I've had morning sickness for the past week or so. I'm about six weeks now. I can't eat anything. I'm starving but when I go to eat I can only manage a bite or two. I feel like I haven't eaten in days. Im worried I'm not eating properly and my nutrition is so poorly.
I felt this way with #1 as well, but all turned out okay - my son is perfectly healthy. One of the jobs of hcg is to pull nutrients from mom in order to feed baby - so you're fine. Try to eat a bite or two as often as you can, and really try to get in as much liquid as possible. Just do the best you can.
Try not to worry. I was like this for weeks and when I did eat it was just crap I was keeping down but midwife told me baby doesnt need alot and would be fine. Try and drink smoothies or fruit juice and home made soup where possible as you can cram lots of good healthy stuff into those. Baby will be ok. x
Your body will suffer long befor your baby does.
A week or two of bad eating will do your baby no harm, at the moment they only need minascule amounts and will just draw nutrition of your reserves for now.
Our bodies are made to be able to survive bad nutrition for years
Smokey is right. My doctor told me with my last pregnancy hat the baby will take what it needs from you, that you will be the one to suffer the loss of the nourishment that you need. So for now, until the morning sickness passes, the nest thing you can do is make sure you are taking your prenatals and that when you can manage to eat, the food you are eating is healthy.
Well thanks for answering my concerns too ladies lol. I have passed from the MS stage but have had total lack of apetite and can barely get anything in my mouth. But this has put my mind at ease
i was the same with my 1st... no MS but no appetite, everything i ate just tasted of cardboard if that makes sense. My midwife told me to try to eat multi grain cereal if i couldnt eat anything substantial. i read the other day that you should only intake an extra 300 calories a day to support pregnancy, that really shocked me as i would have thought u would need alot more. xx
Those extra calories only works out to 1 bagel a day extra that you'd have to eat. It's really not much at all for sure. It's not wonder I put so much weight on in my last pregnancy! I ate way more than just an extra bagel!!
My SIL lived on ice lollies for most of her pregnancy and lost loads of weight but she still managed to have a 9.5 pound, healthy girl who is now a very clever little toddler! Really don't worry about baby- it will sap the nutrients from you! Be more concerned about keeping yourself well and looking after yourself.
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