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Nine weeks - crazy hunger and thirst. Is this normal?!

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Thingiebob Sun 07-Jun-09 21:08:13

Absolutely starving all the time. If I carry on eating like this I'm really am going to be HUGE as I am already about two and half stone overweight.

I thought the baby takes what it needs from what you eat plus I have plenty of 'stores' if you see what I mean, yet I have noticed when I get hungry, I get REALLY hungry, my stomach growls and hurts until I pop something in it. It really is as if I haven't eaten all day when in fact I am eating plenty and having a varied healthy diet. It usually happens in the middle of the night and I have to go downstairs and get a snack even if I feel a bit queasy because the tum is grumbling so much. It's worse in the mornings, basically my hunger wakes me up! A couple of hours later, it happens again and if I don't do anything about it, I feel shaky and dizzy.
On top of that, if I eat too much I feel really uncomfortable and have on occasion brought it back up. I'm guessing eat often and small?

My main worry is that I am just nine weeks! Isn't this a bit to early to have this desperate hunger, or is it a sign of something else? I'm also very thirsty and drinking constantly.
Apart from this maddening hunger and thirst, I don't have that many other symptoms. Hardly any queasiness and to be honest if I hadn't done the test three times, I probably wouldn't even know I was pregnant!

First pregnancy so a few concerns...

BiscuitStuffer Sun 07-Jun-09 21:15:58

Could it be gestational diabetes? Might be worth popping in to your GP if you haven't had your booking appointment with the midwives yet.

May also be nothing. I also had phases of starving and thirsty.

BiscuitStuffer Sun 07-Jun-09 21:16:42

Oh and for me, I'm always huge in the first trimester and then everything calms down later. Making a placenta is high energey work!

rostbeef Sun 07-Jun-09 21:22:00

Hello, I am nine weeks too and feel the same. I am eating huge amounts and feel starving, not all the time but AS SOON as I need to eat, I NEED to eat. I feel snappy and grouchy as soon as I get hungry. But if you feel dizzy maybe check your blood sugar levels? Have you had your bloodtests yet?

I have already put on weight, which given the baby is currently minute, I can't really blame on him/her! I am just starving all the time!!!

I reckon though, if you are hungry, eat. YOur body is telling you too. Just as mine is telling me to eat ice cream. Chocolate Ice Cream.

Thingiebob Sun 07-Jun-09 21:42:17

Gestational Diabetes? Hmm. Maybe, I believe my mother had this in pregnancy. I've gone right off sweet stuff though. Wouldn't I crave sugar?

Thingiebob Sun 07-Jun-09 22:00:17

Oh I have had some blood tests but not heard anything back so am assuming things are ok.

brightonbleach Mon 08-Jun-09 09:44:24

hi there, I would ask your GP or midwife specifically about the Lucozade Fasting test (not a blood test)for gestational diabetes, they do it around 14 weeks but you could do with having it earlier - waking up shaking and dizzy CAN BE (note am only saying CAN be!) low blood sugar. and you won't necessarily crave sugary things at all, thats a myth, theres plenty of hidden glucose in carbs - in fact I was craving bread alot when I was diagnosed a few weeks ago. Thirsty is also a sign, as is weeing alot in the night, and you have to eat every 2-3 hours with diabetes or your body lets you know about it! You may just be 'pregnant hungry' but I would be checked out urgently specifically asking about GD just in case. all the best!

Thingiebob Mon 08-Jun-09 11:07:36

This is great advice. I will indeed check it out as I am pretty much doing all those things!

chaya5738 Mon 08-Jun-09 11:15:16

I was insanely thirsty in the first trimester and my midwife just said it was because my body was having to produce to much more blood (your body has to produce 50% more blood in pregnancy). I was also incredibly hungry all the time. It calmed down in the second trimester. It wasn't diabetes just normal pregnancy symptoms.

bubblesincambridge Thu 11-Jun-09 12:17:15

I will be 9 weeks tomorrow and I'm also ravenous. Saw the midwife this morning and she said it was normal, and its best to keep blood sugar constant and eat little and often. I've put on 2.5 pounds already, although I am normal weight still for my height.

Try to eat healthy stuff. I've been having unsweetened bran cereal/muesli with dried fruit in and M&S do a really nice unsalted mixed nut and dried fruits mix. Then bananas, apples etc. At least if the extra food you eat is healthy stuff then its got to be good for you and stuff like that prevents constipation.

Try to avoid chocolate ice cream that one poster suggested. I don't think that will keep you going!

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