I'm starting to get quite concerned about my baby and would be grateful for any suggestions from MNers.
I'm 18 weeks. From about 16 weeks I've developed severe nausea which means I can hardly bear to eat anything other than toast and fruit. This last week I've picked up a stomach bug which keeps appearing, apparently going but leaving severe nausea behind and then reappearing. The upshot is that since I was last weighed at an antenatal appointment (1 December) I seem to have lost around half to three quarters of a stone. Most of it in the last week I imagine.
Obviously, I'm not eating a balanced diet at the moment and in fact today because of a very upset tummy all I will have is rehydration powders. I'm beginning to get very worried about the effect this is having on the baby - particularly the stomach cramps after bad diarrohea (sorry , tmi). Last week I thought I could feel the baby move and this week he/she seems to have gone to ground.
My husband has been to Boots today and is bringing home some vitamin tablets which I hope to be able to keep down. My questions are:
- is this likely to be harming my baby, particularly the weight loss?
- is there anything else I can/should be doing?
- are all multivitamin brands on sale the same or is there anything I need to look out for?
I haven't been to the GP since I don't imagine she could do much for the tummy bug other than recommend I let it work itself out since it surfaced on Wednesday, disappeared but leaving nausea and then reappeared today. However, I am going to put a note in the surgery for her tomorrow just letting her know what is happening (no chance anyway of an appointment before Xmas).
Grateful for any thoughts.