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Loss of appetite, but no morning sickness / nausea

(5 Posts)
ThePartyArtist Fri 29-Jul-16 19:17:39

I'm 8 weeks pregnant and have lost my appetite. Everything I have read says it's normal when you're experiencing nausea / morning sickness but the thing is I'm not! In fact when I had nausea, I actually had more of an appetite, but the nausea has now gone. I have never had any vomiting, thank goodness.

I just find that I'm not really interested. Very occasionally I'll have a sudden need to boost blood sugar but then it's just a cereal bar or yogurt that I want. I'm finding it really hard to get through even a single sandwich at lunch, and to have any real interest in a meal in the evening. DH is really worried and says I need to eat more for the baby. I don't even feel any strong aversions (except possibly mushrooms), I just don't really fancy anything!

Any advice?

kiki22 Fri 29-Jul-16 21:38:29

I've had loss of appetite with both my pregnancies I just ate small amounts all throughout the day. I aim for 1500 cals a day I find tracking makes me more mindful of eating also setting alarms to remind me to eat.

Try not to worry to much there are far to many myths about how much weight you 'need' to gain and how much extra you 'need' to eat. At 8 weeks you dont need any extra calories at all as long as you eat enough to keep yourself healthy your baby will be fine.

smellsofelderberries Sat 30-Jul-16 12:06:10

As long as you're taking your prenatals baby will be getting what it needs. In fact, they'll take what they need and deplete your nutrient stores! As long as what you are eating has some nutritional value, you'll be fine.

YoungGirlGrowingOld Sat 30-Jul-16 12:11:08

I wouldn't worry. I am 20 plus 3 and was exactly the same. I only vomited 3 times and the rest of the time I just nibbled without ever really getting hungry. I lost 1.2kg in weight in the first trimester and my obgyn was not remotely concerned.

My appetite returned with a vengeance at exactly 12 + 1 and I haven't stopped eating since grin

Congratulations OP flowers

iwillbemrsminty Sat 30-Jul-16 15:26:54

I was told not to worry about food but really try with fluids. Baby will be fed from your reserves anyway but you do not want to get dehydrated so keep on top of water/cordial or whatever. Keep a glass on a side and have a mouthful every time you pass. I found ice lollies easy to get down.

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