I'm 13 weeks pregnant, so should be over morning sickness, but I've had a very bad cold for 2 weeks, and a mild stomach upset - feel absolutely exhausted. Despite not feeling like eating anything (partly as I want to get rid of the tummy bug), I know I need to keep a reasonable diet for the sake of the baby.
I drank water for 24 hours this week,and ate plain toast for the next 24 (docs advice) - no dairy for 4 days (I'm a veggie) but tummy still feels queasy and I really can't be bothered to eat anything.
What things are "essentials" to eat (for the sake of the baby) would you say?
I remember being told milk and bananas were pretty good things to eat. The reason I remember is because I don't like milk or bananas. So I would throw a banana in the blender, along with some skimmed milk, and then some cocoa powder so the whole thing tasted of chocolate instead of milk or banana. If you don't feel well liquid food is a lot easier to manage.
I've been quite ill with a chest infection the last two weeks (am 20 weeks) and haven't been eating that well but I have been taking a multi vitamin tablet. Sounds like milk's not an option for you. I'm a vegan and have been guzzling fortified oat milk drink. It tastes nicer than soya and less trouble for your poor tummy too. Hope you feel better soon.
Thanks, I love dairy products, but doc said they were no good for tummy upsets (which I've had for 3 weeks now). Normally I have a really healthy diet. The idea of banana, milk and choc powder is heaven. Vitamins - a good idea (my brain is gone to mush - let alone the babys).