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Starving Hungry at 8 weeks

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NikkiTwinkle Wed 30-Sep-09 15:53:54

Hi All
This is my second pregnancy and I'm absolutely starving all the time, is this normal?
I'm eight weeks and just can't stop eating all day. I'll eat a meal and then half an hour later my tummy is growling, is this normal?
I don't remember being this bad first time round but that was 4 years ago!
Any advise or sympathy would be helpful, my husband thinks it may be twins due to the extreme hunger.

HeadFairy Wed 30-Sep-09 15:55:09

I've always been mega hungry throughout in early pregnancy.... I've only ever had singleton babies, I guess it's just your hormones.

MrsMerryHenry Wed 30-Sep-09 15:57:06

Me too. Had singleton with pg1; am hoping for the same this time around! Am 10 weeks and get hungry every 3 hours. Just make sure you're eating healthy foods and you'll be fine. It will pass.

HeadFairy Wed 30-Sep-09 16:15:33

yada yada healthy schmelthy! I ate almost nothing but salt and vinegar crisps and Kinder Buenos for weeks

MrsMerryHenry Wed 30-Sep-09 16:21:12

shock Think of your hips! THINK-OF-YOUR-HIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIPS!!

It's nothing but dried lentils and Ryvita for you now, me dearie, awrigh'?


MrsBadger Wed 30-Sep-09 16:26:32

yes normal

am now 22wks, my stomach capacity has reduced phenomenally and I can barely eat a sandwich without feeling full.

luck I have the lard from all those early-pg crumpets stored on my arse to keep me going...

HeadFairy Wed 30-Sep-09 16:28:28

Yeah yeah... ryvita with an inch of nutella on more like!

hips Schips... (and so on ad infinitum)

I tried soooo hard not to put on weight when I was pg with ds and still put on 4 stone, so this time I've given up totally. It must be something to do with being pg and running around after a toddler, but I'm not gaining nearly as fast as I did last time.

Poledra Wed 30-Sep-09 16:29:08

I was always hungry in all 3 (singleton) pgs - I found a large decaff latte and a chocolate muffin helped me greatly about 10am. And we couldn't keep Sugar Puffs in the house - DH swore I was going to give birth to the Honey Monster with DD2. And I don't even really like Sugar Puffs....

NikkiTwinkle Wed 30-Sep-09 16:54:21

Thanks ladies, at least I know it may be normal then! Well fairly!

butterscotch Wed 30-Sep-09 21:00:47

Yeap mega hungry feel really sick if i don't eat!!!

Duritzfan Thu 01-Oct-09 21:48:47

and me too - have never eaten so much !
It had better ease up soon or I will be as big as a house...grin

bethylou Thu 01-Oct-09 21:56:35

Hi, I'm now 20 weeks and have been starving hungry since the minute I stopped feeling sick! I have to get up and eat in the night! To make it worse, this time round my digestive system is not tolerating fruit and veg (sorry - TMI) so I'm not even managing to eat healthily!

I'm reckoning that I am using up a lot of energy chasing a madly energetic toddler ('aren't they all?' I hear you ask!) and therefore need more calories than the books suggest. Plus, I have always had a fast metabolism/tendency towards low blood sugar so I'm giving myself a break and not worrying about it. May not be feeling the same when I have a lot to lose post-baby, but hey... I work on dealing with the here and now.

bethylou Thu 01-Oct-09 21:58:03

p.s. sitting here eating bread and butter now so that I can brush my teeth shortly and not then have to start eating again straight after! I thought it might be twins too, but definitely not.

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