to mention my name in group when she goes through the others.

Eating something is better than nothing so have what you can keep down for now and get back on track once the nausea has finished, you will be able to lose it again while pregnant as sw is a healthy eating plan.

L1ttleMissGiggles Tue 29-Jul-14 11:54:54

Ah thank you Dogsmom, its nice to know I'm not on my own. I am hoping that I can stick to plan properly again when I am in 2nd trimester and be able to loose anything that I have put on. I'm not eating much but am eating all the wrong things really. Hope your sickness eases soon too! xx

gallicgirl Tue 29-Jul-14 12:06:25

I hate the just feeling nauseous bit. I keep thinking I'd rather just throw up and be done with it.

SeaSaltMill Tue 29-Jul-14 12:15:35

I was almost constantly nauseous between weeks 7 and 9, then it died down and now I'm 10+2 its slowly creeping back in again.
I seem to be gagging randomly too at the slightest smell.
Same with the bland stuff, I had beans on toast for dinner last night and recently had supernoodles for lunch! I think you just eat what you can and think about being healthy once you can stomach it again!

Redling Tue 29-Jul-14 12:28:31

Gallicgirl sadly I had the throwing up as well and it didn't stop the nausea! Morning sickness is a special hellish kind of sickness isn't it?! Bland white carbs seems to be all the majority of people can eat, so don't worry the baby still gets nutrients, even if they drain you of them! I wouldn't worry about losing weight during you 2nd trimester it's not recommended to diet during pregnancy unless you are very overweight, you will eat healthier again but don't try and lose weight, just to gain it carefully. It's not too bad, I've only put on a stone and a half by 37 weeks which is under the usual gain (but I've been sick a lot in this pregnancy , not just in 1st trimester).

Redling Tue 29-Jul-14 12:29:21

Second part of that post was to the OP!

Bearsinmotion Tue 29-Jul-14 12:41:13

Oh yes. Am 9 weeks pg and have felt sick continuously for at least 3 weeks. Am mainly surviving on potato in various forms, toast and pasta. FX it ends in the 2nd trimester...

Eatscones Tue 29-Jul-14 14:22:41

I had horrid all day morning sickness for the first 5 and half months and lost tons of weight although I craved and ate MANY sweet sugary glazed doughnuts. I think I survived on them. I'd try to eat healthy, but it wouldn't stay down. Then my DH would bring me home 3 doughnuts and I'd down them and be totally fine ... well for a good 35 mins before my usual bouts of sickness kicked up again. While I wouldn't suggest such a diet, when I told my MW (while she also wouldn't suggest such a diet) she did say, well your body was obviously needing the calories it was getting from them. I'm now 33 weeks and able to eat a normal balanced diet again and not be ill every moment.

My non professional advice would be to go with what you can handle for now. Try to get nuts and dried fruit if you can stomach them, but don't worry too much until the sickness passes. Then just eat regular healthy meals.

kitkatkaty87 Tue 29-Jul-14 14:24:10

i also couldnt face vegetables, but slowly they seem less horrible. althought the idea of just plain cooked vegetables is still gross.

PickleMyster Tue 29-Jul-14 18:11:25

My first pregnancy was very similar to what you've described, only really eating crap food. My doctor told me not to worry, the baby gets it's nutrients from my liver, which has 5 years worth stored in it. She also gave me anti sickness tablets (even though I wasn't vomiting) which made things easier and brought my appetite back - by about 13/14 weeks I was back to normal.

This pregnancy has been different, almost 16 weeks and still having occasional sickness and my appetite hasn't come back as much (really not digging fruit and veg) I'm not too worried I have a 5 year age gap so that 5 years worth of nutrients for this baby to have smile.

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