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Loss of apetite

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funtimewincies Fri 26-Jun-09 19:02:32

Everyone else I know who is/has been pg has been ravenous at this stage (18 weeks) whereas I really can't be bothered to eat much (even less than pre-pg), so cereal at breakfast, toast at lunch adn maybe a couple of snacks. I might only fancy dinner a few nights a week and then I only eat about half.

My blood pressure is on the low end (100/60) but it was with ds. I'm just not really hungry and by the time that I am I'm too tired/headachey to bother making something or even knowing what I might want dh to make for me. Iron levels are fine too.

Anyone else.

brightonbleach Fri 26-Jun-09 19:08:56

hi maybe you should make sure you're taking a pregnancy supplement as well, and maybe drink fruit juice? it sounds like you're still eating though, so thats not too bad. appetite seems to be a funny thing in pg! everyones different. I'm either ravenous or couldn't touch food for hours (often to do with smell for me, my sense of smell has gone hyper-sensitive! walked past 'subway' the other day, nearly threw up in the gutter TMI, and i couldn't eat all day then for the memory of the smell was still around...) I drink hot milk when I can't eat.

alana39 Fri 26-Jun-09 21:03:15

Yes from 8 weeks to 16 weeks, so it did end earlier than yours but even now I can't find many foods I'm that interested in. Except fish and chips, which I would normally eat about twice a year. The headaches were the real killer, even after the sickness faded, because you just can't stand up in front a cooker can you? I wouldn't worry if you're still getting a fairly balanced diet in, and yours sounds like it is - hopefully it will pass in a while and at least you shouldn't put on excess weight. The baby will get what they need regardless. Hope you feel more normal soon smile

Chulita Fri 26-Jun-09 21:15:12

I lost all appetite til about 24 weeks, had bad morning sickness. Even in the later weeks I just got my appetite back but I wasn't ravenous in the slightest. As long as you make sure that what you are eating has some nutritional value you'll be fine. I lived for a couple of months off Salt & Vinegar Snackajacks and melon hmm

funtimewincies Sat 27-Jun-09 19:24:58

Thanks for the replies smile. I had nasty morning sickness (as I did with ds) and am taking a pg supplement to make me feel a little more relaxed about my diet.

Dh mentioned last night that I'm picking at a quite a bit of fruit and veg, as we've got a veg plot in the garden as well as a little allotment, so I'm eating peas out of the pod and snaffling strawberries of the plants.

I didn't eat much with ds, mainly because of raging heartburn from 16 weeks, but I craved very high fat food to compensate. It's reassuring to hear that there are others who are more like me than those 'eating for two'!

MommyHasaHeadache Sat 27-Jun-09 19:39:28

I lost 2 stone in weight due to lack of appetite when I was pregnant, and had like you had lowish blood pressure and fine iron levels. I gave birth to a healthy 8lb4oz 58cm long baby! I also had bad morning sickness and like you, took a good pregnancy supplement. So I personally don't think you have anything to worry about.

anniebigpants Sat 27-Jun-09 21:43:15

Im the same as you funtimewincies, coming up to 18 weeks and have very little appetite. I was always hungry up to 13 weeks, but since than have lost my appetite.Im eating a fair bit of fruit and i love cucumber at the minute, cant get enough of it. Ive only put 2lb on since i found out i was pregnant at week 4, certainly not complaining though as was couple of stone over my ideal weight pre pregnancy.

bumpsoon Sun 28-Jun-09 12:39:16

Glad its not just me thengrin ,didnt suffer from morning sickness ,but got to 14 weeks and my appetite has really tailed off esepcially in the evening . Im stilltaking folic acid/supplement and manage to eat in the morning and luchtime

ChocOrange05 Sun 28-Jun-09 21:19:58

I LOVE LOVE LOVE food but didn't care much for it when pregnant, although the one thing I craved was fruit and salad. Going out to eat was a nightmare because I was hugely indecisive, I would just look vacantly at the menu thinking "I don't know what I want". In the end I told DH just to cook for me and not ask what I wanted.

Annoyingly my DS is now 7.5mo and I am not craving salad anymore but stuffing my mouth with everything and anything! grin

McSnail Mon 29-Jun-09 10:00:57

Yup - I'm 34 weeks and all I want to eat is fruit and cereal. Don't feel any thinner, weirdly...

funtimewincies Mon 29-Jun-09 19:27:26

The plus side is that weight is redistributing itself. I'm losing it around my face and arms and gaining it around my middle. The scales stubbornly stay the same hmm.

My main concern is that I didn't put on enough weight in pg with ds and struggled to bf, partly due to lack of any fat stores and I couldn't keep up calorie-wise in the early weeks. Sounds odd but I'm determined to lay down some podge for the long winter ahead grin!

Daisy134 Tue 30-Jun-09 17:27:57

I'm 18 weeks and expected to be eating the table by now but I don't fancy much either. In fact, I'm sure I'm eating fewer calories than normal. DH makes lovely meals for me and it's hard to force them down. The baby still gets everything she needs, yes? This is the first time I've got this far!

duchesse Tue 30-Jun-09 19:46:56

Yep, with you there. Hardly any appetite at all. I'm a bit over 33 weeks, and can count the number of ravenous times this pregnancy on the fingers of one hand. Even on the rare occasions when I'm really hungry, it's easily quelled with a banana. I'm still eating standard meals, but no snacks to speak of. I've gained 7kg so far, but little over the last month, and weight appears to be leaving my thighs and bottom and going onto the baby.

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